Future of work: automation, robotics and what it all means for diversity & inclusion

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Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm 

Bloomberg LP, Level 27, 1 Bligh Street

Bookings close: 28 May 2018

At our next Diversity Leadership Program event, we are exploring the future of work through the lens of diversity and inclusion (D&I).

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering new and improved services to us all but what are the knock-on effects and implications for workplaces and workers?

By 2030, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation, as many as 375 million workers—or roughly 14 percent of the global workforce—may need to switch occupational categories.

Automation is replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people—and some of these changes are raising organisational, talent, and diversity and inclusion (D&I) challenges.

At our next Diversity Leadership Program event, we are exploring the future of work through the lens of D&I.

We will ask how business can ensure that D&I is taken into account in the design and implementation of new technologies, and what it all means for HR professionals planning their D&I strategies into the future to capitalise on opportunities?

Facilitated by DCA CEO Lisa Annese, our expert panel will include:

  1. Kylie Walker, CEO Science & Technology Australia
  2. Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Chair AHRI I&D Reference Panel; CEO of mwah
  3. Kylie Owen, People & Culture Leader, APJC, Cisco
  4. William Judge, Head of Social Robotics, Innovation Lab, Commonwealth Bank

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Diversity Leadership Program

This event is part of DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program, which provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity and inclusion – from organisations, social commentators, academics and thought leaders within the diversity field.

Who should attend

All DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event. Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.


The venue is wheelchair accessible and at this event we will feature live-captioning. If you require an Auslan interpreter at this event you must RSVP with this requirement ASAP or at least 10 working days prior to the event and we will endeavour to secure this in-demand service for you. The event recording and transcript will be made available on the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on admin@dca.org.au

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