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Tues 01/28/14 in Redwood City is now full (see further notes below)

  • Jan 28, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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The 1/28 MeetUp is now full, due to limited capacity.  If you are not currently RSVP'd here or if you have not done so with us off-line, we are unable to accommodate additional attendees.  If you have any questions, please email me at [masked].  Thank you.  The next MeetUp will be in about a month.

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This month's MeetUp will be hosted at the oDesk HQ facility.  The networking reception will begin around 5:30PM, followed by the panel discussion.

Our panel will consist of Gene Zaino of MBO Partners, Jeff Wald of Work Market, and Matt Cooper of oDesk.

This MeetUp panel discussion will focus specifically on "online staffing platforms" (platforms that--in contrast to crowdsourcing and other human cloud platforms--clearly establish a 1-1 "work arrangement" relationship between a specific work user/payer and a specific work provider/payee). Platform companies like oDesk and Elance made "online staffing platforms" almost household words by bringing millions of small businesses and millions of global online freelancers.  But "online staffing" has been evolving rapidly in the past couple of years.  Not only can "work performed online" be enabled by these platforms, work that is performed "onsite" can also be. In addition, we are starting to see that larger enterprises can also be served (not just small businesses).  As this happens, "online staffing models" begin to cross over into the traditional staffing markets of companies like Kelly, Manpower and many others.  Our panel discussion is going to focus on what has been happening in this very interesting zone of intersection, what the panelists' businesses are doing there, and what kind of expectations can be formed for the future.

MBO and Work Market announced an important partnership:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11105021.htm

Work Market also recently announced this deal with SAP:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11469237.htm#!

oDesk announced a partnership with the eponymous "staffing firm" Kelly (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kelly-servicesr-and-odeskr-announce-alliance-a-first-between-a-workforce-solutions-company-and-an-online-work-platform-2013-12-12) and more recently, a planned merger with Elance (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/elance-odesk-announce-merger-181500402.html;_ylt=A0SO80jhJ7VSKnYAHvFXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBxa3YwODBiBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkAzIwMl8x

 

Andrew

 

 

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  • Susan

    Learned more in 2 hours than I have learned at other conferences in 2 days. Andrew, you are once again on the cutting edge or what the future will look like.

    January 29, 2014

  • Mattias G.

    Great event Andrew! Thanks to Matt, Jeff & Gene for sharing interesting perspectives on stage

    January 29, 2014

  • pramod r.

    Andrew is on the cutting edge of what the future will look like. This meetup will eventually turn into a big conference and the current HR conferences that make online/tech a small piece of the conference will have to turn the tables and online/tech will be the bigger piece!

    2 · January 28, 2014

  • Marylene D.

    Great content. Great people. Great hosts! Congratulations, Andrew!

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Andrew K.

      Thank you for all of your support, Marylene!

      January 28, 2014

  • Andrew K.

    Notes for MeetUp on the 28th:

    PARKING
    Garage Parking is $2 for the first hour, $1 every hour thereafter
    Street Parking: Fairly plentiful, and meters only go until 6pm FOOD
    You will not go hungry! Heavy appetizers will be served, as well as beverages. BUILDING IS THE ONE AT CORNER OF MARSHALL AND WALNUT... GARAGE IS BEHIND THE BUILDING--GET THERE BY DRIVEWAY OFF WALNUT (YOU'LL KNOW WHEN YOU SEE WALNUT BLOCKED BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION)

    January 25, 2014

  • Andrew K.

    Terri, Hope you are well. Just FYI--date could shift to 27th. 28th is estimate. Andrew

    December 4, 2013

  • Terri G.

    Rats! I'm teaching Tusd/Thur nights this term

    December 4, 2013

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