I moderated an event for the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, held at Ernst & Young in Sydney recently. The topic focused on open innovation and crowdsourcing, featuring Darren Williams from Freelancer.com; Paul Levins from Intellectual Ventures and Darren Coomber from Innovation XChange. Here’s my Enterprise post on how small businesses can take advantage of an increasingly flatter world.
If you want names entered into a database, forget about needing a secretary or personal assistant, you can outsource it to a tertiary educated guy in Mumbai who is earning extra money after-hours. Need a brochure designed? Hand it over to a recent fine arts graduate in the Philippines who turns it around in a day. Or want a major software application created but have no idea how to manage the development process?
Well, not only can you outsource the software creation to a coder in Moldova, you can also also outsource the project management role to an experienced person in the US.
That’s the future that Darren Williams painted at a discussion last week held by the University of New South Wales’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, held at Ernst & Young.* Williams is founding chief technology officer and a director of Freelancer.com.au (also Freelancer.com), an Australian website which is like eBay for freelancers.
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