The Future of Work: The 4th Industrial Revolution

How will the 4th Industrial Revolution affect the future of your work?!

What's it all about?

So much is being said about the changing nature of work, artificial intelligence and automation, and even the disappearance of jobs that it's often hard to really get a grip on what it all means.

Tech in all forms already plays a major role in companies around the world and is growing exponentially. Knowing about the tech and having skills involving creativity for innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, and knowing what questions to ask in the operations of a business, are more important than ever. Understanding the impacts to your current role and adapting your abilities to learn with new technologies and tools enabling you to grow and embrace the coming changes, is essential for the future of work.

Major themes are the growing focus on and importance of:

- Keeping up with AI, automation, robotics and the impact of tech
- Beating the machines - how creativity, design and critical thinking will compete against tech
- Adapting and staying relevant in your role with exponential change in tech 

Join us on the evening of the 23rd May for discussions that dig deep into the ways that work is evolving. We’ve pulled together a strong line-up of speakers and will be asking them to share with you their views and advice, so you can embrace the change and transform with it.

The event will open at 5pm with the presentations commencing at 5:30pm and will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles.

You can drop into this event at any time.

Tait Communications, Tait Technology Centre Conference Rooms, 245 Wooldridge Rd, Harewood, Christchurch

Thursday 23 May
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ben Reid

Executive Director, AI Forum NZ

Ben Reid is the Executive Director of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand, an organisation focused on harnessing the potential of AI for a thriving future New Zealand.

Ben has 25 years' professional experience in the technology sector working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. He brings substantial expertise of software development, enterprise architecture and strategic consulting. More recently his interest has focused on unlocking the potential from machine learning, machine vision and other AI technologies so that New Zealand businesses can remain competitive and get ahead in a fast-changing world.

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Dorenda Britten

Founder & Trustee, The Britten Institute

Dorenda is a challenger and a future-thinker. She has a varied and entrepreneurial background both in New Zealand and overseas. With 20+ years of experience in the design space and as the founder of The Britten Institute, Dorenda’s goal is to reframe design around a set of principles that will secure our environmental, social and financial future.

Dorenda has been a Judge at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards for over 10 years, has been a member of significant advisory groups, and is currently enjoying mentoring roles with the future leaders in the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge and as a Business Growth Advisor for SODA Inc Waikato.

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