Welcome to the future of work (Discuss)

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16 November

Automation, digital technology and other innovations are promising a revolution in the workplace. Business leaders, policy makers and workers are still sizing up what this could mean for our lives.

Can we afford to be fearless about the brave new world of work? How will companies and communities adapt to changes that might see artificial intelligence and robots take jobs? Workplace tracking, the end of retirement – what else is in store for the 32 million people working in this country?

Please join us to hear Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts, who has just led a UK government review of employment practices, deliver a major perspective on the future of work before an expert panel of North West business leaders and academics.

Our panel includes: Herb Kim, Founder and CEO, Thinking Digital; Adam Butwilowski CiiVSOFT; Sue Bagguley, Head of Business Development for Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, Siemens; Professor Julia Clarke, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Karen Campbell-Williams, Tax Partner, Grant Thornton, North West.

The panel debate will be chaired by the former editor of North West Business Insider, Michael Taylor – now External Affairs Advisor at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The event is one of three key note debates about how we can work together to create a Vibrant Economy, hosted by Grant Thornton UK and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tickets are free – please register in advance as places are limited.


Event Details

Location MMU New Business School