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IdeaScale Hires Innovation Strategy Expert, Laszlo Gyorffy as VP of Global Services

Gyorffy brings with him nearly thirty years of business strategy and innovation consulting experience.
“We’re very excited to have Laszlo on board,” said Rob Hoehn, CEO and Co-Founder of IdeaScale, “We want to continue to expand our offerings so that we can empower any innovator at any level to create positive, meaningful change. To offer this sort of strategic support and training is a meaningful compliment to our software – Laszlo’s depth of expertise, knowledge and experience with so many different brands means we will be able to serve our wide array of customers and use cases.”

AEDC Spark Cell implementing ideas submitted by workforce

In late 2019, Arnold Engineering Development Complex leadership implemented the AEDC Spark Cell, a campaign headed by AEDC team members meant to instill a culture of innovation Complex-wide.
According to Cameron Liner, chief of the AEDC Capabilities Integration Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, the Ideascale approach was the chosen method for soliciting innovative ideas from the AEDC workforce.

SparkED Team: keeping innovative ideas rolling

“Innovation created the culture of change where any Airman, at any level, believed they could raise their hand, and say I have a better way,” said Britney Reed, SparkED Team member. “With help from AFWERX, the Difference, Gaping Void, strong support from Wing Leadership, and a team of dedicated first adopters, the first two Eddie campaigns, ‘Eddie’s Big Quest’ and ‘Eddie Needs the Right Ideas,’ were a huge success. Edwards AFB was the most active Air Force Challenge on Ideascale as of February 2019 Air Force wide and lauded by AFMC We Need’s Team in Fall of 2019 as “one of the most progressive wings when it comes to innovation.”

NASA’s Workforce Aids in Fight Against COVID-19

IdeaScale's crowdsourcing platform was used by NASA to help the country with the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID pandemic.

On April 1, NASA launched an agency-wide call for ideas on its IdeaScale crowdsourcing platform [email protected] for how the agency could leverage its expertise and capabilities to help the nation with the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID pandemic. In just two weeks, 250 ideas were submitted, more than 500 comments were submitted, and more than 4,500 votes were cast.

USAF Asks Airmen, Civilians to Sound Off on Uniforms, Appearance Regs

When it comes to telling its troops how to suit up and stay sharp-looking, the Air Force wants to make sure Airmen feel like their perspectives matter.
Service members and civilians can submit their ideas by logging into USAF’s IdeaScale platform, navigating to its homepage, and locating the “Dress and Appearance” tile there, a USAF release stated. New IdeaScale users can sign up for the platform with their Common Access Cards, it noted.

Cleveland Cavaliers Use ‘Mousetrap Team’ To Improve Through Innovation

With no basketball to lean on, the Cavaliers’ organization is turning to innovation to grow.
The Mousetrap campaign’s impact extended beyond the confines of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse when Ideascale recognized it in its annual Innovation Management Awards in the category of Best Innovation Engagement Strategy. It made the Cavaliers the first major league sports team to win the award.

Cleveland Cavaliers Become First Major League Sports Team to Win Ideascale’s Innovation Management Award

“We strive to innovate, and this recognition proves that we are thinking outside the box on ways to engage and ‘find a better way.’”
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been recognized by Ideascale, the leading crowdsourcing and innovation software provider, in their annual Innovation Management Awards in the category of Best Innovation Engagement Strategy. The Cavaliers are the first major league sports team to win the award.