StarHub Embraces Crowdsourcing Week as Global Partner

2014-04-01 11:00 3399

First partnership with a telco for Crowdsourcing Week

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowdsourcing Week (CSW), the global conference dedicated towards providing the crowdsourcing ecosystem with platforms and content, has announced StarHub as its official telco partner for Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014. As official telco, StarHub will work with CSW and the crowdsourcing community to build solutions for businesses and startups that can further drive momentum for the ecosystem.

Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder and CEO of Crowdsourcing Week said: "I am thrilled that StarHub has come on board as the official telco for Crowdsourcing Week. Crowdsourcing, as a methodology for big and small organisations, is being recognised on the global stage and to have the support of StarHub is a big milestone for the community. Our theme for this year is all about empowering transformation through crowds that will bring social productivity to organisations. With StarHub's involvement, we look forward to connect the dots between big data and human participation to tackle global challenges."

Crowdsourcing Week will work with StarHub i(3) globally to support their objectives in discovering and delivering new engines of growth through partnerships, think tanks and incubators to their customers and partners.

Mr. Mock Pak Lum, StarHub's Chief Technology Officer said: "We want to become a leader in technology innovation, digital initiatives and programmes. By partnering Crowdsourcing Week, we hope to tap into their expertise in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, to discover non-traditional growth engines that can be developed to deliver value back to our customers and partners. Crowdfunding platforms are both new and useful tools that can connect businesses, especially entrepreneurs, with both community and investment, accelerating their ability to scale faster."

He adds: "We don't want to be an observer on the side lines as crowdsourcing takes off. We will be in the driver's seat together with partners and deliver impactful and valuable contributions to the ecosystem and community by creating new solutions."

Crowdsourcing is about social productivity achieved by forming a collective effort of individuals globally that can help provide organizations with approaches and solutions centred on the crowd. To date, CSW has produced summits in New York City, Berlin, Amsterdam, Warsaw and London in addition to the flagship week-long annual conference in Singapore.

Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 welcomes exceptional group of speakers and panellists

The second annual global crowdsourcing conference is taking place in Singapore from April 7-11, 2014. The week-long series of events will bring together a highly influential and networked international community that is shaping the future of the growing crowdsourcing movement. The speaker lineup reinforces Crowdsourcing Week's mission to bring thought leadership coupled with transformative solutions onto the global stage to benefit enterprise, government and citizen services, healthcare, tourism, environment and startups.

The line-up of speakers includes leading innovators and crowdsourcing practice pioneers like Sean Moffitt, managing director of Wikibrands and well-recognized thought leader in company innovation; Jennifer Gustetic, executive at NASA who leads open data and innovation efforts for the US Government; Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies and pioneer on social business and the collaborative economy; and Maria Ressa, founder of Rappler and ace reporter redefining journalism by combining traditional broadcast, new media and mobile phone technology for social change.

Speakers will share best practices, strategies and disruptive business models for organizations looking to innovate in the new digital crowd-focused space.

Source: Crowdsourcing Week