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Upwork announces keynote speaker for the Work Without Limits Executive Summit

New York Times bestselling author, Liz Wiseman to headline second-annual gathering of key influencers shaping the future of work

SAN FRANCISCO – April 19, 2018 –  Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, announced today that New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert, Liz Wiseman will deliver the opening keynote at its second annual Work Without Limits™ Executive Summit . Taking place August 7th and 8th at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, this exclusive, invitation-only event brings together executives from Fortune 500 companies including Johnson & Johnson, Samsung and Microsoft, for visionary discussion of the future of work and tactical brainstorms on implementation of talent innovation approaches.

To help fuel talent innovation discussions, the keynote will focus on how the best leaders inspire their workers to cultivate new ideas that drive organizational change. The author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Liz Wiseman turns the traditional leadership model on its head by demonstrating that the genius of others is twice as powerful as being the genius.  

Today’s organizations are at a critical juncture,” said Eric Gilpin, Senior Vice President of Enterprise, Upwork. “Faced with talent shortages and rapidly-changing skill needs, organizations are being forced to re-evaluate their talent strategies and embrace innovation to keep up with the pace of change and competitive dynamics. The Work Without Limits Executive Summit brings together executive thought-leaders to explore how companies today are embracing new talent models as well as imagine what the future of work may bring to position their own teams one step ahead.”

The two-day summit will feature keynote presentations and interactive sessions that explore how businesses are tackling today’s talent needs by extending their workforce capabilities, and readying their workforce for the future.

Day one session topics include:

  • Future Workforce: How Today’s Businesses are Building Teams of Tomorrow
  • Future-Proofing Your Talent Strategy
  • Are You a Genius or Genius-Maker? How Smart Leaders Bring Out the Best in People
  • Evolving the Contingent Workforce: What’s Ahead for the Future?
  • Freelancing in the Enterprise: How to Work with Top Freelancers

Following discussions from day one, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in strategic workshops and peer-to-peer discussions that will help learn how to stand up and scale an on-demand talent program, and drive innovation.

For more information or to request an invitation to the Work Without Limits Executive Summit, visit https://www.upwork.com/s/work-without-limits/

About Upwork
Upwork is the largest global freelancing website. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work — like software, shopping and content before it — is shifting online as well. This shift is making it easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place. Our company’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.

Upwork Enterprise combines technology and services, giving companies a single solution that makes it simple, quick and cost effective to access qualified freelance talent. Twenty eight percent of Fortune 500 companies and other notable companies utilize Upwork to find and engage freelancers, including organizations such as Airbnb, Dropbox, and Juniper Networks. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit our website at www.upwork.com, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Katie Evans