Top 10 Crowdsourcing Experts Series – Canada
Crowd Sourcing Week | Sean Moffitt | Feb 10, 2014
Note from editor: The Crowdsourcing Week Team, along with our advisors are thrilled to present a new series on our picks for Crowdsourcing Week’s Global List of Experts. Over the next few weeks, we will share our lists of global innovators shaping the conversation on the crowd economy. Sean Moffitt of Wikibrands is curating our first list on Canada’ s thought leaders. Over to Sean.
A lot of great choices for Canada to kick off our Global Crowdsourcing List of Experts Series. Given my own location,
we thought we should start north in our 50-country collection of geo-specific collection of crowd experts, influencers and practitioners.
Here is our best crack at our Canadian top 10 (in no particular ranking), but we could have easily added more (please add your own in the comments area). We also hope you can add your Canuck insight to our first annual Global Crowdsourcing Survey.
#1 Don Tapscott, The Thought Leader
Claim to Fame: One of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, open collaboration, the economic and social impact of technology and current lead of Global Solution Networks
Latest Tweet of Substance: Smart societies: from citizens as sensors to collective action http://ow.ly/tlu2G
#2 Eric Migicovsky, The Crowd Campaigner
Claim to Fame: Founder of the most successful campaign on Kickstarter to-date Pebble Watch
, a successful Y Combinator venture – 85,000 funders and 300,000+ customers
#3 Shelley Kuipers, The Brand Champion
Claim to Fame: Leads Chaordix – the global player in crowdsourced brand and product innovation that help the world’s leading companies and organizations gain sustained community engagement and predictive intelligence with global clientele including P&G, IBM, FutureBrand, KPMG, American Airlines, Virgin and Reckitt Benckiser
#4 Darryl Hatton, The Fundraiser
Claim to Fame: Leads FundRazr
- Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first released in 2009 allowing enterprises and users to raise money for a variety of causes – $42 million since inception making it one of the top 6 crowdfunding platforms in the world
#5 Craig Asano, The Crowd Ringleader
Claim to Fame: Spearheaded multiple programs and initiatives including Canada’s Crowdfunding Directory, a National Ambassadors outreach program, and NCFA Canada’s advocacy efforts to advance equity-based Crowdfunding regulations in Canada.
Latest Tweet of Substance: Why Canada is where smart VC money is going in 2014 http://ow.ly/trYs6
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