Crowdsourcing Week Adds Ushahidi's Juliana Rotich To Advisory Board

Announcing Ushahidi co-founder and Executive Director, Juliana Rotich, that has joined our Board of Advisors.
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April 3, 2012 - PRLog -- New York / Paris / Singapore April 3rd, 2012- Crowdsourcing Week, the first ever weeklong global event designed to bring innovation and efficiency to organizations by leveraging power of «the Crowd», has announced that Ushahidi co-founder and Executive Director, Juliana Rotich, has joined its Board of Advisors.

A TED fellow, Rotich was named by the Guardian one of the Top 100 Women in Technology. Born in Kenya, she has studied in the US and worked in technology for over a decade. She co-founded Ushahidi, a web based reporting system that utilizes crowdsourced data to formulate visual map information of a crisis on a real-time basis.
As an Executive Director for Ushahidi, she manages projects and aids in the development and testing of the Ushahidi platform.

« Her joining the Board of Advisors enriches further the platform of Crowdsourcing Week.  Juliana's unique vision and knowledge of Africa will enable us to make sure we embrace the global innovation challenge, as Africa is growing to be one of the main actors in the years to come,» said  Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and Founder of Ludvik+Partners and co-founder of Crowdsourcing Week.

"For nations and Foundations; If the goal is to spur innovation, it takes humility to listen, to look around and participate with innovators wherever they may be first. To see potential where others see trash, to support and uplift without supplanting and dictating. To connect with others based on passion, that is where where the most influence happens," Rotich said.

«We build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. We're a disruptive organization that is willing to take risks in the pursuit of changing the traditional way that information flows,» is Ushahidi's mission statement.

About Crowdsourcing Week
Crowdsourcing is the coming together a large group of people – a «Crowd,» to help solve a problem/issue faced by a company, organization, group, etc... It is a global, open invitation to innovate, to create, to generate… ideas and solutions to benefit organizations.

Created and run by Ludvik+Partners, the mission of Crowdsourcing Week is to educate business owners, CEO’s CMO’s COO’s and all C-Level executives on the power of Crowdsourcing and the positive impact it can and will have on their bottom line as they learn to develop,engage and drive purpose with «the Crowd.»

About Ushahidi
Ushahidi is a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.

About Ludvik+Partners
Ludvik+Partner is a New York-based ad agency with a global presence, built 100% on the crowdsourcing model. Ludvik + Partners has taken crowdsourcing to the next level.
Peter Davison, Managing Director of Emerging Markets at Ludvik+Partners is the co-founder of Crowdsourcing Week.
Rose Kemps, COO at Ludvik+Partners is also a co-founder of Crowdsourcing Week.

For more information, contact:
Liva Judic,  Merrybubbles Communications Ltd
Twitter: @merrybubbles
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