Three days of intense action.


 Programme of the 48th St. Gallen Symposium

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08:00–08:15 Introduction Three people from three generations present their visions on the topic "Beyond the end of work".
08:15–08:25 Welcome Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
08:25–08:45 Welcome by the Federal Government Doris Leuthard (CH), Federal Counsellor of Switzerland
08:45–09:15 Debate: Setting the scene Philip J. Jennings (GB), General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Roberto Suárez Santos (ES), Secretary-General, International Organization of Employers (IOE)
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International
09:15–09:45 Break  
09:45–10:15 Herausforderungen für Europa im neuen internationalen Gefüge – Perspektiven für Arbeit, Innovation und wirtschaftlichen Erfolg Sigmar Gabriel (DE), Minister for Foreign Affairs & Vice Chancellor of Germany 2013‑2018
This address will be held in German and simultaneously translated into English (Title: Challenges for Europe in the new international constellation – perspectives for work, innovation and economic prosperity).
10:15–11:15 Beyond the end of work Philippa Malmgren (US), Founder, DRPM Group
Amitabh Kant (IN), Chief Executive Officer, National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India
Prof. Guy Standing (GB), Professorial Research Associate, University of London
Marcus Wallenberg (SE), Chairman of the Board of Directors, SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken) AB
Topic Leader: Marcela Escobari (US/BO), Senior Advisor, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
11:15–12:00 One-on-One Dominic Barton (CA), Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter HARDtalk, BBC News

Leaders of Tomorrow Corner: Discussion of the Global Perspectives Barometer 2018.

Work Sessions, Block 1
  A revolution in military affairs: A future of robots, warfighters, and the battlefield Prof. Ronald C. Arkin, Regents' Professor & Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology
  Active ageing through social partnership and industrial relations expertise Matt Flynn, Director, The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce
  Retirement is not inevitable: how new technology privileges the skill set of mature workers over the young Prof. Sarah Harper, Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
  Privacy in the era of big data Prof. HE Fan, Professor of Economics, Peking University HSBC Business School
  Africa does not need jobs Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder & Chairman, Brand Leadership Group Ltd
  Global unions: Future impact on business and human rights Philip J. Jennings, General Secretary, UNI Global Union
  Governance and disruption: How to lead disruption in governance? Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India
  Challenges of the nation state in the digital age Doris Leuthard, Federal Counsellor of Switzerland
  How will ageing societies work? George Magnus, Associate, University of Oxford China Centre
  Cambridge analytica and the future of work Philippa Malmgren, Founder, DRPM Group
  Skills for the 21st century digital economy Denis McDonough, Visiting Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  Employment for all in the new world of work Mona Mourshed, President & Chief Executive Officer, Generation
  New corporate life – getting ready for tomorrow’s employees Susanne Ruoff, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Post
  The precariat under rentier capitalism Prof. Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate, University of London
  to be announced Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
  Will we run out of work in Switzerland? Valentin Vogt, President, Swiss Employers Confederation
13:30–14:45 Background Session: IoT and its impact on society Volkhard Bregulla (DE), VP Global Industries Manufacturing and Distribution, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hiroaki Kitano (JP), President & Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
Marianne Janik (CH), General Manager, Microsoft Switzerland
Topic Leader: Prof. Elgar Fleisch (AT/CH), Director, Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen
Work Sessions, Block 2
  How crypto assets are changing the (working) world Marc P. Bernegger, Advisor & Ambassador Switzerland, FinLeap
  to be announced Bob Bland, Co-Founder, Women's March
  “Out-teach” your competition: using learning as your competitive advantage Rajeeb Dey, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Learnerbly Limited
  Utopia, dystopia or neither? How AI will change work and society Dileep George, Co-Founder, Vicarious, Inc.
  to be announced Ayesha Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, ADDO AI Pte Ltd
  Cybersecurity as an enabler of growth Elena Kvochko, Cybersecurity Expert & Technology Executive
  The future of work in a future-ready Singapore Gabriel Lim, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore
  Never too young to lead Violet Lo, Founder & Director, Inclusive Business Lab & Foundation
  Embracing the end of work: Living in a smart nation Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive Officer, Government Technology Agency of Singapore
  AI creativity, entertainment, and work Mark Riedl, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  Artificial intelligence: making a smooth transition to a radically restructured society Marek Rosa, Founder, Chief Executive Office & Chief Technology Officer, GoodAI
  A happier future? Creating permanent positive emotions thanks to smart robots Se-kyeong Song, Chief Executive Officer, FutureRobot
15:15–16:30 Special Session: The St. Gallen Handbook for making brilliant ideas work Team Anniversary Project, St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award
Topic Leader: Prof. Siri Terjesen (US/NO), American University, Washington, DC, student participant in 1997 & Anniversary Project Leader
17:15–19:15 Jubilee Session:
30th St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award

The top five contributors to the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award pitch their ideas to an Expert Panel.
Prof. Stephan Chambers (GB), Director, The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, London School of Economics
Thebe Ikalafeng (ZA), Founder & Chairman, Brand Leadership Group Ltd
Elena Kvochko (US), Cybersecurity Expert & Technology Executive
Topic Leader: Jason George (US), J.M. George, Inc.
Award Ceremony of the 30th St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award

Keynote speech on the occasion of the 30th St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award:
Steve Forbes (US), Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

19:15–19:30 Wrap-up Thursday Jason George (US), J.M. George, Inc.
from 19:30 Evening Event Food, Content & Entertainment on the campus of the University of St. Gallen.
21:30, Auditorium
Mona Mourshed, President & Chief Executive Officer, Generation
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos, London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International

The official evening programme will be followed by the Open House Night off-campus.