About Cargill

Cargill, Incorporated, is an American privately held, multinational corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue.

By The Numbers


self-sufficient event managers in business units


full-time program managers supporting the community


of events being run each year

A worldwide food ingredients distributor wanted to enable collaborative problem solving across geographies, time zones and organizational boundaries.


  • Build for scale; broad usage
  • Enable a standardized web-based ideation platform (Innovation Central).
  • Train extended community of ideation event managers.
  • Track problems solved and business impact.

Business Results

  • Annual ROI on ideas in $100M’s.
  • Improved employee engagement.
  • Improved speed and effectiveness of problem solving.