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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RECORDINGS

250+

Attendees

50+

Companies

70+

independent experts

20+

worker organisations

-45Days -22Hours -29Minutes -3Seconds

 

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 combined these two exciting phenomena in a conference that brought multiple stakeholders such as academics, law and policymakers, worker representatives, and technology companies together in a unique location along the Keizersgracht: the Rode Hoed.

For both topics we focused on what impact they will have on the future of work. The conference featured keynote presentations, panel discussions, roundtable sessions, networking boat tour, and many other opportunities for networking and exchanging of ideas.

Highlights

Official Aftermovie

Opening Keynote: Sharon Block, Harvard Law School

Closing Keynote - Vicky Bunyard, IBM

Panel Session: "Platforms, Careers & Entrepreneurship"

Panel Session: "Platforms and Regulatory Landscapes"

Panel Session: "AI and its Implications for Work"

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
Inès Baer

Inès 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
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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
Emma O’Dwyer

Emma O’Dwyer

Public Policy, Uber
Panelist
Andrea Herrmann

Andrea Herrmann

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

David Graus

Lead Data Scientist, Randstad Groep
Panelist
Radan Kanev

Radan Kanev

Member of European Parliament
Panelist
Stella Pachidi

Stella Pachidi

Professor of Information Systems, University of Cambridge
Panel Chair
Hendrik Meerkamp

Hendrik Meerkamp

Senior Policy Adviser, CESI
Roundtable Leader
Linda Li

Linda Li

Project Lead Ethics & AI, Dutch Police
Roundtable Leader
Maarten Stolk

Maarten Stolk

Founder & CEO, Deeploy
Roundtable Leader
Hans Berends

Hans Berends

Professor/Vice Dean of Research, VU Amsterdam
Panel chair

Henri Drogulski

Manager of Human Capital Practice, Deloitte
Panelist
Koen Frenken

Koen Frenken

Professor of Innovation Studies, Utrecht University
Panel chair
Anastasia Sergeeva

Anastasia Sergeeva

Associate Professor of Digital Innovation Research, Vrije University Amsterdam
Panelist
Victor Bernhartz

Victor Bernhardtz

Ombudsman for Digital Labour Markets, Unionen
Roundtable Leader
Martijn Muller

Martijn Muller

Founder, Bestellenbij.nl
Roundtable Leader
Hedi Mardisoo

Hedi Mardisoo

CEO, Cachet
Roundtable Leader
Niels van Doorn

Niels van Doorn

Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam
Panelist
Hanneke Bennaars

Hanneke Bennaars

Professor of Labour Law, University of Amsterdam
Panelist
Anton Ekker

Anton Ekker

Tech and Privacy Lawyer
Roundtable Leader
Sam Cao

Sam Cao

Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Panelist
Thomas Blondeel

Thomas Blondeel

Institutional Relations Manager, Smart Coop
Roundtable Leader
Angelos Kostis

Angelos Kostis

Postdoctoral Researcher, Swedish Center for Digital Innovation
Panelist
Anja Eleveld

Anja Eleveld

Professor of Social Law, VU Amsterdam
Panelist

Tomislav Karacic

Researcher - AI Impact on Work, KIN Center for Digital Innovation
Panelist
Marijn Plomp

Marijn Plomp

Senior Lecturer & Programme Manager, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Event Host

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY 1 – NETWORKING ACTIVITIES
13 OCTOBER

TimeActivity
16:30-18.30

Networking boat tour (separate ticket required)

Start location: Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam

What better way to enjoy Amsterdam than a scenic boat tour in good company? We are closing the Reshaping Work 2022 Conference by hosting networking drinks on a boat around the city canals. Meet fellow future of work enthusiasts and share the
amazing experience of the sunset over the historic Amsterdam canals!

19.30-22.00

Networking dinner (separate ticket required)

Location: Restaurant Van Puffelen, Prinsengracht 375-377, Amsterdam

We invite you to a relaxed ambient to enjoy a delicious meal and engage in informal discussions around the platform economy with your fellow conference attendees.

During the networking dinner, each table will be hosted by a representative of a company/organization. You will get a chance to decide with whom you wish to enjoy a delicious meal, while engaging in fruitful discussions.

Host organisations:
KIN Center for Digital Innovation
Rotterdam School of Management and ECDA
European Parliament
Malt
Unionen
Zurich Insurance
OECD

DAY 2 – CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
14 OCTOBER

TimeActivity
9:00-10:00Registration
10:00-10:15Opening – Event Host: Marijn Plomp, Assistant Professor, KIN Center for Digital Innovation
10:15-11:00Keynote: Sharon Block, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School
11:00-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:30

AI at Work Panels

12:30-13:30Lunch & Poster Exhibition – Platform Economy and AI at Work
13:30-15:15

“Think like…” Roundtables

The use of AI at Work and the rise of the Platform Economy bring together many different stakeholder groups, each with its own dynamic set of interests, goals, perspectives, and approaches. So what does it mean, concretely, to think like these
stakeholders?

To learn more about how they position themselves, to see this space of opportunities and challenges through their eyes, and to hear what matters most to them – you are invited to participate in a series of ”Think Like” roundtables led by
representatives of different stakeholder groups.

15:15-15:30Coffee break
15:30-16:30

Platform Economy Panels

16:30-17:15Keynote: Vicky Bunyard, Chief Technology Officer, IBM
17:15-17:30Closing remarks
17:30-18:30Networking drinks

ACADEMIC RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

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.

#WHYPLATFORMS

Are you a platform worker or freelancer wanting to meet the people that shape the future of your work? Win 1 of 10 free tickets to join us in Amsterdam and make a difference!

Join our video/photo challenge and share your platform work experience using #WhyPlatforms on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! We will be collecting entries & votes from Aug 30th to Sep 23rd.

Conference Partners

Collaborators

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 Heikkilä, 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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