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Agenda of episode 2


Tuesday, 20 October 2020


08.30-09.15 CEST / Zurich (UTC+2)
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Naveen Menon, President, ASEAN, Cisco Systems
Thomas Birwe, Head HR Switzerland, Swiss Re

Longer lives and increased technological change have a profound effect on people’s career paths. The jobs we train for when we’re young might not even exist anymore by the time we retire. To ensure economic well-being, companies and governments have to invest into training and “reskilling” for employees.

Which jobs and skills are becoming obsolete, and which ones are more sought after? How are countries and companies in Europe and Asia responding to the challenge? Which policies have worked – and which haven’t?

In episode 2 of "The Ageing Effect", we are joined by Naveen Menon, President, ASEAN, Cisco Systems, and Thomas Birwe, Head HR Switzerland at Swiss Re.

“The Ageing Effect” is a four-part series by Swiss Re Institute and Asia Society Switzerland exploring the effects of demographic change on Asia and the World.


Webinar Who pays for ageing?

Webinar How long can we live?

Webinar The Japanification of the world

SPEAKERS Meet our speakers


ageingsociety asiapacific


The Ageing Effect

In a four-part series, Swiss Re Institute and Asia Society Switzerland will explore the effects of ageing on Asia and the world and ask what we can do to address them. The first three episodes will take place online; the final episode will be a hybrid event taking place at the Swiss Re Auditorium in Zurich as well as online.