Reinventing Jobs. AI, robotics and automation at work and where to apply them

In cooperation with American Book Center

05nov2018 17:00 - 18:30


Are we misunderstanding the potential of AI and robotics? Instead of a fatalistic discussion on robots 'taking' our jobs, or asking "which jobs will be replaced by machines?", shouldn't we rather discuss and take decisions on which elements of work are best automated, and which need human judgment and subtlety?

In their book Reinventing Jobs, Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau have developed a practical framework to tackle questions on automation at work. Based on their decades of experience helping companies, the book offers a four-step framework to leaders – 'Deconstruct', 'Optimize', 'Automate', and 'Reconfigure'  in order to create optimal human-machine combinations. Ravin Jesuthasan will engage in discussion with computer architecture and AI scholars on the future of our workforce, and our jobs. Where can economics, management, ethics and technology meet?

About the speakers

Ravin Jesuthasan is Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson and a recognized global thought leader on the future of work, human capital, and the automation of work. He is a regular participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos and a member of the forum's Steering Committee on Work and Employment. He has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world.

Anthony van Inge is a lecturer at the Science faculty of the University of Amsterdam. His teaching and research interests include computer architectures and organisation; parallel processes and architectures; and autonomous systems and image processing.

Toon Abcouwer teaches at the University of Amsterdam. He has implemented management and education innovations in the fields of IT, information management and eBusiness. He is the author of several books and articles on information technology and the setup of information management courses.

Valeria Mecozzi is Knowledge Conductor at ScaleUpNation and the THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam, teaching leaders in the social, corporate and public sectors the use of innovative tools for solving large societal challenges.

Caroline Wright (moderator) is Senior Director, Europe and Africa for Harvard Business Publishing. 


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