Fresh leadership and thinking needed.

New visions, a design approach to work and courage to make it happen, needed. 

Every organization is searching for their purpose; individuals want to work with a company with a purpose. Or is this all hype? Does it differ where on the globe we look at this? Why now? What can we learn from what has been done?

Create the next generation of work.

A new generation with a different sense of meaning in work, compute power at quantum scale, ubiquitous AI, mixed reality interactions, hyper connectedness between people and things are only some of the drivers of change. Environmental instability, mass migration, a next round of mass automation on the horizon are challenges at a global scale. For many traditional organizations digital transformation seems like a continuous non-stop uphill battle. And yet we are living in a time where we can create abundance at a scale like never before.

Meet and discuss with leaders who have taken new paths for their organizations. Based on purpose, consciously working to integrate the human-machine workforce, leveraging community and technology to scale ideas globally.

Experience the power of right brain and left brain decision making to shape a sustainable, desirable and viable future.

Track Chair and Host

Barbara Josef

Co-Founder, 5to9, Brütten, Switzerland

Roughly four decades ago, the philosopher Frithjof Bergmann coined the term “new work” and investigated, how we can build purpose driven careers and work cultures. How does the constantly changing division of labor between man and machines fuel this rather old debate? Are we prepared for the fundamental shift ahead of us? The future of work is about new technologies, new business models, new structures, new skills but mostly about a new mindset

Sophie Proust

CTO, Atos, Paris, France

Quantum, autonomous driving, mixed reality, precision medicines – these changes are impacting everyone in society. And this needs to be reflected in the teams and organizations and approaches we apply when creating new solutions.

We need to build a collective intelligence and really need to have women and people with a large variety of backgrounds, thinking and geographical perspectives to create balanced solutions.

Sessions

Session 1

Laying the base: Purpose

The next generation is high-tech and high touch. Globally, youth are demanding for a more inclusive society and workplace. Consumers are asking for sustainable solutions, yet do now want to renounce comfort. What does it mean for business to pursue a purpose broader than profit and growth? Is it a risk or something you cannot afford not to do? Learn about Scaled Agile, Self Managed Organizations and how purpose holds it all together.

Session 2

Leveling up: Power to the People

We need to think of the workforce as a mix of humans and machines. What do people need to know to work with their new machine co-workers? What do machines need to learn from humans? Explore the next generation of human machine collaboration and how emotions, empathy, intuition and intrinsic motivation are the drivers of work redesigned.

Session 3

Scaling: Global impact

Small is beautiful. But a reforestation project that works in a closed community, on a small scale does not necessarily scale to a global level. But what if art and radical self-reliance, what if rainforest regeneration or autonomous currencies could scale up to global and give us a new perspective of what is possible?

Session 4

Building a human centric digital strategy

Mid to long-term technology decisions are having wider impact on society, organizations and individuals than ever before. They provide vast opportunities to create wide-spread wealth, fairness and abundance or to create a society that is more than ever divided into have and have nots. With great power comes great responsibility. This session allows you to experience digital decision making from two angles: Left brain, logical, strategic. Right brain, intuitive, from the heart, humane. We are advocating it is time to bring our full humanity to the table. This session is powered by the Atos Scientific Community in collaboration with two holistic leadership trainers.

Track Speakers

Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Head of Jira Align, Atlassian, Austin, USA

Stefan Klauser

Department of Humanities, Social & Political Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Gerhard Andrey

Co-Founder, Liip, Fribourg, Switzerland

Sophie Proust

CTO, Atos, Paris, France

Barbara Josef

Co-Founder, 5to9, Brütten, Switzerland

Sunnie J. Groeneveld

Managing Partner Inspire 925, Zurich, Switzerland

James Wolfensberger

Executive Producer, Burning Man, Zurich, Switzerland

Daniel Straub

Co-Founder, Intrinsic, Zurich, Switzerland

Meera F. Sommer

Founder, Sommer, Zurich, Switzerland

Jan Krans

Group Director Enterprise Collaboration, Atos, Paris Area, France

Sudhir Seyboth

Management Coach, Synet Group, Illes Balears, Spain

Track Host

Premium Partner

Worldwebforum Atlassian

Innovator Partner

Schedule

Session 1

Laying the base: a new purpose

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 

Tracks

Arena

Introduction
Keynote

Sophie Proust, CTO, Atos, Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote

Gerhard Andrey, Co-Founder, Liip, Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote

Steve Elliott, Head of Jira, Atlassian, Austin, USA

Session 2

Leveling up: Power of the People

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Tracks

Arena

Introduction

Sophie Proust, CTO, Atos, Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote

Friederike Sommer, Coach, Leadership & Team Developer, Zurich, Switzerland
Sudhir Seyboth, Management Trainer, Meditation & Seminar Leader, Balearic Islands, Spain

Keynote

Daniel Staub, Co-Founder, Intrinsic Motivation, Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote

Mirjam Schlup, Director, City of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Barbara Josef, Co-Founder, 5to9, Zurich, Switzerland

Session 3

Scaling for Impact: How can ideas that show results in a small environment be scaled for global impact?

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM 

Tracks

Arena

Introduction

Sophie Proust, CTO, Atos, Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote

James Wolfensberger, Executive Producer, Burning Man, San Francisco, USA

Keynote

Stefan Klauser, Department of Humanities, Social & Political Scienses, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Session 4

Workshop: How can we ensure leadership & good digital strategy decisions that shape a future we desire?

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM 

Tracks

Main Stage

Workshop

Mirjam Schlup, Director, City of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Barbara Josef, Co-Founder, 5to9, Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop

Friederike Sommer, Coach, Leadership & Team Developer, Zurich, Switzerland
Sudhir Seyboth, Management Trainer, Meditation & Seminar Leader, Balearic Islands, Spain

Workshop

George Miller, Global Head of Client Innovation, Atos, Zurich, Switzerland
Jans Krans, Group Director Enterprise Collaboration, Atos, Zurich, Switzerland
Kevyn Eva Norton, Digital Organization Consultant & UX Researcher, Atos, Zurich, Switzerland