Programme

Three days of intense action.

 
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08:30–08:40 Welcome Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International
08:40–10:00 Lecture: The smart third industrial revolution and the future of work Jeremy Rifkin (US), President, Foundation on Economic Trends
Followed by a conversation with
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International
10:00–10:30 Break  
10:30–11:30 Next generation workforce – a readiness analysis Alain Dehaze (BE), Chief Executive Officer, The Adecco Group
Dileep George (US), Co-Founder, Vicarious, Inc.
Lawrence Wong (SG), Minister for National Development and Second Minister of Finance, Singapore
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International
11:30–12:00 One-on-One Denis McDonough (US), Visiting Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter, BBC HARDtalk

Lunch
Leaders of Tomorrow Corner: Lunch with the awardees of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.

 
 
13:30–15:00
 
 
Work Sessions, Block 3
 
 
  The new way of building companies in the internet age Dirk Ahlborn (DE), Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.
Topic Leader: Sigvald Harryson (SE), Founder & Chief Executive Officer, iKNOW-WHO AB
  Become CEO of your career Cathy Benko (US), Vice Chairwoman and Managing Principal, Deloitte LLP
Topic Leader: Nils Hagander (CH), Founder, Client Service Partner & Member of the Board of Directors, a-connect
  New leadership for new workforce Sung-Joo Kim (KR), Chairperson & Chief Visionary Officer, MCM Holding AG
Topic Leader: Prof. Winfried Ruigrok (NL), Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology & Law, University of St. Gallen
  Management for sustainable growth: The revolution begins at the border Masatoshi Matsuzaki (JP), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Konica Minolta, Inc.
Topic Leader: Aiko Doden (JP), Senior Commentator, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
  India@2030: How Tech Entrepreneurs will create a $10 Trillion Economy Mohandas Pai (IN), Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd.
Topic Leader: Pranjal Sharma (IN), Consulting Editor, BW Businessworld
  Siri, Alexa & Co. on the rise – brave new world around the corner? Wilfried Porth (DE), Member of the Board of Management, Human Resources & Director of Labor Relations, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler AG
Topic Leader: Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist, The Financial Times
  The current approach to work is a direct attack on new generations John Ralston Saul (CA), Co-Chair & President Emeritus, Institute for Canadian Citizenship & PEN International
Topic Leader: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach (GB), Goldman Sachs International
  Getting ready for the mobility of the future Monika Ribar (CH), Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Federal Railways SBB AG
Topic Leader: Prof. Thomas Bieger (CH), President, University of St. Gallen
  Redefining the nature of work in a smart, digitally connected glocal society Jeremy Rifkin (US), President, Foundation on Economic Trends
Topic Leader: Prof. Caspar Hirschi (CH), Professor of History, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  Large enterprises vs. start-ups: The constant quest for innovation Wolf-Henning Scheider (DE), Chief Executive Officer, ZF Friedrichshafen
Topic Leader: Prof. Omid Aschari (CH), Managing Director, Master in Strategy and International Management, University of St. Gallen
  Automation in Healthcare – and what does it mean for the human workforce? Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff (DE), Member of the Board at Hoffmann-La Roche AG and Clariant AG
Topic Leader: Riz Khan (GB), International Journalist
  Making our cities work better Lawrence Wong (SG), Minister for National Development and Second Minister of Finance, Singapore
Topic Leader: Alexander C. Melchers (CH/DE), General Manager & Director, C. Melchers GmbH & Co. Singapore Branch
  Evolving financial services Nasir Zubairi (GB), Chief Executive Officer, The LHoFT Foundation
Topic Leader: Leslie Maasdorp (ZA), Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank
13:30–15:00 Background Session: Humanity’s to-do list for a better future Michael Møller (DK), Director-General Geneva Office, United Nations
Topic Leader: Prof. Christoph Frei (CH), Associate Professor, School of Economics and Political Science, University of St. Gallen
 
15:30–16:30 Technologies in the spotlight 15:30–16:10: Future of Transport
Dirk Ahlborn (DE), Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.
Wulin Gaowa (CN), Director Design Center, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd
Wolf-Henning Scheider (DE), Chief Executive Officer, ZF Group
 
16:10–16:30: Robotics
Prof. Ronald C. Arkin (US), Regents' Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Topic Leader: Pranjal Sharma (IN), Consulting Editor, BW Businessworld
16:30–17:00 Break  
17:00–17:45 Workplaces that work: A call for diversity! Cathy Benko (US), Vice Chairman and Managing Principal, Deloitte LLP
Bob Bland (US), Co-Founder, Women's March
Kim Sung-Joo (KR), Chairperson & Chief Visionary Officer, MCM Holding AG
Topic Leader:Andrew Hill (GB), Management Editor & Columnist, The Financial Times
17:45–18:30 Closing Session Tyler Brûlé (CA), Founder & Chairman, Monocle
Topic Leader: The Right Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (CA), Governor General of Canada and Co-Chair, Institute for Canadian Citizenship
18:30–18:45 Wrap-up Friday & presentation of the ISC Team Jason George (US), J.M. George, Inc.
 
from 18:45 Evening Event A culinary journey & after party on the campus of the University of St. Gallen.