Future of work: automation, robotics and what it all means for diversity & inclusion (Video Live-Streaming)

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29 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.

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. Lyn Goodear, CEO AHRI
  3. Kylie Owen, People & Culture Leader, APJC, Cisco
  4. William Judge, Head of Social Robotics, Innovation Lab, Commonwealth Bank

Register to join live-streaming

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.


At this event we will feature live-captioning. The event recording and transcript will also 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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