M&G CHRO and Business 4.0

Today, the world of work and talent is rapidly changing, ushered in by the increasing use of cloud computing, mobility, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Human Resource professionals now have a critical role in rethinking their HR strategy, shifting mindset, operating models and lead their workforce through digital transformation.

Discussion include:
•Disruptive technology trends that are changing the future of work, workforce, skills and workplace
•Putting digitalisation into action with your HR strategy
•How can cloud transform future of HR?
•How chatbots and machine learning can enhance the candidate and employee experience
•Using HR analytics effectively for people management, talent acquisition, performance management and employee turnover management
•Getting ready for the impact of AI and automation - risks and opportunities for human machine collaboration
•Changing role of people management in the digital era
•Balancing automation and retrenchment as well as unemployment
•Best approach to reskilling, retraining, deployment and restructuring in organisation
•Innovative approach - employees as design thinkers, combining creativity and critical thinking
•Managing a mobile workforce for competitive advantage
•Creating a reward strategy for the digital workforce
•Gig economy and its implications on SA employment
•Achieving digital leadership and digital culture
•Successful digital transformation in HR and best practices to drive productivity and deliver cost savings

Speakers include:
•Prof Babu Sena Paul, Director for the Institute for Intelligence Systems, University of Johannesburg
•Riaz Patel, Lead in Transformation and Change, Absa Group
•Tswelo Kodisang, Chief People Officer, Discovery
•Sherisa Rajah, Partner, Fasken
•Brigitte da Gama, Chief People Officer, McDonald's
•Abey Kgotle, Executive Director: Human Resources, Mercedes-Benz
•Dr Thabo Mashongoane, Director, National Skills Authority
•Vicky Tlhabanelo, Executive: Human Resources, Royal Bafokeng Platinum
•Frans Kutumela, Head of Learning: Group IT, Standard Bank Group
•Verna Robson, Director : Group Human Resources, Sun International
•Phiona Martin, Industrial Psychologist
•Event is moderated by Michael Avery, Anchor, Classic Business, Classic FM.

Date: 25 February 2020
Time: 08:30 - 12:00
Venue: Summer Place, Sandton, Johannesburg

Contact: Wan Liew
Company name: Mail & Guardian
Telephone number: 0112507300
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