Nik Badminton thinks about the future of work, the collaborative economy and technology-driven innovations. He runs Freelancer.com for North America and helps startups and businesses get the most from the freelance economy. Nik has over 18 years of experience, starting in the dotcom boom, then onto management consultancy with large clients before moving into big data and digital advertising strategy. He is a notable speaker on the future of disruptive technology at universities and at conferences across North America, including SXSW, ICSC, Marketing Magazine, Deloitte, and BCAMA. He writes for The Huffington Post, TechVibes, Pulse and curate events related to tech, culture and humanity.