Programme

Three days of intense action.

 
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 Programme of the 48th St. Gallen Symposium

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08:00–08:15 Introduction Three leaders 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 Councillor 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), Member of the German Parliament & 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 (IE/US), Founder, DRPM Group
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

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

 
 
13:30–14:45
 
 
Work Sessions, Block 1
 
 
  A revolution in military affairs: A future of robots, warfighters, and the battlefield Prof. Ronald C. Arkin (US), Regents' Professor & Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic Leader: Riz Khan (GB), International Journalist
  Active ageing through social partnership and industrial relations expertise Matt Flynn (GB), Director, The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce
Topic Leader: Prof. Stephan Böhm (DE/CH), Associate Professor, School of Management, University of St. Gallen
  Privacy in the era of big data Prof. HE Fan (CN), Professor of Economics, Peking University HSBC Business School
Topic Leader: Peter Fischer (CH), Economics-Editor-in-Chief, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  Africa does not need jobs Thebe Ikalafeng (ZA), Founder & Chairman, Brand Leadership Group Ltd
Topic Leader: Ricardo Neiva Tavares (BR), Ambassador of Brazil to Austria
  Global unions: Future impact on business and human rights Philip J. Jennings (GB), General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Topic Leader: Prof. Jean-Francois Manzoni (CA/FR), President and Nestlé Chaired Professor, IMD – International Institute for Management Development
  Challenges of the nation state in the digital age Doris Leuthard (CH), Federal Councillor of Switzerland
Topic Leader: Prof. Christoph Frei (CH), Associate Professor, School of Economics and Political Science, University of St. Gallen
  How will ageing societies work? George Magnus (GB), Associate, University of Oxford China Centre
Topic Leader: Prof. Klaus W. Wellershoff (CH), Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board & Partner, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.
  Cambridge analytica and the future of work Philippa Malmgren (IE/US), Founder, DRPM Group
Topic Leader: Leslie Maasdorp (ZA), Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank
  Skills for the 21st century digital economy Denis McDonough (US), Visiting Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Topic Leader: Viswa Sadasivan (SG), Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves
  Employment for all in the new world of work Mona Mourshed (EG/US), President & Chief Executive Officer, Generation
Topic Leader: Felix Wenger (CH), Senior Partner & Managing Partner Switzerland, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  New corporate life – getting ready for tomorrow’s employees Susanne Ruoff (CH), Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Post
Topic Leader: Sigvald Harryson (SE), Founder & Chief Executive Officer, iKNOW-WHO AB
  The precariat under rentier capitalism Prof. Guy Standing (GB), Professorial Research Associate, University of London
Topic Leader: Stephen Sackur (GB), Presenter HARDtalk, BBC News
  Future of business as a driver in the work of tomorrow Roberto Suárez Santos (ES), Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International
  Will we run out of work in Switzerland? Valentin Vogt (CH), President, Swiss Employers Confederation
Topic Leader: Urs Gredig (CH), Editor-in-Chief, CNN Money Switzerland
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
 
14:45–15:15
 
 
Break
 
 
 
15:15–16:30
 
 
Work Sessions, Block 2
 
 
  How crypto assets are changing the (working) world Marc P. Bernegger (CH), Board Member, Crypto Finance AG
Topic Leader: Rolf Hoefer, Partner, Rhetorical Crypto Capital
  The leaders we've been waiting for: applying Women's March principles in business Bob Bland (US), Co-President & Co-Founder, Women's March
Topic Leader: Yassmin Abdel-Magied (SD/AU), Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mumtaza
  “Out-teach” your competition: using learning as your competitive advantage Rajeeb Dey (GB), Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Learnerbly Limited
Topic Leader: Pranav Pai (IN), 3one4 Capital, India
  Utopia, dystopia or neither? How AI will change work and society Dileep George (US), Co-Founder, Vicarious, Inc.
Topic Leader: Riz Khan (GB), International Journalist
  The duality of technological change HO Kwon Ping (SG), Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited
Topic Leader: Viswa Sadasivan (SG), Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves
  The future of work in an era of AI and automation Ayesha Khanna (PK), Chief Executive Officer, ADDO AI Pte Ltd
Topic Leader: Myriam Locher (CH/DE), Partner, Blackboat Internet GmbH
  Cybersecurity as an enabler of growth Elena Kvochko (US), Cybersecurity Expert & Technology Executive
Topic Leader: Katrin Eggenberger (LI), Chief of Staff & Head of Community of Chairmen, World Economic Forum
  The future of work in a future-ready Singapore Gabriel Lim (SG), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore
Topic Leader: Prof. Jesse Ramirez (US), Assistant Professor for American Studies, University of St. Gallen
  Never too young to lead Violet Lo (GB/HK), Founder & Director, Inclusive Business Lab & Foundation
Topic Leader: Ritesh Malik (IN), Founder & Managing Director, Innov8
  Artificial Intelligence, the next core purpose technology? From human enhancement to market disruption Adrian Locher (CH), Founder, Merantix
Topic Leader: Erwin Hettich (DE), Manager Venturing & Ecosystems, Helvetia AG
  Embracing the end of work: Living in a smart nation Jacqueline Poh (SG), Chief Executive Officer, Government Technology Agency of Singapore
Topic Leader: Peter Day (GB), International Journalist
  AI creativity, entertainment, and work Mark Riedl (US), Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic Leader: Heather Evans (CA), Senior Advisor in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technology, Government of Ontario
  Artificial intelligence: making a smooth transition to a radically restructured society Marek Rosa (CZ), Founder, Chief Executive Office & Chief Technology Officer, GoodAI
Topic Leader: Alexandre Robicquet (FR), Research Assistant, Stanford University
  A happier future? Creating permanent positive emotions thanks to smart robots Se-kyeong Song (KR), Chief Executive Officer, FutureRobot
Topic Leader: Akash Gupta (IN), Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, GreyOrange
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 Anniversary 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

A selection of St. Gallen Symposium impact stories

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

Host of the Jubilee Session: Jason George (US), J.M. George, Inc.

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 (EG/US), President & Chief Executive Officer, Generation
Topic Leader: Nina dos Santos (GB), London Anchor, CNNMoney View, CNN International

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