As Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and robotic technology advance, will highly skilled jobs demanding high wages be eliminated or will it create entirely new job roles spurring a new era of growth?

How can we prepare for a post-employment society? If increasingly large numbers of people with varying skill levels are no longer needed to create goods and services, how will we engage people?

The Global Talent Summit 2017 looks at the technological, economic, socio-economic, and political dimensions of a Post Employment World. The Summit is presented by Diplomatic Courier, a Global Affairs Media Network and hosted by ETH Zurich at their historic campus in Zurich, Switzerland.

DISCUSS

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Thank you to all those who joined us via Livestream! To watch the videos and interviews with the speakers, visit here.

SPEAKERS

MICHAEL BODEKAER

MICHAEL BODEKAER

EdTech Innovator Founder, Labster and Tech Entrepreneur

Bio

Michael Bodekaer is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building innovative technology companies that have the potential to change the world. Michael is the founder of unique organizations with offices spanning the globe. With the ambition of leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve learning quality, Michael partnered with co-founder and science professor Dr. Mads Bonde to create a concept aimed at increasing the level of versatility and accessibility of science education. Labster is a groundbreaking platform that gives students worldwide the opportunity to learn life sciences through gamifed education in immersive 3D virtual worlds and laboratories. With the ability to significantly enhance student’s motivation, these new and ever-evolving teaching tools are bringing a revolution to world-class learning.

MARKUS GROSS

MARKUS GROSS

Director, Disney Research

Bio

Markus Gross is a Professor of Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), head of the Computer Graphics Laboratory, and the Director of Disney Research, Zurich. He joined the ETH Computer Science faculty in 1994. His research interests include physically based modeling, computer animation, immersive displays, and video technology. Before joining Disney, Gross was director of the Institute of Computational Sciences at ETH. He received a master of science in electrical and computer engineering and a PhD in computer graphics and image analysis, both from Saarland University in Germany in 1986 and 1989. Gross serves on the boards of numerous international research institutes, societies, and governmental organizations.

VINT CERF

VINT CERF

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Bio

Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. In 2004, Cerf was the recipient of the ACM Alan M. Turing award (sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science”) and in 2005 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush. Since 2005, he has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.

LINO GUZZELLA

LINO GUZZELLA

President, ETH Zurich

Bio

Lino Guzzella has been full professor of thermotronics since 1999 and, in addition, from August 2012 to December 2014 Rector of ETH Zurich. Since January 2015 he is President of ETH Zurich. After receiving his mechanical engineering diploma in 1981 and his doctoral degree in 1986 from ETH, he held several positions in industry (R&D team leader, Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur; R&D mechatronics department head, Hilti, Schaan) and academia (assistant and associate professor in the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering department at ETH; Honda Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University). Professor Guzzella has published more than 100 research articles in peer refereed journals and conferences as well as two research textbooks.

ALESSANDRO CURIONI

ALESSANDRO CURIONI

Director, IBM Research Zurich

Bio

Dr. Alessandro Curioni is an IBM Fellow and the vice president of Europe and director of the IBM Research lab in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Curioni received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Chemistry and his PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. He started at IBM Research – Zurich as a PhD student in 1993.

ROBIN HANSON

ROBIN HANSON

Author, The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth

Bio

Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. Professor Hanson has master’s degrees in physics and philosophy from the University of Chicago, nine years’ experience in artificial intelligence research at Lockheed and N.A.S.A., a doctorate in social science from California Institute of Technology, 2800 citations, and sixty academic publications, in economics, physics, computer science, philosophy, and more. He blogs at OvercomingBias. com, and has pioneered the field of prediction markets since 1988.

