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Welcome robots and leverage disruption for better leadership

SCNetwork Newsletter: UPCOMING EVENTS - CREATING AN INNOVATION CULTURE @ The Albany Club, September 13, 2017, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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"There is no way to know how the world will look in 2030, but businesses and employees must prepare now for the way the workplace might be shaped over the coming decade," said Scott Olsen, principal and U.S. people and organization tax leader at PwC. "Retraining and reskilling will be critical to harnessing the benefits of technological change."

Olsen is referring to a new report published on September 12, titled Workforce of the Future: The Competing Forces Shaping 2030 in which PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) surveyed 10,000 people from U.S, U.K, China, Germany, and India. According to this report, results overwhelmingly indicated that to embrace the digital revolution, employees are eager to reskill to remain marketable and employable.

Time is, therefore, ripe for companies to sharpen the human edge of their workforce, and arm them with critical skills such as problem-solving, emotional intelligence, leadership, creativity and empathy. SCNetwork’s president, Suanne Nielsen, indicates the same in her recent post on Canadian HR Reporter.

Join us, as we squarely address the rise of the robots and how to gain from disruptive talent at our upcoming “sell out” events in October and November.

The Albany Club
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The case study portion of this event will not be webcasted. In-person attendance is required to view case study findings from Apple and IBM.

For centuries people have worried about technology disrupting work. On the cusp of what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution as digital, mobile and artificial intelligence technologies evolve at a dizzying pace, fear that humans will be replaced is increasing.

But, are our fears warranted? Even as robots learn an increasing number of tasks, demand for talent is outpacing supply in many areas. Jobs that exist today will be transformed, while jobs that don’t yet exist will occupy the next generation of workers.

Join us to learn how technologies we already use in our everyday lives are changing the way we work. We’ll see what’s in store for the delivery of HR services. At the same time, we’ll explore how HR needs to reinvent itself to support organizations and workforces as we adapt to the future of work.

Dr. Cindy Gordon, author & CEO at SalesChoice, speakers from Apple, MobileFirst for iOS Apps, and Puvi Sinnathamby, Canadian Mobile Leader at IBM Interactive Experience, will look at:

  • the impact of new technologies on people and organizations;
  • how Apple & IBM are redefining work using digital, mobile and AI technologies; and
  • what it all means for the HR function and HR practitioners.


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The National Club
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Competing in the new normal requires organizations to find talent who do things in differently. Such talent needs the support of those who can spot fresh opportunities, challenge the status quo, and generate and implement truly unique and innovative ideas that have the potential to deliver significant impact-value.

However, many of today’s disruptors struggle to work within the constraints of a traditional organization. Not all disruptors are created equally. Investing in the wrong type of talent can cause significant chaos, negatively impacting business performance and organizational culture. To achieve optimized results, business leaders need to find the right type of disruptors, engage them in a way that aligns with the organization’s commitment and readiness, and invest in those disruptors to maximize engagement and success.

Our speaker, Michelle Moore, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development at LHH Knightsbridge will share her insights on how to achieve this tricky balance. Her specialized knowledge in digital transformation and experience in helping individuals maximize personal effectiveness for career success, adds further value to the urgency of this topic.

In an extended session, Michelle will provide a full 360 point-of-view of how/when innovation meets culture during transformation. Additionally, for an experiential understanding of the impact, you’ll hear from leaders who have navigated the onboarding and engaging of disruptive talent, as well as the point of view of disruptors themselves.

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