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18 June, 2020 | (01 hr)

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The COVID-19 crisis has created huge disruption for business; and as restrictions ease, fresh challenges will emerge. Yet to focus solely on the current pandemic-related disruption is to miss the longer-term trends, and greater opportunities, around the world of work.

How will businesses adapt in the face of advancing automation and the challenges and possibilities created by the nexus of 5G telephony, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and the internet of things? What will change for workers and the employment “contract” as well as how and where work gets done? What will organizations do to build a performance culture in a distributed, tech-driven environment?

By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Will automation, and the need for workers capable of managing automated systems, become so critical to the success of companies that having tech-trained CEOs and other senior leaders will be the norm?
  • How can companies create environments in which workers can thrive and be increasingly productive? What are the risks of failing to create such environments?
  • Employee health and safety, post-COVID-19, ranges far beyond accidents at work to include workers’ mental health and broader wellbeing. What can companies do to help individuals avoid anxiety, depression and burnout? Are such policies key to recruiting and retaining the right staff?
  • Will corporate purpose be a casualty of the COVID-19 crisis, or - more likely - will the need for companies to find their purpose and link that to strategy become essential? How will they build a culture to support this?



Carl Benedikt Frey

Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work,Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

Carl Benedikt Frey is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at the University of Oxford where he directs the programme on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School.

After studying economics, history and management at Lund University, Carl completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Innovat...Full Bio

Peter M. Fasolo, Ph.D.

Peter M. Fasolo, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Peter M. Fasolo is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Johnson & Johnson. Peter serves as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee, chairs the Pension and Benefits Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He works closely with the Executive Co...Full Bio

Silvia Hernandez

Silvia Hernandez
Partner, People Advisory Services & GSA Future of Work Now Leader

Silvia Hernandez is a Partner in the People Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young GmbH, based in Stuttgart. She leads the development and services of the EY Future of Work Now initiative in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Silvia works with global organizations in designing transformat...Full Bio

Joe Whittinghill

Joe Whittinghill
Corporate Vice President, Talent, Learning, and Insights

Joe Whittinghill leads the team responsible for activating culture and learning, building world-class leaders, and enabling the workforce of the future for Microsoft. He has expertise in organizational and executive development, the neuroscience of leadership, and has led the creation of Microsof...Full Bio

Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Rebecca L. Ray, PhD (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Human Capital
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray is the Executive Vice President, Human Capital, at The Conference Board. She leads the US Human Capital Center and is responsible for member engagement and retention as well as the overall quality and continuing integration of all research and offerings across the human capital spectr...Full Bio

Mark Elsner

Mark Elsner (Moderator)
Director of Advisory
Oxford Analytica

Mark Elsner, who joined Oxford Analytica in 2002, leads our advisory work.

Mark has broad cross-sectoral experience, having led engagements for, and developed relationships with, many of the world’s largest companies, as well as governments and multilateral organisations. Areas of f...Full Bio

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