Etihad Airways and Swae, a begin-up based mostly in Vancouver, at present launched ‘iFikra,’ a synthetic intelligence-powered platform geared toward unlocking the full potential of Etihad’s workforce by enabling each worker to contribute to innovation.
Designed to harness the collective creativity of the organization, the iFikra platform is a pilot geared toward selling intrapreneurship by permitting staff to suggest advanced options to deal with Etihad’s ongoing business challenges and untapped alternatives.
Tony Douglas, Group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, launched the brand new platform, reaffirming the significance of innovation throughout the organization.
The brand new platform leverages artificial intelligence to help and increase written enterprise proposals generated by workers, whereas enabling open suggestions and collaboration studying loop, based mostly on the ideas of transparency and meritocracy, to assist escalate the perfect concepts ahead effectively.
For the first time, staff have the facility to form organizational technique by voting, to comment, and to offer constructive suggestions on their colleague’s concepts, enjoying a direct position within the decision-making course of.
Concepts that ‘graduate ‘from the platform might be supplied with seed funding and assist via Innovate Lab, Etihad’s innovation lab. The Lab helps speedy trial and iteration of promising concepts and initiatives, accelerating the supply of prototypes, pilots, proof of ideas, and minimal viable merchandise.
For his half, Soushiant Zangenehpour, CEO of Swae, stated, “We’re excited to companion with Etihad on this integration of Swae. We imagine Swae’s platform can assist Etihad to enhance the inclusivity and high quality of backside-up concepts, and permit worker generated improvements to considerably affect the broader strategic path of the organization, resulting in great successes.”