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The rapid rise of the gig economy in recent years reflects a huge shift in the way people work. While greater flexibility has created more jobs and low unemployment, in some cases low-pay and work insecurity means that workers are worse off.

While policy reform is back in the news (https://bbc.in/2MqSquv), this event will explore how technology could be used to create better work for flexible and independent workers.

We’re interested in how technology can be used to push back against these trends. We’ll discuss products or services that make flexible work benefit workers, as well as employers. For example by helping independent workers increase their income, access benefits, or have more control over when and how they work.

Speakers include:
Emma Blackmore, Head of Partnerships and Marketing at Gigstr
Kayleigh Walsh, Co-op member at Outlandish, CoTech and member of the Worker Co-op Council
Anna Maybank, Co-founder of Poplar (aka Better Work Lab)
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Risk Manager at Trezeo

If you'd like to put forward a speaker then please message us through the WorkerTech meetup page.

The WorkerTech event series is brought to you by Bethnal Green Ventures and sponsored by Resolution Trust and Accenture.
This event is delivered in partnership with Newspeak House, The London College of Political Technologists