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Thursday, February 9 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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Adobe is hosting a Think Tank about The Future of Work. Taking place on February 9 at Adobe HQ in San Jose. Participants include San Jose's Mayor and thought leaders from Adobe, Arizona State University, CloudPeeps, and General Motors.

Adobe Think Tanks are in-person forums for sharing ideas among luminaries working at the cutting edge of technology, communication and creativity. This Think Tank will examine how work is evolving, including: 1) what motivates people to work beyond salary and perks; 2) the role government plays in attracting businesses; 3) how data science is impacting work; and 4) what advances in transportation mean for the future of work.

A box lunch will be served to NewCo attendees 12.30pm-1.15pm. Please be sure to sign-up for the previous session if you'll be joining us for lunch.    

The Think Tank will kick-off at 1.15pm sharp. Attendees must be registered to enter, which means you need to select this session prior to arriving to assure admittance.

Please check-in at: Adobe (East Tower), 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113.  Note: The East Tower is at the corner of Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard.

If traveling by car we have some important information. Because of other events Adobe is hosting that week, parking for this event will NOT be at Adobe HQ but at two nearby parking lots. We recommend that you park at the closest available:

1) http://parksj.org/parking-maps/convention-center/150 W. San Carlos St. (Entrances on Almaden Blvd. and Market Street)
2) In the unlikely event that this parking lot is full, another is available close by at:
http://parksj.org/parking-maps/second-san-carlos-street-garage/280 S. Second St., also accessible from South Third St. 

Once parked, proceed to the main Adobe entrance at the corner of Park Avenue at Almaden Blvd.  Please bring your parking ticket to the event where it will be validated — so that you do not incur parking charges. The NewCo team and Adobe look forward to hosting you on February 9th. 

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Alan Lepofsky

VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
With almost two decades of experience in the collaboration software industry, Lepofsky helps organizations improve the way their employees work together to get their jobs done. Lepofsky’s primary research area The Future of Work, focuses on: integrating collaboration and business... Read More →

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Dr. Frankie James

Managing Director, General Motors Advanced Technology, Silicon Valley
Dr. James manages GM’s Advanced Technology Office in Silicon Valley. Her particular focus is on human-machine interactions and driver experience. Prior to GM, she has worked at SAP Research, researching non-desktop interactions, accessibility, and cross-cultural interaction design... Read More →
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Brian David Johnson

Futurist, Tomorrow Projects
Brian was formerly a futurist at Intel. He now works on Tomorrow Projects, an initiative to encourage science-based writing to answer these questions: “What kind of future do you want to live in? What are you excited about and what concerns you? What is your request of the future... Read More →
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Kate Kendall

Founder & CEO, CloudPeeps
Adobe worked with Kate on the Future of Work Think Tank last year, where she focused on the gig economy. She is the founder and CEO of CloudPeeps, a marketplace, platform, and community for freelancers and businesses. From Australia, Kate was recently ranked as the most influential... Read More →
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Mayor Sam Liccardo

Mayor, City of San Jose
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo took office in January 2015. During his tenure, Mayor Liccardo has led a number of initiatives including launching San Jose’s “Smart City Vision,” forging partnerships with the tech community to leverage technology and data to improve safety and services... Read More →
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Jeff Vijungco

VP of Global Talent, Adobe
When you’re around Jeff Vijungco, Adobe’s vice president of Global Talent, you’ll often hear these words – “Be a LIA even if you’re an expert in your field” (Learn-it All versus a Know-it-All) and “Cope-ability” (experience under pressure). These are some of the... Read More →

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Thursday February 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm PST