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On Oct.8, 2013, Dell hosted an Evolving Workforce social think tank from the Dell Venue pop-up lounge and workspace in New York City. An inflential group of thought leaders came together for a day of listening, collaboration and dialogue about the expectations that GenY and Millennial workers have of their employers and the resulting effect this has on productivity.

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The conversation was moderated by Scott Gerber, Founder of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).  Jason Moody, Technology Evangelist from the Mobile/BYOD Solutions team, and Amy Atsumi, Organization Design/Development Strategist from HR were our Dell expets that lended their perspective to the conversation,

This event provided an opportunity for Dell and participants to build relationships and learn from each other, bring their collective communities and feedback together and have an engaging conversation about workforce trends and behaviors. Topics were intended to be broad to allow for different perspectives and included: 

  • Empowering innovation – The role of technology in enabling employees to be their best
  • The device vs. the data – What motivates the next-generation of workers and how can employers meet these needs?
  • Taking control – Risk vs. reward and how to manage through the workforce changes
  • One size does not fit all – Making sure organizations take a user-centric view of their workforce

Attendees included social influencers around technology, workplace issues, GenY and entrepreneurship, including:
Lauren Berger, CEO, Intern Queen; Jenny Blake Life, Chief Amazingness Officer, After College; Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo League; Zak Malamed, founder, Student Voice; Daniel Maree, founder and CEO, M-PWRD, LLC; Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO, Daily Muse; Liz Ryan, Founder of Human Workplace; Michael Simmons, co-founder, Empact; Emilie Aries, founder, Bossed Up; Trell Thomas, Youth Activist; and Ramon Ray, editor & technology evangelist, SmallBizComputing.com.