Future of Work 2017-06-29T08:40:30+00:00

Future of Work

How will robots, automation and AI impact the workforce of the 2030s and our everyday lives?

Would you like to get ahead of the curve by understanding how automation will impact your industry? Gain insights into jobs of the future + how to begin transforming your workforce today.

A Look into the Future – What to Expect in 2030

Talk about robots, automation and AI is all the rage – but how is this likely to impact the workforce of the 2030s and our everyday lives? Technology won’t just impact jobs by combining tech advances with cutting edge medical research it will fundamentally change what it means to be human.

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s based on her extensive research of projects that are already being worked on / contemplated in research labs around the world. Starting with a look at today’s state-of-the-art-developments, Shara will then extrapolate how the evolution of technology will impact life in the 2030s and beyond.

Topics covered include:

  • Smart Cities – how might they evolve in the 2030s?
  • 3D printing – a game changer for lots of industries, including examples of new job categories that don’t exist today
  • Robots + Jobs: What job categories are subject (or not) to automation? What will robots of the future be capable of?
  • The drone revolution: a look at some of the latest innovations, and a preview of the many new job categories that will be required to support the drone industry in the 2030s.
  • Artificial Intelligence: How smart will AIs get? Will we have personal AI-based digital avatars? What does this mean for the workforce of the future? (Including some examples of how FinTech will impact the banking / superannuation industry.)
  • New Job Categories of the 2020s and beyond: By extrapolating the impact of advancing technology Shara will share her insights on some of the key job opportunities that will emerge in the corporate space.
  • Technology + Humans: Will we merge our minds with machines? How the convergence of biotech, ICT, nanotechnologies and augmentation of our bodies may change what it means to be human.
  • Genetic engineering: Advances in genetic engineering will not only create completely new job categories, but imagine the impact of genetically-modified humans in the workforce (2040s and beyond)!

Please note: The actual topics covered will depend on the time allocated to Shara’s keynote speech.

Jobs of the Future

We’re living in a time of massive changes to our society, which are impacted by geopolitical events, population growth, climate change and rapidly accelerating technological advancements. On top of this is the convergence of medical research and technology – where we’re on the cusp of humans not only living much longer than we do today, but also being enhanced by technology.

Technological change is going to have a massive impact on the job market in Australia and around the world. Yet, somehow there seems to be a major disconnect between the acceleration of technologies such AI and Robotics, and their impact on the workforce.

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will provide you with state-of-the-art information on technologies such as AI and robotics, then take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s and beyond. While many jobs may disappear or change in fundamental ways, emerging technologies will also bring about many new opportunities.

in this speech Shara lays out a wide range of new job categories that will need to be filled, and will start you thinking about the skill sets required for these jobs, as well as providing thought provoking insights and a roadmap for kick-starting the transition process in your firm.

AI, Robots and the Future of Education

Rapid advances in AI, robotics and automation will have a profound impact on the workforce of tomorrow. What do educators and human resource professionals need to know to plan for this transition? And, how can these technologies be harnessed to personalize the learning process?

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s based on her extensive research of projects that are already being worked on / contemplated in research labs around the world. Starting with a look at today’s state-of-the-art developments, Shara will then extrapolate how the evolution of technology will impact life in the 2030s and beyond.

Topics covered include:

  • What’s hot, what’s new and what’s coming in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics
  • AI and robotics in use – the hype, the experience and the evidence
  • Transforming how people learn at work, and how AI and other technologies such as Augmented and Virtual reality can be used in the Learning and Development function
  • Understanding some of the new job roles that will emerge, and how educators and workplace training departments can leverage technologies to assist in the reskilling of today’s workforce.
‘The buzz in the room was just unbelievable! Shara’s opened our eyes up to new ways of thinking, and gave us food for thought that we need to take into consideration as we develop our strategy for the coming years’
Emily Gatt, Group Head, Corporate Communications , Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Westpac

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