EPolicyWorks: Innovate, Rinse, Repeat
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by IdeaScale
10M ago
ePolicyWorks is a collaborative approach to federal policymaking that coordinates the flow of ideas and information between federal policymakers and key stakeholders in the public. It has become a model for national policy-building efforts and, most recently, as part of the Department of Labor’s efforts to support American workers and position the economy for a strong rebound in an unprecedented pandemic, the department hosted a couple of national online dialogues to solicit ideas about challenges that may be faced as businesses reopen and how best to help employers and workers reopen America ..read more
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Sagicor: Becoming Data Centric
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by IdeaScale
11M ago
Sagicor is a full-service financial institution offering a wide range of products and services, everything from life and health insurance to annuities, pensions, real estate, banking, and investment needs. But the financial sector is constantly being shaped by technology and consumer trends and in 2021, Sagicor hosted its inaugural Data Innovation Challenge. In this competition, Sagicor team members were encouraged to pitch their innovative ideas on how the Group can use data to enhance efficiency and better serve its clients. Three teams walked away with cash and we're going to learn more abo ..read more
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City of Calgary: Coaching Leadership Through Innovation
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
The City of Calgary is a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers set on the side of prairie grasslands. They’re the third largest municipality in Canada, serving 1.3 million people and historically Calgary’s growth has been attributed to its status as the center of Canada’s oil industry, but as times have changed, Calgary has been working to reinvent itself. As part of that reinvention, the City reaches out to employees and citizens for feedback. They’ve run challenges on voting, smart cities, and (most recently) on sustainability goals. This month, we’re pleased to introduce you t ..read more
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Princess Auto: From Digital Transformation to Cultural Transformation
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
Princess Auto is a Canadian company, it’s privately owned and they sell tools and equipment to farmers, mechanics, inventors and tons of other tradespeople. They have 48 stores all across Canada and that means that their store employees, their call center employees, everyone and corporate are spread over 4,000 miles of Canadian territory. They don’t call their customers, users or clients, they refer to them as “guests” and they are working to discover their unserved needs every day and that’s why we’re talking to their innovation team - to find out how they stay ahead and how they put their cu ..read more
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Orange IoT Studios: All the Data in the History of the World
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
The cost of technology has dropped so drastically that new information gathering and processing possibilities have led us to the Internet of Things. Mike Vladimer, Co-Founder of Orange’s IoT Studio, talks about the data revolution and how IoT data and personalization can be harnessed to provide real value to humans and how one achieves this goal at Orange's IoT Studio ..read more
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Central Washington University: Managing Projects Means Managing Emotions
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
Central Washington University enrolls over ten thousand students and offers them a rich extracurricular and academic environment with unique organizations like the Rodeo Club to the Trombone Studio. Notable alumni of Central Washington University include Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna and Doug Wood, the COO of Tommy Bahama. As the Director of Capital Planning & Projects, Delano is responsible for the development and implementation of the Campus Master Plan for new construction and renovations and ensuring alignment of the strategic direction of the university through the Capital requ ..read more
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Spotless: Process Is What Makes Innovation Repeatable
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
This week we’ve invited Bridie Scott, the Innovation Manager at Spotless to tell us about how they think about innovation culture. We'll be falling her journey from beginning to end - first as a swim instructor, later into compliance, and find out how it all supports her roll at Spotless, which is one of the premier Australian companies.  Spotless is the largest integrated facilities management services provider in Australia and New Zealand. They have a team of more than 36,000 exceptional people and over 1,000 clients in defence; education; government; healthcare and beyond. The service ..read more
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Grant Thornton International: You Can't Predict Where Innovation Will Come From
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest accounting and consulting networks which provides assurance, tax and advisory services to businesses and the public sector. They have member firms around the world and they deliver their services through a network of 58,000 people in over 130 countries. In 2020, Grant Thornton created the global 'Innovation Exchange' to leverage the collective intelligence of that 58,000 person workforce. The goal was to collect ideas for innovative products and share awareness of processes that could be rolled out globally. And that’s one of the things that we’ll t ..read more
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QTS Data Centers: The Customer Must be the Center of Innovation
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
Quality Technology Services is a publicly traded company and a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of QTS Mega Data Centers throughout North America and Europe. When it comes to differentiators in this market, QTS often cites their relationship with their customers - putting them first, even involving them in the solutions-building process. For Yoshi Furuta, the Senior Product Development Manager at QTS Data Centers, these two values are inextricably linked. And we’re going to hear more about both of these things today i ..read more
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Winpak: The Trends Are Picking Up Speed
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by IdeaScale
1y ago
Winpak is a global packaging corporation with twelve manufacturing facilities in North America and if you think you’ve never heard of them, I’d just ask you to consider if you unwrapped some cheese from your refrigerator, pulled back the lid of a yogurt cup, popped an allergy pill out of its box.. If you have, it’s quite likely that you’ve encountered a Winpak product recently. They manufacture and distribute high-quality packaging materials that is primarily used for the protection of perishable foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and more. This month we interview their ..read more
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