The on-demand economy, exemplified by companies like Lyft, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and more, helps consumers (providers) find value in assets they already have – cars, homes, skills, insights. Data from TaskRabbit indicates an opportunity for Taskers to earn up to $150K per year by joining the service as a provider. Similarly, for consumers of on-demand services, the on-demand economy helps lower frictions or barriers to services, be it transportation or lodging or assembly of furniture.
For businesses, on-demand economies provide new opportunities to "upskill" people and also necessitate new ways of thinking about traditional assets, such as the car.
In this panel discussion, we will learn from those at the frontlines of this economy, on how the on-demand economy has impacted the US and how it can impact Japan.
Presented by Japan Society of Northern California and the US-Asia Technology Management Center