Danish Crowdsourcing

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About

Over the past two decades, firms worldwide have shifted from traditional models of innovation to more open models that seek to integrate a wide range of stakeholders into their innovation processes. One such model is crowdsourcing, which offers firms access to knowledge and skills worldwide, speeding up innovation processes, and potentially improving the quality of their outcome.
Danish Crowdsourcing is an organization collaborating with practitioners and academia on the effects of crowdsourcing methods and processes.

Through our events, research and projects, we aim to inspire those working within the field, and to provide experts as well as newcomers the opportunity to network with and learn from their peers.

Below you can see partners already in our network. Please feel free to reach out if you too would like to join or learn more.

jeff-howe

No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else 

Bill Joy, Co-founder of Sun Microsystems
whoweare

Who we are?

We are passionate crowd-nerds with a wide range of experience within crowdsourcing from business and the public sector, including politics and educational institutions.

Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard

Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard

Founder, (+45) 8755 0529, flemming@danishcrowdsourcing.org

Chief Consultant, VIA University College & PhD student within crowdsourcing

”Danish Crowdsourcing will contribute to the knowledge of how private companies and public institutions in Denmark can develop and interact with their internal and external stakeholders, and that way become more innovative, productive and competitive, while at the same time creating better relations to the outside world.”

Daiana Fobian Nielsen

Daiana Fobian Nielsen

Founder, (+45) 3162 6440, daiana@danishcrowdsourcing.org

Innovation consultant & MSc in Management of Innovation and Business Development (CBS)

“As never before we have the possibility to use the wisdom of the crowd – this in regards to problem solving, marketing, to accelerate innovation and to optimize our business model. The toolbox is on the table, we just have to become much more skilled in using the tools.”

Ryan Rutan

Ryan Rutan

Partner

Chief Innovation Officer & Founding Partner, Startups.co

“Crowdsourcing is an outcome of an age where the speed of change has transcended these barriers faster than they can reform – and the desire to drive change has more support than ever before, with the changes having more impact than ever before. Danish Crowdsourcing has embraced these truths, and has made amazing progress in fostering the growth and connectivity of Denmark’s strengths with the global environment.”

Dr. Michael Gebert

Dr. Michael Gebert

PARTNER

Founder, Crowd Mentor Network

“The business world has become globally competitive. Innovation is rarely undertaken only in-house, but frequently transformed into an open call where many stakeholders are involved in the innovation process. It is therefore imperative for organizations to gain competitive advantage by adopting new technologies to apply in company operations. Crowdsourcing technologies support companies in their effort to re-evaluate as well as re-design business processes, and engage heterogeneous groups of people for a common goal.”

Stefan Lindegaard

Stefan Lindegaard

Partner

Author, speaker & strategic advisor, 15inno

“Corporate Denmark has to adapt to a new era with innovation that is driven by openness and cooperation with external partners. There is no way back. Four global megatrends run innovation today; everything runs faster, knowledge is more transparent, everyone is connected to each other and all is just more open. This creates new opportunities and challenges for corporate Denmark. It is good to see that Danish Crowdsourcing can contribute to the understanding of these factors for Danish companies.”

Marion Poetz

Marion Poetz

Partner

Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School (Department of Innovation and Organizationel Economics)

“Recent insights from research and good-practice examples clearly indicate that under certain circumstances crowdsourcing-based search mechanisms can yield significantly better outcome. I appreciate Danish Crowdsourcing’s dedication to contribute to our understanding of how crowdsourcing can shape the way we will solve problems in the future.”

Lars Tvede

Lars Tvede

Partner

Financier, entrepreneur and author

“To me crowdsourcing is one of the most exciting phenomena is our age. It represents such a fundamental change in our way to collaborate that I am tempted to equalize it with some of the greatest social innovation through times. The Renaissance, the Reformation, the scientific Revolution, the emancipation of women etc. It is big, it is beautiful and it is practical!”

Pernille Munk Nielsen

Pernille Munk Nielsen

PARTNER

Head of Section, Danish Business Authority

“Businesses and public institutions can use crowdsourcing to spur innovation and help foster new markets simply by sharing small as well as large scale problems online. Outsourcing problem-solving to a relevant crowd may result in a much better, more efficient and completely different solution that you could have imagined to begin with. Tapping into the crowd brings along enormous opportunities.”

