Matt Crampton : 2013 Mobile and Social Workshop

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Smartphone Workforce Platforms Enabling Distributed, Geographically-Targeted Work"
10:00am

Abstract:

The explosion of smartphones across the world has enabled new and innovative ways of mobilizing workers to accomplish distributed, geographically-targeted work. It is now possible to leverage machine learning systems in conjunction with smartphone geolocation data to coordinate and curate massive workforces for projects like large-scale local data collection. Retail and Manufacturing companies have emerged as early adopters of this new technology, employing temporary field workers for merchandising, store work, and mystery shopping tasks at specific locations. These companies benefit from increasingly accurate results and reliable completion rates, as compounding data models match workers with jobs, and learn by incorporating live feedback from mobile devices as workers perform tasks. Workers in these mobile work marketplaces can access temporary employment opportunities, while building meaningful identity and reputation that empower them to engage in increasingly complex and higher-paying work.


Bio:

Matt Crampton -- CTO and Founder of Gigwalk - is remaking how work gets done in a post-pc universe at Gigwalk. Gigwalk is a mobile work marketplace designed to help businesses mobilize people so they can get field work done. Since launching in May 2011, Gigwalk has become the leader in delivering a mobile workforce by connecting employers looking for part-time, temporary workers to hundreds of thousands of qualified, smartphone enabled people who are eager to do field work and earn a second paycheck. Previously Matt was a software engineer at Yahoo! working on HotJobs and a developer at AOL. He is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has lived in the Bay Area since 1999.