In this FIBS Forum event you will
- hear insights on future developments and trends
- learn from examples on how to adapt to the change
- get inspiration how to approach the topic in your organisation
From time to time, the media discusses disappearance of work places and technological solutions destroying the traditional work roles. The possibility to free human kind from the burden of work is sometimes referred to in discussions, although it seems like a distant dream. Our societies are built around work, and the position in the labour market defines many aspects of one’s life.
In addition, the ways of working are changing. Remote work is already reality in many places. Freelance work and atypical work contracts seem to be here to stay. Basic income was tested in Finland with a small test group, but all the results are not yet available.
Is there enough work for everyone in the future? How should societies react to the fact that wealth seems to be concentrating on fewer hands? What is the role of business, and what should companies do in the middle of these developments?
The aim of this event is to encourage companies to look beyond their current day challenges, to think about their long-term strategies and governance, and how to adapt to the changing business environment, while also keeping in mind how to manage the change ethically.
Our inspirational speakers will give insights on how companies can prepare for the change, and how to avoid responding too late to the impacts of new technologies, social polarization and rising workforce expectations:
Our key-note speaker is Erik P.M. Vermeulen, a Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and Senior Legal Counsel at Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) and an Innovation Advisor. He will talk about the trends and developments affecting the future of businesses and thus future of work.
Erik’s thought-provoking and innovative views on business, leadership, governance, regulation and education have attracted international attention. He regularly serves as an expert advisor to international organizations, such as the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, the World Bank, and national and local governments around the world.
Jens Helmersson, Founder of Quizrr, will share how they have responded to the challenge of creating measurability and scalability in training and sustainability using business as their driving force
Kia Haring, Vice President, Global Communications and Sustainability of Tieto will talk about how digitalisation and new technologies will change ways of working, and what role sustainability plays in the change.
You will also have a chance to discuss questions related to the future of work with the speakers and other participants, and get inspiration on how to approach the issue.
12.30 Registration & coffee
13.00 Opening of the event
Veera Iija, Corporate Responsibility Specialist, FIBS
Future of Work – how to prepare for the changes in business environment
Erik P:M. Vermeulen, innovator, Professor of Business and Financial Law, Tilburg University, and legal counsel at Signify
Quizrr company case
Jens Helmersson, Founder, Quizrr
Discussion in groups
14.15 Coffee & networking break
14.45 Tieto company case
Kia Haring, Vice President, Global Communications and Sustainability, Tieto
Panel discussion and questions from the audience to the speakers
16.15 The event ends
Everyone interested in the future trends changing the business environment, and how to prepare for them
The event is included in FIBS membership fee
Miira Kokkonen, 044 367 3632, miira.kokkonen(at)fibsry.fi