The Economics of Breakthroughs and Competing in a Connected World

Date: Wednesday, OCT 9th
Time: 10a.m. PDT | 1p.m. EDT

Join James Gardner, SVP of Products at Mindjet, in the Spigit Café as he discusses why breakthroughs don’t pay. What is the economic case for introducing genuinely new, first of a kind products? Is there any evidence that suggests investing to create genuine breakthroughs is more likely to lead to profits?

In this controversial Spigit Café webinar, James Gardner will explain a new rationale for competitive advantage and profits, in the light of new business dynamics enabled by hyper connected businesses.

Spigit Science – A Look At The Future

Date: Wednesday, SEP 25th
Time: 10a.m. PDT | 1p.m. EDT

In “Spigit Science – A Look At The Future,” Lisa Purvis, Chief Scientist at Spigit, exposed a high-level view of Spigit’s research agenda, including the areas Spigit is currently exploring to optimize your innovation results. Lisa discussed how these new capabilities are being applied into the Spigit platform and the benefits that they will bring to your innovation program.

5 Best Practices for Idea Evaluation

Date: Wednesday, SEP 12
Time: 10a.m. PDT | 1p.m. EDT

Steve DiLauro, Director of Learning, in the Spigit Café shares tips on the evaluation of ideas including the stages, criteria, and tracking that are needed to get the best ideas from your crowd. Following these best practices will help you to collect and surface the best ideas to increase your odds of success.

The How & Why on Launching CEO and Global Challenges

Date: Wednesday, Aug 28
Time: 10a.m. PDT | 1p.m. EDT

Featuring Boris Pluskowski, SVP of Customer Success and Innovation Services, Spigit

CEOs are increasingly seeing the hierarchical world of yesteryear disappear in favor of a more nimble, flatter organization that encourages knowledge exchange and collaboration across all aspects of the organization. Whether or not you know it, your CEO is probably planning an innovation challenge right now.

Join Boris Pluskowski as he discusses why there is a growing trend for CEOs to reach out to their employees on a global scale and embrace the ideas, comments and suggestions of those employees to make faster, stronger, and better business decisions.

  • How to get ROI from your innovation program
  • Drive employee engagement with ideas and more

ROI and Employee Engagement: Innovation Insights from UnitedHealth Group

Date: Wednesday, Aug 14
Time: 10a.m. PDT | 1p.m. EDT

Shail Khiyara, CMO and Chief Customer Officer at Spigit and Greg Hicks, Director of Innovation at UnitedHealth Group discuss the innovation landscape of the healthcare industry in the Spigit Café webinar entitled, “ROI and Employee Engagement: Innovation Insights from UnitedHealth Group.” Listen in to take a deep dive into the UnitedHealth Group’s success story and learn:

  • How to get ROI from your innovation program
  • Drive employee engagement with ideas and more

Ever Forward Faster – DPR Drives Innovation Renaissance in The Construction Industry

Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 10a.m. PDT | 1p.m. EDT

With over 17 offices and nearly 3,000 employees, DPR has been growing at an incredible rate and continues the spirit of its ‘ever forward’ philosophy through its thriving innovation programs. With Spigit, the DPR team has been able to increase engagement and efficiency by reaching the frontline employees at the organization. In “Ever Forward Faster – DPR Drives Innovation Renaissance in The Construction Industry,” Shail Khiyara (Spigit) and Shane Goodman (DPR Construction) discuss the changing innovation landscape of the construction industry.

8 Key Factors For Innovation Challenge Success

Date: Wednesday, July 10th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

When developing a robust portfolio of challenge opportunities, it is important to address critical items to ensure you are investing your time in challenges that are going to contribute in a meaningful way to the organization and get the engagement levels you are looking for. Join Michele McConomy in the Spigit Café on Wednesday, July 10, to discuss the 8 Key Factors that will help you in framing the best opportunities and create a meaningful challenge experience for participants but also for those that are sponsoring these opportunities.  

Get the Outcomes You Want Through Rewards and Recognition

Date: Wednesday, June 26th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

Meet us in the Spigit Café on Wednesday, June 26 for “Get the Outcomes You Want Through Rewards and Recognition.” Join Hutch Carpenter, VP of Product at Spigit, as he discusses why rewards and recognition have powerful impacts on behavior. This session will show you how to leverage the right approaches to achieve the outcomes you’re seeking at your organization.  

