Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cargill to build meat innovation center

Cargill Inc., one of the largest agricultural companies in the U.S., announced today it plans to build a new meat processing plant in Wichita, Kan. The $14.7 million “Cargill Innovation Center” will be 75,000 square feet and will include culinary and lab capabilities and a pilot plant, according to Construction is scheduled to begin […]

Poor uses of idea management systems

On his blog this week, Imaginatik CEO Mark Turrell talks to a Forrester researcher about idea management systems and what makes them work … or not. Below is his post: I was chatting recently with Chris Andrews, an analyst at Forrester Research, on the topic of Innovation Management. We discussed how the industry was evolving, indeed […]

Think tank: Social good and visuals

To finish the 2010 LA User Forum, Imaginatik hosts a think tank on two seemingly disparate topics: Social good and visualization. Click here to follow the presentation

DFLA: Innovation mashed with creativity

Joshua Shelton, Evan Duning and Romain Tesler from the Dream Factory LA find many intersections between innovation and the creative services industry. Follow their presentation at the LA User Forum below: Click here for live coverage of the event

Zebra Technologies: A case study

Dean Lodwig and Dennis Slattery from Zebra Technologies will share their innovation experiences in the printer industry. Click here for live coverage of the event

User forum Los Angeles

Imaginatik consultants Bill Truettner and Jay Jankowski begin the 2010 LA User Forum with “Best Practices for Tapping into Collective Intelligence.” Click here for live coverage of the event

Some Facebook do’s and don’ts

With our social media risk event coming to a close, it seems an opportune time to talk about Facebook’s latest privacy policy, which happened to hit this week. Concerns over personal information being released to third parties has prompted many users of the popular networking site to quit their accounts (that’s if they figure out […]

Social Media: Ovation without the ‘IN’

There is a supreme attraction to using social media to drive innovation within organizations. Even a cursory glance highlights the benefits of bringing together a diverse group of people and brains, creating and supporting online communities, and allowing for the discovery of news and insights through the network. These are vital benefits, and form a […]