Reshaping Work 2022 conference

See the Future of Work!

CO-ORGANISED BY KIN CENTER FOR DIGITAL INNOVATION AND ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

AMSTERDAM | 13 & 14 October 2022

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250+

Attendees

50+

Companies

70+

independent experts

20+

worker organisations

14Days 12Hours 58Minutes 48Seconds

 

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital platforms are reshaping the way individuals and organisations work. Although AI systems and platforms promise to significantly determine the future of work, their actual effect from a professional, social, civic, organisational and/or political perspective still remains vague.

To gain in-depth insights into how AI and platforms are changing the way we work, the Reshaping Work 2022 conference combines these two exciting phenomena in a two-day conference bringing multiple stakeholders such as academics, law and policymakers, worker representatives and technology companies together in a unique location along the Keizersgracht: the Rode Hoed.

The first day of the conference will be dedicated to the platform economy, while the second day will be dedicated to AI@Work. For both topics we will focus on what impact they will have on the future of work. The conference features keynote presentations, panel discussions, roundtable sessions, Future of Work expo and many opportunities for networking and the exchanging of ideas.

Speakers

Sharon Block

Sharon Block

Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
Keynote Speaker

Bogdan Deleanu

Head of MEP Cabinet, European Parliament
Panelist
Victoria Bunyard

Vicky Bunyard

CTO Northern Europe, IBM
Keynote Speaker
Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Senior Counsel for Economic Justice, New York Attorney General
Panelist
Fabian Ladda

Fabian Ladda

Head of Policy for Local Commerce, Wolt
Panelist

Marleen Huysman

Professor, KIN Center for Digital Innovation
Panel Chair
Stijn Broecke

Stijn Broecke

Senior Economist, OECD
Roundtable Leader
InĂšs Baer

InĂšs Baer

Head of Data, Analytics and Labor Market Studies, ADEM
Panelist
Stefan Kröpfl

Stefan Kröpfl

Global Head of Life Business Insights & Governance, Zurich Insurance
Panelist
Ting Li

Ting Li

Professor of Digital Business, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Panel Chair
Robert Seamans

Robert Seamans

Associate Professor, New York University
Panelist
Anne Mollen

Anne Mollen

Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, AlgorithmWatch
Roundtable Leader
Vincent Huguet

Vincent Huguet

CEO and Co-Founder, Malt
Panelist
Winifred Andriessen

Winifred Andriessen

Director of Advanced Analytics, KPN
Panelist
Joost Verbeek

Joost Verbeek

Program Technology Manager, Enza Zaden
Roundtable Leader
Mario Mariniello

Mario Mariniello

Member of the Future of Work Unit, Europan Commission
Panelist
Lauren Razavi

Lauren Razavi

Executive Director, Plumia
Panel Chair
Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings

Lawyer and Mediator, Bates Wells
Roundtable Leader
Andrea Herrmann

Andrea Herrmann

Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Radboud University
Panelist
David Graus

David Graus

Lead Data Scientist, Randstad Groep
Panelist

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

2021 SPEAKERS

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

AI at Work

  • Legal aspects of AI
  • AI and economics
  • Behavioural and organisational aspects of AI
  • Collaboration AI data scientists and domain experts
  • AI adoption
  • Dark sides and unintended consequences
  • AI and social inclusion & social justice
  • Explainable AI
  • Accountability in the context of AI
  • AI ethics
  • AI and organisational culture
  • Human-computer interaction
  • AI and entrepreneurship and innovation

Platform Economy

  • Platform strategies
  • Platform governance
  • New organisational forms
  • Platform workers’ responses to platform way of organising
  • Role of algorithmic management
  • Transparence and legitimacy of reputations systems; discrimination and equite
  • Effects of digital labour platforms on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Alternative solutions to allow workers to capture more of the generated value
  • Intersectional studies on platform work
  • Labour law and policy
  • Dispute resolution

ACADEMIC RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

ALL PRESENTING RESEARCHERS WILL BE FEATURED SOON

We have accepted a diverse range of abstracts that explore the phenomenon of AI at work or the Platform Economy at the individual, group/team, organisational or societal level. We have included different methodological approaches including papers based on conceptual, qualitative, and quantitative work. Through this diversity, the panellists and posters that have been selected to present at the conference have a practitioner-oriented focus to help bring both academics and practitioners together.