SAUL GARLICK

SAUL GARLICK

Founder and CEO, Unleesh

Bio

Saul is the Founder and CEO of Unleesh. He also serves as President of More Than Me, which is building a public charter school network in Liberia. Saul is a Truman Scholar, an Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, a top 9 Young Foreign Policy Leader under 33 by the Diplomatic Courier, and a speaker for the US Department of State. He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, TNW, and The Huffington Post. His work has been endorsed by President Nelson Mandela. Saul received his BA with honors from Johns Hopkins University and his MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

JAMES HODSON

JAMES HODSON

CEO, AI For Good Foundation

Bio

James Hodson is the Chairman of the Financial Data Science Association, and co-founded/directs the AI for Good Foundation. He is a Research fellow at the Jozef Stefan Institute AI Lab, and is scientifically involved in US and European research projects. James advises and invests in a select set of promising early-stage data and AI-driven companies in the US, Europe, and beyond. Previously, James managed AI research at Bloomberg LP in New York, leading a large team in a rich cross-disciplinary research agenda.

MANU KAPUR

MANU KAPUR

Bio

Professor Manu Kapur is currently a Professor of Psychological Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. He will join ETH Zurich as Professor of Learning Sciences and Higher Education starting January 2017. Manu’s research interests lie at the intersection of the learning sciences, educational psychology, and STEM education. He is widely known for his research on Productive Failure.

MARTIN M. NAVILLE

MARTIN M. NAVILLE

CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

Bio

Martin M. Naville is CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, a leading business association helping its 2000 business members (Swiss and American companies) to do business between Switzerland and the USA. The Chamber strives to uphold and improve the relationship between these two important business partners. The Chamber is also engaged in creating and maintaining optimal conditions for multinational companies based in Switzerland – large and small, Swiss and foreign. Before taking the helm of the Chamber on October 1, 2004, Martin Naville spent 16 years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Munich, Zurich and New York. In 1995, he was elected Partner and Director of The Boston Consulting Group. Martin Naville started his professional career as a corporate banker with JP Morgan in Zurich and New York in 1984.

SUSAN KISH

SUSAN KISH

Fellow, Connection Science & Engineering, MIT

Bio

Susan Kish is a senior executive with extensive experience in building successful businesses, products, services and teams. She has worked across multiple global industries e.g. financial services, media and clean energy and is a relentless advocate of digital and data literacy. A seasoned entrepreneur, Susan has been successful in bringing new ideas and businesses to life inside large corporations and banks as well as in start-up environments. Susan is a trustee and independent director on several boards including The Foundation Center, InsideClimate News, and One Month, an online learning platform. Susan is currently the Senior Advisor to the Chief Marketing Officer, IWM at Credit Suisse, and the Executive-in- Residence at Excel Venture Management in Boston.

CHRIS LUEBKEMAN

CHRIS LUEBKEMAN

Global Director, Arup Foresight

Bio

Chris Luebkeman’s interest in the built environment blossomed early, propelling him to pursue a multifaceted education, beginning with engineering and culminating in a Doctorate in Architecture from ETH in Zurich, a city to which he remains deeply connected. Chris gained valuable experience as the protégé of esteemed Spanish Architect, Santiago Calatrava. But, subsequently he turned to his other love, education, by accepting teaching positions at several prestigious universities. In 1999, Chris joined Arup as the co- Director for Research and Development. A couple of years later, he formed the Foresight, Innovation and Incubation team, which has evolved into its present form as Research + Foresight + Innovation.

LAUREN MAFFEO

LAUREN MAFFEO

Content Editor (GetApp), Gartner Digital Markets

Bio

Lauren has reported on and worked within the global technology sector. She started her career in London’s Tech City as a media consultant to digital startups. Lauren also worked as a tech journalist; she reported on trends including self-drive cars, digital skills gaps in Taiwan and Brazil, the role of apps in aid relief, and a feared digital dark age for The Next Web and The Guardian. Today, Lauren works as a content editor for GetApp – a Gartner Digital Markets company – where she researches trends in the project management, finance, and accounting software markets for small and midsize businesses. Prior to GetApp, Lauren managed content at Aha! – one of America’s fastest growing SaaS companies based in Silicon Valley.

EMMANUEL MOGENET

EMMANUEL MOGENET

Head, Google Research Europe

Bio

Emmanuel Mogenet is an Engineering Director who currently leads the ZRH-based Google European Research Lab. He is also overall Site Lead for the Google Zürich office. Prior to his current role, Emmanuel led a team of 200+ engineers focused on improving various aspects of Google’s search engine. Before joining Google to work on Research and Search problems, Emmanuel spent most of his career working on solving 3D computer graphics and image processing problems for the film special effects industry. In particular, Emmanuel worked until 2006 at Apple Computers in California where he was part of the advanced image progressing group. Emmanuel was born in 1967 in a small town in the southeast of France.

