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Telecoms, Media and Technology

FT-Cognizant Future of Work Series

The Growing Gig Economy

San Francisco |
Speakers include:
Shannon Bond

Shannon Bond

Financial Times

Overview

Digital transformation is empowering social change – especially in the way we work. The increased connectivity available today provides more flexibility than ever in where employees work and what devices and applications are used to complete tasks. The office is no longer the only hub for productivity. The freedom of being able to choose how, where and for whom you work is a huge benefit for the contemporary worker.

The gig economy - an economy that relies on freelance or contract workers - allows businesses reduced fixed cost and the ability to operate around the clock. Employers can select the best individuals for specific projects from a larger pool than that available in any given area. What do these shifts mean for companies, for the nature of work, for regulators, for talent strategy and for contingent workers themselves? How can organisations successfully recruit, manage and develop a gig worker? The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders to explore the ins and outs of the rapidly evolving economy.

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CHAIR (1)

Shannon Bond

Shannon Bond

San Francisco Correspondent
Financial Times

Shannon Bond is the San Francisco correspondent for the Financial Times. She covers technology, including Amazon, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, ecommerce and self-driving cars.

Bond joined the FT in 2008, and was formerly US Media and Marketing Correspondent in New York covering content and distribution companies, digital media and the broader advertising and marketing industries. Before that, she served as a general assignment reporter and interactive production editor for FT.com.

Prior to working at FT, Bond was a war and national security reporter for Medill News Service, covering Congress, the Pentagon and various federal agencies. She has also served as a science and business reporter for Medill, writing on research frontiers, neuroscience and the technology beat. Previously, she acted as a consultant for Attap Technologies, wrote for The Doe Fund and was an editor at the Hudson Review. 

Bond is a graduate of Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, earning an MSJ, and of Columbia University, earning a degree in psychology and religion. 

Find her on Twitter at @shannonpareil.

VENUE

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CONTACT

Jasmine Okure
Content Manager
Financial Times