The call for papers is now closed, however, you can click here if you would like to see the formal requirements that the chosen papers had to fulfil.

Conference Partners

2021 Highlights

Keynote: Christina Behrendt

Out-of-box Solution Pitches

Expert Panel Discussion

Keynote: Juliet Schor

TALK AROUND TOWN

Agenda

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10:00 – 11:00 CET Think Like a
 Roundtables

Think like a Policy Maker – Max Uebe, Head of “Future of Work, Youth Employment” Unit, European Commission

How to deliver on the Commission President’s call to improve working conditions in platform work?

Think like an Insurer – Stefan Kröpfl, Global Head of Life Business Insights & Governance, Zurich Insurance

What are the main drivers for gaps in income protection (e.g., disability, critical illness) and pension savings in new forms of employment? What are the key concerns and the needs of workers in relation to these gaps? Who could / should address this issue? What could / should insurance companies do about it?

Think like a Research Organisation – Barbara Gerstenberger, Head of “Working Life” Unit, Eurofound

If we want to capitalise on the opportunities inherent in platform work, which actors should we rely on for policy action to minimise the risks and ensure a desirable future of platform work? Is their main task to clarify and enforce existing regulation or do we need new, platform-specific rules? Do current labour market actors have the capacity to organise and represent platform workers and identify and defend their interests?

Think like an EU Agency – Anastasia Fetsi, Lead Expert in Human Capital Development, European Training Foundation

How can we ensure platform workers develop skills and make them visible?

Think like a Union – Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary, UNI Europa

Constructive social dialogue in the platform economy: the path to avoid a race-to-the-bottom?

Think like a Start-Up – Frederik Fahning, Co-Founder, ZenJob

How can European Startups role-model modern forms of work/employment?

Think like a Temporary Agency – Menno Bart, Public Affairs Manager, The Adecco Group

Discussing employment status: is the agency work model part of the solution?

Think like a Platform – Joanne Kubba, Senior Director EMEA Policy, Uber

How can platforms maximize job creation, flexibility and protection?

Think like an Investor – Paul Peake, General Counsel for Food, Grocery, and Etail Portfolio, Prosus

How can investors facilitate new and sustainable models of work and how can investors work with companies, in their portfolio, to achieve growth whilst empowering new categories of workers?

Think like a Platform Worker – Ferdinand Schmutzer, Worker, Roamler

Rethinking the applications designs and wages: How can the good quality of work be achieved in the platform economy?

14:00-14:05 Welcoming Remarks

Jovana Karanović, Founder, Reshaping Work

14:05-14:50 Keynote Address

Christina Behrendt, Head of the Social Policy Unit, ILO

14:50 – 15:00 Pitches: Out-of-Box Solutions

During this part of the program, four organisations – specifically selected by the Reshaping Work team on the grounds of originality and potential impact their idea could have on the society at large – will pitch their out-of-box solution via a video pitch. 

15:00 – 15:45   Panel Discussion: Improving work and working conditions in the EU 

Ana Carla Pereira, Cabinet Expert for Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, European Commission

Stefano Scarpetta, Director of the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 

Francesca Bria, President, Italian National Innovation Fund

Moderator: Melissa HeikkilĂ€, Europe’s AI Correspondent, POLITICO

15:45 – 16:00 Reshaping Booster: Coffee & Tea Break

16:00 – 16:45 Keynote Address

Juliet Schor, Economist and Sociologist, Boston College

Gig workers and employment classification – unraveling the controversy

16:45 – 17.00 Closing Remarks 

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