Advancements in technology over the past decade have resulted in a highly connected world that transmits more data at a faster pace than ever before. As business environments become more complex, leaders must adopt a more forward-thinking approach to adapt to a highly dynamic business environment. Implementing new technology is only part of the foundation for the future: company operations and organizational models must also evolve to make this happen. Organizations have been forced to find new ways to invest in their workforce, increase innovation, enhance collaboration, and manage their operations to adjust to a more competitive landscape. In this session we share the results of a study conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review highlighting advancements in technology that will shape the modern workplace for the future. In addition, we dive deep into one aspect of the future of work – the race for global talent and the gig economy. This session shares Microsoft’s perspective on how to leverage technology to stay competitive.