CSW Summit // D.C. (USA)

June 15, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

15 June, 2017

Washington, D.C.

One Day of Interactive Sessions, Panels, Workshops & Networking!

The Second Wave of the Crowd Economy is Here!

Crowdsourced innovation, collective intelligence (AI + HI), and a 10x mindset is needed in order for organizations to become the engine of innovation. CSW Summit // Washington D.C. will bring crowdsourcing and the crowd economy to center stage.

US and international speakers will gather in Washington for this one-day summit to share how crowdsourcing is shaping their industries and is transforming organizations today. Participants will have the chance to connect with top experts in crowdsourcing, crowd innovation and blockchain enabled economy.


Our speakers are open Internet pioneers, enterprise leaders, and disruptive innovators who understand the fundamental shift towards the new crowd economy.


CSW Summit Washington D.C. will focus on the second wave of the crowd economy. In the world of Hi + Ai, blockchain and gammification both domestic and international industry leading professionals will share how crowdsourcing is reshaping industries and transforming organizations today.

8:30am | Registration

Welcome, Coffee & Tea

9:00am | Second Wave Of The Crowd Economy is Here - Are You Ready?

Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder & CEO, Crowdsourcing Week

Matt Manning, President, Information Evolution

9:20am | Incremental Prizes for Exponential Outcomes with Topcoder

Andy LaMora, Partner – Public Sector, Topcoder

9:40am | How GE Accelerates The Development of New Products Through Crowdsourcing

Dyan Finkhousen, Director of Innovation, GE

10am | Crowd Matters: Booz Allen Hamilton’s View Now And For The Future

Kurt Scherer, Director Innovation Center, Booz Allen Hamilton

10:20am | Crowdsourced Innovation by US Department of Defense

Stephen Gerry, Acquisition Officer, US Department of Defense

10:35am | Citizen Participation For Investigative Journalism

Christina Wilkie, White House Reporter, Huffington Post

10:50am | Crowdsourcing a Better Government

Amy J. Wilson, Innovation Fellow, White House Presidential Innovation Fellows

11:00am | Coffee Break
11:20am | Crowdsourcing has become a tool for innovation at NASA. Here is how?

Amy Kaminski, Program Executive, NASA

11:40am | Democratization of Ideas Through Anonymity & Simplicity

Trevor Madigan, CEO, The Vision Lab

11:55am | Harnessing Collaboration to Pursue Grand Challenges

Cristin Dorgelo, Open Innovation Expert, Former White House OSTP

12:10pm | PANEL #1: What Are The Key Challenges For Crowdsourcing in Private and Public Sector?

Thomas J. Fuller, CEO & Managing Partner, Epsen Fuller Group

Dyan Finkhousen, Director of Innovation, GE
Andy LaMora, Partner – Public Sector, Topcoder
Amy J. Wilson, Innovation Fellow, White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Robin Smith, CEO & Co-Founder, WeGoLook

12:45pm | Lunch
2:00pm | Crowdsourcing Speech Data Science and AI

Daniela Braga, Founder & CEO, DefinedCrowd

2:20pm | Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science

Sophia B Liu, Innovation Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey

2:35pm | How Corporates Can Leverage Crowdsourced Innovation

Milan Koch, Managing Director, AngelHack

2:50pm | The Crowd Is The World's Newest Super Power!

Joe Schmidt, CEO, Freedom United

3:05pm | Powering Communities for Prize Challenges

Michael Contreras, Co-Founder & Director, SensisChallenges

3:20pm | Design Thinking Process & Crowd Innovation

Carolina Salazar, Founder, Design Thinking Institute

3:35pm | Coffee Break
4:00pm | Crowdsourcing to Counter Violent Extremism and Online Radicalization

Clara Tsao, Innovation Specialist, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

4:15pm | PANEL #2: AI + HI: Artificial Intelligence + Human Intelligence = Super Intelligence. At What Point Does The Crowd Economy Come Into Play?

Paul Hyland, Principal Product Management Consultant, Higher Digital

Daniela Braga, Founder & CEO, DefinedCrowd
Daniel Castro, Vice President, ITIF
Andrea Glorioso, Diplomatic Counsellor, EU in the US
Sean Gonzalez, President, Data Community DC

5pm | Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion: Where are we?

Samson Williams, Interim Chief, Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3)

5:15pm | Time is the Most Precious Currency & Everyone Has Fair Access. Welcome to Time 2.0

Gabriele Donati, Co-Founder, TimeRepublik

5:30pm | Blockchain Enabled Crowd Economy

Xiaochen Zhang, Founder, Fintech4Good


5:50pm | Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks by Epi Ludvik & Matt Manning


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Space is limited. Register early to secure your place!

Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend, your best option is to transfer the ticket to another name.



Impact Hub DC

419 7th Street NW

3rd Floor

Washington, D.C 20004

CSW Summit D.C. is supported by:

Premier Partners

Supporting Partners

Media & Tech Partners

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