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TopCoder Customer Round Table attendees: This year we are changing things up a bit! Monday, Oct. 1st will feature a ½ Day CRT – all the details you need are below! This year, all CRT attendees are invited to join us on Tuesday Oct. 2nd for the TopCoder Innovation Summit featuring some amazing presenters. Register now!
Day 1: October 1st – TopCoder Customer Round Table
|12:30 PM||Greater ROI by Using Clouds Are environments and the ability to access technologies holding you back from doing everything you want with TopCoder? Find out how Cloud solutions provide a low price point and a wide array of solutions to help you address these challenges. This panel format will feature clients and copilots and center on productivity in the Cloud.|
|1:30 PM||The Art of Continuous Innovation One of the specialties of operating on the TopCoder platform is the ability to never stop innovating. The fun is in watching how different clients have wildly different ways of utilizing this always-on community. Come see some of the most creative ways to incorporate TopCoder into the business environment and achieve continuous innovation.|
|2:30 – 2:45 PM||Coffee and Snack Break|
|2:50 PM||Failure: The Biggest Losers – Exposed! Join us for a client led discussion on failure that will illuminate specific projects gone awry and the lessons learned from failing fast on the TopCoder platform. Don’t fear failure, learn from it!|
|4:00 PM||Customer Roundtable “Speed Dating” We realize some of the greatest value at the CRTs is derived when you, the clients, talk to one another. Join us for this fast-paced and fun exercise that will bring you face to face with your fellow TopCoder “platformers”. Following “speed dating”, where you’ll talk about your challenges and your aspirations on TopCoder, will be a social cocktail party where you’ll be able to continue the conversations that matter most to you.|
|5 PM||Take a break! Answer some emails, call the family, whatever! Then head back down for some conversations & cocktails.|
|5:30 PM – 7PM||Toast to Open Innovation: Social Cocktail Party Relax, mingle, sip and enjoy the evening. You deserve it.|
Day 2: October 2nd – TopCoder Innovation Summit
|8:30-8:45 AM||Opening Remarks with Jack Hughes, Founder, TopCoder|
|8:45-11:30 AM||The Emerging Era of the Quantified Self: Nifty Niche or Disruptive Next? Do you know the technological space whose user base is more than doubling annually and accelerating? This technology is already affecting user experiences in healthcare, wellness, sports, security, banking and beyond. It’s called; the Quantified Self and it is all about the ultimate consumerization of technology on incredibly individual levels.The morning will feature an opening keynote by Dr. Jason Hwang, followed by a panel of users and inventors who are experimenting and innovating within the greater Quantified Self space. To conclude the AM session, Professor Larry Smarr, a trailblazer in the arena of Quantified Self will deliver a memorable presentation focusing on the visualization of personalized, quantified data.|
|11:30 – 12:30 PM||Work Less, Achieve More: Do Nothing Leadership presented by J. Keith Murninghan Executives and organizational leaders cannot succeed on their own. As a result, they must work well with people, and they must constantly make risky decisions, not just with money but also with people.This presentation examines a wide range of concrete, practical actions that leaders can take to be more effective. We will identify how people’s natural tendencies can lead them to be less effective than they otherwise might be. To combat these tendencies, Keith will outline a series of positive, counter-intuitive action steps that can help leaders be more effective and efficiently handle the risky behavioral decisions that they make every day.|
|1:30-2:30 PM||TopCoder Open Competition Arena Tour|
|2:30-3:30 PM||Boldly Going: NASA’s Open Innovation Ignition and the Course Ahead
Presented by Jason Crusan – Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division – NASA NASA has always been led by pioneers and this time it is cyber-space, communities and Crowdsourcing they are boldly exploring! Join Jason Crusan as he illustrates how NASA launched their Open Innovation initiatives, how the efforts were recently expanded to include myriad other government agencies, and the path ahead in Open Innovation for NASA.
|3:30-4:30 PM||An Open Discussion on Innovation|
Day 3: Wednesday, October 3rd
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Customer Round Table – 2012 TopCoder Open
When: The CRT will take place on October 2 and the TCO12 will take place September 30 – October 4.
Where: Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida
Learn more about the TCO12 here.
Topics at the CRT include:
Quantified Self: Disruption on the Individual Level
For those who thought the iPad making its way into the walls of the enterprise was true consumerization of IT, think again. The Quantified Self Movement is an amalgamation of newer technologies, applications, devices and trends that delivers data back to an individual helping them track their performance and then make personalized adjustments to continuously improve their outputs. The Quantified Self is beginning to make waves in Health IT and Sports Analytics but the movement is poised to make a disruptive leap from nifty niche to omnipresent next. Get ahead, understand this movement and how it will affect your enterprise. Come talk directly with some of the most ambitious pioneers in this space and get a glimpse of your own quantified future in the process.
The Biggest Losers: A Discussion on Failure
It’s one thing to gather our fantastic clients 2x per year at our CRT and have them talk about their top successes on the TopCoder platform. But what about the failures? Isn’t that where we actually learn what went wrong, what caused delays and outputs that were below optimal or downright poor? Join us for a client-led discussion on failure that will illuminate specific projects gone awry and the lessons learned while failing fast on the TopCoder platform.
The Front End of Enterprise Open Innovation
FEI or the Front End of Innovation has been pre-maturely labeled as “fuzzy”. Ideas, concepts, prototypes and the like streaming in from all corners of the enterprise and outside the traditional four-walls, can be hard to quantify because they can be difficult to near impossible to instrument. Corporations are realizing the potential “open” can bring to their enterprise, but most Open “FEI” efforts stop well short of delivering measured value. In this session, TopCoder clients will share their journey through this “fuzzy front end” and showcase how they arrived at actionable and instrumented outputs that were created via TopCoder competitions that focused on the Front End of Innovation.