Future of Labour International Working Group

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Embracing Disruption:
life-long learning and the role of government


The world of work is changing at an unprecedented rate. Speed of innovations, new trends (such as the platform economy) or societal evolutions are all creating unprecedented disruption: the only certainty is that all jobs will somehow be impacted in the future. In this 2nd edition of the International Working Group made of varied stakeholders (governments, European Union institutions, public and private employment agencies, universities, think-tanks, management consultants and technology providers) we will brainstorm on the potential path forward to boost employability and competitiveness in the digital era.

By providing a mix of best practices of stakeholder & country initiatives, showing technology at work and presenting thought leaders research results you will leave the day with new insights and inspiration to evolve your proper mission at work.


November 8, 2018

 

At Microsoft we believe that technology can play a big part in moving forward many societal topics, from improving education and learning, to creating new opportunities and raising living standards for people through gainful employment. We also believe that – when tackling these complex issues – progress often comes from leveraging the strength of a rich ecosystem. This is why we want to invite you to take part in this International Working Group made of varied stakeholders (governments, European Union institutions, public and private employment agencies, universities, think-tanks, management consultants and technology providers) to share experiences, issues & opportunities and work on concrete initiatives together for the Future of Labour.

This is the second edition of this working group, which will focus upon two important topics agreed in the first edition earlier in March: 1) enabling a culture of life-long learning to boost employability as well as competitiveness; 2) the changing role of governments as a facilitator in this changing landscape.

Looking forward to meeting you there.


›› Agenda


09:00 - 09:30 | Welcome Breakfast
09:30 - 10:00 | Welcome & Introduction
10:00 - 10:45 | Life-long learning: from Strategy to Examples
10:45 - 12:00 | Roundtable Discussion on Life-long Leaning
12:00 - 13:00 | Hot Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 | Tools @ work:
13:00 - 14:30 | LinkedIn Economic Graph; Job Center of the Future;
13:00 - 14:30 | Ensuring right skills; Matching Job Demand & Offer
14:30 - 14:45 | Coffee Break
14:45 - 16:15 | Technolgy & future skills: Skills & the future of work;
14:45 - 16:15 | Technology impact; Panel Discussion
16:15 - 16:30 | Wrap up & closing + Evaluations

 

›› Who should attend

BDMs from Ministry Labor, National Employment Agencies, National Labor/Work Safety and Benefits agencies, Local and regional Employment agencies


›› Featured speakers

Jacques Bughin
Director, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI); Director

Konstantinos Pouliakas
Expert in skills and labour markets at Cedefop

Rita Tenan
Snr Director EMEA Microsoft Government

Hector Minto
Snr Evangelist, Accessibility, Microsoft EMEA

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