Last week Sharon Chiarella, VP Mechanical Turk and I attended the GigaOm Net:Work Future of Work conference in San Francisco. These events are so awesome – it is great to spend time with the Crowdsourcing community, our customers and partners. We hear such useful and insightful feedback.
Sharon participated on The Human Cloud: Elastic Workforce in the Enterprise panel along with Alex Edelstein, CEO of CloudCrowd, Maynard Web, CEO of LiveOps and Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest and was moderated by Niel Robertson, CEO of Trada.
The panel was asked to provide insight into the value of labor-as-a-service within the Enterprise, the impact of Cloud-based labor on outsourcing and how the category has changed over the last few years.
Some key highlights:
- Platforms like Mechanical Turk are speeding up the pace of innovation by allowing businesses to get work done more quickly and scale up and down with an on-demand labor pool as their needs change.
- Anonymity of Workers was discussed. Alex Edelstein had a great parallel about the importance of a Workers identity – do you need to know who installed the steering wheel in your car to know if the work that was done was high quality? Sharon agreed that it is not an individual’s identity that’s important but the quality of their work.
Watch the video below to get the full details from the panel. Thanks to GigaOm for hosting such a great event – we were glad to be a part of it!