Pairwise Voting

Giving Every Idea Its Day in The Sun
Date: Wednesday, June 12th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

Dr. Lisa Purvis, Chief Scientist at Spigit and Kate Bennet, Director of Product at Spigit discuss pairwise voting in the June 12th Spigit Café webinar. Pairwise helps break down the decision-making process and bubbles the best answers- as decided by the whole crowd- to the top of the leaderboard. View this webinar for a glimpse in to this unique ranking mechanism and to hear how customers are using it.  

Bring Your ‘A’ Game

Transforming Enterprise Innovation With Lessons From Online Gaming
Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

Dr. James Gardner, Chief Technology Officer at Spigit covers how game psychology can be applied to drive crowd engagement. He discusses the 4 player archetypes in gaming that also apply to an innovation platform and how Spigit uses these archetypes to drive gamification in innovation.  

The Idea That Almost Got Away

How to Successfully Identify And Pursue The Right Ideas For Business Outcomes
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

This webinar will focus on how to make sure you collect and surface the right ideas, turn idea noise into idea signals and increase your odds of winning.  

5 Things to Consider When Evaluating an Enterprise Innovation Management Platform

Date: Wednesday , Mar. 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

This Spigit Cafe will help you evaluate your enterprise platform to ensure it meets the 5 key criteria that provide a structure for generating engagement. In addition, you will learn how to increase ideas at scale and convert them into meaningful product improvements and transformative breakthroughs in your organization.  

Gamification in the Innovation Process

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 12th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

In this webinar, learn about how gamification can influence engagement in the innovation process and see how gamified competitions can create greater opportunities for idea quality, advancement, & development. You will also be introduced to Spigit’s 7 Innovation Gamification Design Principles and learn from examples on how to design a gamified competition within your organization.  

Addressing the Fear of Innovation

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 13th
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST

When building an innovation program there are plenty of barriers which can impact the success of your efforts. At heart, these barriers are driven by the fear of impending changes and organizational adjustment that might result from innovative activities and generated ideas. This session will identify these barriers and detail specific and effective responses which help build a culture that supports innovation across the organization.  

Kick Starting & Sustaining Innovation

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

It all starts with an idea! To compete effectively, you must consistently innovate in all of your products, services, and business functions. However, profitable innovation doesn’t just happen; it must be managed, measured, and executed! Many organizations find converting innovation theory to a tangible process working on real issues a insurmountable challenge. Kickstarting and sustaining collaborative innovation requires the right mix of leadership, technology, and an accepting culture.
This webinar explores techniques on how to find your organization’s innovation sweet spot and review key lessons learned from our vast experience in implementing collaborative innovation programs.

Learn How Enterprises Like Capgemini Are Pairing Enterprise Social With Innovation Management

Date: Thursday, Oct 25th.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

Learn how enterprises like Capgemini are pairing enterprise social with innovation management to drive business growth. Are you concerned that your organization is unable to discover and execute on the transformational ideas necessary to drive growth?
Attendees will learn: How the Spigit Yammer integration has enabled Capgemini to increase adoption and engagement on innovation challenges. How Capgemini’s global Yammer community of 45,000 people has enabled them to crowdsource for ideas and commentary using the Spigit platform. Insights into the future of work and the intersection of social, innovation, gamification and big data analytics.


Date: Tuesday, September 11th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST

Innovation needs and programs vary across multiple companies. Some have established innovation processes while others need to fundamentally alter and foster an innovation culture. Within this spectrum, there are innovation “superheros” within organizations. They exude certain habits that propel them and their organizations to phenomenal success. Michele McConomy, Vice President of Client Innovation Strategy will share with you 7 habits that have been the most effective in driving and creating innovation value.

Complimentary Webinar organized by Oracle Retail and Spigit

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST

Point, click, share, compare and buy all from the palm of your hand – in store and online. Sounds fabulous for consumers, but Retailers will have their hands full as social channels continue to redefine the rules of engagement. This Webinar will bring you new insights on how to avoid common pitfalls in social retail and make the leap to fully realize the value of seamless customer engagement.

Innovation Sidesteps with a Twist

Date: March 16, 2012
Presenter: James Gardener | Chief Strategy Officer

Learn how to create hit products that people will queue up to buy with James Gardner, Chief Strategy Officer at Spigit, as he discusses his latest book SideStep & Twist and interviews Jennifer Ritter, Creativity, Business Innovation & Dream for Estee Lauder Companies.

Activate Your SharePoint Community

Date: Jan 11, 2012
Presenter: Jeff Spencer | General Manager, Microsoft Business Unit

SpigitEngage for SharePoint enables companies to turn user collaboration into actionable innovation. With our user-driven 2.0 release, you can take advantage of an extended set of features that motivate users to proactively innovate and remain engaged. Register for this exclusive webinar to learn how SpigitEngage for SharePoint v2.0 allows organizations to activate their SharePoint communities, drive idea maturation and capture innovation.

