The New Future of Work: Remote Work
Thursday, August 20, 2020
10–11 a.m. Pacific
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
COVID-19 is a “forcing function” for remote work. The pandemic rapidly accelerated changes in businesses around the country and ways of working and collaborating many thought would take more than a decade to change were accomplished in a few days or weeks.
In the first in a series of conversations about the new future of work, SF Fed President Mary C. Daly, Arianna Huffington, Erica Brescia, and Nick Bloom, explore remote work and what it means for productivity, inclusion, and human connection.
About our speakers
Mary C. Daly is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and helps set American monetary policy as a Federal Open Market Committee participant. Since taking office in 2018, she has committed to making the SF Fed a more community-engaged bank that is transparent and responsive to the people it serves.
Arianna Huffington is founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company, founder of The Huffington Post, and author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.
Erica Brescia is COO of GitHub, where she leads business development, support, workplace, and international expansion. Before GitHub, she was the COO and co-founder of Bitnami. Erica’s leadership in the technology space extends to serving on the board of the Linux Foundation, and being an Investment Partner in X Factor Ventures.
Nick Bloom is a professor in the Department of Economics and Business Schools at Stanford University, and co-director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company.