Crowdsourcing: New directions in outsourcing

Tuesday 8 December 2009

5.30pm for 6.00pm

Carl Adams from University of Portsmouth

Southampton Solent University , Herbert Collins Building, ground floor, room HC 021, directions and maps at

Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Quality SG and Southampton Solent University

This event is free, open to all, but please book through the BCS website, both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments

Crowdsourcing - or Open-Global Sourcing - offers organisations a new way of outsourcing that draws upon a vast knowledge community.

Crowdsourcing involves taking tasks that were traditionally performed by employees and then outsourcing them in the form of an open call to a large undefined group of people or social networking community. There have been some spectacular successes and some failures.

The presentation will report on research into Open-Global Sourcing, providing examples of different types of crowdsourcing activity. It will also look at some current activity into innovation networks and innovation brokering systems that aimed at accessing micro and small companies (MSMEs) and a huge source of innovation.

Carl Adams' Presentation (PDF)