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Future of Work and Inclusive Growth Annual Conference

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Annual Conference of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth project

June 7, 2022, 10:30 am Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Digital economy and innovation

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The future of work is digital, but is it for all?

On 7 June we hold the Annual Conference of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth project. Half-way through this three-year project, we invite you to join us in discussing how inclusive the digital future of work will be, as we focus on job quality, digital skills and productivity.

Moving past worries of how many jobs will be left in an AI-automated future, we discuss what kind of jobs this future holds? Low-skilled workers experience much more low-quality work and as new technologies are threatening to exacerbate this inequity, we discuss how to mitigate this risk and ensure better jobs for all workers across the skill spectrum. Closing the digital skills gap is crucial to achieving this inclusive growth and we examine how online data can enable useful foresight about skills requirements and training implications. Finally, digital skills will also be essential in ensuring that expected productivity gains of AI can materialize. We discuss the challenges business face as they adapt their business models and organizational models this new technology.

The conference will be held over two days. The first day, 7 June, will feature a series of public sessions, available to attend on-site or watch online. These public sessions will be followed by a closed-door dinner for the speakers and members of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth Excellence Network. On 8 June the members of the Excellence Network will take part in a series of closed door workshops to exchange on the ongoing research.

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Schedule

Jun 7, 2022

10:30-11:30 CET

From quality to inequality: preparing for the future of work

Chair: Laura Nurski, Research fellow

Francis Green, Professor of Work and Education Economics, University College London

Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director, Eurofound

Poon King Wang, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

11:30-12:00 CET

Coffee break

12:00-13:00 CET

Keynote conversation

Chair: Laura Nurski, Research fellow

Speakers to be confirmed.

13:00-14:00 CET

Lunch break

14:00-15:00 CET

How data science and online data can help closing the digital skill gap

Chair: Fabian Stephany, Non-resident Fellow

Anoush Margaryan, Professor of Learning Sciences, Department of Digitalization and Endowed Chair of Blended Learning, Copenhagen Business School

Julia Nania, Research Lead, Emsi Burning Glass

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

15:00-15:30 CET

Coffee break

15:30-16:15 CET

Productivity effects of AI: Are there transatlantic differences

Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Arturo Franco, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Francis Hintermann, Executive Director, Accenture Research, Accenture

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

16:30-17:15 CET

Closing speech

Chair: Erik Brynjolfsson, Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)

Speakers

Erik Brynjolfsson

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)

Francis Green

Professor of Work and Education Economics, University College London

Francis Hintermann

Executive Director, Accenture Research, Accenture

Ivailo Kalfin

Executive Director, Eurofound

Laura Nurski

Research fellow

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Anoush Margaryan

Professor of Learning Sciences, Department of Digitalization and Endowed Chair of Blended Learning, Copenhagen Business School

Julia Nania

Research Lead, Emsi Burning Glass

Poon King Wang

Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design

Fabian Stephany

Non-resident Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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