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Digitalization and its impact on welfare and labor: What does it mean for entrepreneurs and innovators?

Digitalization and its impact on welfare and labor: What does it mean for entrepreneurs and innovators?

When: Tuesday December 10, 2019, 16.30-18.30
Where: Auditorium, Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm
Lecturer: Mårten Blix, Research Institute for Industrial Economics, Anthony Larsson, Stockholm School of Economics, Linn Lindfred, JayWay, Charlotte Mattfolk, Strategic advisor, and Robin Teigland, Chalmers University of Technology. Panelists: Björn Eriksson, former President of Interpol, Director of the Swedish Police and County Governor, Pernilla Lilja, Senior business consultant, Peter Markowski, Management consultant, Cormac McGrath, Stockholm University, Jan Söderqvist, journalist, and Olle Wästberg, former diplomat, Member of Parliament and Editor-in-Chief.

About the lecture: Digitalization and digital transformation affects everyone to some extent or another. As the welfare services and the labor sector are becoming increasingly more digitalized, many of us stop to ask ourselves what our future will look like. Will welfare services become more accessible or less? Will we keep the jobs that we have now, or will we need to reskill? Who wins and who loses as a result of the technological development? And what new innovations and services can we expect within the next few years?

These questions are discussed in two recent books published by Routledge. They explore topics such as telemedicine, EdTech, predictive health care, blockchain, digital dentistry, citizen protection, circular economy, GDPR, substitution of labor, gig economy, the “cashless” society, and many more.

During this lecture, the many speakers and panelists (consisting of some of the books’ authors) will share their insights and different perspectives on these important topics. You will learn more about:

- How commercialization of welfare services will affect the availability of such services, and what service innovations we can expect to see in the future.
- The implications of telemedicine, and how it will affect the extant welfare.
- How circular economy can provide opportunities for entrepreneurs in a digitalized society.

You are kindly invited to take part in this discussion! Please note that the lecture is held in English. We will warm up with pre-lecture mulled wine in adjoining room 120, at 16.30. The lecture starts at 17.00. It is organized in collaboration between ESBRI and Stockholm School of Economics.

The books can be downloaded free of cost:
Digital Transformation and Public Services: Societal Impacts in Sweden and Beyond
The Digital Transformation of Labor: Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare

About the lecturer: Mårten Blix is a research scholar at the Research Institute for Industrial Economics in Sweden. He is frequently invited to give seminars and has recently been interviewed by the New York Times, The Economist and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. His work is focused on understanding the effects of digitalization and structural change. His recent work includes the book “Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State” (Edward Elgar, 2017). He has a PhD in Economics from Stockholm University and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.

Anthony Larsson is a researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics, Institute for Research (SIR), Sweden. He holds a PhD from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He also holds an MBA and MSc degrees in political science, social anthropology, and business administration and economics respectively, as well as an associate degree in psychology. His research interests include innovation management, digitalization, management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship.

Linn Lindfred is an entrepreneur and consultant specializing in working with, and educating in, circular economy at JayWay. She holds an MSc in management and economics of innovation from Chalmers University of Technology with studies at Stanford University, University of California (Berkeley) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Charlotte Mattfolk is a senior strategic advisor within the fields of future analysis and strategy, business transformation, digitalization, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. She has held several roles as CEO or partner in larger management consulting firms.

Robin Teigland is Professor of Strategy & Management of Digitalization at Chalmers University of Technology and a Fellow of IVA - the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 she was listed as one of Sweden’s most influential women, primarily in technology. Currently, her research investigates the influence of AI on corporate boards and startups, and she is also the Director of Ocean Data Factory Sweden that promotes innovation based on the application of AI to ocean data. Robin runs Peniche Ocean Watch, a blue circular economy initiative in Portugal. In her free time, she enjoys being with her five kids and learning to play the banjo and surfing longboard waves at her surf school, Go4surf.

Björn Eriksson is a former President of Interpol, Director of the Swedish Police and County Governor of Östergötland. During his career, Björn Eriksson has led several governmental investigations covering various public affairs. In addition, he has been engaged as a board member and has served in various advisory roles for different companies in the private sector, ranging from small companies to large companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Nasdaq Stockholm). He remains active as President for the Swedish Sports Confederation and as President for SäkerhetsBranschen, an association seeking to promote business for member companies and their clients in the security industry.

Pernilla Lilja is a senior business consultant with a specialization in GDPR. She holds an MSc in business administration and economics from Stockholm Business School at Stockholm University, with additional studies at CERAM Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France. She has extensive experience from working in the banking and finance sector, where she has held various positions and titles over the years such as, business developer, scrum master, requirement analyst and business process developer. Her professional interests include change management, business improvement and modeling business processes.

Peter Markowski is a management consultant and researcher. He holds a PhD in business administration from Stockholm University, Sweden and an MSc in industrial engineering and management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Markowski’s research interests include organizational capabilities and how digital technologies drive sector-level transformation. He currently advises organizations on the move towards more agile bureaucratic models in the digital transformation of the welfare- and larger public sector.

Cormac McGrath is an associate professor at Stockholm University. He has extensive experience working with change initiatives in higher education. He led the introduction of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the Swedish context at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with edx.org. His research interests relate to change agency and management, and learning in digital learning environments.

Jan Söderqvist is a writer, futurologist and lecturer based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Lucca, Italy. Educated at Stockholm University, Sweden, his main focus lies on interpreting different perspectives on how the digital revolution will transform any and all areas of society beyond recognition, while also changing the lives of everyone living in it.

Olle Wästberg has served as a Swedish member of parliament, Liberal (1976–1982); State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance (1991–1993); Editor-in-Chief for the Swedish newspaper Expressen (1993–1995); Swedish Consul General to New York (1999–2004); Director General of the Swedish Institute (2005–2010); and, most recently, Chairman of the Governmental Democracy Commission (2014–2016) and Member of the Public Service Committee (2017–2018). He is also a member of several boards, among them the board of the Raoul Wallenberg Academy and of the Sweden America Foundation.

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Grassroots innovations for inclusive economic growth

When: Wednesday January 29, 2020, 15.00-17.00
Where: Finlandshuset, Snickarbacken 4, Stockholm
Lecturer: Professor Ester Barinaga, School of economics and management, Lund University, and associate professor María José Zapata Campos, School of business, economics and law, University of Gothenburg

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PLEASE NOTE: The number of seats is limited. We process registrations on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is binding. The lectures are free of charge, but if you register without participating you will be charged an administrative fee of 400 Swedish kronor.

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