Innovation Initiatives Best Practices Webinar Series

From Take-off to Landing: WestJet’s Journey to E2 and Results
Presenter: Janice Paget, Vice President Finance, WestJet & Trent Tilbury, Group Lead, Applied Innovation and Sustainability
Moderator: Spigit

Join us to hear Janice Paget, VP Finance from WestJet and Trent Tilbury, Group Lead, Applied Innovation and Sustainability, talk about the core initiatives of their E2 program and share WestJet’s 18-month journey to innovation and results.

Sanofi: Our Innovation Story: The Good, The bad…and Finally Breaking Loose
Presenter: Adam Radziszewski, Sr.Mgr – Innovation Management & Applied Technologies
Moderator: Spigit

Join us to learn all about Sanofi innovation story, and how they have globally crowdsourced ideas to improve clinical operations within their organization. Discover how they got started, lessons they have learned along the way, and gain best practices for a successful innovation community.

Harford County: Breaking Through Barriers
Presenter: Laura Dahl, Idea Community Manager, Harford County
Moderator: Spigit

Join us to hear Innovator of the Year, Harford County Government, shares how they use Spigit to empower their citizens. Learn about their award winning forum, town hall style meeting, and how they overcome obstacles.

Digital Innovation Driving Market Success

Moderator: Jill Cygnarowicz , Sr. Marketing Manager, Spigit
Presenter: Nicholas Webb, Innovation Entrepreneur and Pioneer

Join Nicholas Webb, innovation entrepreneur and pioneer, as he reveals his insights to effectively market your products and services using a new trend called digital innovation, enabling go-to-market success and driving deep returns.

Transforming the Public Sector Through Innovation – August 2010

Presenter: Jim Heilig, EVP of Sales, Spigit
Featured Client: Dustin Haisler, CIO, City of Manor, TX

Gain insight into innovation and the role it’s playing within government.

Transforming the Insurance Industry – July 2010

Presenter: Hutch Carpenter, VP of Products, Spigit
Featured Client: Jaimee Clements, Social Media Strategist and Product Manager, AAA

Identify the top challenges and need to innovate within the insurance industry.

The Healthcare Debate: It’s Outright War, But it Doesn’t Have to Be – June 2010

Presenter: Padmanabh Dabke, CTO and Co-Founder, Spigit
Featured Client: Sanjeev Redkar, SuperGen

Learn about the top issues facing the healthcare industry.

The Next Billion Dollar Idea is Here. Uncover it – May 2010

Presenter: Paul Pluschkell, CEO and Co-Founder, Spigit
Featured Client: Cisco

Explore the history of billion dollar companies and how the pace of innovation has accelerated dramatically, due to the free flow of information.

The Next Evolution of Openness – July 19th, 2011

Presenter: Boris Pluskowski, SVP of Innovation Strategy, Spigit

Join Spigit’s SVP of Innovation Strategy, and industry veteran Boris Pluskowski, as he discusses the evolution of “openness” and the implications for businesses as they attack the next generation of innovation.

Social Innovation in SharePoint – June 14th, 2011

Presenter: Jeff Spencer, Vice President SharePoint Strategy, Spigit
Featured Speaker: Joe Boggio, Director, Innovation Process MGMT Solutions, Microsoft

Join Jeff Spencer, General Manager, Microsoft Business Unit for Spigit and Joe Boggio, Director of Innovation Process Management Solutions for Microsoft, to learn how you can extend the benefits of SharePoint where ideas can be created, shared, discussed and evaluated across the entire enterprise.

SpigitEnterprise V3.2: Bringing Social Innovation to Business – May 24th, 2011

Presenter: Hutch Carpenter, Vice President Product, Spigit
Moderator: Jill Cygnarowicz, Senior Marketing Manager, Spigit

Learn how you can create configurable innovation communities that are easy to navigate and tailored to your company’s needs. Engage your employees, increase innovative productivity, and uncover your company’s next billion-dollar idea.

Learn to Innovate on SharePoint 2010 with SpigitEngage – March 23rd, 2011

Presenter: Jeff Spencer, Vice President SharePoint Strategy, Spigit
Moderator: Christel Mes, Vice President of Marketing, Spigit

Your employees, partners, and customers have ideas that have the potential to increase revenue, streamline operations, and become breakthroughs for your business. In this informative webinar, learn how SpigitEngage for SharePoint provides the tools and the structure to transform those ideas into successful innovation projects.