Precision Business Insights

Expert Operating System Webinar Series – Recording

GeniusLink’s Expert Operating System allows companies to operate with better information, at a faster pace, with better results. This episode of the Expert oS Webinar Series, Outcomes as a Service: Precision Business Insights, premier partner 10EQS showcases how GeniusLink clients obtain precision unique business insights—on demand.

Learn More: View the webinar recording below:


In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge

Informational Webinar and Q&A Session


Do you have a product, service or idea that could decrease loneliness and increase engagement among the aging population? Are you curious to learn more about the types of ideas being sought out and how to create a submission?

Please join us for an In Good Company informational webinar on September 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET.


You can expect to:

  • Learn about changing demographics around the world, what that means for your community, and the criticality of enriching the aging experience;
  • Learn about In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge and its mission, as well as how Challenge Sponsors will work with winners to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase engagement among older populations;
  • Hear about submission criteria, creating entry, types of ideas, and more;
  • Ask Challenge Sponsors questions and receive feedback that will help you refine your submission!

We hope you can join us!  Click here to register for the webinar!


What is In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge?

The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge seeks to highlight the criticality of enriching the aging experience—and act as a collaboration platform to solicit ideas, breakthrough technologies, services, community resources, and other solutions to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase engagement among older populations.  Learn more here.

Have additional question about the Challenge?

View the In Good Company Challenge FAQ’s here.

Subject to Official Rules [].  Must submit at least one Entry by no later than 5pm EST on Sept 28, 2018 to be eligible. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  Up to 4 cash awards (USD $5,000 total each).  Winning depends on Entrant’s skills in meeting judging criteria.  Sponsors reserve right to limit or not award all prizes depending on quality of Entries received.

The HeadHealthTECH VI webinar recording is available here.

HeadHealthTECH Challenge VI sponsors—Dr. Barry Myers, Director of Innovation at Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI), and Jennifer Langton, Vice President of Health and Safety at the National Football League (NFL)— hosted the information webinar on August 14th.  Also featured were past Challenge winners, demonstrating how this program acts as a catalyst to accelerate each winner’s innovation and commercial success—as well as how they channeled feedback from unsuccessful submissions into winning results.

As Dr. Thom Mayer, MD, FACEP, FAAP, the Medical Director of the NFL Players Association, also shared helpful advice encouraging innovators to take advantage of the expertise and feedback from Dr. Myers and his team at Duke CTSI by submitting an idea to the challenge: “[Your] ideas that seemingly might not fit exactly as you might think… [are part of] a catalytic reaction. Your ability to communicate across boundaries—particularly under the magical influence of [Dr. Myers] can make a difference.

Langton added that even if you have just the beginning stages of a concept, please submit: “The feedback, networking and connections that Dr. Myers and his team provide can help bring your idea to the next level.

Thinking you have an interesting solution (even if just an idea) that could help advance player safety? HeadHealthTECH Challenge VI proposals are being accepted now through September 13th, 2018. Learn more about the series here.


The NFL recently hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Richard Kent, an engineering expert who works at the intersection of biomechanics and sports, and Jennifer Langton, NFL Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives—to share a new toolkit designed to  encourage innovation and advance designs of new and improved protective sports equipment.  Read more about the toolkit and finite element (FE) models here.

NOW AVAILABLE: A New Engineering Resource for Football Helmet Design

As shared during the webinar (which you can view the recording of here), this new toolkit is now available to the public as a platform and baseline resource for injury prevention research and to stimulate the development of novel and highly effective helmet designs and prototypes. The open-source toolkit includes FE models of four modern football helmets, impact test dummy components, and test conditions simulating on-field impacts.

FE models are computational tools developed by breaking an object down into simpler parts (finite elements) and assembling them into a larger system of equations to model an entire structure—this facilitates the efficient analysis of design changes to that structure. FE models have been used to improve designs in many engineered products, including those in the aeronautics and automotive industries.

GET STARTED: Download Models & Learn More

With more data available on the types of impacts that cause head injuries, the engineering design of helmets and other protective equipment can be more targeted.  We encourage all innovators and  entrepreneurs who are working to develop effective helmet designs to explore the toolkit.


Learn More about the Engineering Roadmap

As part of the NFL’s Play Smart. Play Safe. initiative, the NFL pledged $60 million toward the creation and funding of a five-year project called the Engineering Roadmap, funded by the NFL and managed by Football Research, Inc. (FRI). The project, executed in collaboration with Biocore LLC, aims to improve the understanding of the biomechanics of head injuries in professional football and to create incentives for helmet manufacturers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, universities and others to develop and commercialize new and improved protective equipment, including helmets. Developing FE models for football helmets is just one of many ways that FRI is sharing research, data, tools and information to crowdsource and stimulate innovation. Additional resources:

TECH Challenge V is open now through June 6th, 2018—click here to learn more and submit a proposal.

