Speaker: Dr. Karin Vey

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Since 2009, Dr. Karin Vey has been serving as an innovation and trend expert at the Industry Solutions Lab (ISL) at IBM Research – Zurich. The ISL is the gateway to IBM Research. As an open think tank, it offers workshops on trends, research, innovation and the future of information technology for various industries, academia, government organizations, and NGOs. At the ISL, her focus is on Government, Education and the Future of Work. Vey’s work reflects her multidisciplinary academic background in physics, communications and psychology. She is also a professor at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen (Germany), where she teaches innovation and knowledge management.

Speaker: Dr. Stephan Feldhaus


Dr. Stephan Feldhaus is a Member of the Enlarged Corporate Executive Committee and Head Group Communications at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. since August 1, 2010. He studied Roman Catholic Theology and Philosophy at Roman University of Muenster, Universitaet Zuerich and Lucerne and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (University of Munich) and obtained his Doctorate in Theology (Dr. theol.) at the University of Munich in 1997. He started his career at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen as Scientific Assistant in 1989. He then worked for Cusanus Werk (Academic Foundation of the German bishops) as Scientific Assistant and Editor. In 1999, he joined Siemens AG, where he held various communication functions in sector and corporate headquarters, most recently as Head of Communications for the Siemens Healthcare Sector.

Speaker: Joachim Schoss

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After earning a degree in business administration in Hamburg and gaining several years of experience in a staff position as a management consultant, in 1990 Joachim Schoss founded his own consultancy, which he sold in 1996 and which is now part of KPMG. During that same period, he launched a call centre in Wilhelmshaven in 1993. Its sale to the US market leader in 1997, involving 350 employees, was also very successful.

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Reading List «The Future of Work»


Here are some links to texts and posts around the topic of «The Future of Work» that we would like you to look at before the Forum. We are aware that you might not have time to read all content in detail, but maybe pick a few texts that you are really interested in and read them before the Forum. It will help you having a better grasp of the topic and to ask our speakers more interesting questions.

We have tried to align the texts along the four work topics that are shaping our forum: Globalisation, Humanisation, Technologisation and Economisation. It’s very clear that these spheres are mixed and interconnected, but it may be helpful to get started with this categorisation.

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