Rico Oyola is the Director of Services at IdeaScale.

At IdeaScale, he develops open innovation programs for companies, governments and nonprofits. Rico’s experience with promoting a responsible mobile internet, location-based social networks, progressive public policy, social justice and corporate responsibility inform his innovation practice. Please reach out with a note if you want to discuss your innovation program.

Calculating the ROI of an Idea: Ideas That Saved Time

Crowdsourcing and open innovation initiatives are vital by bringing vast stakeholders together to share ideas on complex problems and opportunities. Much of the focus is set on engaging the crowd yet deciding which ideas to take a risk on requires data on the likely impacts and costs.