20 - 21 FebruaryDowntown Camper by Scandic

Rethinking the future of work

The platform economy has introduced a convenient way to match those in need of services to those who can offer them, all with a click of a button. New technologies are challenging and changing work and labour markets. Can the Nordic Model thrive in the age of robots and artificial intelligence? What is being done today and what are the challenges of tomorrow? 

Reshaping Work Stockholm brings together academics, policymakers, business and unions for two days of dialogue on the future of work. The conference features academic paper presentations, enlightening key note speakers, engaging panelists and opportunities for participants to bring their experience and expertise to roundtable discussions. Together we will penetrate the impact of the platform economy on societies. We will discuss what happens when traditional firms as well as public institutions adapt data-driven analysis and algorithmic management. We will address challenges of data management, ethics and sustainability. And many issues in between.

Reshaping Work Stockholm organized by Unionen, the largest trade union in Sweden and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.


Koen Frenken
Professor in innovation studies at Utrecht university

Koen Frenken is Full Professor in Innovation Studies at

the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The

Netherlands. He holds a PhD from the University of Grenoble (applied economics)

and the University of Amsterdam (social sciences) and received personal grants

from EU Marie Curie, NWO Vidi and NWO Vici programs. Theoretical interests

include evolutionary economics, institutional sociology and complexity theory.

He works on breakthrough innovation, economic geography, platform economy and

innovation policy. He currently serves as a member on the Committee on Platform

Economy & Work of the Social and Economic Council (SER) in The Netherlands.

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Virginia Dignum
Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University

Virginia Dignum is Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, Sweden and associated with the TU Delft in the Netherlands. She is the scientific director of WASP-HS, the Wallenberg Program on  Humanities and Society for AI, Autonomous Systems and Software. She is a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, of the World Economic Forum’s Global Artificial Intelligence Council, of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethically Alligned Design, and a founding member of ALLAI-NL, the Dutch AI Alliance. She is the author of “Responsible Artificial Intelligence: developing and using AI in a responsible way” published by Springer in 2019.

She has a PHD in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University and in 2006 she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant by the NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). She a well-known speaker on the social and ethical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, is member of the reviewing boards for all major journals and conferences in AI and has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers.

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Bogdan Szyber
PhD Candidate and Director of MoAR – Museum of Artistic Research

Bogdan Szyber has worked as an auteur with various hybrid forms in the performing- and visual arts since 1983. His background is in performance and site-specific art, and he has together with his long-time collaborator Carina Reich generated over 100 projects, a selection of which you can access at http://reich-szyber.com/en/portfolio.

His work, whether in a public square, a gallery or an institutional theatre, originates from a context-sensitivity and spans from large commissioned out-door festival spectacles to reading poetry on behalf of farm animals in the Swedish countryside. Pointe shoe ballet for the Royal Opera ballet accompanied by live death-metal music, daily urban rituals with thousands of participants throughout Sweden, English teenagers pickled in jelly, spitting mannequins at the exclusive Stockholm NK department store, audio voyages at sightseeing boats on the river Thames, opera productions at Norrlandsoperan, Folkoperan and The Gothenburg Opera; installations at Liljevalchs Art Gallery and The Swedish Performing Arts Museum; writing, staging, directing, stage- and costume designing of drama for, among others, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Malmö City Theatre/Hipp and Gothenburg City Theatre. He has toured and performed in Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, United States, Denmark, Egypt, New Zealand and Belarus.

He is at present finishing his PhD at The Stockholm University of The Arts.

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All you need to know

Date: February 20th - February 21st 2020
Venue: Downtown Camper by Scandic, Drottninggatan 28, Stockholm
Last day of registration:
 February 10th 2020
Cost: The conference is free of charge. The participants pay for travel and accommodation themselves.
The venue, Downtown Camper, is also a hotel,  https://www.scandichotels.com/...
No show fee:
  700 SEK. Please notify us per email in case of unexpected change of plans.
Program: https://stockholm.reshapingwor...

The conference is in English. Please spread the invitation to colleagues and others who may be interested in the conference, https://reshapingwork.net/

Reshaping Work
Reshaping Work is a non-profit initiative headquartered in Amsterdam, which took off in 2016 in order to bring different stakeholders together to jointly discuss the future of work and find ways to shape it. Reshaping Work conference discusses the most prominent issues in regards to the platform economy, and digital innovations more broadly. 

Reshaping Work events are unique in the sense that they bring different stakeholders together, from academics, to business leaders, and policy makers. Previous events have been attended by academics from leading universities, representatives of major companies and startups, public/policy leaders  and labor union representatives.

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