GigTech: AI and the Sharing Economy

Mark Steiner, Pat Petitti, Robert Preville, Mona Badie (moderator)
Running Time:60:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
2:00 PM
Thursday, November 8
Connect Theatre

Setting the stage for our investigation of artificial intelligence and the changing nature of work, this panel features industries ranging from entertainment to software. This session explores two distinct economic trends. Rapid changes are taking place in the workplace, the “Gig Economy”.  At the same time, big data and artificial intelligence are expanding possibilities in ways that would have seemed fantastical just five years ago. How will this change the way we work and the work we do?

Pat Petitti, Co-founder and CEO, Catalant
Prior to founding Catalant, Pat was a consultant at negotiation and conflict management consulting firm Vantage partners. Pat is co-author of a book titled, Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce.

Robert Preville, Co-founder and CEO, KWIPPED
As CEO of KWIPPED, an online B2B marketplace for equipment rentals and leasing, Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful exits. Prior to KWIPPED, Robert founded and sold GlobalTestSupply.com, which ranked #800 on the INC 5000 fastest growing companies list.

Mark Steiner, Co-founder and CEO, GigSalad
Mark builds a strong culture, customer-centric team and connects with strategic partners and potential investors. His career spans thirty years, including a decade-long stint booking high-level talent. Mark received the Goodwill Games Peace Prize for a product he created to teach racial equality to children.

moderated by Mona Badie, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
A 14-year GE veteran, Mona oversees IT systems and processes and Digital Transformation and Commercial Software. Prior, Mona held leadership roles at Fitch Risk and Polaroid. She holds a Masters and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, from Purdue University and Egypt’s Alexandria University.