Upwork to Host 4th Annual Work Without Limits Summit to Discuss How to Drive Workforce Transformation Amid the Global Shift to Remote Work

July 9, 2020

Event to bring industry leaders together to share key insights on innovative talent solutions and business resiliency

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2020-- Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the leading online talent platform, today announced its 4th annual Work Without Limits Summit will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. At a time when organizations must rapidly transform their strategy in response to an unprecedented social, health, and economic crisis, this one-day virtual summit with interactive sessions will bring together top experts and executives to share candid stories, novel insights, and strategic plans for businesses seeking long term, innovative solutions for an evolving business environment.

Attendees will network virtually with Fortune 1000 executives, HR visionaries, and industry leaders while learning best practices from organizations including Citrix, Deloitte, Samsung NEXT and PGA of America on how to drive workforce transformation, achieve flexibility, and leverage scaleable teams to support complex projects within organizations. Participants will also glean valuable insights on driving business agility from our visionary keynote speakers, including:

  • Peter Sheahan, Founder and CEO of the Karrikins Group and author of FL!P: How to turn challenge into opportunity and disruption into competitive advantage, will discuss what leaders can do in the face of change, and how to apply an innovative approach to effectively navigate disruptive forces.
  • Erica Volini, Deloitte’s Human Capital Leader, who was recently named by HR Executive as one of the top 100 HR Tech Influencers, will share how organizations can chart a path to recovery and thrive, even as COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines.
  • David Henshall, Citrix CEO, and Hayden Brown, Upwork President and CEO, will come together for a fireside chat to discuss what the right remote work strategy can unlock for organizations, and how companies can prepare their teams for the future.

“With more than half of the U.S. workforce currently working from home, organizations are examining the strategic role remote work can play in their ongoing operations, beyond the span of the current pandemic,” said Eric Gilpin, Senior Vice President of Sales at Upwork. “As companies implement cost-cutting measures and restrict temporary talent onsite, remote talent solutions are providing quicker access to higher quality talent at significant cost savings. The Work Without Limits Summit will bring together thought leaders and industry executives to share insights and broaden thinking around what the right remote work strategy can unlock for organizations.”

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 leading online talent solution transforming traditional staffing. We empower businesses with more flexible access to quality talent, on demand. Through Upwork’s matching technology and services, companies have access to a global pool of proven professionals so they can scale their teams dynamically to meet business needs. Upwork also provides skilled professionals access to more opportunities.

Upwork’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. The community of independent professionals working via Upwork spans many categories including software development, creative & design, finance & accounting, consulting, operations and customer support—over 8,000 skills are represented.

More than thirty percent of the Fortune 500 use Upwork. Clients include Airbnb, Automattic, BISSELL, GE, and Microsoft.

Upwork is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with an office in Chicago as well as team members in more than 800 cities worldwide. For more information, visit Upwork’s website at www.upwork.com and join us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Katie Gallagher

Source: Upwork

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