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Anniversary Activity: #WorkingTomorrow

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The Future of Work is now.

The way we work is changing, and it is changing fast. The accelerating rate of technology integration into today’s workplace has sparked a revolution that is fundamentally reshaping the world of work. The driver behind this “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, a term introduced in 2015 by Klaus Schwab, founder of World Economic Forum, are technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotech, quantum computing, autonomous driving, 3D printing and biotech. While these technologies hold great promise and are expected to afford considerable benefits to humanity, their far-reaching impact have also seen the emergence of challenges such as labor displacement by automation. It is therefore more important than ever for us to re-examine new paradigms for work in order to envision a better world for all of us.

Working Tomorrow

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09.05 - 09.20: KEYNOTE SPEECH

Patrick Warnking, Country Director, Google Switzerland

09.20 - 09.30: Startup Pitching #1: Automation

  • ecoRobotix
  • Voliro
  • Wingtra

Moderated by Lijun Zhang, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, swissnex China

09.30 - 10.00: Panel Discussion #1 - The future of human-machine collaboration

  • Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood Incoming Vice President for Knowledge Transfer and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Director of the MIRALab, University of Geneva; Director of the Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Weini Winnie Qiu, Founder & CEO, Haalthy

Moderated by Sirpa Tsimal, Director Investment Promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise

10.00 - 10.10: Startup Pitching #2: AI / VR

  • holo|one
  • Neural Concept
  • Seervision
  • Vima

10.10 - 10.40: Panel Discussion #2 - Bridging the skill gap

  • Prof. Dr. Gisou van der Goot, Incoming Vice President for Responsible Transformation, EPFL
  • Dr. Samia Chasi, Strategic Advisor, International Education Association of South Africa
  • Sairee Chahal, Founder & CEO, SHEROES

Moderated by Dr. Inez Von Weitershausen, Head of Learning & Outreach, Center for Leadership in the future of Work, University of Zurich

Moderated by Dominique Gruhl-Bégin, Head of Startups and Next-Generation Innovators, Innosuisse

10.40 - 10.45: Conclusion

Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges, Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership, Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich

MC by Tanya König


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