Over the past few months Crowdsourcing Week under the supervision of co-founders — Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Rose Kemps and Peter Davison is really heating-up. The trio has been able to take Crowdsourcing Week from an idea to a full-blown organization with a major event taking place in Singapore in 2013 and a list of dream-team advisors, such as Sean Moffitt, Ted Rubin and Simon Mainwaring.
The latest advisor to join the Crowdsourcing Week team is Juliana Rotich. Please read the press release below.
New York / Paris / Singapore April 3rd, 2012- Crowdsourcing Week, the first ever weeklong global event designed to bring innovation and efficiency to organizations by leveraging power of «the Crowd», has announced that Ushahidi co-founder and Executive Director, Juliana Rotich, has joined its Board of Advisors.
A TED fellow, Rotich was named by the Guardian one of the Top 100 Women in Technology. Born in Kenya, she has studied in the US and worked in technology for over a decade. She co-founded Ushahidi, a web based reporting system that utilizes crowdsourced data to formulate visual map information of a crisis on a real-time basis.
As an Executive Director for Ushahidi, she manages projects and aids in the development and testing of the Ushahidi platform.
« Her joining the Board of Advisors enriches further the platform of Crowdsourcing Week. Juliana’s unique vision and knowledge of Africa will enable us to make sure we embrace the global innovation challenge, as Africa is growing to be one of the main actors in the years to come,» said Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and Founder of Ludvik+Partners and co-founder of Crowdsourcing Week.
“For nations and Foundations; If the goal is to spur innovation, it takes humility to listen, to look around and participate with innovators wherever they may be first. To see potential where others see trash, to support and uplift without supplanting and dictating. To connect with others based on passion, that is where where the most influence happens,” Rotich said.
«We build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. We’re a disruptive organization that is willing to take risks in the pursuit of changing the traditional way that information flows,» is Ushahidi’s mission statement.