Los Altos, CA 94022, US
Business Products & Services
Totem is a Silicon Valley company playing at the intersection of two exploding global trends: innovation and talent analytics. Swarm Vision is a new set of innovation products by Totem leveraging our expertise in behavioral profiling for innovation.
Totem serves global Fortune 500s, accelerating their innovation success by enabling them to:
(a) tap our global crowd of proven innovators in 106 countries for ideas and solutions; and,
(b) discover the innovation talent already on their payroll and form more successful innovation teams.
Our products consistently help clients deliver higher-performing innovation concepts. These concepts move faster through our clients’ stage-gating process, reducing their development cycle times by half, saving them money, and driving their competitive advantage. For example, we helped develop one of Heineken’s largest volume innovations ever, reducing their cycle time from 36 months to 18 months.
Products / Services
Swarm Vision and the Swarm Innovation Profiler
Swarm Vision: Swarm Vision is the only crowdsourcing community in the world that qualifies crowd members on their ideation skills, yielding a significantly more productive innovation crowd than ever before possible. We have quickly grown to 18,800 loyal members in 106 countries.
Swarm Innovation Profiler: The Profiler is the only innovation assessment tool developed in Silicon Valley and validated internationally. It was based on our proprietary research on serial, successful innovators (not the one-hit wonders).
The algorithm detects 8 innovation skill clusters and 26 sub-clusters. It uniquely identifies the full array of skills needed from ideation through commercialization, and is tuned to innovators with real world business results. It is in commercial use by Fortune 500s and is patent-pending.
Suzan grew up in Silicon Valley since before it was called that. She brings 25 years of experience in research, strategy and innovation. Suzan has patents pending in innovation methods. She has grown Totem from a classic Silicon Valley garage start-up to a trusted business partner of global Fortune 500. Suzan leads people, products and vision for Totem.