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The connected world will transform the global labor market as technology continues to displace traditional work in manufacturing, agriculture, and other industries and service-economy jobs expand in the developing world. At the same time, office and productivity technologies are evolving B-to-B and B-to-C relationships, and redefining the workplace in the process. Quartz hosts a series of rapid-fire interviews with leading corporate executives driving changes in the global labor market.
Daniel Debow, Salesforce
Brad Garlinghouse, Hightail
Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera (Moderator)
Daniel is an SVP at Salesforce.com, where he drives marketing for Salesforce Work.com, a sales performance management solution that helps Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, and other innovative companies align, motivate, and drive the performance of their sales teams. Prior to joining Salesforce, Daniel was co-founder and co-CEO of Rypple, a social performance management platform acquired by Salesforce in 2012. Prior to Rypple, Daniel was on the founding team of Workbrain, which provided workforce management solutions to Wal-Mart, Citibank, and other large enterprises. Workbrain grew to $100 million in annual revenues before being acquired by Infor in 2007.
Brad Garlinghouse is the CEO of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) and manages the company's core operations, business growth strategy and key operations.
Prior to coming to Hightail, Brad was President of Consumer Applications and head of AOL’s Silicon Valley operations, where he led the company’s efforts to expand the global reach of its communications products like AOL Mail and AIM as well as reinvigorate the company’s mobile and social strategy. In addition, Brad was the West Coast lead for AOL Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm. Brad spent nearly six years at Yahoo!, serving as SVP of Communications and Communities. Under his leadership, Yahoo! Mail went from being ranked No. 3 to leading all competitors by a wide margin and the company’s messaging service rose to become the leader in that market as well.
In Spring 2013 Ali Velshi became the first on-air hire for Al Jazeera America when he was tapped to host a business show for the network. The half-hour segment, launching in late 2013, will feature a broad look at the United States’ economy, focusing both on businesses and consumers.
Prior to working for Al Jazeera America, Velshi was CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of CNN International’s World Business Today, and host of CNN’s weekly business roundtable Your Money, Ali Velshi’s inquisitive, interpretative, optimistic and problem-solving approach to international and personal finance, business and investing reaches viewers, listeners and readers in 222 countries every day.