27 June 2019 from 19:30 to 21:30

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Future of Work: Towards an Inclusive Platform Economy


José van Dijck, distinguished university professor at Utrecht University, co-authored the book ‘The Platform Society’. On this evening she will share her vision for a platform economy that works for everyone.

The platform economy is growing. More and more processes in our society are organized through platforms. We share houses and cars through Airbnb and SnappCar, and young people get their first jobs through platforms such as Deliveroo and Helpling. How can we benefit from this increasing dependence on these platforms, while at the same time minimizing the negative sides? This is the central question on the 27th of June.

Peter Baeck, head of the British innovation think tank Nesta, will discuss the rise of the platform economy in his keynote speech. What exactly does this term entail, how will this novel economy develop and how will it retain its inclusivity?

We hear stories from practice in various conversations. Sara Green Broderson tells us about the Danish reputation platform Deemly, which helps platform workers transfer their reputation from one platform to the next, in order to prevent dependence on a single platform. 

Lisa Hemph and Gregory Golding, from the Swedish Social Service, then share their experiences with regard to an ongoing experiment that helps people who experience difficulties on the labor market in strengthening their resume by transforming built-up online reputation into anoffline resume.

University professor José van Dijck pioneered research on social media and is author of several books, including ‘The Platform Society’. In her closing speech, she will reflect on the conversations with the preceding speakers and share her vision on a platform economy that works for everyone.

Please note: this event is also the kick-off of the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, held at Utrecht University on 28 and 29 June. This public event is included in the registration fee for the workshop. You do not need to buy a ticket via TivoliVredenburg if you have registered for the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy. More information on www.6thiwse.sites.uu.nl.

Start date and time
27 June 2019 19:30
End date and time
27 June 2019 21:30
Entrance fee