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Global IT Outage Rocks Reliance On Online Technology

The world is trying to get back to normal after the largest ever IT outage on Friday July 19 has severely tested IT incident management plans.

The Rise of Disintermediated Crowdfunding

One Friday morning a few months back, the creators of Lockitron, an innovative deadbolt system controlled by your smartphone, were rejected by the folks over at Kickstarter. The following week, the Lockitron team formed a plan: they would launch Lockitron on their own...

Crowd Empowered Microfinance

  Below is a preview of a chapter I wrote on Crowd Empowered Microfinance in the forthcoming book Microfinance in Developing Countries, edited by Jean-Paul Gueyie, Ronny Manos, and Jacob Yaron. Microfinance is a multi-billion dollar industry with a rich history...

Latin America: Five Startups Leveraging the Power of the Crowd

My first cross with crowdsourcing was more like a collision, brought on by a friend’s (considerate) attempt to help out and my (persistent) aversion to social-media-overshare. I had made the decision to buy a smartphone and asked a friend I considered tech-savvy for...

Innovation Depends on Trust, Diversity and Knowledge Networks

"…knowledge diversity facilitates all types of contributions to open innovation projects" When we talk about interactions between companies and its exterior stakeholders, we can say that the knowledge or cultural diversity or even diversity with experiences is key to...

Crowdfunding is Propelling Social Innovation

Social innovation refers to new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet social needs of all kinds — from working conditions and education to community development and health — and that extend and strengthen civil society. Social media and the internet...

GE: Industrial Internet Will Connect Data, Machines and People

At the Minds+ Machines Conference in Silicon Valley, November last year, GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt hosted an event to address a room full of innovators in San Francisco. He touted the "Industrial Internet" as the next frontier in innovation. What is the Industrial...

Do You Have The Courage to Follow?

We are always being taught to become great leaders. But how often have you see information or tips to become a great follower? What makes a pioneering follower. You will agree with me that a movement cannot be created with just a bunch a great leaders. We need an...

Crowdsource Your Customer Acquisition and Business Development

Using a crowdsourcing site for referrals can be a big time-saver as well. Anyone who owns or runs a business is always trying to maximize his limited time, and online crowdsourcing is very efficient. There is no travel involved, and conversations are limited to the...

Be Competitively Unpredictable!

Re-published from 15 Inno Can open innovation help your company become competitively unpredictable? Well, in this video, I start out by talking about John Conoley, a CEO at Psion, who said that this objective was one of the key reasons for him to pursue open...

Crowdsourcing Week Announces First Global Conference

Crowdsourcing Week Announces First Global Conference

via press release Crowdsourcing Week announces the first global conference on crowdsourcing, open innovation and crowdfunding in Singapore, June 3 - 7, 2013. This international 5-day curated event will focus on how "a crowd of people" can make outstanding...