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Crowdsourcing in Saudi Arabia

Crowdsourcing in Saudi Arabia

Early this year a submission from Tam Development made it to the shortlist of nominees in the BOLD Awards 2019. In partnership with 20 government and private entities in Saudi Arabia and the wider Arab region, and under the leadership of their CEO and co-founder...

CSW Global 2019 San Francisco Recap

CSW Global 2019 San Francisco Recap

The focus of CSW Global 2019 was to unlock crowd participation breakthroughs and explore the use of open innovation techniques and practices becoming more mainstream – becoming the next big thing in our lives. CSW’s Founder and CEO Epi Ludvik kick-started Day One by...

Powering Social Issue Breakthroughs Through Open Innovation Design

Powering Social Issue Breakthroughs Through Open Innovation Design

At first glance the open innovation sector can appear a crowded  and perhaps confusing space. A closer look reveals many platforms have focused down on to one area of specialist business interest. OpenIDEO is one such platform and provides an interface for social...

Entrepreneurship Through Open Innovation Is A Journey, Not A Status

Entrepreneurship Through Open Innovation Is A Journey, Not A Status

Aurelie Wen is Managing Partner at Agorize for North America, based in Montreal, Canada. Agorize is a 100-strong open innovation tech company that brings together companies and an astonishing five million innovators from 185 countries. It is “the missing link between...

Open Letter – Humans Are Born Innovators

Open Letter – Humans Are Born Innovators

A world without the Internet is unimaginable. Thank you, Tim Berners-Lee. Currently connecting around 4.3 billion people worldwide, which represents 57% of the total world population, the Internet is a core pillar of the modern information society. The highest usage...

Generation Share: The Changepreneurs Saving the Planet

Generation Share: The Changepreneurs Saving the Planet

There’s a new generation of entrepreneurs. They see themselves as change-makers, activists building businesses to save the planet. Like Greta Thunberg, they know that time is running out. Fed up with what they see as ‘corporate inertia’, they’re creating breakthrough...

From the Crowd – To the Crowd

From the Crowd – To the Crowd

Problem: Convey Business Principles So They Will Be Used - Solution: Audio Theater  What if someone shows you a video of a person walking into an office and sitting down in a chair? You see it all. There’s nothing left for the imagination. All your thinking has been...

Say Goodbye to Coding for Industrial Production

Say Goodbye to Coding for Industrial Production

In a world where everyone talks about the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, what would make coding special? What would a differentiator, a breakthrough, not just another nice-to-have feature?  Our answer at WonderLogix is to use of plain English versus code...

Crowdsourcing Week Conference Helps Homeless in the Host City

Crowdsourcing Week Conference Helps Homeless in the Host City

Crowdsourcing Week and the crowdsourcing design platform 99designs launched an online t-shirt design contest to engage the creativity of the crowd and encourage participation in helping the homeless in San Francisco, which is the host city of our CSW Global 2019...

Resolving Open Innovation Challenges in Mechatronics

Resolving Open Innovation Challenges in Mechatronics

In our July 2019 article that featured Surcle, the open innovation challenge platform in the electronics hardware sector, we mentioned briefly a challenge that was live at the time. Zollner Elektronik AG had launched The Protocol Converter Challenge in an effort to...

What Can Crowds do Against Manipulation of and by Governments?

What Can Crowds do Against Manipulation of and by Governments?

This is the third in a series of articles covering parts of the book I am writing about possible solutions to modern democracy's challenges. Join the discussion so we can use the power of crowdsourcing to build on ideas and make them better.  Government touches...

Are You Coming to San Francisco?

Are You Coming to San Francisco?

After six successful years of events that focus on all the paradigms that come with the crowd economy, our #CSWGlobal19 conference next month in San Francisco will take a huge leap forward, solidifying its status as THE learning and networking experience that unlocks...

Democracy Advocate MiVote Expands to the UK

Democracy Advocate MiVote Expands to the UK

1947 the British politician Winston Churchill famously said “…democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” 70-plus years later, industrialised democracies are witnessing the decline of citizen...

The Next Step in Business Audio? Ask the Crowd!

The Next Step in Business Audio? Ask the Crowd!

Story as Communication, From Caveman to Walkman When humans listen to a story something amazing happens. Each individual in a crowd reaches into their own personal memories to create and complete the scenes in which the action takes place. In other words, they source...

Count on Mathesia to Improve Innovation

Count on Mathesia to Improve Innovation

Mathesia is a crowdsourcing-based innovation platform headquartered in Italy, though available globally, that brings together a highly specialized crowd of about 3,000 vetted mathematicians and data scientists from around the world. Since launching in 2014, Mathesia’s...

Harnessing AI to Crowdsource the Diagnosis of Incurable Diseases

Harnessing AI to Crowdsource the Diagnosis of Incurable Diseases

We are now quite used to seeing the disruption that’s taking place in many marketplaces due to the combination of new technology and mass connectivity in the hands of visionary startups, unencumbered by the ‘rules’ of established business models. Though how about when...

Crowdsourcing Ideas Against Populism

Crowdsourcing Ideas Against Populism

If selfishness is a trigger of many issues in today's modern democracies, as suggested in my previous article, populism could be regarded as a facilitator in this game. That's the topic of this article, with an invitation to you to contribute with your thoughts and...

Helping Out Your Fellow Humans

Helping Out Your Fellow Humans

PARTICIPATION = SATISFACTION In 1996 Jerry Maguire, an aspiring sports agent, repeated a four word request to his first and only client: "Help me help you!" And you know where that got him. The feedback gave him the direction he needed to become the one of the...