Measuring tomorrow’s work and economy — London paper launch

With a new government in place, join Policy Network to debate the opportunities and challenges posed by new technology in the world of work

Event Details
8:30 am - 10:00 am

1 Horse Guards Avenue
Westminster, London
United Kingdom


The future of work is often narrowly understood as automation and the replacement of human labour or as the ‘platformisation’ of work in the gig economy. Yet, the impact of new technologies on the workplace are much more complex as the digital transformation fundamentally changes the nature of the economy, how firms are organising themselves, and how people work and collaborate to create value.

In a joint study by Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network, supported by the smart workspace company, Dropbox, we have spoken to around 50 renowned policy makers, business leaders, researchers and social partners in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brussels who have worked extensively on how new technologies shape the workplace and the economy.

Our report finds that there are huge opportunities in deploying new technologies at work. Artificial intelligence, a fast-paced technological environment and remote work however also pose challenges. Addressing these challenges requires action from policy makers, businesses and individuals alike. Our report identifies strategies that can help stakeholders successfully manage the transformation of work, whatever form it takes.

With a new Government in place, now is the time to debate the opportunities and challenges posed by new technology in the world of work, and possible routes of action for policy makers in this Parliament.



  • Kate Bell, head of rights, international, social and economics, TUC
  • Gazala Haq, director of public policy and government affairs, EMEA, Dropbox
  • Darren Jones MP, member of parliament for Bristol North West
  • Thomas Kralinski​, co-chair, Das Progressive Zentrum
  • Daniel Korski, co-founder and CEO, PUBLIC, and former deputy head of policy, 10 Downing Street
  • Alan Lockey, head of future work centre and associate director, RSA
  • Florian Ranft, head of social and economic transformation, Das Progressive Zentrum
  • Anna Thomas, director, Institute for the Future of Work



You can register for this event via Eventbrite here.


More information

This event is in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum and is supported by Dropbox.

For more information, please contact event convenor Josh Newlove.