CSW Global 2014
crowd impact: empowering transformation
Themed "Crowd Impact: Empowering Transformation," the event will explore the numerous ways crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have significantly transformed finance, business, marketing, government, and more. Industry leaders from public and private sectors will discuss the latest insights, trends and case studies in crowdsourcing to improve efficiency, engagement, branding, growth and innovation within organisations. Speakers will also share their expertise on disruptive business models and the best crowdsourcing strategies.
Remain at the forefront in the evolving digital landscape. Learn how to succeed in the era of crowd-driven business at CSW GLOBAL.
Why this MattersIn a time of unprecedented connectivity, organizations, governments, and billion-dollar industries are embracing the crowd. The transformations taking place are shaping the future: Finance and investing are being flipped bottom-up with crowdfunding. Big data and citizen science are enabling new advancements. New markets and disruptive business models are emerging based on the sharing economy. Brands are collaborating and co-creating with their consumers. Education and healthcare are only beginning to explore the crowd, and the potential there is huge. Crowdsourcing is expanding rapidly and the number of companies & government agencies engaging in some form of crowdsourcing continues to grow exponentially. Now is the time for organizations to adapt and capitalize on these new opportunities, or risk losing relevancy and market share.
Tool-set for InnovatorsThis new business environment is all about efficiency, openness, and shared value. By providing a variety of networking opportunities and business development insights, CSW GLOBAL is set to help business leaders transform their organisations from within. With the global rise in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding ventures, there has never been a better time for organisations to capitalise on such growth opportunities.
speakersCSW Speakers are trailblazers with incredible accomplishments and an inspiring vision. They comprise of open-internet pioneers, leaders of multinational corporations, and disruptive innovators who understand the impact of the fundamental shift towards the new crowd economy. Hailing from Silicon Valley to Germany to Singapore, these 40+ experts bring a global perspective that will inform, equip and inspire.
For one week in April, innovators and business leaders from across the world will converge in Singapore to exchange the best ideas and practices related to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Whether crowdsourcing is a term that’s sparked your curiosity or a practice you use every day, the agenda at CSW Global will inspire you with new ideas, insights, and skills to embrace these new approaches and business models.
Monday, April 07The week opens with a festive gala where you can forge connections with some of crowdsourcing's brightest minds, while enjoying tasty beverages and hors d’oeuvres. The event is open to Full Access Pass holders, speakers and special invitees.
Tuesday, April 08 - Thursday, April 10Expect to come away with new ideas, insightful research and fresh knowledge. With a unique focus for each day of sessions, CSW brings together perspectives from a wide range of sectors that will have you thinking in new ways and ripe to take action.
Friday, April 11The interactive crowdfunding workshop is designed to give you direct access to some of the most experienced and renowned talents in crowdfunding.
Transforming Online Communities
Crowdsourcing for consumer engagement takes social media, marketing, and product design to the next level. Learn to engage your crowd through innovative online programs, competitions and co-creation. Speakers and panelists will explore the tools and case studies that innovate with crowds for market intelligence, creative solutions, product design, idea generation and government accountability.
Transforming Efficiency for Social, Environmental and Economic Benefit
Collaborative consumption and the sharing economy signify a shift in the consumer and citizen mindset. How can companies and governments participate? Wednesday will feature the in-and-outs of using crowd-driven solutions to reduce resource consumption and better our citizen services, our cities, the environment, and improve bottom lines.
Transforming Entrepreneurship & Investment through Crowd Finance
The exploding Internet usage coupled with the dominance of mobile has opened many new avenues for business. Creative entrepreneurs want to use this connectivity and technology to hack business as usual. Thursday will focus on new crowd-based business models while highlighting key crowdfunding regulation developments and practices worldwide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Here's what people are saying about the conference:
"One of the rare conferences in which I wanted to sit through each session, learn from each speaker, and meet each attendee. The conference brought together the world's most prominent crowdsourcing innovators, including marketers, changemakers and entrepreneurs, and the diversity in geography, background and focus was unique. I can't wait for the next Crowdsourcing Week."
- Gaurav Mishra, MSL Group (@guaravonomics)
"Diverse range of expert speakers covering many areas, from non-profit to social good and equity raising. Happy to have been a part of it!"
- Saeed Hassan, Founder & CEO of Crowdbaron (@Crowdbaron)
"It was fascinating, and gives me confidence that crowdsourcing/funding really is the way forward. It was a really useful networking occasion, too."
- Past Attendee
"I learned a lot and met great people #CSW13"
"Thanks for a fantastic conference @CrowdWeek! #CSW13"
- AidCom (@AidCom)
Crowdsourcing Week is the premier global forum to uncover the value and potential of crowds and crowdsourcing. By catalyzing the best and brightest in the field, it points the way forward for crowdsourcing’s future.
- Ross Dawson (@rossdawson), author, "Getting Results With Crowds"
"Great to see VCs addressing crowdfunding at #csw13"
- Colony 88 (@Colony_88)
Crowdsourcing Week features the pioneers of crowdsourcing. Bringing together cutting edge crowdsourcing examples across industries makes it obvious that we've only begun to tap the surface when it comes to the potential of the crowd.
Stephanie Grosser, USAID (@stefigrosser)
“Interesting ideas and engaged people to speak to.”
- Past Attendee
Good morning from #CSW13 many bright and inspiring ideas. Professional business school indeed :)
- Isabelle Janvlyn (@nonabesar01)
“The quality of the presentations was very high. I really learned a lot about crowdsourcing - even though I use crowdsourcing every day at work.”
- Past Attendee