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Influence of Data on the Future of the “Gig Economy”

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Arka Ray, Managing Director of The Data Economics Company, sits down with Vaibhav Rikye, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning at Uber, about the Future of the “Gig Economy”, and particularly how consumer data can drive more value for gig workers, consumers, companies, and the infrastructure that gig economies use. What are the opportunities, for example, to affect positive change through data and incentives? Could gig economy companies and workers contribute to positive changes in climate and energy sustainability, for example?

Session Host

Arka Ray, Managing Director, The Data Economics Company

Technology executive and computer scientist, currently leading the development of the Lydion DEOS (Data Economic Operating System) and overall strategy for the creation and propagation of Lydion Solution Platforms built on Lydion DEOS. Previously built the Sidelines and Popularium content publishing platforms, as well as helped design and launch several games and products on the Xbox Live network as a part of the Xbox and Windows Gaming teams at Microsoft.

Session Participants

Vaibhav Rikhye, Senior Director Strategy & Planning, Uber

Vaibhav is a technology executive and operator and was most recently Senior Director of Strategy & Operations at Uber where he has spent the last 7 years helping develop and operationalize strategy for Uber’s Rides business. Prior to Uber, Vaibhav worked in technology investment banking (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Union Square Advisors) and in consulting (Deloitte). He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Wharton UPenn.