Future of Work
Keynote: Adapting to the Future of Work
When & Where
10:05 am – 10:30 am
About This Talk
The pandemic has accelerated a seismic shift in the way the world works, precipitating enormous demand for workplace flexibility that would have otherwise taken decades to get to. With employees looking to benefit from a place to focus and collaborate alongside the freedom to work where and how they want, what will the right workplace strategy to succeed looks like in 2021 and beyond. Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of WeWork, and Kirthiga Reddy, Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund, will speak on the importance of flexibility as we embrace the future of work, and what we've already seen succeed (and fail) as companies begin to adapt to a new normal.
Sandeep Mathrani is the Chief Executive Officer of WeWork, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to WeWork, Sandeep most recently served as CEO of Brookfield Properties Retail Group and as Vice Chairman, Brookfield Properties. Prior to that, he served as CEO of GGP Inc. for eight years, during which he oversaw the company's strategic rebranding in 2017 to a retail real estate company, as well as the successful $9.25 billion acquisition of GGP by Brookfield Property Partners in 2018. Sandeep was also part of the group that successfully helped GGP recapitalize and avoid bankruptcy.Prior to joining GGP in 2010, Sandeep was President of Retail for Vornado Realty Trust, where he oversaw the firm's U.S. retail real estate division. Before that, he spent nearly a decade as Executive Vice President at Forest City Ratner. Sandeep serves on the executive board and the board of trustees for the International Council of Shopping Centers, the executive board and 2019 chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, as well as on the board of directors for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods. He also serves on the Miami Herbert Business School Real Estate Advisory Board. Sandeep holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Kirthiga Reddy (Moderator)
Softbank Investment Advisors
Kirthiga Reddy brings over twenty years of experience leading technology-driven transformations to her role as an Investing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA), manager of the $100B+ Vision Fund. She was Managing Director, Facebook India and South Asia for over six years, starting as their first employee in India. Her subsequent experiences at Facebook focused on emerging and high-growth markets including Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and Middle East. She is co-founder of F7 seed fund. She served as Chair, Stanford Business School Management Board. She is a Board Member, Ballet and Beyond NYC. At SBIA, Kirthiga focuses on frontier, enterprise and health tech investments. She serves on the board of directors for Collective Health and WeWork, and is board observer for Pear Therapeutics. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, where she graduated with highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.E. in Computer Science from Marathwada University, India. She has been recognized as Fortune India's "Most Powerful Women" and as Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" among other recognitions.