Reshaping Work 2024 conference

Reshaping Work 2024 conference

23 | 24 October 2024

PAST RESHAPING WORK CONFERENCE

300+

Attendees

50+

Companies

70+

independent experts

20+

worker organisations

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital platforms are reshaping the way we work. The collaboration between humans and AI is taking the centre stage as AI technologies rapidly enter various sectors, transforming work environments. The introduction of Generative AI (GenAI) marked a turning point, prompting organizations to innovate for better value creation. This shift, which presents both opportunities and challenges, extends beyond technology to encompass the future of work. The Reshaping Work Conference 2024 will delve into AI’s transformative impact on work from various perspectives, convening business leaders, researchers, worker representatives, providing an opportunity for exchange of ideas.

The Reshaping Work Conference has made the iconic Rode Hoed in Amsterdam its regular venue, providing a familiar and distinguished setting for this transformative event.

2024 Speakers

Paul Leonardi

Paul Leonardi

Professor and Innovation and Organizational Change Keynote Speaker
UC Santa Barbara
Keynote Speaker
Marleen Huysman

Marleen Huysman

Professor
KIN Center for Digital Innovation
Panel Chair

Claire Lebarz

Chief Data and AI Officer
Malt
Panelist

Jan Laurijssen

HR Consultant and Senior Researcher
SDWorx and the University of Antwerp
Roundtable Leader

Victor Figueroa

Future of Work Policy Adviser
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Roundtable Leader

Alex Corra

Senior Policy Advisor in Law & Ethics
Ethic Center at the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)
Roundtable Leader
Payal Arora

Payal Arora

Professor of Inclusive AI Cultures at Utrecht University & Co-Founder
FemLab
Panelist

Wendy Liu

CEO
Zurich Integrated Benefits & International Life
Panelist

Uma Rani

Senior Economist
Research Department of the International Labour Office (ILO)
Panelist

Andrea Herrmann

Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Radboud University
Panel Chair

Stijn Broecke

Senior Economist
OECD
Panelist
Laurens Waling

Laurens Waling

Talent Intelligence Strategy Consultant, Marketing Director & Co-Founder
8vance
Panelist

Rodger Werkhoven

GenAI Pioneer & Creative Director
CollaborAitors AI-Art Collective
Panelist

Robin Aisha Pocornie

Computer Scientist and Professional (TEDx) Speaker
Technology and Ethics Consultant
Panelist

Mariagrazia Squicciarini

Chief of Executive Office for the Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)
UNESCO

Lior Zalmanson

Senior Lecturer at Coller School of Management
Tel Aviv University
Panelist

Mohammad Hosein Rezazade Mehrizi

Associate Professor at KIN Center for Digital Innovation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Panelist

Anastasia Sergeeva

Associate Professor of Digital Innovation
Vrije University Amsterdam
Panelist

Axel Dekker

Co-Founder and CEO
Packaly
Panelist

Hubert Koetsveld

Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Panelist

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

2024 Scientific Committee

Hans Berends

Hans Berends

President of the Board,
Professor of Innovation and Organization,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/VU
Marleen Huysman

Marleen Huysman

Professor,
KIN Center for Digital Innovation
Ting Li

Ting Li

Professor of Digital Business,
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Stella Pachidi

Stella Pachidi

Professor of Information Systems,
University of Cambridge
Koen Frenken

Koen Frenken

Professor of Innovation Studies,
Utrecht University
Andrea Herrmann

Andrea Herrmann

Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Radboud University
Elmira van den Broek

Elmira van den Broek

Assistant Professor,
Stockholm School of Economics
Anne-Sophie Mayer

Anne-Sophie Mayer

Assistant Professor,
KIN Center for Digital Innovation

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"

Conference Programme

DAY 1 – NETWORKING ACTIVITIES
13 OCTOBER

Time Activity
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

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

AI at Work Panels

12:30-13:30 Lunch & 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.

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

Platform Economy Panels

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

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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 2024

Collaborators 2024

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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