Jesper Müller-Krogstrup

Jesper Müller-Krogstrup

Partner

Partner & Director, Nosco

“The companies that master to involve the right “crowd” at the right time have a strong competitive advantage – they can solve challenges faster and better. The future innovation leader can with just a single press on a button, engage the company’s alumni-networks, all employees or its lead users.”

Steffen Hedebrandt

Steffen Hedebrandt

Partner

Head of Marketing, AIRTAME

”The way the world works today is changing radically. It will take years before everyone understands it. At that point they will say; It started with crowdsourcing.”

Shelley Kuipers

Shelley Kuipers

Partner

CEO & Founding Partner, Better Ventures

“Participation is Better Business”

Stiven Kerestegian

Stiven Kerestegian

Partner

Head of Innovation and Strategy, CIID

“Open, inclusive and participatory approach to value creation = Crowdsourcing”

Jacob Bøtter

Jacob Bøtter

Partner

Entrepreneur, author & speaker

“Everything has changed, and one of the most important transformations is, that companies can no longer perform well with only the help of their employees. Companies today need help from all sides, not least from outside of the organization.”

Signe Skov-Hansen

Signe Skov-Hansen

Partner

Sociologist, Danish Technological Institute

“In Denmark we share some structural assumptions to gear business life and the civilian population to a common lift nationally and internationally. Because we recognize that social technology is not a premise, but an assistance of the crowdsourcing process. And because innovation through crowdsourcing demands practise.”

Magnus Balslev Jensen

Magnus Balslev Jensen

PARTNER

Consultant, The Danish Think Tank DEA

“The disruptive nature of technology has always been a driving force, which has pushed businesses to innovate. Finding ways to leverage input from ‘the crowd’—whether inside the company or outside—is a key component in successful business models”

Susanne Rubæk

Susanne Rubæk

Partner

Author of several books including “Crowdinnovation”, speaker and Co-founder of the consultancy company one:life

“We know that involving ideas and input from customers, users or citizens creates better solutions and innovation. But not everyone yet knows, that we can receive even more ideas and even more knowledge through crowdsourcing. Danish Crowdsourcing aims to change that!”

Christian Gabriel

Christian Gabriel

Partner

Co-founder, Capdesk

“In line with the global migration to the Internet, strong online communities have flourished. No one can longer afford, to belie their crowd.”

Kasper Sølvsten Willumsen

Kasper Sølvsten Willumsen

PARTNER

Continuous Improvement Consultant, LEGO

“Idea Management has existed for more than a 100 years – how can crowdsourcing bring it to the next level? We are just at the beginning of this journey where crowdsourcing can “replace” the old idea box.”

Britta Aagaard

Britta Aagaard

PARTNER

CEO, Textminded

“Time is now for Doing Better Business. Founded in the belief that communities, co-creation, the sharing economy and sustainability are concepts that will drive both economic growth and social well-being in tomorrow’s democratic world.”

Malene Sihm Vejlsgaard

Malene Sihm Vejlsgaard

Partner

Founder & CEO, Boblr

“We have only seen the tip of the “crowdsourcing-iceberg”. In the future we will experience a more sophisticated use of “the crowd” with a greater focus on quality and talent than on quantity and “herd”! It is very relevant that Danish Crowdsourcing places the phenomena on the agenda, also in the Danish companies.”

Pernille Simmelkiær

Pernille Simmelkiær

PARTNER

CEO, Cosmic People

“Crowdsourcing – seeing a world of opportunities for your business – in the true sense of the word.”

Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald

Partner

Purveyor of Purpose at BTC Revolutions &
Founder of My Community Manager

“Brands are beginning to realize they never owned the crowd, and while the crowd doesn’t own the brand, they do have a voice. Crowdsourcing brings the brand and crowd together for the better of both.”

