SISSEL HANSEN

FOUNDER & CEO STARTUP EVERYWHARE / STARTUP GUIDE, BERLIN
LEARNING BY DOING

Keynote

Day 1, VERTICAL STAGE FUTURE OF WORK, 14.15-14.25

WHAT’S THE UPSHOT OF THE GIG ECONOMY?

SO, YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF WORK ROUGHLY SPLIT BETWEEN A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF LARGE GAFAM-STYLE CORPORATIONS + MANY START-UP STYLE ORGANIZATIONS + MANY GIG-ECONOMY WORKERS.

WE AGREE THAT FOR THE LAST CENTURY OR SO, WORK HAS OVERWHELMINGLY MEANT ‘EMPLOYMENT’, A MODEL OF WORK IN WHICH SUBORDINATION IS ACCEPTED IN RETURN FOR REMUNERATION, PAID HOLIDAY, SICH LEAVE, PENSION PEYMENTS ETC. IN LINE WITH NATIONAL LEGISLATION, TRADE UNION AGREEMENTS, COMPANY POLICT ETC.

IN THE EMERGING GIG-ECONOMY, WORKERS DON’T BENEFIT FROM THE SAME PROTECTION/BENEFITS (hence e.g. the Taylor Review of ‘good work’ published in the UK some months ago).  THIS RAISES THE QUESTION: WHAT SHOULD/COULD A NEW MODEL OF WORK LOOK LIKE WITH A VIEW TO MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE OF WORKERS?

BIOGRAPHY

Sissel Hansen is the founder of the book series Startup Guide and Startup Everywhere, a creative content and self-publishing company. She has launched several small businesses to help provide knowledge and inspiration to young entrepreneurs. In 2015, Hansen was nominated as a Female Entrepreneur of the Year and named one of the 100 most aspiring talents and young leaders in Denmark. The following year, The Nordic Web identified her as one of most influential and impactful individuals in the Nordic technology and startup scene.