Coming to Code Enterprise: Gavin Newsom, Stacy Brown-Philpot and David Sacks


We’re going to talk all about work, work, work, work, also work.

The way we live and work is not-so-gradually transforming before our eyes. Even executives in an industry as old and as central as car manufacturing expect to see more changes in the next five years than we have had in the last 50.

It’s not just how we work that’s changing, and will continue to change, but where we work, what kind of work we’re doing and even how we get to work that’s quickly evolving.

At our Code Enterprise conference this year on November 14 and 15 in San Francisco, we’re interviewing executives at companies that are helping chart the changing face of work as well as others who are leading that charge and even regulators who have to help their constituents grapple with that change while attempting to understand what it means themselves.

To that end, we’re excited to announce the next few speakers that will be sitting in the red seat this November.

Labor, work and cities all happen to fall under the purview of city and state regulators. That’s why California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will be joining us at Code Enterprise this year. Incidentally, Newsom — who will be running for governor of California in 2018 — has been busy fighting to legalize marijuana and implement stricter gun control laws, much to the chagrin of some vocal opponents.

Speaking of the changing dynamics of tech, Taskrabbit has been at the forefront of what could be seen as a tectonic shift in the way we define “employee.” Newly minted company CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot will be at the conference to answer questions about the gig or freelance economy and how it was given new life by a faction of tech startups-turned-industry-staples.

Lastly, Zenefits has been under fire for operating in a highly regulated insurance industry without complying with regulations. When David Sacks took over as CEO in February, he was left to reckon with a company practically in shambles from years of mismanagement.

The Zenefits that Sacks took over was plagued with everything from government investigations into the company’s practices to being forced to halve its valuation and lay off upwards of 300 employees.

Now Sacks, who is on a redemption tour eager to prove that the company is new and improved and is willing to comply, will be on stage to talk about what that looks like.

The newly announced speakers join an already epic list that includes: Google cloud leader Diane Greene; hotshot collaboration company Slack’s April Underwood and Noah Weiss; Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson; designer Yves Behar and architect Ryan Mullenix; and Jacob Jaber of Philz Coffee.

We’ll have even more speakers to announce in the coming weeks, so get ready for more announcements.

In the meantime, you can register for the conference here.

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