Digitalization and automation are moving forward, while currently destroying more jobs than they are creating. Against this backdrop, the Hasso Plattner Institute is holding the conference “German i4j-Summit – Innovation for Jobs” on May 11th and 12th.The conference, which is being organized by the California initiative i4j (Innovation for Jobs), focuses on the labor market of the digital future. The event is supported by well-known companies from Silicon Valley and SAP.
If we don’t want to be overtaken by digital progress, we must play an active role in shaping it. Through our increasingly digitalized world, traditional work is being called into question and is now a subject of re-examination. Digitalization accelerates many traditional work processes and workflows. This creates a new demand for work that has structural and social consequences. IT’s technical capabilities help to structure the new labor market and optimally connect employee skills with the needs of businesses. The labor market of the future offers great opportunity both economically speaking, as new business models emerge, and humanly speaking, in terms of how people work. It is essential that we use the enormous potential of productivity and growth, while at the same time not losing sight of working people.
Already i4j experts and students are creating a vision of the value of digitalization for all people, in advance of the conference to be held during the HPI-Design Thinking Week.
The creative Design Thinking method, taught at HPI, will be implemented.
On May 11th, the day before the conference, participants can continue to work in Design Thinking workshops on their projects with the i4j and HPI experts teams. The results of the working groups will be discussed on May 12th, the day of the conference, and presented to conference participants. The working phase of the conference will conclude with a Network Dinner, to be opened by State Secretary of the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Dorothee Bär, Rocket Internet founder, Oliver Samwer, and i4j experts. We also welcome to the conference Andrea Nahles, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, and Christian Illek, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Human Resources at Telekom AG.
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