Future Of Work Conference to debate human skills and workplace innovation NMITE confirms new speakers with three weeks to go

06/05/2024

FOLLOWING on from last month’s news on the Future of Work Conference and confirmation of the key topics and themes, NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering) has announced the new speakers who will be join the line up.

  • Keynote speaker Dr Naeema Pasha, Futura and Visting Fellow, Henley Business School will look at Human Intelligence needed for a world with Artificial Intelligence. Her focus is on behavioural science being a critical tool to focus more on de-biasing systems and less on de-biasing people to achieve success faster.
  • Peter Warren, investigative journalist, author, presenter of the PassWord radio and editor of Future Intelligence.  Peter will talk about and AI and Ethics, he wrote about in his latest book ‘AI on Trial’.
  • Nick Glean, Senior Lecturer in Video and New Media at University of Sunderland. Nick will talk about the human skills needed in the world with Artificial Intelligence. He teaches film and media production using AI and Immersive technologies.
  • Libby Moore, Executive Leadership Coach, International Speaker, former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey. Libby will talk about the importance of the original AI (Authentic Intelligence) in an ever-increasing AI world (Artificial Intelligence) in a fireside chat. She will share golden nuggets mined from being exposed to some of the greatest thought leaders of our time while following her heart and taking giant leaps of faith.
  • Suzanne Brink, Data & AI Ethics Lead at Kainos, prior to Kainos, I learned to bring AI ethics principles to practice in the high risk area of AI in recruitment and worked in HR policy, including roles in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
  • Yasmin Ali, Project Development Manager (Hydrogen) at RWE. She recently published her first book, Power Up, is a primer on how we get, move and use energy and the ongoing energy transition across the globe. Yasmin will join Suzanne as a panellist discussing the significance of EDI and workplace innovation for future readiness
  • Nick Butler, Economist and Visiting Professor Kings College London will speak on Future Skills Requirements in the energy sector.
  • Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire will reflect on the day and provide closing remarks for the conference.

Also in attendance will be representatives from Innovate UK who will be  sharing opportunities and support for local businesses to take advantage of.

“I’m very excited to be part of the NMITE’s Future of Work conference and applaud their thinking on upskilling a new workforce for a new world of work. In an era where artificial intelligence and automation are reshaping the landscape of work, the art of dialogue at such events like this are pivotal. We need to ensure that the impact on skills is transformative rather than disruptive, my research shows that fostering a focus on dynamic careers can encourage new workers being more resilient to change from technology and social challenges. NMITE are embedding these ideas. Also in meeting the challenges of “new work” is building the cornerstone in nurturing equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and belonging — which I believe is the bedrock of innovation and community in the modern workspace.” – Dr Naeema Pasha

“Honoured to have such an amazing group of speakers confirmed including high profile female leaders.  Having spoken to the speakers, I am excited for the guests to hear their exceptional high-quality insights, thought-provoking ideas and generate transformative discussions. I am looking forward to the impact our Future of Work Conference will have for years to come” says Lahari Parchuri, Future of Work Hub Development Lead, NMITE.

The four key themes and issues that will be addressed include:

  • Exploring how technologies are shaping the future of work
  • Understanding the vital role of human skills in a tech- driven world.
  • Discussing the significance of EDI and workplace innovation for future readiness.
  • Preparing Herefordshire’s approach to future skills and its implications for local and global workforces.

These latest speakers join Dave Collins Grey Matters UK who will offer his insights in developing soft skills within tech-driven contexts and Henry Hyde Thompson, Chairman of Anglo Scientific who, with his extensive experience and leadership, Henry will contribute a strategic perspective on embracing innovation and skills development.

The conference is relevant to local professionals, business owners, industry leaders and Hereford’s A-level and HE students. This free conference promises to be an educational event, offering access to invaluable discussions on how evolving trends are shaping our work environments and the role each of us play in the process.

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