What a Gig: The Role of the Gig Economy for the Future of Work

Fireside chat + workshop with Sarah Tang

Monday October 19th 5:30am EDT (Boston) / 11:30am CET (Berlin) / 8:30pm AEDT (Sydney)

Recording avilable: watch what happened!

Tune into a fireside chat & moderated workshop with Sarah Tang, Vice President of Enterprise at leading crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com, and explore what the rapid shift towards more freelance-based work (“gig economy”) means for the future of work as a whole.

Working nine-to-five in a downtown corporate office for one single employer is a far cry from the work realities of many millions of people around the globe – and increasingly so. While deemed the norm for a considerable amount of time, traditional jobs are being fast overturned by flexible, independent work arrangements, where workers shape their own work lives rather than live by office rules. What adds to the appeal of independent work is more pronounced autonomy, more flexibility due to a payment-by-task scheme, shorter term relationships between worker and client, and the increasing pervasiveness of digital platforms to create efficient marketplaces for independent work.

One example for the latter is Freelancer.com, a 2009-founded, Sydney-based popular crowdsourcing marketplace. Sarah Tang built and leads the enterprise business at Freelancer.com, giving her an intimate look not only into gig workers’ perspective but the corporate view on freelance work as an increasingly prevalent work model – a trend that is set to accelerate even further as a result of COVID-19.

Join Sarah Tang and moderator-journalist Felix Zeltner in this intimate fireside chat and moderated workshop to find out more.

As Sarah Tang is joining us from Sydney, Australia, this event takes place during the night for US residents. We will publish the recording on our website for everyone who was not able to join.


Sarah Tang

Vice President of Enterprise at Freelancer.com

Sarah Tang is an intrapreneur – founder and Vice President of Enterprise at Freelancer, the world’s largest crowdsourcing and freelancing marketplace with 48M users across 247 countries, regions and territories. She heads up the global strategy, product and go-to-market teams for the Enterprise business to lead digital transformations and remove barriers to scalable workforce within Fortune 500 organizations. NASA, Deloitte and Facebook are among some of the clients her team works with to co-create the future of work space. Previously she was the Product Manager, then Head of Global Operations for the Freelancer group. She is on SIA’s Global Power 50 of the world’s most influential women in Staffing x Tech. Her mission is to turn ideas into reality and build great teams.

Felix Zeltner

Journalist and Co-Founder of Work Awesome

Felix Zeltner is an award-winning journalist and author based in New York City. As co-founder of the New York and Berlin-based company Work Awesome, he organizes conferences on the future of work. He is the host of Remote Daily, a talk show on Zoom and Linkedin Live; and Wunderbar Together, a podcast featuring the coolest Germans in the U.S. He is also the co-author of the German bestseller „Stadtnomaden“. Zeltner was born and raised in Nuremberg and attended the German Journalism School in Munich.