CAROL O'DONNELL

CAROL O'DONNELL

Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center

Bio

Carol O’Donnell is the Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), a unit of the Smithsonian Institution that is dedicated to transforming the learning and teaching of science throughout the nation and world. In this capacity, Carol also serves as the US representative on the Global Council of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Science Education Programme (SEP), the global network of the science academies. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Carol was a leader at the US Department of Education for nearly a decade, supporting States and districts as they built their capacity to implement and sustain education reforms and achieve continued improvement in student outcomes.

ANTOINETTE POSCHUNG

ANTOINETTE POSCHUNG

Managing Director, Credit Suisse, Talent, Branding and Centers of Excellence

Bio

Ms. Poschung has had a distinguished career in Human Resources. She joined Credit Suisse AG in October 2008. At the bank, she is now responsible for Talent Development & Organizational Effectiveness (a.i.) as well as Diversity & Inclusion (a.i.). Previously she has been responsible for Global Compensation, Benefits and Payroll and prior to that was Global Head of HR for all Shared Services (excluding TB&C) and Regions EMEA and APAC. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Poschung was a Member of the Executive Board at AXA Winterthur since 2003, where she was Head of HR for Winterthur Group, which formerly belonged to Credit Suisse. Ms. Poschung had the HR responsibility for the successful integration after the sale of Winterthur Group to AXA.

ANA C. ROLD

ANA C. ROLD

CEO and Publisher, Diplomatic Courier

Bio

Ana C. Rold is the CEO and Publisher of the Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs media network based in Washington, DC. Ms. Rold also teaches Comparative Politics and Political Science at Northeastern University. She has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual commemorative publications of the G7, G20, and APEC Summits since 2009. Ms. Rold is also a co-founder of corporate publishing firm, Medauras Global, which specializes on private and public sector special reports, events, books, and publications. Rold is a member of the National Press Club, an Advisory Board Member of the Council of Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) and the Center for Education Diplomacy.

BOB SUMNER

BOB SUMNER

Associate Director, Disney Research Zurich

Bio

Bob Sumner is the Associate Director of Disney Research Zurich (DRZ) and an Adjunct Professor at ETH Zurich. At DRZ, Robert leads the lab’s research in animation and games. His research group strives to bypass technical barriers in animation and game production pipelines with new algorithms that expand the designer’s creative toolbox in terms of depiction, movement, deformation, stylization, control, and efficiency. Robert received a B.S. degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015, Robert founded the ETH Game Technology Center, which provides an umbrella over ETH research, teaching, and outreach in the area of game technology.

PATRICK WARNKING

PATRICK WARNKING

Country Director, Google Switzerland

Bio

Patrick is Country Director Google Switzerland since 2011 and with Google since 2007. Prior to Google, Patrick was leading business teams at KirchGroup and at ProSiebenSat1 Media – the largest private TV network in Germany. Work background in several countries and education included MBA at Steinbeis University Berlin / Bocconi University of Milan / Stern University in New York City, the 2012 Singularity University Executive Program as well as the 2014 Stanford Executive Program.

HOSTS & SPONSORS

AGENDA

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

WELCOME KEYNOTE

Lino Guzella

President, ETH Zurich

9:10 AM – 9:20 AM

OPENING REMARKS

Ana C. Rold

CEO and Publisher, Diplomatic Courier

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE

Emmanuel Mogenet

Head, Google Research Europe

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

LIGHTNING PRESENTATION

Bob Sumner

Adjunct Professor, ETH Zurich and Associate Director, Disney Research, Zurich

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

FORUM: THE TECHNOLOGICAL DIMENSION

Markus Gross

Professor of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, and Director, Disney Research, Zurich

