The Future of Work is NOW! Innovations in robotics, AI, intelligent apps, cognitive computing and chatbots are changing the reality of what it means to live and work in the Digital Age. Come join us and explore these emerging tech trends with world leading experts who will give you a clear image of how the technological disruption we face will impact your organization and the people who work in it. Embrace change with us, get inspired and make sure you stay one step ahead of the crowd to truly unleash your people!
We usually focus on the here and now, which makes sense, but we also spend a lot of time thinking of tomorrow: what will be our future value? How will our company survive disruption? It’s tomorrow that keeps us up at night. Though many don’t think much about the future, the greatest of thinkers who imagine the ideas, concepts notions or inspirations that focus on The Day After Tomorrow are the ones that create change in companies, industries and even the world.
Building on his presentation at HR Tech World San Francisco, Peter will talk about the right model of operations, the right organizational structure and the right culture to maximize your chances of surviving this future. Peter will share practical examples of the pioneers who managed to move beyond just thinking about the present or near-future, and, thus, were able to change entire industries. He will speak of how they did and how you can learn from their successes and failures. Most importantly, Peter will discuss the people, the talent, the mind-set and the structures you will need to optimize your chances to thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.
Breaking myths about the startup scene, unicorns are massive companies with massive disruptive ideas and products reaching beyond 1 billion in valuation. But how do these startups do it? What are the reasons for their extraordinary rise? We’re bringing together top unicorn leaders who will give you the recipe for success and let you in on how they made it and what they expect to see in the Future of Work. Join these influential and inspiring unicorn leaders for a panel that will teach you how to break the startup status quo to build a stellar product and continue to lead the way in innovation.
As we’ve seen over the past year, women face huge obstacles in the technology industry. However, there are women who have obliterated the glass ceiling in the space to found and lead top companies in technology. In this dedicated panel on women founders, our panelists aren’t just leading tech businesses, these organizations are specifically working on technology for and about women. This is a one of a kind discussion you don’t want to miss with leaders who are paving the way for the next generation of female tech leaders.
Sarah Wood is co-founder and CEO Unruly, a video ad company that brings videos to viral stardom. A true role model for female entrepreneurs, Wood’s presentation connects diversity and employee experience. How should new talent find the right role model in their organization? How can diversity in hiring lead to innovation in your product creation? Dr. Wood will present us with her experiences with building the teams at Unruly and how diversity has made Unruly what it is today.
Machine learning is currently advancing at a rapid rate. We will look at some current capabilities, and consider some longer term prospects of artificial intelligence. The transition to the machine intelligence era is likely to have profound consequences for human society. We will also discuss some issues that arise when considering the possibility of machine superintelligence.
Can you achieve true success through a relentless race to the top at the exclusion of all else? Arianna Huffington makes a compelling case for a different approach. By redefining success beyond money and power, she urges audiences to consider a third metric in measuring success—one which is “based on well-being, health, our ability to unplug and recharge and renew ourselves,and to find joy in both our job and the rest of our life.” Mounting evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, confirms that the practices that make us less stressed also make us more productive, and Huffington provides clear examples of how this is not only good for families' and employees’ health, but also good for a company’s bottom line. Even though the current male-dominated model of success isn’t working for either gender, Huffington acknowledges that women must lead the charge in changing the current ethos. Eloquent and engaging, Huffington shares how ‘leaning back’ makes for wiser leaders and how ultimately, success is not just about money or position, but about living the life you want—not just the life for which you settle.
In his short presentation Dr. Danny Thorniley will review some of the key global economic-political risks facing the world, including the destruction of the traditional work/job/career structure. His key contention is that the global economy and global corporations have never recovered properly from the 2009 financial crisis. And that policies implemented by both governments and corporations are jobs negative and create a new generation of the “precariat”. Did you know that nearly all net new jobs created now in the UK, France and the US are non-traditional and that youth income in France (UK and USA) is at its worst relatively since 1789? This is bad for society, but also bad for business! – employees are, after all, consumers. The drive for profits destroys the drive for sales. Add to this the role of technology and the future looks bleak. Emerging markets are not immune: why employ thousands of cheap labourers in China and India when you can have 300 robots in Dagenham or Dusseldorf? Outsourcing and downsizing are great for profitability and dividends per share but not for jobs; and robots don’t pay tax - so governments will have less revenue to spend on those unemployed workers. Or should we tax the robots? Where do we go from here?
You are who you hire. This truth applies to organizations, executives, managers, and recruiters. SmartRecruiters Hiring Scores is the first productized way of measuring quality of hire. Join SmartRecruiters’ founder and CEO Jerome Ternynck, a 25-year recruiting veteran,as he shares this new approach and gives insights on what it takes to do great hiring.
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