Future of Work in the Digital Society Conference

February 22-24, 2018

The increasing importance of Gig economy in the society has attracted significant attention from industry practitioners and academic scholars. Recognizing that the prosperity of the future society will be defined by how we creatively use, deploy, and assimilate digital technologies that enabled the Gig economy and by how the culture is shaped by this paradigm shift and how individuals’ health is affected by this change, the workshop will focus on a number of related, high-impact areas related to the Gig economy.

The “Future of Work in the Digital Society” conference will be a two-day event that gathers top scholars and industry practitioners who work on the broad topic of Gig economy to present their cutting-edge research and findings, discuss the important research topics and applications.

Tentative Schedule

  • Feb. 22: Keynote Speech, and Industry Panel and Presentations, Reception Dinner
  • Feb. 23-24: Academic Panel and Presentations

On February 22, 8 distinguished industry leaders to present their views, opinions, and predictions of the current and future trends in the Gig economy, and also have a panel discussion on the Gig economy.

On February 23-24, 8 renowned academic scholars present their research findings and we will have a panel discussion on the possible high impact directions in academic research on the Gig economy.


Kevin Hong, Assistant Professor and Co-director of Digital Society Initiative
Bin Gu, Associate Dean and Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor
Raghu Santanam, Department Chair and McCord Chair Professor


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Department of Information Systems, ASU

For more information, contact wpcareyis@asu.edu.