Dr. Kent is a Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, past Deputy Director of the UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics, Co-Founder of Biomechanics Consulting & Research, LLC (Biocore) and a consultant to the NFL Health and Safety Committee.

Today’s successful operating system depend on the diversity of its people and expertise, seamless and effective processes, and digital platforms that make it easy to get business done.

As GE GENIUSLINK continues to expand its global network of experts, announcing its partnership with Fulcra, LLC.  This enterprise crowdfunding and innovation network allows companies to accelerate product development through idea generation, prototyping, market validation and more.

Read the press release here:

Modern Contingent Workforce Strategy

“At GE, we disrupt ourselves – fundamentally rethinking the way we do business, embracing new technology and leaning into talent innovation,” said Dyan Finkhousen, president and CEO of GENIUSLINK™ and Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing for GE. “Our customers engage with talent networks in new ways – often accelerating programs by at least 50 percent and increasing productivity and cost savings. Upwork is an essential partner to make that happen at scale.”
Hear more from GENIUSLINK and Upwork at Work Rebooted at 2pm PT on February 12th in San Francisco, CA: .

The HeadHealthTECH IV webinar recording is available here !  Click the link to listen on-demand and hear from challenge sponsors, Dr. Barry Myers, Director of Innovation at Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI), and Jennifer Langton, Vice President of Health and Safety at the National Football League (NFL), as well as TECH Challenge II Winner showcases (Hitgard, Windpact and 2nd Skull)!

As a reminder, HeadHealthTECH Challenge IV focuses on improvements in football protective equipment including helmets and related technologies, turf systems, shoulder and other pads, and more. Proposals are being accepted now through January 10, 2018. Learn more about the series at

Serial Disruption and Experimentation

GENIUSLINK’s own “serial disruptor” Dyan Finkhousen teaching people not be afraid to experiment at the TechServe Alliance annual conference in November.  Blogger Lauren Jones shares her takeaways…

Football season is in full swing–and the NFL is also driving great initiatives off the field!  And, now, it’s officially a wonderful time of year… because the next HeadHealthTECH webinar has arrived!

Please join Dr. Barry Myers, Director of Innovation at Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI), on December 12, 2017 at 11:00am ET for an interactive discussion on HeadHealthTECH Challenge IV.


What does the future of work look like? At GE, it’s not the traditional, hierarchical model where workers clock in each day performing set tasks. Instead, GE is exchanging this outdated model for one based on flexible, project-based teams.

Read the full article here: 

(Photo Credit: Upwork)

GENIUSLINK™ has developed the world’s most advanced talent cloud services, dramatically improving cost and speed for GE teams and customers.

At a conference of our peers last night, GE’s GENIUSLINK model was recognized as the industry standard for driving financial impact through innovation.

What has always distinguished our model from our peers, is that we know the key to success isn’t simply to innovate.

To drive out-sized results, leaders need to execute business activities in a very different way. They still need to leverage automation, people, and companies to execute get work done.  What’s different, and essential, is that leaders now need to think of all their resources as a ‘talent stack’, and add the new layers of experts available through tools like gig, crowdsourcing and open innovation. They need to do this on a sustained basis, not through ad-hoc projects.  Designing and managing work in this way requires a different skill set.  So most importantly, they need GENIUSLINK.

A few of our more progressive teams get this, and achieving out-sized results.  Among these, GE Additive stands out – showing others not only what the future of manufacturing, but also the future of work, looks like.  A big thank you to Josh Mook for sharing the GE Additive story at this conference.

We’re proud to help these teams achieve greater success, and we’re honored by this recognition from our peers.

Read the announcement here:

Driving progress toward better protective equipment.  JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR ON November 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST. REGISTER HERE

 Championing engineering advancements to improve safety

The National Football League (NFL) is committed to championing new developments in engineering, biomechanics and material science that better protect against injuries. In order to advance this effort, the league is collaborating with the NFL Players Association and bringing in the world’s foremost biomechanical engineers and material scientists as advisors. The NFL pledged $60 million toward the Engineering Roadmap, a dedicated and comprehensive plan funded by the NFL and managed by FRI to create incentives for innovators around the world to develop new and improved helmets and protective equipment.

On November 9, at 11:00 AM EST, Dr. Jeff Crandall, Director of The Center for Applied Biomechanics at The University of Virginia and Chairman of the NFL Engineering Committee, will share his team’s findings from a comprehensive video analysis of all concussions sustained during NFL games played during the 2015-16 or 2016-17 seasons. The analysis includes results on impacts related to concussion, including impacts by position, type of play and source of helmet impacts (such as helmet-to-helmet vs. helmet-to-ground).

Register for the webinar on November 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST to learn more about how this data and collaboration can ultimately help generate next-generation solutions and improve player safety on the field.