Business Innovation Initiative (BII) Game is preparing Round 3 on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Greetings Navy and Industry Professionals!
First, thanks to all participants in Business Innovation Initiative (BII) MMOWGLI game so far! Round One during January 2013 explored key challenges to the Naval Open Systems Architecture (OSA) strategy. Round 2 focused on OSA Incentives and Motivations: profitable business models for industry and positive benefits for government acquisition. We gained great insight into how industry views the Open Systems Architecture, competitive business models, and challenges facing the Navy acquisition workforce.
Now stand by for action! We are ready for Round 3: Intellectual Property and Data Rights, What is it Worth to You? This may be the most important game we play.
The effectiveness of our national security systems depend on the intellectual capital forged from America's industrial base. Large and small industry players each want to compete and profit effectively, now and in the future. Meanwhile, the Navy needs technical data for long-term system interoperability, maintainability, and competition.
How can the government cultivate a welcome atmosphere of competition? Can we work together to create better license options for intellectual property and technical data?
Business Innovation Initiative (BII) MMOWGLI Round 3 runs 14–25 July 2014. Please signup for bii MMOWGLI now!
- The first part of the game will consist of idea card play, with a new theme each day;
- The next part will focus on action planning; and,
- In the final three days, everyone will have a chance to review action plans, vote, and select winners.
Your ideas are important! Join the growing crowd of interested experts. The results of this game will be used immediately to develop improved licensing options for Program Managers supervising the acquisition of National Security Systems. We believe that win-win scenarios are possible for industry and government.
You must be a U.S. citizen to play. Department of Defense players can join using their work email account. For industry players, you can signup for bii MMOWGLI to receive email confirmation that you are eligible for playing in Round 3. You must use your company email to register.
Ongoing game information is available on bii game portal and on our bii game blog. If you want to check out the earlier rounds, please visit the bii game itself.
Please pass this invitation flyer along to your colleagues and encourage them to participate. Every idea counts, and we hope you will join us. Play the game, change the game!
very respectfully yours, Nick
Nickolas H. Guertin, PE
Director for Transformation
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation