IdeaScale is a cloud-based software company that licenses an innovation management platform employing the principles and practices of crowdsourcing. The company was founded by Vivek Bhaskaran and Rob Hoehn in Seattle

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  • Did you know that Alexander Hamilton, the First Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America was from the Caribbean island of Nevis? Yes, he was! As a member of the Caribbean diaspora, I find this fact to be rather intriguing! Another notable political figure born to Jamaican immigrants is former Secretary of … Continued The post How Can Crowdsourcing Help the Caribbean to Transform b...

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  • Crowdsourced innovation communities only succeed when they bring in new voices and encourage them to share ideas. Companies with higher ideation rates are associated with higher profits and net growth, but how are you supposed to bring people in and make them feel heard. We asked our Innovation Strategists at IdeaScale to share some community … Continued The post Community Engagement Tips appeared...

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  • IdeaScale recently spent some time talking to our customers about how and why they’re using IdeaScale and we found that those interviews highlighted a few common IdeaScale use cases in the process and we decided to share four of them here. Of course, these are just a few of the ways that IdeaScale customers utilize … Continued The post Common IdeaScale Use Cases appeared first on IdeaScale.

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  • Our family had so much fun at the Smithsonian’s Military Invention Day three weeks ago, we decided to hit the town again and join up with fellow IdeaScale colleague, Matt Paulson, and his family and head to Potomac, MD for the Romanian Food Festival. Matt spent two years in Romania with the Peace Corps. It’s where … Continued The post Where to Get New Ideas… How About the Romanian Food Festival? a...

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  • It’s hard enough to keep up in a complex industry like healthcare. But just wait till healthcare is disrupted as dramatically as retail or music has been over the past decade. Clearly the healthcare industry has long been a competitive vertical (on numerous fronts: from patient services to technology and edge disciplines), and its complexity … Continued The post 3 Reasons Healthcare Needs Idea Man...

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  • We continue to see more and more Chief Innovation Officers at the enterprise level. In this survey from 2015, researchers report that 43% of large companies have some sort of top innovation executive in place, which was up from 33% in 2011. But what does a Chief Innovation Officer do? Well, here are a few … Continued The post What Does a Chief Innovation Officer Do? appeared first on IdeaScale.

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  • Two weeks ago, my wife and I looked at the weekend weather report – more rain.  If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, then you’ve experienced record breaking rainfall recently. On top of that, our nine month old is like a bull in a China shop right now. So in spite of the weather, staying … Continued The post Military Invention Day appeared first on IdeaScale.

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  • This article is part 6 of a 5 part series, originally started on the Ever Evolving website, where we are taking a deep dive into the 5 common challenges to innovation that an organization faces. And, I admit, that is some funky math. But considering this is a special article written in collaboration with our friends … Continued The post Corporate Challenges to Innovation – How Do You Keep It Going...

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  • Last month, leaders in public sector innovation gathered to discuss ways of crowdsourcing new solutions to longstanding problems at IdeaScale’s Open Nation DC. In advance of the event, we asked registrants to select the topics that they were most interested in learning about and remarkably the topic selected most often was “innovation metrics and ROI.” … Continued The post The Metrics of Public Se...

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  • I was surprised to read the findings of a recent survey in which researchers found that only 38% of graduates reported that their educational establishment was at the forefront in adopting innovations. And yet, I hear employers say all the time that the reason they’re excited to hire folks right out of college, is because … Continued The post The State of Innovation in Education appeared first on ...

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  • Last week, IdeaScale introduced a proven customer experience improvement workflow that is being used by our highest performing communities. This week, we’re going to look at a high-performing process improvement workflow (by far IdeaScale’s most common use case). This workflow has been used to find new time efficiencies, save money, and more. Organizations like this … Continued The post A Successf...

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  • You might be surprised to learn that silica sand is used in a wide variety of industries: everything from the oil & gas vertical to products in sports & recreation. It’s amazing that sand can be used for arts and crafts or even water filtration. So a company that provides silica and sand based products … Continued The post A Collaborative Product Development Stage Gate appeared first on IdeaScale.

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  • Last week, IdeaScale introduced a proven product improvement workflow that is being used by our highest performing communities. This week, we continue that trend by showcasing a workflow that has been used to demonstrably improve customer experience and customer satisfaction. Organizations like this gather ideas from employees about how to make customers lives better and … Continued The post A Suc...

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  • In government, program evaluation can be an afterthought and often evaluation reports contain copious amounts of what Lean Startup author Eric Ries calls "vanity metrics." This talk will cover what vanity metrics are for the public sector and communicate why you should avoid them when running an innovation program. Further, attendees will learn how to move past vanity metrics and track actionable...

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  • This session showcases the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) successful integration of crowdsourcing into the policymaking process through its ePolicyWorks initiative, featuring highlights from the recent “Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Employment for People with Disabilities” online dialogue. By engaging stakeholders in an exercise of ideation, ePolicyWorks ...

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  • Innovation efforts are often launched with a small team of innovators. At United Way, we’re realizing innovation can’t be the purview of a single department – it’s everyone’s responsibility. Learn the mix of tools we use to inspire innovation, what we measure, and how it helps us rethink our value proposition to corporate donors and the communities we serve.

IdeaScale
IdeaScale
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  • In government, program evaluation can be an afterthought and often evaluation reports contain copious amounts of what Lean Startup author Eric Ries calls "vanity metrics." This talk will cover what vanity metrics are for the public sector and communicate why you should avoid them when running an innovation program. Further, attendees will learn how to move past vanity metrics and track actionable...

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  • Crowdsourcing creates new data streams at the edge of our current attention. If we can take advantage of them, they are a means to uncover emerging signals and potential opportunities that enable our organization to be more adaptive, response and ready for the future. We’ve learned that understanding the sum is often worth more than its parts.

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  • Hitendra Patel will talk about frameworks and for generating breakthrough ideas that are 10X in size to the core business and how to implement those ideas all the way to purchase order. He will use real examples of open innovation being used in the IXL Innovation Olympics and the Hult Prize to generate breakthrough ideas as guides. He will also talk about building innovation capacity through train...

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  • In this moderated question and answer session, a digital innovation leader from IKEA discusses the importance of continuously revitalizing innovation culture as well as an investigation into the future of retail as it relates to digital transformation, the Internet of Things, and AI.

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  • This session showcases the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) successful integration of crowdsourcing into the policymaking process through its ePolicyWorks initiative. By engaging stakeholders in an exercise of ideation, ePolicyWorks is leveraging IdeaScale to help inform and improve disability policy. With more than 25 dialogues to date, the results have p...

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  • During the 2017 hurricane season, the Coast Guard relied on its workforce's ability to innovate and adapt through environmental crisis. The Coast Guard used its IdeaScale community to share, develop, and collaborate on solutions born out of the responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

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