featuring Mike Morris
What does it take to build a business driven by 1.5M+ design, development and data science experts from every country in the world? In this episode of Disruptive CEO Nation, we feature the business story of Mike Morris and how his team developed the world’s largest technology network and on-demand digital talent platform. Transparent about key learnings over seventeen years of preparation, scaling, acquisition and dedication to measurement, Mike provides honest insight into his world and that of the talented individuals who are a part of Topcoder’s global community.
A gig economy expert, Mike speaks worldwide about cultivating a passionate workforce to drive the transformative nature of digital innovation across every industry imaginable. He believes that when workers have better experiences that businesses have better results and he is an advocate for women in STEM. An active Boston College alumnus; guest lecturer at institutions like Harvard University, MIT, New York University and University of California Berkeley; and an engineer at heart, Mike continues to lead the open workforce revolution by empowering organizations with limitless software development possibilities and unprecedented access to Topcoder’s talented multinational technologists.
Mike Morris is the CEO of www.Topcoder.com and Global Head of Crowdsourcing for IT-services leader Wipro. Second only to his commitment to family—and perhaps waterskiing—Mike has served in leadership roles at Topcoder since 2002. Previously a GM|SVP at Appiro, Mike led its crowdsource offering (Cloudspokes) through the acquisition of Topcoder, and then managed customer, sales and services teams to solidify the Topcoder brand as the largest open workforce provider in the world. He was an integral part of Topcoder becoming a Wipro company through the acquisition of Appirio in 2016. Connect to Mike on Twitter @topcoder @mpmorris36 and via #LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/topcodermike/
Disruptive CEO Nation is searching the globe to introduce you to cutting-edge thinkers and entrepreneurs whose stories will inspire you to innovate in your own business life. Your host is Allison K. Summers. Having worked with and coached CEO’s and senior leaders from over 90 countries, Allison is taking her experiences to help today's CEO's and professionals meet the ever-changing demands of the future of work. Connect with Allison on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonsummerschicago/. If you would like to be a guest or recommend a great company founder or business influencer write Connect@AllisonKSummers.com
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