November 3: Outsourcing through Crowd and Cloud models: Operational Efficiencies for Robo/Manufacturing Companies
There are ways of creating a more virtual and more efficient company using crowd and cloud-based outsourcing!
manufacturing products, designing manufacturing products, developing
business plans for a manufacturing product business can be outsourced.
Building a virtual business is a
disruptive force that requires a new set of business rules of how to bring
together buyers and sellers that are located any where in the world. This can include outsourcing pieces of your process, like product testing, to crowd sourcing a component being built!
have invited some leading-edge players that will present on what are the
fundamental building blocks they have done to build successful virtual
businesses in areas such as application performance assurance, big data
consulting, and architectural and design projects. Entrepreneurs in the
manufacturing and robotics industry can utilize these same building blocks to
create new virtual businesses for testing new products, implementing new
designs, and assessing the feasibility of a new manufacturing business or even
Preceded and followed by networking, as usual!
Panel led by David Tapper:
- Damian Roskill, VP of Marketing, Applause (formerly uTest)
- Harpreet Singh, Founder, Experfy
- Imdat As, Founder, Arcbazar.com
Damian Roskill is responsible for growing and
refining the Applause brand, expanding the customer base and serving as the
tactical leader of the company's marketing initiatives. In this role, Damian
aligns marketing's goals with that of other departments to ensure that the
company continues its aggressive growth. Prior to joining Applause, Damian held
senior positions at a wide range of companies, including Compete, 50 Lessons,
Soundbridge, RxCentric and others. During this time, his responsibilities
included project management and development, product marketing, as well as
general marketing. Damian earned his BS in computer science from the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Harpreet Singh is the co-founder of
Experfy, a big data consulting marketplace based in the Harvard Innovation Lab.
He is an entrepreneur with experience leading cross-functional teams in global
execution of product development, business strategy, operations, and technology
functions. With exceptional emphasis on structured governance, he managed the
program management initiatives for sixty technology startups from Citigroup's
e-Citi Venture Portfolio Office. In a later role as Director of Technology,
also at Citigroup, he architected the infrastructure of global multi-tiered,
web-based electronic exchanges. Harpreet subsequently established the Project
Management Office (PMO) for FX Alliance, a global foreign exchange platform,
where he was responsible for enabling project and risk management functions for
New York, London and Tokyo locations. Harpreet earned Master's and PhD degrees
from Harvard University, where he also served as a faculty member. https://www.experfy.com/
Imdat As is the
founder of Arcbazar.com, a first of its kind crowdsourcing platform for
architectural design projects. Arcbazar was featured as one of the 100 most
brilliant companies by Entrepreneur Magazine this year, and is located at the
Cambridge Innovation Center at Kendall Square. He received is B.Arch. from the
Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Turkey; M.Sc. degree from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and doctoral degree from Harvard University. His
interests include Collaborative Design, Digital Media Technologies in
Architecture, and Architectural Representation.