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ARENA - The future of work

Integrate future-proof skills in your organisation

About this 7th edition

Increasing automation in our workplaces, demographic shifts and a customer-based economy are drastically changing the way we work. In order for people to keep up we will need a very different set of skills, particularly those that are unique to humans: imagination, creativity, curiosity, emotions and social relationships. How will we bring this skills transition into our jobs, and which implications will this have for employees, employers and organisations?


Thursday 16 May 2019, 18:00h


WATT the Firms, Nieuwewandeling 62, 9000 Gent




Free! But registration is required.

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The speakers

These two speakers will bring their expertise to the arena and inspire our audience with their learnings and thoughts.

Julianne Coughlan Service Republic, Cork County Council

Julianne Coughlan is Service Design Manager at Service rePublic, the service design and innovation centre of Cork County Council. She will talk about the transformation that they went through during the implementation of this new unit.

Eline Ermens McKinsey Design

Eline is Senior Strategist & Researcher at McKinsey Design. She will talk about how organisations can get ready for the future by humanising jobs, with a focus on employee experience.


Welcome Marketplace, food & drinks
Julianne Coughlan Service Republic, Cork County Council
Stefan Moritz & Eline Ermens McKinsey Design
Round Table Session Debate
The Final Act Networking
Arena future of work food
Arena Future of work Pizza
Arena future of work speaker 1 talk
Arena future of work audience

Special thanks to our partners

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