After a successful debut last year, Crowdsourcing Week will be returning for its second edition. The annual week-long global crowdsourcing conference will take place in Singapore on April 7-11, 2014, and will see an expanded lineup of events that will convene many of the luminaries from around the world who are shaping the future of the growing crowdsourcing movement.
The coming conference looks to deepen the conversation around crowdsourcing with the theme of “Crowd Impact: Empowering Transformation”, and aims to provide organizations with crowd-centered approaches and solutions to help them thrive in a hyper-connected society. Attendees will discover approaches and tools they need to transform their business through crowd interactions, the sharing economy and collaborative consumption.
“Crowdsourcing is accelerating a new kind of social productivity – one that is transforming our social DNA in a highly networked world. We are more open to sharing, crowdfunding and creating collaborative futures today than ever before,” says Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder and CEO of Crowdsourcing Week. “The opportunity to apply this phenomenon is huge for organizations trying to do more with less. From now to April and beyond, we want to create empowered leaders to lead this transformation from within their organizations,” adds Nekaj.
The initial lineup of speakers for Crowdsourcing Week 2014 includes leading innovators and crowdsourcing practice pioneers like Sean Moffitt, managing director of Wikibrands and well-recognized thought leader in company innovation; Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies and pioneer on social business and the collaborative economy; Patrick Meier, director of social innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute and collaborator with the UN on humanitarian crowdsourcing for typhoon relief work in the Philippines; Maria Ressa, founder of Rappler and ace reporter redefining journalism by combining traditional broadcast, new media and mobile phone technology for social change; and Jennifer Gustetic, executive at NASA who leads open data and innovation efforts for the US Government. The speaker lineup reinforces Crowdsourcing Week’s mission to bring thought leadership coupled with transformative solutions onto the global stage to benefit enterprise, government and citizen services, healthcare, tourism, environment and startups. Speakers will share best practices, strategies and disruptive business models for organizations looking to innovate in the new digital crowd-focused space.
Early bird tickets will go on sale on December 12, 2013.
[Pictured: Sean Moffitt of Wiki Brands giving the opening address at Crowdsourcing Week 2013 earlier this eyar]