Our Future in the Making - How personalised & digital fabrication is shaping the way we learn, produce, live and work - DaVinci Institute Futurist Panel
Digitisation, globalisation and technical innovation mean that work is no longer a static concept but an umbrella term for a variety of roles and activities: Digital technologies enable global teams to assemble around projects, while e-platforms seamlessly connect buyers with sellers. SMEs and multinationals collaborate in ‘industry 4.0’ for client-centred manufacturing, while individual entrepreneurs kick-start their business via crowdfunding.
Is Europe ready for this future in the making? How will it impact the way we live, learn, produce and work? A futurist panel discussion with industry leaders, policy makers, designers, entrepreneurs, thinkers and makers. How personalised & digital fabrication is shaping the way we learn, produce, live and work.
- RUBY GROPAS - Leader of the Social Affairs Team at the European Political Strategy Centre(EPSC) As the 'think tank' of the European Commission, the EPSC provides strategic analysis and policy advice directly to the Commission President on matters related to the policy priorities. Ruby and her team published the EPSC Strategy Document 'The Future of Work - Skills and Resilience for a World of Change'. Her research and publications have focused on different aspects of migration, European integration, foreign policy and human rights. Ruby is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and holds a Lectureship in International Relations at the Law Faculty of the University of Thrace.She holds a PhD in International Relations from Cambridge University.
- META ŠTULAR - Founder of the Culturemaker Institute and director of RogLab - an interdisciplinary production space and cooperation platform for collaborative fabrication with focus on 3D technologies in the field of design, architecture and visual arts. Meta is also a founding member of FabLabNet - a central European network of makerspaces aiming to promote the new models of work to education, society and policy alike.
- PHILIPPE KERN - Founder and Director at KEA International - a creative policy design specialist with offices in in Brussels, Hong Kong & Shenzhen. Founder and co-chairman of CECCIA - China Europe Culture and Creative Industries Alliance. Philippe is an expert in cultural economics advises territories, organisations and people to unlock the potential of the creative industries.
- ALIREZA PARANDIAN - Corporate Business Development at Materialise. An additive manufacturing expert with a strong multidisciplinary background, extensive experience in facilitating the use of new technologies to create breakthrough product innovations and strong ability to bridge distant communities. Alireza is a critical thinker with passion for entrepreneurship and exploring new ideas.
- JAN DE COSTER - Founder and creative director of Slightly Overdone Studio, exploring the boundaries of Human-Robot Interaction. Jan is artist, engineer, educator, maker and enthusiastic robot designer. Jan promotes the creative side of electronics and the design of interactivity in physical space. He believes that we need more robot-designers and that we should focus on their emotional side.
Additional Policy panellist to be confirmed.
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