FIX THE WORKPLACE NOT WOMEN

In cooperation with Deloitte
Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Björtuloft
While the digital world increases the pace of business change and drives greater transparency, many of the traditional barriers to female progression remain. Societal norms, stereotypes and deeply engrained institutional, cultural and operational norms within organizations must be addressed to drive greater gender balance. Join us for an interactive session on the pre-conditions that need to be in place to drive meaningful and sustainable change. Together we will discuss the strategies required to successfully break down traditional barriers, and focus on practical actions that will create the change required to build inclusive organizations.

 

 

 

RUNNING IN HEELS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

In cooperation with Harvard Kennedy School

Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Kaldalón
Come and discuss with your colleagues the newest campaign techniques and tools that harness technology, and how they can support the traditional and non-traditional candidate. Explore the dark-side of technology, politics and gender as we share strategies to mitigate risk from cyber threats and harassment.

 

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DIGITAL PLATFORMS IN PEACEMAKING

In cooperation with Crisis Action

Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Rima B
This session will explore how digital platforms can lead to protect civilians and enhance women’s participation in peacemaking. Armed conflict and intercommunal tension affects millions of men, women and children across the world. From Syria to South Sudan, such armed conflicts are becoming ever more complex. The World Bank estimates that 1.2 billion people, roughly one fifth of the world’s population, are affected by some form of violence or insecurity. Even though, women bear the brunt of the impact of conflict, they are systematically excluded from peace processes and policymaking. Yet digital tools and platforms are offering new ways to give voice to those with lived experience of conflict and to generate positive impact for civilians at risk.

 

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WOMEN, WORK AND WAGES: CLOSING THE GENDER GAP

In cooperation with the World Economic Forum

Venue: HarpaConference Centre, SilfurbergA
Recent estimates suggest that increasing economic gender parity by 25% could increase global GDP by US$5.3 trillion by 2025. A number of countries have recognized the economic impact of accelerating gender parity, and have taken proactive steps toward closing economic gaps. What are some promising national examples? How can we scale national public-private partnerships to close the gender gap?

 

 THE NEED FOR TRUSTED AI: HOW CAN WE HELP AI LEARN WITHOUT BIASES?
In cooperation with EY

Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Esja4

AI has become increasingly embedded into our lives, however, since algorithms learn from real world data, it can reinforce existing social biases. The fear is this bias in the system and limited diversity in AI development teams could exacerbate inequality and institutionalize bias. To reap the many potential rewards of AI we need to remove bias across the entire lifecycle to make it trustworthy. Efforts to de-bias AI have been tackled in numerous ways but there are significant variations in the approaches and potential solutions. This interactive session will explore: How women, in and outside of STEM, can influence the development of AI? How can AI be made gender neutral? What core principles/standards should be established to ensure de-biased AI?

 

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THE FUTURE SKILLS GAP –SKILLS FOR THE LABOUR MARKET OF THE FUTURE

In cooperation with McKinsey & Company
Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Háuloft
The world of work faces an epochal transition. By 2030, as many as 375 million workers (~15% of global workforce) may need to switch occupational categories as digitization, automation and advances in artificial intelligence disrupt the world of work. In this session, McKinsey will introduce a set of 18 future skills identified through extensive research and client work as most relevant for the labourmarket of the future. Participants will then assess their individual “future skills” gap with a proprietary McKinsey online assessment tool. Then attendees will engage in discussions on specific implications for policy makers, the educational sector, companies and individuals.

 

 

BEYOND THE LIKE: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

In cooperation with Facebook

Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Rima A
Learn how to start using Facebook to engage with your constituents. This session will go over the difference between a profile and a page, how to get started, managing comments and some content best practices.

 

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THE GLOBALISATION OF PRIVACY

In cooperation with Salesforce
Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Esja5
Citizens around the world increasingly use digital technologies to socialize, purchase goods, and participate in public discourse. These digital interactions are driven by the exchange of personal data. While the global digital economy has resulted in great innovation, it has also raised concerns around privacy and ownership of personal data. With the GDPR, the European Union took a bold step towards a regional privacy standard, and an unprecedented number of other countries are following suit. Also in 2018, the California legislature passed a comprehensive cross-sectoral data privacy bill, and many US technology companies are calling for a U.S. Federal Privacy Law. This interactive session will discuss the future of privacy policy, the main consumer protections that are emerging, and whether a global standard for data privacy is feasible.

 

 

PROMOTING LEADERSHIP: PATHWAYS, POSITIONS AND POWER

In cooperation with The Wilson Center
Venue: HarpaConference Centre, Visa
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative Index is the first index to measure women’s leadership across all sectors and levels of government and to define the key elements of leadership: pathways, positions and power. The Leadership Index shows us how women get into positions of leadership, which roles they occupy, and how much power they hold. We explore the data through three pillars –pathways, positions and power –to understand the correlations between different variables, decisions and policies and how those decisions ultimately affect how much power women hold in public office.

 

 

 

DIGITAL LEAPFROGGING – THE MAGIC WAND IN DEVELOPMENT?

In cooperation with the World Bank Group

Venue: HarpaConference Centre, SilfurbergB
Economic growth, job creation, political engagement and societal progress are all linked to information technologies (ICTs). Across the globe, government officials, entrepreneurs and the general population are constantly benefiting from digital and technological advancements. Nevertheless, the pace at which some countries adjust and are able to offer the conditions for increased connectivity vary. This session aims to explore successful case studies for closing the technological divide, challenges to bridging the gap from the public, private and non-profit sector, and action points for the future.
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BUILDING MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS THAT SCALE –TECHNOLOGY THAT CHANGES THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER

In cooperation with Mastercard
Venue: HarpaConference Centre,Esja3
In a world moving at digital speed, the opportunity in front of us is how we leverage technology to change lives, drive inclusion and create a world where no one gets left behind. People thrive when the economy thrives, and a successful economy is only sustainable when it is inclusive. By viewing technology, products and business models through a social lens, we can create and deploy meaningful solutions. And do so in a way that is scalable, sustainable and delivers commercial benefit.