Lamia Kamal-Chaoui & Peter Wostner
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship; Chairman; OECD Working Party on Rural Policy, OECD
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). She supports the Secretary-General in achieving the OECD’s mission to advance economic growth and social progress as well as contributing to other global agendas such as the G20, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the implementation of the SDGs. Ms Kamal-Chaoui has held several senior positions at the OECD since 1998 and was appointed Director of the CFE in 2016. She holds a Master’s Degree in Macroeconomics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and History from the University of Paris Diderot. /// Dr. Peter Wostner is an expert on economic and territorial development, competitiveness as well as EU budget and policies. For over 15 years he has been directly involved in the EU budgetary and cohesion policy regulatory negotiations as well as setting up of the programming framework and implementation arrangements, including design of (RTDI, competitiveness, entrepreneurship and HR) policy instruments on the national level. Between 2014 and 2019 he headed the design and policy delivery of Slovenian Smart Specialisation Strategy, the S4. In this process he has also been the driver of setting up of Slovenian clusters, the Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships. Since 2019 he works as senior analyst dealing with productivity, digital and structural transformation as well as territorial dimension at the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development. He is a lecturer, moderator and also author of number of articles, especially on innovation, territorial development, EU budget and Cohesion policy. Dr. Wostner has been closely involved in the OECD’s territorial activities since 2010, in 2012 he became the Vice-Chair of the Regional Development Policy Committee and in 2016 the chairman of the OECD’s Working Party on Rural Policy.
Julia Hobsbawm addresses the problems and solutions of humans in the machine age, specifically how to achieve simplicity in complex times and the 'Nowhere Office' of the post-pandemic hybrid workplace. She is the Chair of the Demos Workshift Commission and the author of the new report "The Nowhere Office" and the podcast The Nowhere Office. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning "The Simplicity Principle".
Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the policy portal VoxEU.org. He regularly advises governments and international organisations on globalisation and trade policy issues. In 1990-91 he served as a Senior Staff Economist for President George Bush's Council of Economic Advisors, having completed his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman (with whom he has published a half dozen articles). His latest book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work, was published in February 2019.
Scientific Director of the Chair eTi (Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation), Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris
Researcher of international renown, Carlos Moreno is Scientific director of the Chair "Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation", Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris (France). Carlos Moreno earned recognition as a scientist with an innovative mind, pioneer works and is unique approach on urban issues. He is also a scientific advisor of national and international figures of the highest level, including the Mayor of Paris Smart City special Envoy. He works at the heart of issues of international significance as a result of his research, ringing an innovative perspective on urban issues and offering solutions to the issues faced by the cities, metropolises and territories during the 21st century. Some of his concepts traveled the world: the Human Smart City, the 15mn City, the Territory of 30mn. Carlos Moreno received the Foresight Medal by the French Academy of Architecture (2019). He is the author of “Urban life and proximity at the time of Covid-19”, published by Editions de l’Observatoire, July 2020
Anke Hassel is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School and Co-Director at the Jacques Delors Centre. From 2016 to 2019 she was the Scientific Director of the WSI at the Hans Böckler Foundation. Anke Hassel has extensive international experience and scientific expertise in the fields of the labour market, social partnership, codetermination and the comparative political economy of developed industrial nations. She was an expert in the fact-finding committee on growth, prosperity and quality of life in the German Bundestag (2012-13); the expert commission on the future of the Hans Böckler Foundation (2015-17) and chairwoman of the expert group on Workers' Voice and Good Corporate Governance in Transnational Companies in Europe (2015-2018). She has also been a member of the German Federal Government's High-Tech Forum since January 2019. Jacques Delors Centre | Hertie School
Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury is the Lumry Family Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. He was an Assistant Professor at Wharton prior to joining Harvard. His research is focused on studying the Future of Work, especially the changing Geography of Work. In particular, he studies the productivity effects of geographic mobility of workers, causes of geographic immobility and productivity effects of remote work practices such as ‘work from anywhere’ and ‘all-remote’. His research has been published (or is forthcoming) in Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Review of Financial Studies, Harvard Business Review, and has been cited in BBC, CNBC, Freakonomics, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, among other outlets. He earned his Doctorate from Harvard, has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Prior to academia, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Microsoft and IBM.