Building Workplace Software

Why do we have different standards for our tech products dependent on context? Why do we expect beautiful and slick apps to permeate our personal lives but settle for ugly and obtuse software when we’re at work? “We don’t… anymore,” says CharlieHR Founding CEO Rob O’Donovan. In this talk, he shows us how the consumerization of workplace software is creating opportunities for companies to redesign the everyday tools we work with.

About the speaker
Rob O'Donovan CharlieHR, Co-Founder & CEO Member

Rob O'Donovan is the Founding CEO of CharlieHR, the free HR platform for small businesses. Having spent the better part of the last decade building companies out of startup studio The Eleven, he became tired of a constant frustration: the more successful the company, the further founders are removed from the stuff they really love doing.

About the host
Jessica Chen Riolfi

Jessica Chen Riolfi has spent her career taking companies international, and currently accelerates TransferWise’s mission around the world. At TransferWise, she started off by globalizing TransferWise’s product and now leads the Asia region, managing 13 countries and a significant chunk of the £800 million transferred on a monthly basis by TransferWise customers. Previously, she drove international growth at eBay and Amazon. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College.

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