Carina Hallin

Carina Hallin

PARTNER

Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Collective Intelligence Unit, Department of International Economics and Management

“Are the many wiser than the few? Recent research at Collective Intelligence Unit on the wisdom of stakeholders show that predictions of employees in subsidiaries of global multinational enterprises can predict changes in KPIs better than the adjusted forecasts by management. Other studies have indicated that frontline employees can predict changes in team performance, innovation, customer satisfaction and other business measures that are linked with financial performance. In other words, diverse minds do better, when their decisions are averaged, than expert minds. Danish Crowdsourcing is a highly esteemed partner of Collective Intelligence Unit in terms of teaching courses on crowdsourcing to CBS students and in developing new research projects on crowd predictions.”

Thierry Rayna

Thierry Rayna

Partner

Professor of Economics and Innovation, Novancia Business School Paris

“Digital technologies are ‘magic’ because they empower people and communities. They enable anyone to contribute whether with time or money to the most trivial or most ambitious collective projects and, thereby, they are a key driver of collective innovation and Open R&D. Unleashing the power of the crowd, however, is generally not straightforward and the initiatives carried out by Danish Crowdsourcing are critical to fully understand what the crowd has to offer and how to maximise its contribution.”

Anne Mette Zachariassen

Anne Mette Zachariassen

PARTNER

Director, mindYbusiness & Co-founder of amba2, the creative coop movement

“Development and growth comes through partnership. We need to partner together to create growth. We need dynamic partnership models and tools that make it possible to work across disciplines and industries. Most importantly, we must find a way to partner up between worlds and cultures. I’m part of a diverse group of business people who have founded the Creative Cooperative Movement. Called amba2, this movement is based on the values and structures of the historic coop model. Fortunately, the new digital platforms and business models of today are strengthening and renewing the power of this model to create strong business partnerships.”

Kristine Pontoppidan

Kristine Pontoppidan

PARTNER

Crowdninja, Ninja Consult

“Every company, established or startup, should have ‘crowd-thinking’ build into their DNA. Innovation is increasingly driven by external powers and customers and consumers expect to be a part of the proces. Gone are the days of building a perfect product in a basement before launching – instead, transparency, cooperation, communication and openness are the keywords in building a global brand. Every company should utilize The Power of the Crowd.”

Morten Lundholm

Morten Lundholm

Partner

Strategic planner, Creative Hub, IKEA Communications

“From the beginning of my career, I have had the pleasure to work with design-research, user-involvement and co-creation. As methods have gone from buzzwords to common practice, I have always wondered, that there hasn’t been a rallying point for knowledge and co-operations across organizations in Denmark. Therefore I look forward to follow and support Danish Crowdsourcing.”

Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard

Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard

Founder, (+45) 8755 0529, flemming@danishcrowdsourcing.org

Chief Consultant, VIA University College & PhD student within crowdsourcing

”Danish Crowdsourcing will contribute to the knowledge of how private companies and public institutions in Denmark can develop and interact with their internal and external stakeholders, and that way become more innovative, productive and competitive, while at the same time creating better relations to the outside world.”

Daiana Fobian Nielsen

Daiana Fobian Nielsen

Founder, (+45) 3162 6440, daiana@danishcrowdsourcing.org

Innovation consultant & MSc in Management of Innovation and Business Development (CBS)

“As never before we have the possibility to use the wisdom of the crowd – this in regards to problem solving, marketing, to accelerate innovation and to optimize our business model. The toolbox is on the table, we just have to become much more skilled in using the tools.”

Ryan Rutan

Ryan Rutan

Partner

Chief Innovation Officer & Founding Partner, Startups.co

“Crowdsourcing is an outcome of an age where the speed of change has transcended these barriers faster than they can reform – and the desire to drive change has more support than ever before, with the changes having more impact than ever before. Danish Crowdsourcing has embraced these truths, and has made amazing progress in fostering the growth and connectivity of Denmark’s strengths with the global environment.”

Dr. Michael Gebert

Dr. Michael Gebert

PARTNER

Founder, Crowd Mentor Network

“The business world has become globally competitive. Innovation is rarely undertaken only in-house, but frequently transformed into an open call where many stakeholders are involved in the innovation process. It is therefore imperative for organizations to gain competitive advantage by adopting new technologies to apply in company operations. Crowdsourcing technologies support companies in their effort to re-evaluate as well as re-design business processes, and engage heterogeneous groups of people for a common goal.”

