Butterfly to Lead Two Sessions at Social Media Week

In just a few weeks, Butterfly will be taking the stage at Social Media Week NY, one of the largest digital conferences in the world that attracts thousands of entrepreneurs and marketers each year.
Two of our co-founders, David Mendlewicz and Simon Rakosi, will be leading sessions on the future of work and employee engagement. They join fellow speakers from some of the most influential media and tech companies in the world, including Facebook, Buzzfeed, Refinery29 and the The New York Times.
Social Media Week’s mission is to bring together minds from diverse backgrounds to explore the impact of technology on marketing, culture and work. This global theme for 2017 is “The Invisible Hand: Hidden Forces of Technology & How We Can Harness Them for Good.”
If you haven’t already purchased your conference badge, we are happy to offer a 25 percent discount code for friends of Butterfly. Apply the code nyc17bfly5tx8 at check-out.
Here is some more information on our sessions:

Millennial Manager Bootcamp at #SMWNYC

Weds. March 1 at 11:00 a.m.  | Convene
Millennials comprise the largest share of the U.S. workforce and nearly a third of them (and growing) are in management positions. So, why is it that most organizations wait up to ten years to provide leadership training to managers?
As innovation and entrepreneurialism seep into even the most established, “old school” organizations—CB Insights recently cited 50+ such programs in a recent report—young managers are taking on larger responsibilities and teams earlier in their careers. It’s time to face this leadership gap head-on and equip our the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and support they need to develop talent and drive business impact.
In this 60-minute bootcamp, you’ll learn the essential traits of a strong leader and what tools and support are needed to develop your talents over time.

The Future of Work is Now: Can Emerging Technology Lead to Smarter, Happier Employees?

Friday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. | The Times Center, Stage 2
Gallup research has found that a staggering 70 percent of the U.S. workforce is “not engaged” at work. Why? Though there are undoubtedly a variety of factors at play, a big reason is that millennials now comprise the lion’s share of the labor force and a occupy a growing segment of managerial posts. These employees have expectations, beliefs and behaviors that are entirely new when compared to the generations that came before them—and yet, many organizations have been slow to adapt their employee engagement and development processes for a new generation of talent.
In this session you’ll learn how companies from large, multinational organizations to lean startups can use technology to empower employees to make their voice heard