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NASA's Internal Crowd
This session will discuss best practices determined through NASA's past 8 years of running an internal crowdsourcing program. Registrants will receive a link to a video recording of the presentation and attendees will be able to ask questions in a live Q&A with the presenters

Sep 19, 2019 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Carissa Callini
Innovation Leader @NASA
Carissa Callini leads the NASA@ WORK Program for NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI). NASA@WORK is NASA’s internal crowdsourcing platform where NASA employees post problems in the form of challenges and the NASA community responds with ideas and potential solutions. In addition to cultivating and executing NASA challenges, she promotes the use of open innovation at NASA and encourages the proliferation of the NASA@ WORK community. She also serves as a CoECI Challenge Coordinator. In this role, she works with technical teams from NASA and other federal agencies to run crowdsourcing challenges external to their organizations. Carissa is the Innovation Leader at KBRwyle with responsibilities promoting and implementing new innovation and problem solving techniques within KBRwyle and NASA. Before working for KBRwyle, Carissa spent several years in the chemical industry working in research and development, product development and new business development.
Jeffrey Doi
Data and Business Integration Specialist @NASA
Jeffrey Doi is a Data and Business Integration Specialist for NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI). He is responsible for CoECI challenge information and data integration, proposal evaluation, challenge coordination, and NASA@ WORK support. He has provided programmatic support for several NASA programs including: the Human Research Program (HRP) and NASA IT Labs. Jeffrey has also served as an International Science Coordinator for the Multilateral Human Research Panel for Exploration (MHRPE) that was chartered by the five International Space Station partners. Jeffrey is a Senior Engineer with MEI Technologies. He has served as a project lead/project engineer on several flight hardware projects in the engineering directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center including hardware from the Intravehicular Activity Flight Crew Equipment (IVA FCE) and Crew Health Care Systems (CHeCS) catalogs.
Ryon Stewart
Open Innovation Development Specialist @NASA
Ryon is an Open Innovation Development Specialist for NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI). In this role, he serves as a challenge coordinator for NASAs and much of the federal governments crowdsourcing efforts and is working to increase the use of open innovation tools at NASA. He’s worked at NASA for 11 years, most of those as a flight controller and instructor for the International Space Station before joining CoECI in late 2018.