Stefan Lindegaard

Stefan Lindegaard

Partner

Author, speaker & strategic advisor, 15inno

“Corporate Denmark has to adapt to a new era with innovation that is driven by openness and cooperation with external partners. There is no way back. Four global megatrends run innovation today; everything runs faster, knowledge is more transparent, everyone is connected to each other and all is just more open. This creates new opportunities and challenges for corporate Denmark. It is good to see that Danish Crowdsourcing can contribute to the understanding of these factors for Danish companies.”

Marion Poetz

Marion Poetz

Partner

Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School (Department of Innovation and Organizationel Economics)

“Recent insights from research and good-practice examples clearly indicate that under certain circumstances crowdsourcing-based search mechanisms can yield significantly better outcome. I appreciate Danish Crowdsourcing’s dedication to contribute to our understanding of how crowdsourcing can shape the way we will solve problems in the future.”

Lars Tvede

Lars Tvede

Partner

Financier, entrepreneur and author

“To me crowdsourcing is one of the most exciting phenomena is our age. It represents such a fundamental change in our way to collaborate that I am tempted to equalize it with some of the greatest social innovation through times. The Renaissance, the Reformation, the scientific Revolution, the emancipation of women etc. It is big, it is beautiful and it is practical!”

Pernille Munk Nielsen

Pernille Munk Nielsen

PARTNER

Head of Section, Danish Business Authority

“Businesses and public institutions can use crowdsourcing to spur innovation and help foster new markets simply by sharing small as well as large scale problems online. Outsourcing problem-solving to a relevant crowd may result in a much better, more efficient and completely different solution that you could have imagined to begin with. Tapping into the crowd brings along enormous opportunities.”

Jesper Müller-Krogstrup

Jesper Müller-Krogstrup

Partner

Partner & Director, Nosco

“The companies that master to involve the right “crowd” at the right time have a strong competitive advantage – they can solve challenges faster and better. The future innovation leader can with just a single press on a button, engage the company’s alumni-networks, all employees or its lead users.”

Steffen Hedebrandt

Steffen Hedebrandt

Partner

Head of Marketing, AIRTAME

”The way the world works today is changing radically. It will take years before everyone understands it. At that point they will say; It started with crowdsourcing.”

Shelley Kuipers

Shelley Kuipers

Partner

CEO & Founding Partner, Better Ventures

“Participation is Better Business”

Stiven Kerestegian

Stiven Kerestegian

Partner

Head of Innovation and Strategy, CIID

“Open, inclusive and participatory approach to value creation = Crowdsourcing”

Jacob Bøtter

Jacob Bøtter

Partner

Entrepreneur, author & speaker

“Everything has changed, and one of the most important transformations is, that companies can no longer perform well with only the help of their employees. Companies today need help from all sides, not least from outside of the organization.”

Signe Skov-Hansen

Signe Skov-Hansen

Partner

Sociologist, Danish Technological Institute

“In Denmark we share some structural assumptions to gear business life and the civilian population to a common lift nationally and internationally. Because we recognize that social technology is not a premise, but an assistance of the crowdsourcing process. And because innovation through crowdsourcing demands practise.”

Magnus Balslev Jensen

Magnus Balslev Jensen

PARTNER

Consultant, The Danish Think Tank DEA

“The disruptive nature of technology has always been a driving force, which has pushed businesses to innovate. Finding ways to leverage input from ‘the crowd’—whether inside the company or outside—is a key component in successful business models”

Susanne Rubæk

Susanne Rubæk

Partner

Author of several books including “Crowdinnovation”, speaker and Co-founder of the consultancy company one:life

“We know that involving ideas and input from customers, users or citizens creates better solutions and innovation. But not everyone yet knows, that we can receive even more ideas and even more knowledge through crowdsourcing. Danish Crowdsourcing aims to change that!”

Christian Gabriel

Christian Gabriel

Partner

Co-founder, Capdesk

“In line with the global migration to the Internet, strong online communities have flourished. No one can longer afford, to belie their crowd.”

