The Future of Work

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Free Library of Philadelphia Skyline Room 1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

How will changes in a wide variety of technologies impact our industrial land use and how should we respond in order to stay competitive nationally and globally?

How we work is changing faster than ever before. As technology advances it disrupts how we plan, build and move throughout our region. ULI & PIDC will explore how technology like automation, A.I., robotics, precision medicine and advancement in ecommerce and logistics will impact our region and our use of industrial land. We’ll learn from the leaders driving change and explore how the market is responding. How will the future of work shape our landscape and how should we respond in order to stay competitive nationally and globally. This convening is part of a broader project to explore “The Future of Work”.

Help us start the conversation.

Keynote speaker: Susan Lund, McKinsey Global Institute

Moderator: Anne Bovaird Nevins, PIDC

Panel 1: The Innovators

Gwendolyn Binder, Executive Vice President, Science & Technology, Cabaletta Bio

Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Soileau, Vice President of Planning and Strategy for Broadband, Automation and Communications, Comcast

Jane H. Hollingsworth, Managing Partner, Militia Hill Ventures

Panel 2: The Implications in Philadelphia

Brian Cohen, Vice President & City Manager, Liberty Property Trust

Brett Fusco, Manager, Long-Range Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Kahiga Tiagha, Founder + Lead Partner, The ITEM Ventures

Ed Klimek, Partner, KSS

Avi Telyas, Founder,




Science and Technology