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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.

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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

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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Irene Wennemo
Director-General of the National Mediation Office

Irene Wennemo took over as Director-General of the National Mediation Office on September 1, 2019. The National Mediation Office is a central government agency answerable to the Ministry of Employment. Irene Wennemo is among other things a Philosophy Doctor of Sociology at Stockholm University, employed at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation 1997, the Government’s Secretary in the Social Insurance investigation (2010-2013), editorial writer at Aftonbladet (2014) and Secretary of State for the Labor Minister Ylva Johansson (2014-2019).

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Robert Torvelainen
Senior Public Policy Associate at Uber

Robert has worked at Uber since 2016. During this time he has contributed to a major transportation reform in Finland, supported the Uber Eats business in the UK, and built relationships with unions across the Nordics. He follows the changing world of work also on the board of directors of one of Finland's oldest private employment agencies. Before joining Uber, Robert had his own campaigning consultancy and worked in Finnish politics in various advisor roles.

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Rebecca Filis
Strategist and expert in Sharing Economy at the Swedish Tax Agency

Rebecca Filis is a strategist and expert in Sharing Economy at the Swedish Tax Agency. In 2016, she was the Head of the Tax Agency´s task group for the analysis of how the Sharing Economy effects the tax system, and has since then been engaged in questions concerning the tax challenges that appears in new business models and gig economy. Rebecca Filis has experience from experimental ways of working with policy innovation in order to achieve and create user values in the field. She has a master degree in Law, and has for several years been working with leadership and strategic development in the Tax Agency. She also has experiences from doctoral studies in company- and tax law, and teaching at the Master of Law program at the University of Uppsala.

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Tobias Porserud
Vice President of and President of The AppJobs Institute

Tobias is the Vice President of and President of The AppJobs Institute. is the world’s largest community of gig workers with 600k+ members across 250+ cities, adding 10k+ members every week. is on a mission to ensure the progress of the gig economy by making it accessible and transparent. The platform allows its members to find, compare, rate and review all app-based jobs in their vicinity. Tobias is a Biotech engineer and a Yale alumnus. He co-founded Talent Eye in 2010, scouting tech talent from the most prominent universities throughout Scandinavia. Tobias has been named one of the top talents in Sweden in Swedish Business Press.

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Anna Ilsøe
Associate Professor, FAOS at University of Copenhagen

Ilsøe researches the digitalization of work and labour markets from the perspective of segmentation, industrial relations and institutional theory. In recent years, she has developed considerable expertise in the field of digital labour platforms using a variation of research methods from interview to survey, register and digital data. In 2019, she was appointed member of the Council of Sharing Economy by the Danish government.

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Donnie SC Lygonis
Innovation Strategist & Business Development Coach at KTH Innovation

Donnie has been working with entrepreneurship and innovation for over 25 years, both running his own companies or helping others start theirs. For the past 10 years he has helped shape and build KTH Innovation, the innovation support office at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden that is considered to be one of the best in the world. He is an appreciated speaker on innovation and creativity, having spoken at 5 TEDx events and been part of 3 separate TV-series on innovation.

He is the founder of the Entrepreneurs Without Borders Foundation, helping founders start and grow sustainable businesses that can employ and Donnie feels strongly that job creation is one of our biggest challenges, now and future.

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Birgit Leick
Business economist and economic geographer at Østfold University College

Birgit Leick is a business economist and economic geographer. Birgit received a Ph.D. in business economics from University of Technology Freiberg in Germany in 2006 and a habilitation degree in economic geography from the University of Bayreuth in 2018. She is also professor for innovation and regional development in Norway. Currently, Birgit works as Associate Professor in Business Economics in the Faculty of Business, Language and Social Sciences at Østfold University College in Norway. Her main research interest lies on the nexus of enterprise and regional development. Topics she is currently working on are: local sharing-economy entrepreneurs and regional economic development; institutional entrepreneurship; and rural entrepreneurs in creative industries. With colleagues from France, India and Morocco, Birgit will be organising a large track session on the sharing economy and entrepreneurship for EURAM Annual Conference 2020 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Mats Elzén
Client development advisor at Novus

Mats is an advisor at Novus, one of Sweden’s leading firms in survey and analysis. Mats works mainly with political polling and social research, advising clients on issues related to the future labour market, the impact of technological development on society and integration policy. In his work, Mats collaborates with clients from both the private sector and academia.

Mats and his team also works with the Gapminder foundation, and has contributed with survey research to the book Factfulness and Gapminders "Ignorance project".

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Katarina Lundahl
Chief Economist and acting Policy Director of Unionen

Unionen is Sweden’s largest trade union on the private labour market and the largest white-collar trade union in the world. Unionen has 660 000 members, of which 30 000 are elected representatives, in over 60 000 companies and organizations. Unionen has members in every  from major international Groups to small family companies. Their vision is to create security, success and satisfaction in working life.

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Evgueni Vinogradov
Senior Researcher at Nordland Research Institute

Evgueni Vinogradov, PhD, Senior Researcher and former Research Director at Nordland Research Institute. Evgueni Vinogradov’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, sharing economy and regional development. The most important theoretical publications are devoted to immigrant-owned businesses, the role of national culture in entrepreneurship and survival of newly established businesses. He has participated and leaded several empirical research projects and evaluation studies. Evgueni Vinogradov have been involved in teaching entrepreneurship both in Norway and in Norwegian educational programs conducted in Ukraine and Russia. Most of his research is based on quantitative methods including Agent-Based modelling.

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Christina Öberg
Professor/Chair in Marketing at Örebro University

Christina Öberg is Professor/Chair in Marketing at Örebro University in Sweden, and she is also associated with The Ratio Institute, Sweden. She has a background from Linköping University and Lund University and has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Florence, University of Bath, and Manchester University. Her research interests concern mergers and acquisitions, customer relationships, innovations, and new ways to pursue business including the sharing economy and effects of additive manufacturing. She has published in such journals as the Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, International Marketing Review, the European Journal of Marketing, and Production Planning & Control.

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Martin Linder
President of Unionen

Unionen is Sweden’s largest trade union on the private labour market and the largest white-collar trade union in the world. Unionen has 660 000 members, of which 30 000 are elected representatives, in over 60 000 companies and organizations. Unionen has members in every  from major international Groups to small family companies. Their vision is to create security, success and satisfaction in working life.

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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.
No show fee:
  700 SEK. Please notify us per email in case of unexpected change of plans.
More information and program: https://stockholm.reshapingwor...

The conference is in English. Please spread the invitation to colleagues and others who may be interested in the conference. 

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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