Acas conference: Mind over machines – AI and technology in the workplace

Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology is set to transform workplaces. As its potential grows, so do the concerns and uncertainties for both employers and employees.

Join Acas East of England and leading experts as we consider the impact of increased AI and technology within the workplace. Learn about the benefits and opportunities technology can bring to your business and discover ways to minimise the prospective disruption of this change.

Business need

Recent surveys suggest that AI will continue to grow and could replace as many as 15 million UK private and public sector jobs within 10 years.

This creates anxiety around employment security and a nervousness amongst employees, poorly informed about the potential benefits it has for them, as well as their employers and the economy as a whole.

By keeping well informed, understanding the potential impacts and making employees an integral part of the process, businesses can be well prepared and can ensure that any necessary change is managed effectively.

Delegates attending this conference will gain a clear understanding of the influences and potential impacts of AI and technology on the workplace. They will also receive ideas and insight into how best to minimise its potential threats and exploit its potential opportunities.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of the economy including: Senior and Middle Managers, HR professionals, Business Owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and all individuals who wish to enhance their Continuous Professional Development.

Programme

This conference will be chaired by Marina Glasgow; Area Director, Acas East of England and will include the following guest speaker sessions:

Historical perspective up to the present day and beyond– David D’Souza; Director of Membership, CIPD.

David will be discussing the historical impact of automation and technology in the workplace and what we can learn for the future.

Findings from Acas commissioned research “Mind over machines:” New technology and employment relations – Gill Dix; Head of Workplace Policy, Acas.

This research looks at the impact technology has on: work intensity or difficulty; worker autonomy and employee health and wellbeing.

An insightful look into the ever changing world of work, mental health and wellbeing, and how AI and technology can help achieve high performance with:

Chris Moore; Chairman of The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and founder of Let’s Be More.

Chris’ session will consider influences on the world of work and how technology can unlock pockets of under utilised talent (disabled, long term sick and BAME) to address the skills shortage.

Andrew Cohen-Wray; Mental Performance Coach and TV personality in disguise.

Andrew will share his inspirational story of resilience in the face of workplace and personal stress.

Danny Crates; Ex-Paralympic athlete and gold medallist, TV presenter and performance coach.

Danny’s session looks at how technology can help you reach your personal and business goals.

NB: This programme is subject to change as new speakers are confirmed.

Venue Rowley Mile Race Course – Newmarket   Map (opens in new window)   Date 22/01/2019    Time 10:00 – 16:00
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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