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Reshaping Markets + Industries
The world today is more dynamic and distributed than ever before. The abrupt and all consuming changes to our economy resulting from Covid-19 bring about more questions than answers about what’s next. Join us for a conversation about the fluid future of work, the workforce, and the social systems shifting under us.

May 28, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Matt Mullenweg
CEO, Automattic; Co-founder, WordPress
Matt Mullenweg is the Founder and CEO of Automattic, a full distributed company which has more than 1,192 employees working from 75 countries. Automattic is the force behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Simplenote, Longreads, The Atavist, and many other products. Their mission is to make the web a better place.
Tessa Forshaw
Researcher, Teaching Faculty, Maverick Scientist @Researcher, Teaching Faculty, Maverick Scientist @ Harvard, Stanford, & People Rocket
Tessa approaches the future of work as a designer, a technologist, a learning scientist, a researcher, a workforce strategist, and an educator. She is most interested in disruptive human centered approaches to preparing individuals for the future of work by pivoting the discussion away from foundational labor economics. Tessa is an Instructor at Harvard University, researcher at the Graduate School of Engineering’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the ‘d.school’), and Maverick Scientist in Residence at Design Firm People Rocket. In 2019 she received the Australian American Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award for her latest research on reframing challenges with reskilling in the future of work.
Gian Pangaro
Creative Director @IDEO CoLab
As Creative Director for IDEO CoLab, Gian stewards CoLab's brand and offering, while helping to evolve the group's Collaborative Innovation process—convening individuals and organizations to work together to design the future of major systems in our society. Gian developed his design craft as a Design Director at IDEO— consulting across industries ranging from pharmaceutical to financial, municipal to federal, automotive to aviatic, educational to industrial. Gian has also played roles leading design teams and projects for startups and tech companies looking to expand their innovation practices. Throughout, he's delighted in working closely with designers of all disciplines to tell compelling stories through craft and interactive prototyping.