Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, USA
Form competitions to coopetitions with Cadalab
Competitions, challenges, shared tasks have all proven to be great mechanisms to help drive innovation, advance the state of the art in science and bring mature research to industry as seen in challenges such as the Netflix Prize in 2009, the ImageNet challenges and more recently Kaggle competitions.
In this talk, I will look at how we can improve the competition paradigm by moving towards coopetitions, which are competitions architected to be collaborative by design, where participants who have partial congruence of interest collaborate to achieve higher benefits together, such as seen, on the business side, in the formation of the Lincoln Highway Association in 1013.
Together we’ll look at barriers to designing data-driven coopetitions and explore some ideas to overcome them.