Crowdsourcing Week 2014 is the annual global conference on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, open innovation, and the collaborative economy. Innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world will converge in Singapore this April for an illuminating look at the collaborative business practices now required for organizations to thrive in today’s hyper-connected environment.
Leaders from public and private sectors will explain the latest insights, trends, and inspiring case studies in crowdsourcing and collaborative business that harness crowds to improve efficiency, engagement, branding, growth and innovation within organizations. Bringing perspectives from Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Middle East, CSW Global 2014 will explore the diverse ways crowdsourcing is catalyzing a transformative shift across organizations in finance, business, marketing, government, and more.
The interactive and engaging conference is designed to provide innovators and entrepreneurs with actionable insights and skill set to navigate the new world of collaborative business.
The content is designed to encourage multi-disciplinary learning. Each day will highlight case studies, solutions and lessons learned while bringing together perspectives from a wide range of sectors. Speaker sessions and panels along with substantial interactive components will encourage dialogue and discussions. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to network with speakers and other participants during programming breaks.
April 7, 2014 – Monday: Opening Night, Networking, 6 pm onwards
Crowdsourcing Week 2014 will open on Monday night to music, conversations and the opportunity to forge connections with the best minds in the crowd economy space – while enjoying tasty beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. This event is open to full-access pass holders, speakers and special invitees.
April 8, 2014 – Tuesday: Transforming Online Communities, 8 am onwards
The first day’s sessions will focus on ways to engage stakeholder communities through innovative programs, competitions and open interactions to increase their effectiveness. Speakers and panelists will explore and elaborate current best practices, tools and case-studies that utilizes communities for market intelligence, creative solutions, product design, idea generation and government accountability. Breakfast, lunch and coffee will be served at the venue
April 9, 2014 – Wednesday: Transforming Efficiency for Social, Environmental and Economic Profit, 8 am onwards
Collaborative consumption and the sharing economy is the rage today. Day 2 of programming will feature the in-and outs of using crowd powered solutions to reduce resource consumption, improve bottom lines, solve urban planning challenges and better citizen services. Breakfast, lunch and coffee will be served at the venue
April 10, 2014 – Thursday: Transforming Entrepreneurship through Crowd Business Models and Crowd Finance, 8 am onwards
The increasing Internet usage coupled with the dominance of mobile has opened by new avenues for business. Creative entrepreneurs want to use social productivity (when crowds use social media to be productive) to hack business as usual. Day 3 will focus on these new business models while also highlighting key happenings in crowdfunding regulations and practices worldwide. Breakfast, lunch and coffee will be served at the venue
April 11, 2014 – Friday: Crowdfunding Workshop, 8 am onwards
Crowd finance has turned the startup funding scene on its head. What is the future of crowdfunding? What happens after that successful campaign? How can entrepreneurs keep the momentum going? How to develop and maintain investor relations? The interactive crowdfunding workshop is designed to answer the above questions and give first time or serial entrepreneurs direct access to some of the brightest and experienced minds in crowdfunding.
Plenty of networking opportunity will be available to participants through the workshop. A light breakfast + tea/coffee and lunch will be served at the venue.