Closing conference:
“How can mankind benefit from the evolution of work ?”

Panelists : Utkarsh Amitabh, Laurent Miéville, Andréa Latino

Wednesday November 18, 2020 @ 18:30

Governing the accelerated pace of technology is becoming increasingly difficult. Technology— and the concept of work itself — are evolving faster then cultural norms, company policies and lawmaking. As it always is with complex phenomena, ensuring our prosperity will require an inspired mix of sound policymaking, forward-looking enterprises and deep cultural shifts. Luckily, there are already signs of trailblazers and pioneers in all of the above-mentioned sectors; in this session, we will discover how following those trails can help us compone a broader picture, and how they can help us navigate — or even anticipate — the future we want.

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Intervenant: Andrea Latino
Digital Transformation & Innovation Manager ; Forbes Italia Under 30

Andrea Latino is a digital Transformation Consultant and Innovation Manager, with 7+ years of experience in strategic management of business technology, innovation policy, research, entrepreneurship, journalism. He is trusted by 40+ clients — including multinational enterprises, government agencies, academic excellencies, media companies, political personalities and brilliant startups — across 11 industries with over 15+ consulting projects. Co-founder of Leviathan and Seraph, two digital companies based in Italy. Nominated among the Forbes Under 30 (2020 – ITA), mentioned by Arianna Huffington in her global coverage of the WEF’s Global Shapers Community (2013) after being recruited as Global Shaper (2012). MPP candidate and BA graduate in Political Science at Milan’s Catholic University.

Intervenant: Utkarsh Amitabh
Fondateur de Network Capital

Utkarsh is the founder of Network Capital (networkcapital.tv), one of the world’s largest career intelligence communities. He graduated with an MBA from INSEAD Business School where he was recognized as the Andy Burgess Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. He is a Chevening Fellow at University of Oxford and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper who represented the community at the Annual Meeting in Davos. His new book “The Seductive Illusion of Hard Work” has become a global best seller. He also writes for Harvard Business Review, Mint, Economic Times and World Economic Forum. Before starting Network Capital, Utkarsh worked at Microsoft in a wide range of roles and helped build India’s first smart village.

Co-host: Global Shapers Community Geneva

The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change in their local communities and around the world. Out of the 438 Hubs across the world, the Geneva Hub is one of the oldest one in activity since its creation in 2011.

Intervenant: Laurent Miéville
Directeur d’UNITEC

Trained as Engineer with a PhD in physics (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-EPFL and University of Geneva), Laurent Miéville continues his career in the USA at Stanford University and then at Conductus Inc a young start-up based in Silicon Valley where he was also involved in evaluating the commercial potential of new technologies for a venture capital firm. He came back to Switzerland to initiate and manage Unitec, the office of technology transfer. From 2007 to 2009, Laurent Miéville was President of the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP) which groups more than 600 professionals active in 32 countries. He is one of the first technology transfer professionals to be certified at an international level and was a board member of its certifying body, CLP Inc.. He recently co-authored with Georges Haour of IMD a book about technology transfer called “From science to business : How Firms Create Value by Partnering with Universities” 

Co-host: Unitec

UNITEC, the University of Geneva’s technology transfer office offers advice as well as industrial and financial contacts to University, the University Hospital and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Geneva researchers. Furthermore, UNITEC encourages scientists with innovative ideas to create spin-offs.
Since its inception, the technology transfer office, Unitec, has demonstrated an instrumental role in transferring technologies from the laboratory towards the marketplace by working with start-up companies as well as existing companies in Switzerland, Europe and the rest of the world.

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