Strategic Partner, Future Workplace
Christopher Bishop has followed quite an entrepreneurial career path since graduating from Bennington College with a degree in German literature. He’s worked as a touring rock musician, jingle composer, Web producer, corporate communications specialist and virtual worlds evangelist. Chris recently left IBM after fifteen years and has joined Future Workplace as a Strategic Partner, helping senior executives recruit for jobs that don’t exist.
Chris spent the last several years codifying how he moved through these seemingly disparate roles. He calls his approach “improvising careers: the 21st century work model” and has shared these ideas at several universities including Stern School of Business at NYU, Columbia, Duke and Union. In 2011, the Rockefeller Foundation selected him for a month-long Practitioner Residency at their Bellagio Center on Lake Como. He spent his time there refining this approach and working on a book.
At TEDxTimesSquare in April 2013, Chris shared an insider’s view of how IBM uses advanced technology and social media to build community among its 430,000 global employee as well as support innovative solutions in the areas of healthcare and education. You can view his presentation here.