Kasper Sølvsten Willumsen

Kasper Sølvsten Willumsen

PARTNER

Continuous Improvement Consultant, LEGO

“Idea Management has existed for more than a 100 years – how can crowdsourcing bring it to the next level? We are just at the beginning of this journey where crowdsourcing can “replace” the old idea box.”

Britta Aagaard

Britta Aagaard

PARTNER

CEO, Textminded

“Time is now for Doing Better Business. Founded in the belief that communities, co-creation, the sharing economy and sustainability are concepts that will drive both economic growth and social well-being in tomorrow’s democratic world.”

Malene Sihm Vejlsgaard

Malene Sihm Vejlsgaard

Partner

Founder & CEO, Boblr

“We have only seen the tip of the “crowdsourcing-iceberg”. In the future we will experience a more sophisticated use of “the crowd” with a greater focus on quality and talent than on quantity and “herd”! It is very relevant that Danish Crowdsourcing places the phenomena on the agenda, also in the Danish companies.”

Pernille Simmelkiær

Pernille Simmelkiær

PARTNER

CEO, Cosmic People

“Crowdsourcing – seeing a world of opportunities for your business – in the true sense of the word.”

Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald

Partner

Purveyor of Purpose at BTC Revolutions &
Founder of My Community Manager

“Brands are beginning to realize they never owned the crowd, and while the crowd doesn’t own the brand, they do have a voice. Crowdsourcing brings the brand and crowd together for the better of both.”

Carina Hallin

Carina Hallin

PARTNER

Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Collective Intelligence Unit, Department of International Economics and Management

“Are the many wiser than the few? Recent research at Collective Intelligence Unit on the wisdom of stakeholders show that predictions of employees in subsidiaries of global multinational enterprises can predict changes in KPIs better than the adjusted forecasts by management. Other studies have indicated that frontline employees can predict changes in team performance, innovation, customer satisfaction and other business measures that are linked with financial performance. In other words, diverse minds do better, when their decisions are averaged, than expert minds. Danish Crowdsourcing is a highly esteemed partner of Collective Intelligence Unit in terms of teaching courses on crowdsourcing to CBS students and in developing new research projects on crowd predictions.”

Thierry Rayna

Thierry Rayna

Partner

Professor of Economics and Innovation, Novancia Business School Paris

“Digital technologies are ‘magic’ because they empower people and communities. They enable anyone to contribute whether with time or money to the most trivial or most ambitious collective projects and, thereby, they are a key driver of collective innovation and Open R&D. Unleashing the power of the crowd, however, is generally not straightforward and the initiatives carried out by Danish Crowdsourcing are critical to fully understand what the crowd has to offer and how to maximise its contribution.”

Anne Mette Zachariassen

Anne Mette Zachariassen

PARTNER

Director, mindYbusiness & Co-founder of amba2, the creative coop movement

“Development and growth comes through partnership. We need to partner together to create growth. We need dynamic partnership models and tools that make it possible to work across disciplines and industries. Most importantly, we must find a way to partner up between worlds and cultures. I’m part of a diverse group of business people who have founded the Creative Cooperative Movement. Called amba2, this movement is based on the values and structures of the historic coop model. Fortunately, the new digital platforms and business models of today are strengthening and renewing the power of this model to create strong business partnerships.”

Kristine Pontoppidan

Kristine Pontoppidan

PARTNER

Crowdninja, Ninja Consult

“Every company, established or startup, should have ‘crowd-thinking’ build into their DNA. Innovation is increasingly driven by external powers and customers and consumers expect to be a part of the proces. Gone are the days of building a perfect product in a basement before launching – instead, transparency, cooperation, communication and openness are the keywords in building a global brand. Every company should utilize The Power of the Crowd.”

Morten Lundholm

Morten Lundholm

Partner

Strategic planner, Creative Hub, IKEA Communications

“From the beginning of my career, I have had the pleasure to work with design-research, user-involvement and co-creation. As methods have gone from buzzwords to common practice, I have always wondered, that there hasn’t been a rallying point for knowledge and co-operations across organizations in Denmark. Therefore I look forward to follow and support Danish Crowdsourcing.”

lars-tvede

Crowdsourcing – the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined network of people in the form of an open call 

Jeff Howe, Wired Magazine
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