November 12–13, 2015  •  San Francisco, CA
An O’Reilly Summit
November 12–13, 2015
San Francisco, CA

“Every industry and every organization will have to transform itself in the next few years.”

– Tim O’Reilly

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Technology is rapidly upending business models, companies, and entire industries. No company, no job is immune to disruption.

Every industry and every organization needs to transform itself...or fade away. This is the first dedicated event to address the technology transformation that is underway, its impact on workers, and help attendees prepare their organizations to succeed in the next economy. Just about everyone's asking WTF? ("What's the future?"), but answers have been hard to come by.

What’s the future of business?

WTF? In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire traditional taxi and limousine industry.

WTF? Without owning a single room, Airbnb has more rooms on offer than some of the largest hotel groups in the world. Airbnb has 800 employees, while Hilton has 152,000.

WTF? Angel syndicates and Kickstarters now deploy amounts of capital that once required top-tier investment firms.

WTF? A fabled union organizer gives up on collective bargaining and instead teams up with a successful high tech entrepreneur and investor to go straight to the people with a $15 minimum wage initiative.

WTF? What happens to all those Uber drivers when the cars start driving themselves?

Shedding light on the new economy

Disruption is inevitable. As technology disrupts and displaces the old economy, how quickly can we rise to the challenge of creating a new one? Themes we’ll explore at Next:Economy include:

  • Augmented reality, robots, and AI in the workplace
  • Networks and the nature of the firm: Lessons from Uber and Airbnb
  • The social contract in a world of on-demand employment
  • Empowering workers
  • The new career arc
  • The creative economy
  • Managing a 21st century workforce

We're putting together a stellar roster of speakers who will get to the core of these issues. This will be the definitive forum on the shape of the next economy; you'll want to be part of the discussion and understand how the technological revolution will shape the future of work...and every business.