Ten years ago it would have been unimaginable, both technically and culturally, to work from a coffee shop. Today, it’s a reality. The workplace environment is changing fast, and it’s workers driving the change not executive management teams. This morning, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., we are gathering a group of about 75 entrepreneurs, executives and investors at our San Francisco office to discuss “The Future of Work” at the latest GigaOM Bunker Session.
A few speakers will lead the day’s discussion, but the overall emphasis of this town-hall style event will be on participation and comment by all those invited. Our conversation leaders will include:
* Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance
* John Hagel, Chairman, Center for the Edge and Author of “The Power of Pull”
* Vinnie Mirchandani, CEO of Deal Architect Inc. and Author of “The New Polymath”
* Lukas Biewald, CEO of CrowdFlower
* Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.net
Join us on GigaOM Pro for live-streaming video between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, July 28. We’ll post archive video of the event following our live coverage, as well. You can subscribe to GigaOM Pro, which includes access to this session as well as all other events and research for a full year, using the code BUNKER10 for a $50 discount.
About This Event
Easy access to broadband, mobile computing and cloud-based software is impacting the way we work and, therefore, the way we think about building companies. It is affecting the way people are employed and how employees think about employers.
New types of virtual and hybrid organizational structures are now possible, and we need new kinds of collaboration technologies to make it all work. These changes also call into question the roles of traditional departments like Operations, Human Resources and IT. What will these departments mean to a workforce for which two years is a long employment stint, or to employees for whom provisioning IT needs on their own credit card is more productive than calling the IT help desk? Do you need 200 people on a task for just three hours? No problem if you have a credit card and a browser.
The changes are profound and happening faster than we think.