CSW Summit Geneva

Transform Your Outlook with Crowdsourcing and the Crowd Economy!

Are You Ready to Transform Your Outlook with Crowdsourcing and the Crowd Economy?
One Action-Packed Day. 15+ Innovative Speakers. Not Your Average Conference!

In partnership with Catalyx, world leader crowdsourcing platform that counts on a community of more than 285.000 people and more than 450 successful campaigns, Crowdsourcing Week Summit Geneva will bring crowdsourcing and the crowd economy to center stage in Switzerland. Swiss and international speakers will gather in Geneva for this one-day conference to share how crowdsourcing is shaping their industries and is transforming organizations today. Hear from 15+ crowdsourcing industry experts and client side advocates proving how crowdsourcing can truly reinvent the way you do business.

What to Expect:

–The summit will be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge with Switzerland’s innovators and change makers.
–There will be prizes, competitions and plenty of tools and techniques to ensure your networking is as targeted and beneficial as possible.
— A live scribe will capture the ideas flowing through the day in real time.
–CSW Summit Geneva will beam via multiple social media channels all captured beautifully on Brandwatch’s Vizia platform.
–Everything you would expect from a Crowdsourcing Week Conference!


Uptown Geneva
Rue de la Servette 2
1201 Genève, Switzerland

Uptown Geneva<br /> Rue de la Servette 2 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Uptown Geneva
Rue de la Servette 2
1201 Genève, Switzerland



9:25 AM Welcome + Day’s Outline

9:35 AM Opening remarks: The Global Potential of Crowdsourcing in Innovation, Creativity + Finance
Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Crowdsourcing Week

9:45 AM CoLab I: The Open Innovation Imperative
Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Crowdsourcing Week & Guy White, Catalyx

9:50 AM Open Innovation: Changing the World One Idea at a Time”
Nick Wright + Rob Wilmot, Crowdicity

10:10 AM Crowdsourcing Customer Happiness Without a Customer Service Department
Manuel Grenacher, Mila AG & Thomas Staudte, Swisscom

10:30 AM The 2015 Crowdsourcing Report for Brands
Francois Petavy, eYeka


11:05 AM The Power of the Crowd in Crafting Brand Launch & Activations
Barbara Juhasz, Carlsberg Group

11:25 AM Crowdsourcing Inspiration and Insights to Build Better Innovation
Daniel Stracey, Dub

11:45 AM Crowdtesting 2.0 – From Anonymous Crowd to Target Audience & Customer Community
Dieter Speidel, Pass Group

12:05 PM Validate as You Create – a New Paradigm for Marketing and Innovation
Guy White, Catalyx


2:00 PM CoLab II: The Open Innovation Imperative
Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Crowdsourcing Week & Guy White, Catalyx

2:05 PM TBA

2:25 PM CoLab III: Co-Creating with Customers and Open Innovation
David Simoes-Brown, 100% Open

2:45 PM Listening to Client Experiences and Turning it into a Real Collaboration
Moniek Hann, Medtronic


3:30 PM Panel Discussion: Are Crowds the Future of Finance?
Moderated by Myret Zaki, Bilan; Panelists: Guillaume Barazzone, Andreas Pages & Julien Pache

4:10 PM How to Raise $500,000 on Indiegogo (World Record)
Andy Yen, ProtonMail

4:30 PM Crowdfunding Growth: An Enterprise Case Study
Andreas Pages, Swisscom

4:50 PM How to Open Up Organizational Culture by Crowdsourcing Innovation
Tarun Sarwal, ICRC – Red Cross

5:10 PM Crowdsourcing’s Potential for the UN System
Joseph Gaylord, ITU – International Telecommunications Union

5:30 PM Collaborating for Impact

Holger Hoffmann-Riem, WWF

Travel Information

Getting to the venue:
The summit venue, Uptown Geneva, is very central – 1 minute from the Gare Cornavin train station. From the airport, a direct train will take you into town in less than 10 mins – tickets are free but you will need to grab it before leaving the baggage claim area.


There is a huge selection of 3 and 4 star hotels within walking distance, we advise you to check Geneva Airbnb.com and Booking.com. Some good options include:


o The Hotel Warwick

o The Novotel Geneve Centre

o Hotel Auteil

o Hotel Ibis (either Ibis Styles Geneve Gare or Ibis Geneve Centre Gare)

o Hotel East West