Proposal

APrIGF 2022 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Ms. PeiChin Tay
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Designation
Policy Lead (Digital Government)
Gender
Female
Economy of Residence
Singapore
Primary Stakeholder Group
Government
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Future of Work: Achieving a sustainable gig economy
Session Format
Panel Discussion
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)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
Introduction to session and speakers 5min
Discussion 35min
Q&A from audience 15min
Wrap-up and conclusion 5min
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: PeiChin Tay
    • Organization: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
    • Designation: Policy Lead
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Singapore
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Name: Oliver Large
    • Organization: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
    • Designation: Senior Policy Analyst
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: United Kingdom
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Asst. Prof. Jovana Karanovic
    • Organization: Reshaping Work
    • Designation: Founder and Managing Director
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: The Netherlands
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://reshapingwork.net/speaker/jovana-karanovic/
  • Speaker 2

    • Name: Jamie Ko
    • Organization: Grab
    • Designation: Director, Regional Public Affairs and Policy
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Singapore
    • Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 3

    • Name: Kyoungmi Oh
    • Organization: Open Net Korea
    • Designation: Researcher
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: South Korea
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 4

    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
Jamie Ko, Director, Regional Public Affairs and Policy - Grab (in person)
(awaiting profile)

Kyoungmi Oh, PhD Researcher, Open Net Korea (in person)
(awaiting profile)

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’. Her input will be invaluable to our discussion.

This diverse, international panel will be moderated by PeiChin Tay (on-site) and Oliver Large (online), from the Tony Blair Institute of Global Change. Both Ms. Tay and Mr. Large 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.
No
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2022?
No
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