|APrIGF 2022 Session Proposal Submission Form|
|Part 1 - Lead Organizer|
|Ms. PeiChin Tay|
|Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *|
|[Redacted on request of session organiser]|
|Policy Lead (Digital Government)|
|Economy of Residence|
|Primary Stakeholder Group|
|Part 2 - Session Proposal|
|Future of Work: Achieving a sustainable gig economy|
|Where do you plan to organize your session?|
|Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)|
|Specific Issues for Discussion|
|Discussion will include but not limited to:
- Setting the scene: what are the key benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy?
- Stories in the media tend to focus on worker exploitation. What is the other side of this story, what else should policymakers be aware of?
- How is worker experience being shaped, and how can this be improved? What are the trade-offs?
- Gig economy can play a pivotal role in creating a more inclusive labour force especially in developing economies. How can this potential be fully harnessed, bearing in mind that digital divide is the challenge in many countries?
- A lot of the discussions centre around worker classification, pitting the debates to a binary of employed vs self-employed. How can governments and regulators look beyond this binary, to ensure that the interests of gig workers, consumers and businesses are sustained in the longer term?
- Looking at the current state of play, what measures have worked, what haven't worked as well, what else should we consider?
|Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF|
|Technology is creating new opportunities for businesses and individuals to benefit from more non-traditional modes and models of work. At the same time, however, these technological changes risks shifting control over work to platforms and businesses and away from individuals. A sophisticated policy response is required to ensure that the regulation and institutions and public services are adapted to make the most of the opportunities and mitigate the risks raised by digital labour platforms.
This session will address the twin issues around how to create a more inclusive and equitable workforce, whilst ensuring the sustainability of business models and livelihoods. Are these at odds with each other? What are the trade-offs? How can policymakers find the right equilibrium?
The panel discussion will involve representatives from academia, private sector and the technical community to share insights and perspectives on the benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy, and discuss positive and pragmatic ways forward to build a future of work that works for all.
|Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)|
|Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)|
|Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.|
|Asst. Prof. Jovana Karanovic, Founder and Managing Director, Reshaping Work & Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management (virtual)
Asst. Prof. Jovana Karanovic is the Founder and Managing Director at Reshaping Work. Out of her passion for digital innovations and their potential to lead the economy towards sustainable future, she founded Reshaping Work, which is now recognised as one of the leading authorities in this domain. Her most recent appearance has been at TEDx Amsterdam, where she spoke about ‘The Side of the Platform Economy You Haven’t Seen’.
Jamie Ko, Director, Regional Public Affairs and Policy - Grab (in person)
Ms. Jamie Ko heads Grab’s Regional Public Affairs team, which looks into public policy topics relating to technology and its impact in the region. With the rest of Grab's Public Affairs team, they build partnerships with governments to support national policies, engage with government and other stakeholders on policy discussions, and drive initiatives to harness the potential of technology to create impact. Prior to Grab, Jamie did management consulting at BCG, solving challenges with large companies and global social organisations. She also led strategy and business development at Pulsifi, a HR-tech start-up that leverages data to discover and realise potential of people.
Kyoungmi Oh, PhD Researcher, Open Net Korea (in person)
Ms. Kyoungmi Oh is a Researcher at Open Net Korea and a doctoral candidate in cultural policy. Kyoungmi ‘s research focus is on the Korean webtoon artists platform where many webtoon artists have made a living out of the distribution of IP rights. Before this, Kyoungmi worked as a secretary general at the Artists Labour Association which is strongly connected with gig workers in the creative and cultural sectors.
This diverse, international panel will be moderated by Ms. PeiChin Tay (in person) and Mr. Oliver Large (virtual), from [Redacted on request of session organiser]. Both PeiChin and Oliver are leading on a project on digital labour platforms and have published a literature review on this topic.
|Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2022.|
|Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2022?|
|Number of Attendees (Please fill in numbers)|
|Gender Balance in Moderators/Speakers (Please fill in numbers)|
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