Reshaping Work 2022 conference

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

137Days 15Hours 18Minutes 58Seconds

 

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

Ana Carla Pereira

Cabinet Expert of
Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, European Commission
Panelist

Stefano Scarpetta

Director for Employment,
Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Panelist

Christina Behrendt

Head of the Social Policy Unit, ILO
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Francesca Bria

President, Italian National Innovation Fund
Panelist

Menno Bart

Public Affairs Manager, The Adecco Group
Roundtable leader

Joanne Kubba

Senior Director EMEA Policy, Uber
Roundtable leader

Max Uebe

Head of "Future of Work,
Youth Employment" Unit, European Commission
Roundtable leader

Stefan Kröpfl

Global Head of Life Business Insights & Governance, Zurich Insurance
Roundtable leader

Barbara Gerstenberger

Head of "Working Life" Unit, Eurofound
Roundtable leader

Frederik Fahning

Co-Founder, Zenjob
Roundtable leader

Anastasia Fetsi

Lead Expert in Human Capital Development, European Training Foundation
Roundtable leader

Oliver Roethig

Regional Secretary, UNI Europa
Roundtable leader

Paul Peake

General Counsel for Food,
Grocery and Etail portfolio, Prosus
Roundtable leader

Sarah de Heusch

Institutional Affairs Officer and
Chair of Ethical Committee, Smart Cooperative
Roundtable leader

Ferdinand Schmutzer

Owner of FS-Consult &
Platform Worker, Roamler
Roundtable leader

Melissa Heikkilä

AI Correspondent, POLITICO Europe
Panelist

Juliet Schor

Economist and Sociologist,
Boston College

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

DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH?

THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS OPEN UNTIL 1 JUNE 2022

We welcome abstracts that explore the phenomenon of AI at work or Platform Economy at the individual, group/team, organisational or societal level. We are open to any methodological approach including papers based on conceptual, qualitative, and quantitative work. The topic is required to have a practitioner-oriented rather than a theory-driven focus as the conference will bring both academics and practitioners together.

Those wishing to participate in the conference by presenting a research paper/report are requested to submit an extended abstract (around 800 words) by June 1, 2022 CEST. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to attend the event and present their research by participating in a panel discussion or presenting a poster. Applicants should include their title, institutional affiliation, and indicate if the abstract belongs to the AI at work or the Platform Economy section. Abstracts should be sent to submissions@reshapingwork.net.

You can find more information in the full call for papers, available below:

Announcements

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 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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