AARP International

AARP Global Summit: The Future of Work for All Generations  

Work, and the workplace, is changing around the world at a rapid pace. With people living and working longer, employers are managing up to five generations at work on any given day. A new approach to the future of work is required; one that is multigenerational.

On Thursday, June 6, The Future of Work for All Generations  Global Summit brought together leading thinkers, executives and innovators from a range of industries and sectors, both from the U.S. and abroad, to envision a future of work that leverages age diversity as a competitive advantag​e and key​ to success. 


9:05 am​ ​   Welcome

Rich Karlgaard, Emcee, Futurist/Author

9:10         Taking the Long View: Disrupt Aging in the Workforce

Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP​​

​9:25         Global Trends: Perceptions and Reality

Fireside Chat with Secretary of State (1997-2001) Madeleine K. Albright

William Lewis CEO, Dow Jones & Company and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal

​10:10       The Meaning of Work

Adam Grant, Organizational psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Author, Give and Take, Originals, Option B; Host: WorkLife, a TED original podcast​

11:00       ​Create, Invest, Prosper: Retaining and supporting the workforce of the future

Frank Cooper III, Chief Marketing Officer, BlackRock

Peg Sullivan, Global Head of Talent Management, Morgan Stanley

Alex Wynaendts, CEO, Aegon 

Moderator: Robert Reiss, CEO Forum

​​​​​​11:45      Create: A Multigenerational Workforce for a Global Economy

Porter Braswell, Co-Founder, Jopwell

Samantha Bruck, VP, People, The Wing

Lindsay Ullman, Co-Founder, Umbrella

Moderator: Alexandra Cole, Co-Founder, Purpose Generation​

1:35       Global Policy approaches to Future of Work 

Monika Queisser, Head, Social Policy Division, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Diana Wu David, author, Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration

2:10       Invest: Aging Readiness and the Future of Work: A Global Perspective​

Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo

Julio Portalatin, Vice-Chair, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Geoff Pearman, Founder and Director, Partners in Change

Moderator: Libby Sartain, Former CHRO Southwest Airlines & Yahoo; AARP Board of Directors​

3:15      ​Prosper:  Innovation, Opportunity and Work​

Jack Ahn, Vice President of Health Software R&D Group, Samsung Electronics

Kazumi Nishikawa, Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry

Moderator: Savannah Peterson, Founder, Savvy Millennial

3:45 pm    Closing Remarks

Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP