Today at Net:Work 2011, held at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, we’ll look at how work is changing and how it will continue to change in years to come. The staff of GigaOM and GigaOM Pro will talk with people on the front lines of these changes about the effects of this always-on workforce on the worker, robots as the next-gen telepresence device, how new interfaces such as gesture and voice will affect our physical workspaces, and what traits companies should be looking for in their future managers. We’ll also hear case studies from companies such as SAP and InterContinental Hotels Group to hear first-hand how they have dealt with the challenges of the new workforce.
Our livestream of the event begins at 8:25 a.m. PT on Thursday, December 8, and we will be live-blogging the onstage sessions. Please join the conversation on Twitter (use the #WorkConf hashtag and follow @WorkConf).
Live-blogged stories from the event:
- How to turn a document-centric work force into a human-centric one
- By 2020, independent workers will be the majority
- Controlling your destiny in the new talent economy
- Examining the dark side of the remote worker
- Work 3.0 is just getting underway, says oDesk’s Gary Swart
- How tablets can make meetings less painful
- Looking for executive talent in all the wrong places
- Chromebooks: Google’s next uphill battle
- How and why robots are placeshifting remote workers
- Machines will help humans harness the power of social
- Can we build enterprise software that doesn’t suck?
- Want to make the enterprise social? Learn from Excel.
- Who’ll do data integration 2.0?
- InterContinental uses hotels as incubators and relies on the cloud
- Your desktop of the future is likely to be a whole room
- Coworking: A window into the future of work
- Gigwalk talks mobile as future of staffing, launches Android beta
- Socialcast building better businesses with simple social tools
- For online reputation, transparency is king
- How to improve collaboration through performance measurement
- How enterprise software works in an à la carte world
- You can’t dictate which tools your employees use
- If you want to get consumerization right, get emotional