A few months ago, Rod Smith from Stratecon Inc. a boutique consulting firm that serves the water industry out of Claremont, CA, reached out to us with an interesting idea: create an expert network of water industry professionals and use an Inkling prediction market to ask them questions about the industry, then analyze the data and apply his firm's expertise to create an entirely new form of industry analysis. Stratecon also plans to offer private prediction markets to its clients that will be for employees of that organization only.
A couple weeks ago, Stratecon soft launched its offering here. And here is a press release about the launch.
We're excited to be working with Stratecon and think the idea of using prediction markets in conjunction with expert networks is a promising idea we'll be exploring a lot more in the coming months.