Go Beyond the Crowdsourcing Headlines

[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]Learn more about crowd platforms from veteran Simon Schneider, CEO of zyncd, at Geneva Chapter’s first luncheon conference of the year. [/pullquote]Accenture just published a new report identifying the six most disruptive enterprise trends (see Accenture Technology Vision 2014) and crowdsourcing figures prominently in its discussion of the (r)evolution from workforce to crowdsource and how it creates a borderless enterprise. It is hard not to miss the buzzwords crowdsourcing and crowdfunding when reading the news these days.

Here’s a quick list of some headlines in the past week from a range of scientific and mass media publication.

Sharing the wealth: is crowdsourcing about charity or getting things …[The Courier.UK]
Crowdsourcing gains traction as a resource in legal practice [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Kickstarter And Crowdsourcing Are Rapidly Coming Of Age [INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY]

The use of crowd platforms is an emerging trend with potential to make an impact on inducrowdblog1stries, service organizations, including NGOs, and diverse socio-economic groups around the world. Learn more about the trend and how it can affect your business at the upcoming INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland’s Luncheon Conference (click to register) on February 13 in Geneva, featuring crowd platforms veteran Simon Schneider, CEO of zyncd (formerly an executive with InnoCentive and board member of Crowdhut).

Simon will describe how it started with crowdsourcing (ask the crowds for their ideas), then crowdfunding (ask the crowd for their money). And he will answer the question: with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding gaining momentum globally, what’s next?

[notice]Please register & purchase tickets online before February 11th[/notice]

Geneva Chapter’s Talent & Innovation Event Now Online

Geneva’s first event of the year, Talent & Innovation, was a hit with more than 80 attendees on hand to hear five keynote speakers, including Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD, along with Xavier Comtesse, Avenir Suisse, Joël Claret, McKinsey & Co, and Fathi Derder, Member of Swiss National Council. Lanvin is passionate about academic research and its potential to make positive change and inspire action. He uses indices because “numbers have less baggage than words” (download his presentation here). His 30 minute talk delivers many surprising insights about the fierce global competition to innovate and how talent is the most important factor, not least of all, he describes what makes Switzerland’s top ranking traits hard to imitate. A panel discussion followed Lanvin’s presentation, moderated by François Schaller (editor-in-chief of L’Agefi). See the article about the event in L’Agefi (pdf)

Geneva Chapter volunteer, Ludovic Choppin, organized the event and edited the high quality video presented for your enjoyment here.

INSEAD’s Mauborgne and Kim Win 2014 Carl S. Sloane Award

w_chan_kim_-_renee_mauborgneJoining the ranks of former winners of the Carl S. Sloane Award, such as Clayton Christensen (2013), Gary Hamel (2012), and Jim Champy (2010), are INSEAD’s W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. The two won the award this year for their “innovative thinking and fresh perspectives that have redefined the traditional approaches to strategy consulting”.

They are the authors of the worldwide bestselling strategy book, Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant, which has been published in 43 languages and sold over 3.5 million copies. It has quickly become a best seller across five continents and has changed the way we think about business strategy, said the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) in a statement. (Image source: INSEAD.EDU)