Monday, July 2nd
Welcome Addresses and Introduction
Joan Fontrodona, Professor, Business Ethics Department, and Chairperson of the Symposium, IESE Business School
Plenary Session I: The meaning of work in a world without work
The first panel lays the groundwork for the symposium. In the context of a world where machines seem to be replacing human work, we explore the value of work from a philosophical perspective, and the feasibility of machines replacing human work from a scientific perspective.
Chair: Joan Fontrodona, Professor of Business Ethics, and Head of the Business Ethics Department, IESE Business School
Plenary Session II: The rise of machines and the future of human work
Technological advances can have a strong impact on employment and generate new forms of work. In this panel, we analyze, from a macroeconomic and strategic perspective, how companies should react, and the challenges they face, in this new context.
Chair: Alfred Pastor, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets, IESE Business School
Concurrent Sessions I
Plenary Session III: Looking at the light side: How technology can help to improve business and society
Technology can have a positive impact on professional performance and living conditions. This session considers the ethical and social implications of AI, both for the workplace and for society.
Chair: Marc Sachon, Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management, IESE Business School
Concurrent sessions II
Tuesday, July 3rd
Plenary Session IV: The meaning of work in the 21st century: A religious perspective
In a world dominated by technology, we must not forget the spiritual dimension of the human being. Work must also be seen from this perspective. In this panel, we will have a conversation between representatives of different religions to reflect on how they can contribute to making work meaningful.
Chair: Domènec Melé, Emeritus Professor of Business Ethics, and Business and Ethics Chair, IESE Business School
Concurrent Sessions III
Plenary Session V: Leadership and management in the Fourth industrial revolution
The new scenario occasionedby the Fourth Industrial Revolution poses challenges regarding the management of talent and the leadership of companies. In the final panel, we reflect on the competencies and capacities required for managers to succeed in this new environment.
Special Social Event and Farewell
As a closing of the symposium we are preparing a modest performance, with a social component, which will serve to remind us of the centrality of people at work, and as a tribute to the twenty editions of the Symposium. Please, stay until the end and celebrate with us this milestone.
Dates and Location
Barcelona, July 2 and 3, 2018
C/Arnús i Garí, 3-7
Prof. Joan Fontrodona
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February 13, 2018
Full paper: June 5, 2018