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News  17, Jul 2012

Clozette CEO Roger Yuen joins crowdsourcing week as senior advisor for Asia Pacific

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Roger Yuen, CEO and Founder of Clozette, has just joined Crowdsourcing Week as Senior Advisor for Asia Pacific.

Roger Yuen, CEO & Founder of Clozette – a fashion social network that leverages crowdsourcing to discover fashion, finds and deals has just joined Crowdsourcing Week as the senior advisor. Prior to founding Clozette, Roger held senior executive management positions with SOFTBANK ForumsZiff-Davis and CNet Networks, heading its operations in Asia Pacific.

Roger will be helping in program structure consultation, crafting conference content as well as keynote addresses of Crowdsourcing Week. The first ever week long global event designed to bring innovation and efficiency to organizations by leveraging the power of «the Crowd» will take place in Singapore in April 2013.

“Crowdsourcing will impact all organizations that leverages on social media and are looking for innovative ways to evolve their businesses. It will help level the playing field for SMEs. As an example, in the e-commerce space, Clozette uses its members (the crowd) to source and share fashion finds , steals and deals. I also think that crowd-funding, crowd-outsourcing have the potential to become a big thing in Asia”.

Some of Roger’s credentials include co-founding e-Cop, which pioneered the first 24×7 Managed Security Services in the world. e-Cop was acquired by a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. Roger is a board member and seed investor of Brandtology, a leading innovator in social media and online brand intelligence. Roger is also serving as a Councilor of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation.

About Crowdsourcing Week:

Crowdsourcing Week, the first ever week long global event designed to bring innovation and efficiency to organizations by leveraging the power of «the Crowd», will take place in Singapore in April 2013.

Crowdsourcing is the coming together of a group of people – a «Crowd,» to help solve a given problem or issue being faced by a company or organization. It is a global, open invitation to innovate, to create and to generate ideas plus solutions to benefit organizations.

Created and run by the team from Ludvik+Partners, the mission of Crowdsourcing Week Asia is to educate business owners, CEO’s CIO’s CMO’s COO’s and all C-Level executives on the power of Crowdsourcing. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the positive impact it can have on their bottom line as they engage and drive purpose with «the Crowd.»

An international board of advisors from the crowdsourcing industry has been put in place to work with the event organizers. The advisors will consult on program structure, conference content and deliver keynote addresses.

Crowdsourcing Week Asia will bring together the best and brightest minds from around the world plus the innovators in the field today. Curating content spanning the areas of Science/Tech, Enterprise, Government/NGO & Citizen Journalism, Crowdfunding, Advertising, Marketing, Design, Fashion, Film, Photography, Tourism and Open Source.

Experts gathered in Singapore for Crowdsourcing Week will give us a glance into the future of the workforce with case studies and more of Crowdsourcing in action. This offers unique opportunities for attendees to take away practical solutions so they can replicate Crowdsourcing in their working environments.

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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