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Shail Khiyara

Shail Khiyara

Shail drives worldwide Customer Success for Mindjet. As a global citizen, Shail loves all things digital, is a huge TED fan, a TEDx organizer in the Bay Area, and an innovation enthusiast.

Innovation Unlocked: Driving Employee Engagement and Competitive Advantage

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Is employee engagement a Shakespearean Much Ado About Nothing? Not really. It is, however, a panacea for business issues like retention, growth, and competitive advantage. With over 70% of employees disengaged or under-engaged, and soaring costs of that disengagement reaching over $500 billion each year, it’s in every company’s best interest to identify engagement issues and…

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Innovation, Culture and Social Technologies: Getting Real Work Done

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Social software has been on the rise over the past few years and has dramatically changed the way that people share ideas, solicit feedback and collaborate across dispersed locations. So far, most of the measurable success using social software to improve operating metrics has been confined to small teams and other outliers. In many instances,…

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Humanitarian Innovation: The Power to Change the World

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Silicon Valley is far. Not far if you are in California, not far if you are in Berkeley, perhaps even not far from New York. We will come back to that. Being in the technology industry, as I am, we are focused on innovation very close to home. We think of Silicon Valley — which…

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UnitedHealth Group Creates Award-Winning Innovation Programs

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One of the marvels of 21st century medicine is that it’s held together by 19th century paperwork. The healthcare industry as a whole now needs help reshaping processes and promoting a culture of innovation throughout various branches, from consumer services to technology developments, foundational principles, and business models. Healthcare is heavily affected by government regulations.…

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