Internal vs. External Crowds

Published on August 10, 2018


Featured at the 2018 Crowd Academy, Ms. Finkhousen called on her experience from General Electric to discuss the differences, advantages and disadvantages of internal and external crowds.


Dyan Finkhousen

Dyan Finkhousen leads GE GENIUSLINK, a crowd-powering business to accelerate innovation and redefine what’s possible.

She also leads Fuse, the new manufacturing business model that combines crowdsourcing with rapid prototyping and small batch manufacturing to accelerate product and technology development.

Prior to this role, Finkhousen served as GE’s Asset Optimization Marketing Leader – coaching business teams on the development and commercialization of GE Predix Industrial Internet services. As a 21-year GE veteran, Finkhousen has also held significant senior marketing and product management roles in GE Capital businesses, delivering global strategy, marketing, sales, operational execution, and breakthrough business results.

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