Sydney | 15 OCtober 2019
More exciting announcements to come over the next few weeks! Stay tuned! Don’t miss this incredible lineup of speakers– your career will never forgive you.
Main Stage | Pyrmont TheatrE
Faethm is on a mission to reframe the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a ‘Renaissance’ and drive economic value and social equality in the global workforce. Faethm provides future modelling and insights via an analytics platform to educate, inform and prepare leaders globally.
Michael Priddis will share why it is integral that we as a society understand and prepare for this shift. Faethm is helping to break down the technological impacts and workforce opportunities to navigate the current landscape and evolution of work. The future is not impending, it is ‘now’.
With the right infrastructure, education and intent, organisations and governments have the opportunity to flourish as automating and augmenting technologies are introduced to the workforce. Faethm is built for this purpose. Now, it is up to us as thought leaders to leverage insight and enact change.
Following his keynote presentation, Michael will be in conversation with Maria MacNamara and questions will also be taken from the audience.
With so much changing, do workers, particularly those in the Australian Public Service have the toolkit and training needed?
Australian public servants are eager to join the world’s most informed and effective public administrations and adopt new ways of developing policy and services, according to a world-first survey of nearly 400 public servants, conducted by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the NYU Governance Lab on behalf of ANZSOG.
Johanna Pitman will be in conversation with Professor Rod Glover on the findings of the survey and the report.
What is the appetite for embracing new skills and tools across the wider economy?
A recent Harvard Business School and BCG study across 11 countries, found that business leaders feel anxious as they struggle to marshal and mobilise the workforce of tomorrow, but workers seem to be more adaptive and optimistic about the future than their leaders recognise.
The conventional wisdom, of course, is that workers fear that technology will make their jobs obsolete. However, our survey revealed that a majority of the workers felt that advances such as automation and artificial intelligence would have a positive impact on their future, but they want more support and guidance to prepare themselves for future employment than management are currently providing.
The question is, what can employers really do to help?
There’s a practical element to all of this. How do you separate the fact from the fiction and avoid getting caught up in the hype to avoid misplacing effort and investing in the wrong workforce initiatives? How can organisations successfully apply the principles of Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) to align your workforce to meet the needs of future of work, including:
How to determine the skills and capabilities your organisation needs for the future
How technology such as AI, Robotics and ML are enablers for the workforce, not replacements
How the ability to model workforce needs is critical for executive alignment and accelerates action around the workforce
Why planning is required to address trends like the gig economy and freelancers
What happens when organisations are not proactively planning around their workforce
Why it is the social responsibility of employers to undertake SWP
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