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20 Questions with Simon

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Our CEO, Simon Hill, has recently been featured on Management Today, answering 20 Questions about both himself and Wazoku: 2. What else would you name your business? Wazoku means great idea in Swahili so fits what we do perfectly. And EVERYONE asks ‘waz-what-ku?’ so its a good talking point. But given my love of all things Swedish I’d go for …

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iCreate to Become Central to BBC Creativity

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We’ve just read a story recently on Televisual that announces new BBC Director Danny Cohen’s plans for developing creativity in the BBC: Cohen said “At the heart of this idea is a desire to change the relationship between creativity and status and seniority in BBC Television. Up until now in the BBC you have had to become a manager to …

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Wazoku is Part of London’s Emerging Tech Hub

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LondonLovesBusiness has recently published an article talking about why Shoreditch is quickly losing it’s foothold as the Tech Hub in London. Our CEO, Simon Hill, was quoted discussing the reasons for establishing Wazoku in Shepherd’s Bush/White City with FIG Village: Idea management start-up Wazoku is another Shepherd’s Bush-based company that thinks that Shoreditch is a victim of its own branding.“[Shoreditch] …

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Wazoku on Enterprise Apps

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Our CEO Simon Hill has recently been interviewed on Enterprise Apps: In its January 2013 assessment of Idea Spotlight, analysts at Gartner note: “Customer references commented positively on the ability to capture business ideas from a large number of individuals and to collate and coordinate feedback and responses on these ideas from many sources.” Wazoku looks to have potential, then …

IET Launches Idea Spotlight

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We’ve had a bit of coverage recently on how The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is now using Idea Spotlight: The Institution of Engineering and Technology has turned to idea management firm Wazoku to increase engagement among its membership by capturing, discussing and sharing ideas. Many its 150,000 members have not been as involved in shaping the organisation as …

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BBC iCreate on The Network

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We’ve had some more coverage of our work with BBC on their iCreate solution by The Network: “Our new iCreate platform is central to this new approach to idea gathering,” she says. “With Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight technology, users can submit programming ideas of their own in response to challenges we set, which get discussed, debated and developed as appropriate.” Although …

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iCreate Gets First Commission

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We’re proud to witness BBC’s first strand commission utilising iCreate, the Spotlight idea management solution we’ve customised for use specifically for the BBC: Myers introduced Walker and Churchill to the Factual Formats Lab for development work necessary to secure the commission. Walker, who is BBC Bristol editor of learning, described his experience of BBC iCreate as a place where “ideas …

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Success of iCreate

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We’ve had a few more stories pop up about our work with BBC on their new ideas platform for television, radio, etc. called iCreate. Whatever emerges, [Pat] Younge is right to point out that hours should be only one measure of success. He has done much to motivate and champion a vast department that has dominated awards but rarely feels …

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More on BBC iCreate

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A few more stories about our work in launching have been published. One on Televisual: The BBC is to use crowd-sourcing technology to help its in house production staff to suggest and develop programme ideas. The BBC’s in-house Production department has partnered up with idea management firm, Wazoku, to launch the new system called iCreate, which allows BBC Production employees …

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BBC iCreate Launched

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We’ve recently received publicity of our work with the BBC on their new iCreate platform. First, with Broadcast: BBC iCreate will allow employees based in London, Bristol, Salford, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow to capture ideas for TV shows which other staff can them comment on. BBC in-house productions chief creative officer Pat Younge said: “Good programming ideas need development, feedback …