Over the past few years we've seen how crowdsourcing, backed by the wisdom (and pockets!) of the crowd, innovated and changed the faces of many industries. By leveraging on the latest social technologies, new funding and payment methods, as well as the spread of niche communities with diverse interests, a new collaborative business paradigm has taken root in almost every space.
It's little wonder that the business world is sitting up to see how they learn and adapt from this model. It's thus interesting to see what's going to be shared at the upcoming Crowdsourcing Week
, a five-day conference to be held in Singapore on June 3-7, 2013, that explores everything crowdsourcing, open innovation and crowdfunding.
The conference endeavors to educate, engage and equip the new generation of C- level business executives, entrepreneurs, government and nonprofit leaders and creatives with the latest trends in crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation platforms. Conference topics will cover best practices in open innovation, deliver insights into the business dynamics of the future, and demonstrate the impact of these technologies on efficiency, effectiveness and the bottom line. The speaker line-up features thinkers and entrepreneurs covering best practices in spaces such as healthcare, tourism, startups, design, media, tech, finance and more.
"Crowdsourcing is rapidly expanding as a disruptive practice in the working world and we see more and more companies trying to utilize the huge potential," says Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and cofounder of Crowdsourcing Week
. "The democratized web promises to become the next revolution that will change business as usual."
looks to feature various giants in the crowdsourcing space, with the likes of 99designs
, and eYeka
, amongst others. "It is inspiring to be a part of a movement that will reshape the way we think, work and do business,” adds Rose Kemps, Crowdsourcing Week
’s cofounder & COO. “We are excited to bring the event to Singapore, where the support we have received for open innovation is very encouraging.”
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.