Stickyworld and GDPR: an overview of our changes to meet the regulations

At Stickyworld, like many cloud software providers, we have been busy over the last 6 months getting reading for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We started the review 6 months ago and have always seen the GDPR as an opportunity, not just to comply, but to fundamentally improve our service and the number of use cases we can serve. Our review and subsequent efforts has resulted in a significant amount of new features and improvements to the technology, which have been wrapped into a major software update which is released this week.

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Is your digital transformation process powered by digital tools?

Last month we showcased Stickyworld at the Public Sector Show in Manchester. It was interesting to meet and talk to so many people across the sector all involved in creating smarter, better public services. 

What came through was the common problem of how to involve all your stakeholders in the transformation process. And, given the drive towards digital transformation generally, it seems obvious that you should start with digital tools to manage the process, creating the opportunity for more people to contribute to shaping the outcomes, de-risking adoption and increasing efficiency and productivity in the transformation process.

This post was originally posted on the show website. 

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Topics: News

Stickyworld travels to San Francisco on Clean+Cool Mission

Stickyworld has joined 19 other innovative "cleantech" and sustainability companies on the Clean + Cool Mission to San Francisco. 

The mission is an opportunity for our CEO, Michael Kohn, to meet US customers, partners and investors, learn lessons from current innovation and breakthrough models emerging from the US, and also share stories from our UK energy and cleantech customers who use Stickyworld for their stakeholder engagement.

Michael will be posting more on his findings in US in a future post. Read on to learn more about cleantech and why cleantech projects such as Project SCENe are implementing continuous stakeholder engagement to help achieve a successful project outcome.

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Stickyworld is listed on UK Government Digital Marketplace

Stickyworld is now available on the UK Government Digital Marketplace under the G-Cloud 9 framework. This makes it even easier for public sector organisations to purchase Stickyworld subscriptions and meet their consultation and crowdsourcing needs, in a fully supported all-in-one solution.

Listed here under the 'Cloud software' lot, public sector buyers can now procure our specially designed G-PRO services, providing a cost effective, flexible and fully supported way to publish a range of participatory websites for different projects and change programmes, and to capture, evidence and act on the ideas and feedback of any stakeholder group, whether local communities, private stakeholders, or staff.

With the annual G-PRO service, customers can publish as many participatory websites as they want on their portal, and they have access to continuous consultancy and training from our team. This supports maximum success and use of the Stickyworld platform in multiple ways across the organisation, to capture more ideas and feedback from stakeholders for transparent, inclusive and informed decision-making.

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Customer education and engagement with Stickyworld virtual tours

Project SCENe is one of Stickyworld's current Research and Development projects. It's high profile because it's about accelerating the adoption of 'green' community energy schemes in the UK. 

We are central to the project team's capability to explain to a new community of homeowners at Trent Basin in Nottingham, UK, about the benefits of participating in such a scheme and to encourage uptake. If the project does this well the team will learn and create a blueprint for the future. 

It's a complex idea so, to demystify and explain it, I've been using Stickyworld's unique capabilities to create virtual tours

Stickyworld virtual tours are a really clever way to invite your customers to explore a complex environment or idea and to engage with you online. Virtual tours have huge potential for lots of use cases in different industries and projects so I wanted to share what I have been doing. 

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Topics: Engagement, Customer engagement, Prepare, virtual tour

5 ways Stickyworld can bring customer collaboration to the heart of your innovation research project

A great idea for an innovation research project and a stellar set of project partners to deliver it doesn't always mean a successful outcome. Understanding the perspectives of potential users of the innovation can make its impact so much greater. This means embedding the capabilities to ensure customer and stakeholder needs are listened to and addressed throughout each stage of the project.     

I've been working on some complex innovation research projects involving Stickyworld, most recently for Project SCENe, and I wanted to share five ways our cloud-based platform makes it easy to put customer-collaboration at the heart of your innovation research.  

  • Keep reading if you are developing a research proposal or running an innovation project and want to understand how our online tools for customer collaboration could be helpful for your research. 

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Topics: Project Communications, Customer engagement, Project stakeholder communications, Project Stakeholder Engagement

Sharing Links to Your Stickyworld Room

Unless you're using Stickyworld for a private design review or similar small audience purpose, you'll want to get the word out to gather as many relevant eyeballs as possible. 

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Topics: Engagement

Digitising Custom Build: join us on 15th September to discuss putting the customer first with smarter digital communications.

In today’s world organisations have to dance to the beat of customers at every stage of the buying process. Putting the right capabilities in place to listen and respond to customer needs and expectations can be hard, complex and expensive. Over the last 18 months Stickyworld has been working with partner organisations to overcome this challenge for the UK’s growing custom build housing sector. The team has been developing and testing new tools, processes and platform capabilities as part of the Innovate UK funded Digitising Custom Build project.

As a culmination to this project, the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) are hosting a free one day event on 15th September at the Building Centre in London. If you work in and around housing, and are interested in the Custom Build route, we'd love you to sign up here. This is an unmissable event for custom builders which will help you better understand how your organisation can embrace customer-centred digital innovation to scale for the future.   

You can also read more about the event and why our CEO Michael Kohn thinks digitising custom build is a good idea in Custom Build Strategy magazine.   

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Quick tip: Using Short Links in Your Real-World Outreach

If you're looking to improve your stakeholder engagement for your project, you need to market it. One way is to distribute printed materials like postcards or flyers, but how do you make it easy for people to go to your project website when they will have to type in the address manually?

This blog will explain how to use a link shortener to make your URLs clean and concise so your audience can easily get to your project's website. 

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Topics: Project Communications, Engagement

About Stickyworld

At Stickyworld we believe everybody's ideas matter. Our technology makes it easy to consult your stakeholders, from both inside and outside your organization.

We blog about different participation methods, highlight customer projects, share how-tos and news on software updates, research, and development.

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