Patrick Warnking

Country Director, Google Switzerland

Alessandro Curioni

Director, IBM Research Zurich

James Hodson

CEO, AI for Good Foundation

Susan Kish

Fellow, Connection Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

LIGHTNING PRESENTATION

Robin Hanson

Author of The Age of EM: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

FORUM: THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DIMENSION

Duane Dickson

Vice Chairman, Deloitte

Lauren Maffeo

Content Editor (GetApp), Gartner Digital Markets

Antoinette Poschung

Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Martin Naville

Martin Naville, CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

VIDEO PRESENTATION

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

LIGHTNING PRESENTATION

Saul Garlick

Founder and CEO, Unleesh

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

LIGHTNING PRESENTATION

Michael Bodekaer

EdTech Innovator and Tech Entrepreneur Founder, Labster

2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

FORUM: HOW EDUCATION CAN PREPARE YOU FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

Michael Bodekaer

EdTech Innovator and Tech Entrepreneur Founder, Labster

Manu Kapur

Professor of Learning Sciences and Higher Education, ETH Zurich

Saul Garlick

Founder and CEO, Unleesh

Carol O'Donnell

Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center, Smithsonian Institution

Chris Luebkeman

Global Director, Arup Foresight

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ADJOURN | NETWORKING RECEPTION

LOGISTICS

REGISTRATION

Please bring a hard or electronic copy of your ticket to the event. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the registration desk located just inside the main entrance to the ETH Zurich main building on Rämistrasse 101. For speakers and guests arriving later than 10 a.m., please proceed via the stairs/elevators to the F level and room 33.5 (also the cloak room) to register. There will be signs available to direct you to the right location. All sessions will take place in the Audimax centrally located on the F level of the ETH Zurich main building, just outside of the elevators.

SPEAKERS/PRESS REGISTRATION

Speakers and members of the press will also pick up their name tags at specially designated areas of the registration desk. Press may coordinate interviews with speakers with marianne.lucien@hk.ethz.ch.

LIVESTREAM / PHOTOGRAPHY

The Global Talent Summit is a public event and will be livestreamed globally. Please understand that while the camera(s) will focus primarily on the speakers, there may be occasions when guests may be visible on the livestream and/or in photos taken during the event. We kindly notify you in advance.

PARKING

Limited parking is available in the ETH Zurich parking garage (entrance via Karl-Schmid-Strasse) and in the adjacent University hospital parking area. You will need to purchase a parking ticket from the ticket machine. Speakers may contact Lucia Arpagaus for a parking pass in advance or obtain a pass at the registration desk: lucia.arpagaus@sl.ethz.ch.

DIRECTIONS

ETH Zurich is located at Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland. Public transportation is highly recommended. Traveling by public transport From the “Zürich Bahnhofstrasse/HB” stop: Tram no. 6 (towards the Zoo) as far as the “ETH/Universitätsspital” stop. Journey time: approx. 6 minutes. From the “Zürich Bahnhofplatz/HB” stop: Tram no. 10 (towards the Airport or Oerlikon station) as far as the “ETH/Universitätsspital” stop or Tram Nr. 3 (towards Klusplatz) as far as the “Central” stop (1 stop), from “Central” by Polybahn (departs every three minutes) to the Polyterrasse. Journey time: approx. 8 minutes. You will require a ticket that is valid for zone 110 (city of Zurich).

FROM ZURICH AIRPORT

By tram: From the “Zurich Airport” tram stop Tram no. 10 (towards Bahnhofplatz/HB) as far as the “ETH/Universitätsspital” stop. The tram runs every 7 to 15 minutes between 6 o’clock in the morning and 11 o’clock at night. Journey time: 30 minutes.  By rail: If you wish to travel from the airport to the city centre (Central Station), you are recommended to use the S-Bahn or mainline services. The trains depart from the “Zurich Airport” station. Journey time: approx. 10 minutes. You will require a ticket valid for 3 zones. If you are spending the whole day in Zurich, it is worth buying a day pass (valid for 24 hours). A 24h ticket costs only twice as much as a regular one-way ticket.

HOTELS IN ZURICH

Traveling from out of town? No worries! We have reserved blocks of rooms at the official hotels for the Global Talent Summit.

Ambassador à l’Opera

http://www.ambassadorhotel.ch

Hotel Opera
http://www.operahotel.ch/?lang=en

PUBLICATIONS

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