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Jon Younger

HR tech thought-leader, author, and advisor. Forbes contributor.

A key figure in the freelance revolution, his expertise shapes global business strategies in diverse sectors.

About Jon Younger

Jon Younger, a founding partner of the Agile Talent Collaborative and partner emeritus of the RBL Group, is a trailblazer in HR tech with a rich and varied career.

As an entrepreneur, Jon co-founded successful start-ups Provant and NetValue USA, both of which grew into publicly traded companies. His advisory services to the Government of Singapore on HR Transformation underscore his profound grasp of global business dynamics.

With extensive consulting experience, Jon played a pivotal role as the senior vice president and chief learning and talent officer for National City Corp, significantly shaping the strategic direction of a prominent US bank holding company. He has made substantial contributions across various sectors, including finance, energy, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products.

An accomplished author, Jon has penned five books, including the highly regarded "AGILE TALENT" (Harvard, 2016) and best-sellers like "HR FROM THE OUTSIDE IN" (McGraw Hill, 2012).

In the realm of education, Jon shares his strategic expertise in executive programs at the University of Michigan and the Indian School of Business, focusing on talent strategy and strategic change leadership. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, where he was recognized as an Ontario Graduate Fellow and Canada Council Grantee in Social Psychology.

Jon Younger is widely recognized as a key figure in the "freelance revolution," advocating for the transformative potential of freelance work in today's business landscape while continuing to shape the future of HR and technology.

Jon Younger will be speaking about:

Sales & Marketing

Panel Discussion: Where is the freelance economy heading?

Calendar Main Stage   Time May 15, 09:45-10:25

(This session will be in English)

Jon Younger, alongside Matthew Mottola, Marc Clemens, Thomas Maas and Manuel Meurer, will be exploring the trajectory of the freelance economy, offering insights into its future direction and potential developments.

Sales & Marketing

Freelancer First: How Innovative Platforms Are Prioritizing Freelancer Success

Calendar Workshop Room   Time May 15, 11:15- 12:45

(This session will be in English)

In this workshop, Jon Younger will take an hour and a half to explore how innovative platforms prioritize freelancer success. Participants will delve into strategies and tools that empower freelancers to thrive in the gig economy, focusing on key trends and best practices.