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Our Partnerships

Our partnerships let us bring forward the best thinking and strongest solutions to solve your problems. We’ve developed relationships to ensure you have access to current research to drive your decision-making and program design. Then our technical partners ensure seamless integrations to drive enhanced results.

Academic Partners

We've partnered with expert academics to ensure our customers' sales incentive, loyalty and employee engagement programs utilize psychology, research and the scientifically proven principles of behavioral economics.

George Loewenstein, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Director of Behavioral Economics, University of Pennyslvania

Loewenstein is one of the founders of the field of behavioral economics and the field of neuroeconomics. His research focuses on applications of psychology to economics, and his specific interests include decision making over time, bargaining and negotiations, psychology and health, law and economics, the psychology of adaptation, the role of emotion in decision making, the psychology of curiosity, conflict of interest, and "out of control" behaviors such as impulsive violent crime and drug addiction. Learn more about George Loewenstein

Mike Ahearne, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing and C.T. Bauer Chair in Marketing, University of Houston

In addition to Mike's roles at the University of Houston, he is also the Research Director of the Sales Excellence Institute. Mike’s research has primarily focused on improving the performance of salespeople and sales organizations. He has published over 40 articles in leading journals and was recently recognized by the American Marketing Association as one of the ten most productive research scholars in the field of marketing. His research has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, Business Investors Daily, Fox News, INC Magazine and many other news outlets. Learn more about Mike Ahearne

Ran Kivetz, Ph.D.

Professor, Columbia University Business School

Professor Ran Kivetz is a tenured professor at Columbia University Business School, where he holds the Philip H. Geier endowed chair. Professor Kivetz is a leading expert in the areas of behavioral economics, decision-making, marketing, customer behavior, incentives, and innovation. His experience in these fields includes over twenty years of research, management, consulting, and teaching. His latest research explores political science and political psychology through the lens of behavioral economics and decision research. Learn more about Ran Kivetz

Brad Shuck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, University of Louisville

Dr. Shuck's primary areas of research include the application, meaning, and measurement of employee engagement, emerging areas of positive psychology, and leader development. Dr. Shuck holds leadership positions in several professional organizations such as the Academy of Human Resource Development and The Louisville Society for Human Resource Management as well as serves on several editorial boards for scholarly journals. Learn more about Brad Shuck

Scott Jeffrey, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeffrey joined Monmouth University in September of 2009 and teaches courses in organizational behavior and management. Prior to coming to Monmouth University, he taught organizational behavior and behavioral decision making at the University of Waterloo in southern Ontario, Canada. His current research interests revolve around the use of incentives in organizations, both for employees and for customers. In particular, he is interested in tangible incentives; high-end merchandise and travel. His most current project is leading up a research team exploring the motivational events industry.

George John, Ph.D.

Professor John received his bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1974 and his MBA from the University of Illinois in 1976. After earning his Ph.D. in Marketing from Northwestern in 1981, he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. In 1987, he moved to the University of Minnesota. He is the Pillsbury-Gerot Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His interests center around distribution channels and high tech marketing. Specifically, he is interested in the strategic and efficiency aspects of governance choices in these settings. Learn more about George John

Partner Network

Through a variety of partnerships and integrations with best-in-class products, our customers can simplify their access to BI WORLDWIDE solutions, seamlessly transfer participant and program data between multiple systems and gain better insight into program performance.

  • Salesforce

    As an ISV Partner, our ContestLINK native application allows users to seamlessly transfer Salesforce data to our sales incentive and reward platforms.

  • ADP

    Our partnership with ADP provides ADP customers the ability to launch and operate contests from ADP HCM platforms.

  • Informatica

    Our BIW technology experts use Informatica Cloud, recognized by Forrester and Gartner as the leading tool for plug-and-play integration and data management.

  • Amazon

    We're the first and only recognition provider that lets you choose whether you want to host your recognition system in a secure private data center or in the Amazon Cloud.

  • Vitality

    Our partnership with Vitality, a leading health and wellness provider, allows our customers to reinforce the importance of employee well-being and reward for healthy behaviors.

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