Last week Appirio’s crowdsourcing community, Topcoder, had the privilege of attending and presenting at the Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) event, delivered by XPRIZE and Singularity University. Amazing presentations and conversations that help shape, illuminate, and define burgeoning industries, such as advanced autonomous robotics, AI, synthetic biology, 3D Printing, wearable technology and even quantum computing were delivered to the eager audience of Fortune 200 executives; often led by the pioneering innovators of their respective fields.
As the leaders in crowdsourcing and open innovation for enterprise digital asset creation, Topcoder had been asked to present to this executive audience. The goal was to not only discuss who comprises our 620,000+ member Topcoder community and what type of work & innovation they routinely help clients accomplish, but also to take it a step further and showcase on-stage just what the community is capable of. And to do so in less than 24 hours.
To demonstrate what the power of the Topcoder community and make it a fun experience for the live audience, they made it interactive. During Appirio Co-founder and Topcoder President Narinder Singh‘s on-stage interview with business model innovation pioneer and founder of XPRIZE, Peter Diamandis, he asked the audience three seemingly non-related questions. These three questions, and their respective answers were then immediately used as inputs into what would be a 23 hour UX mobile design challenge.
The results were truly amazing! Below are just a couple of examples of the output. To see the full story and all the UX winners please read the detailed post on the Topcoder blog.