The Future of Work 2015 event was held on 28th September at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich. The event saw highly insightful talks and panel discussions that had the participants from industry leaders to Independent Professionals taking away more than they expected. Dr. Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, and Professor Peter Cappelli from The Wharton School, entertained the audience in what was an intellectually stimulating display of East coast versus West coast thought leadership on the evolution of work. While Bob spoke passionately of how really impactful forecasting follows a foresight to insight to action cycle, Peter captivated the audience with both preliminary insights from the research on a-connect’s Independent Professionals and a sneak preview of how modern HR has come to be. In the following panel discussion William J. Wolf from Credit Suisse, Caroline Luscombe from Syngenta and two Independent Professional, MaryKate Scott and Stefan Pap were sparring away on options for the future – do companies build, buy or borrow talent?