24MEDIA participated at the WorldPost`s “The Future of Work conference” in London held by Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute. The conference brought together politicians, business leaders and intellectuals to debate the role of technology in tomorrow's workplace.
Participants included Arianna Huffington, Google's Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, Her Majesty Queen Rannia Al Abdullah, economists Laura Tyson, Nouriel Roubini and Mohamed El-Erian, Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson, Japanese robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi among others.
24MEDIA was represented by its President & Founder Dimitris Maris. HuffPost Greece was also present with a team comprised of its General Manager Annita Stephanou, Editorial Director Sofia Papaionnou, Editor in Chief Nikos Agouros and Sales Director Tassos Argyros.
From undeniable macroscopic shifts in the economy to the microscopic impact of how technological advancements are changing the shape and perhaps even the existence of traditional workplaces, the conference critically explored the future of work. The speakers' vision of the future cut across the many ways technology will affect work and the workplace, while also examining how people, companies and society will be impacted by the change.Several speakers insisted on the need for deep reforms to professional training to meet the challenge of huge numbers of jobs vanishing. Others called upon companies to make innovation imperative and a factor for survival.
Following the conference Dimitris Maris stated: “The WorldPost Future Series take a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring the transformations and understanding the social, economic and political landscapes that will emerge in those turbulent times such as the ones we live today. It was a mind –boggling conference that brought into the surface aspects that especially in Greece have not been thoroughly examined. We want to bring this discussion here in order to be ready for the challenges of the decades to come”.