Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) will be kicking off in Singapore hosting innovators, leaders and top management to improve the collective understanding of utilizing the internet and the power of the crowd for business efficiency and strengthening governance. CSW claims to be the first international conference focused on crowd innovation. Speakers and participants will share best practices and future-oriented insights on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation.
Epi Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and founder of Crowdsourcing Week said: “Everything you’re hearing about the sharing economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, crowd- investing, crowdfunding and open innovation all fall under crowdsourcing. Therefore, for the first time we are seeing that social media as we know it is turning into social productivity.”
Crowdsourcing is the practice of harnessing collaboration for problem-solving, innovation and efficiency on many different levels and across various industries. It summarizes and incorporates many of the new initiatives and ideas happening across the internet today.
The target audience for this gathering are the pioneers, multinational companies and government agencies who understand the impact of the open internet and the fundamental shift towards the new digital economy.
The conference expects more than 40 speakers that will inspire and equip the audience of enterprise executives and business leaders with the tools and practices on how crowdsourcing can benefit their bottom line and effectiveness.
Government agencies like USAID will share how they successfully use “the crowd” to collect data and increase transparency and efficiency of their work. In addition, government officials will contribute to the conversation by sharing about their transparency initiatives and citizen engagement programs at local and global levels.
Among the 40 speakers are the following;
Michael Thatcher, Chief Technology Officer – Public Sector Asia at Microsoft
Stephanie Grosser, Communications Specialist at USAID
Ricky Kapur, Managing Director Asia at Google Enterprise
John B. Rogers Jr., CEO and co-founder of Local Motors
Jennifer Gustetic, Open Innovation Program Executive at NASA, said:
“I’m excited to see the world’s experts in open innovation and crowdsourcing come together to share across sectors, disciplines, and geographic boundaries. There is so much great work going on globally in open innovation and the entire practicing community can benefit from understanding the best practices.”