Application and Implications
of Emerging Technologies
In-Person | Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 October 2024
The world is on the cusp of a major technological revolution, fuelled by the public release of advanced AI and other technologies. With supporters seeing a utopia at hand and critics foreshadowing the end of civilisation, it is difficult to know what it means for business right now. CRF’s 2024 conference will address exactly that.
Focusing on the implications of technology for improving productivity, driving innovation, and developing people, we will discuss several key areas:
- Industry impact – which organisations are going to be most affected, why, and how?
- Skills – most news stories have focused on jobs which have become redundant. What new roles will be created that create business growth, and what skills, both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’, will those new roles require?
- Work design – what will jobs look like when augmented by these technologies, and how will we design them?
- Learning and Development – how can this technology be used to learn more effectively, and how can we harness it to assess competency?
- Leadership – what skillsets will our leaders now need to ensure their organisation takes full advantage of this technology?
- Organisation Design – what do we need to do to ensure innovation with AI doesn’t happen in silos? How can HR and IT collaborate more effectively?
CRF’s 2024 conference will also address effective change management, which underpins all these focus areas. All new technologies require effective change management, though generative AI currently presents the greatest potential to transform how we work; it will change many work tasks, as well as displacing others and creating new ones. Change will not be spread equally, either – differences between front line and head office, geographies, and age demographics further underline the need to get buy in from the whole organisation.
The implications for people will be vast, and HR must take centre-stage.
- Understand the implications of new technologies on your business operations and HR’s central role in managing those implications.
- Hear how to apply the new technologies to drive productivity, enable innovation, and help your people thrive.
- Gain new insights into how to lead your organisation through this change.
Who is this event for?
- HR/People Directors
- Business Leaders looking to ensure their organisation can take full advantage of latest technological advances.
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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Professor of Business Psychology at Columbia and UCL & Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in people analytics, talent management, leadership development, and the Human-AI interface. He is the Chief Innovation Officer at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems. Dr. Tomas has published 10 books and over 200 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. He is a frequent contributor to Fast Company, the Guardian, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review.
Strategist and Digital Anthropologist
Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture.
She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture and teaches “Innovation & Emerging Business Models” at Sciences Politique’s school of Management and Innovation in Paris. She is currently working on her fourth book.
Rahaf is a member of France’s National Digital Council. In 2021 she joined The Oxford Internet Institute as a Visiting Policy Fellow.
Her third book, entitled “Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work,” was released in 2019. She has been featured by Bloomberg, The CBC, CTV, and Forbes for her work on workplace culture. It has been translated into Chinese and French.
Formerly, Rahaf was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva where she helped identify disruptive-startups that were improving the state of the world.
Rahaf is the co-author of “The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know your Customers” It was published in early 2014 and was listed on both the New York Times and USA Today best seller lists. It won a 2015 Gold Axiom Award for Best Business Technology Book. The Decoded Company explores how big data is providing an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to dramatically improve their decision making, increase their performance and, most importantly, intentionally create happy and vibrant work cultures.
Professor of AI, Analytics, and Marketing Strategy, IMD Business School
Amit Joshi is Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy. He specializes in helping organizations use artificial intelligence and develop their big data, analytics, and AI capabilities. An award-winning professor and researcher, he has extensive experience of AI and analytics-driven transformations in industries such as banking, fintech, retail, automotive, telecoms, and pharma.
Joshi believes that no organization’s digital transformation is complete until they really understand their data and how to upscale their analytical capabilities. He is currently focusing on how organizations can ensure that AI implementation occurs strategically and at scale rather than in small islands of excellence.
He has delivered customized programs for several companies including UBS, Sonova, Johnson & Johnson, Guardian Life, Mars Petcare, Securitas, Bank Danamon, Bayer, Ooredoo, Siam Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi School of Governance, Hanover RE, and Migros. He also advises start-ups on their strategies.