Minneapolis, October 24, 2023—Minneapolis-Saint Paul-based software and services company Collaboration.Ai has been awarded a $9.8MM contract with the U.S. Department of the Air Force (DAF) Digital Transformation Office (DTO), building on a relationship that dates back to the DTO’s founding in 2021. The two-year agreement will enable the DTO to scale its impact to tens of thousands of Airmen and Guardians while engaging industry, academia, and the investment community in collaborative problem solving.
“In the next phase of our partnership with the DTO, we’re setting out to help connect the many digital programs in play across the DAF so teams can better integrate, exchange knowledge, and deliver capabilities at the speed of relevance,” said Brennan Townley, CEO of Collaboration.Ai. “We’re proud to be a part of the important work the DTO is doing to accelerate digital transformation.”
Collaboration.Ai will leverage its expertise in software-as-a-service, ecosystem building, design thinking, and facilitation, as well as the robust capabilities of its flagship product, NetworkOS, to create and implement a Unified Digital Transformation Framework for the DAF. This framework will be used to cultivate a community of people with the sharp skills and bold ideas needed to develop and execute on digital-first strategies. Collaboration.Ai will activate the DAF’s community of digital champions through compelling and enduring engagement programs.
The new Collaboration.Ai-DTO agreement was made possible by funding from the U.S. Congress, secured by Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota’s Fourth District and serves as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. McCollum is a strong advocate for the DAF’s digital transformation and for Minnesota-based small businesses that are working to drive positive change.
To achieve goals set for the DAF’s digital unification effort, Collaboration.Ai is expanding its Minnesota-based team and dedicating additional resources to the advanced development of NetworkOS. This software solution enables users to easily visualize and grow their networks, determine where strengths and opportunities lie, and rely on artificial intelligence to tap into shared knowledge. NetworkOS will be integrated with Collaboration.Ai’s leading-edge crowdsourcing and innovation platform, CrowdVector, making the offering even more powerful.
As an extension of the DTO contract scope, Collaboration.Ai will support United We Transform (UWT), an initiative that unconventionally brings Minnesota businesses—including Department of Defense contractors—together to embrace emerging technology, tackle complex challenges, and create a more prosperous future. Unlike other transformation efforts, UWT harnesses untapped networks and knowledge to enable intelligent collaboration across industries and disciplines, with a focus on delivering lasting growth. Participants from companies of all sizes gain access to a vibrant community of forward-thinking professionals, as well as valuable resources and new opportunities.
At Collaboration.Ai, we harness untapped networks and knowledge to enable intelligent collaboration that delivers meaningful impact across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. We take an unconventional approach to software and services, powered by novel technologies and agile methods. Our company was founded in Minneapolis-Saint Paul in 2017, and today we have employees and partners spanning the globe. We proudly cultivate a workplace that embraces flexibility, celebrates diversity, and draws top talent. Learn more at collaboration.ai.
ABOUT THE DAF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OFFICE
The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is the first organization to lead a unified digital transformation across the Department of the Air Force (DAF). Aimed at accelerating change through digital empowerment, the DTO’s scope spans the broader Air Force and Space Force acquisition and sustainment communities, other internal government stakeholders, and external partners. To learn more about the DTO’s vision and priorities, visit dafdto.com.