International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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KEYNOTE - THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK

12 June 2018
Futures Stage

Brace yourself. The world of work is set for fundamental change. Leading global business analysts predict that:

- Nearly half of today’s jobs will be gone in under a decade (Oxford University)

- 70% of business leaders will need a new or different talent base to remain competitive in the future (PWC / World Economic Forum)

- The number of people over 65 will increase by 42% in 20 years, compared to just a 2% increase in people aged between 16 and 64 (Age UK)

- Freelance and gig economy work will soon rival permanent jobs (Deloitte / MIT)
 

Our day host, BBC's Tanya Beckett, introduces today’s keynote speaker. Anthony Behan. Anthony is an Industry Leader within IBM’s Watson IoT Division and advisor to the European Commission.

Anthony’s vital address will present a compelling argument on the politics of technology, outlining how machines have been historically replacing our jobs for years and why it’s essential that we get over our A.I fears and prejudices, if we want the technology to really help mankind to flourish.

This forward-thinking and frank session will examine how can businesses act now to safeguard a prosperous future, secure tomorrow’s talent today and help combat the desolation of generations of jobs by spearheading initiatives to ensure business growth is sustainable.

Chairperson
Tanya Beckett, Business presenter - BBC World News
Speakers
Anthony Behan, Industry Leader, Watson IoT Division - IBM
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