Every month the WTF Futurology Podcast hosts a live podcast – or what we call a Livecast – with business leaders and executives for a conversation around key topics that will redefine how business works.
The next session will be hosted at Huawei’s Innovation Zone in Sandton and we will be chatting to Bryan Armstrong on the Future of Work.
The details are:
- Date – 30 November
- Time – 17:00 – 19:00
- Location – Huawei Innovation Zone, Vunani Office Park, Building B, Ground Floor, 151 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2031
This is an invite-only event and we are limited to 40 seats so please make sure to complete the form to the right. Once we receive it we will confirm your seat!
Why The Future of Work?
As AI takes, so does it create! “
There is a lot of talk about the impact technology, automation and AI/Ml will have on the jobs. The more mechanical the jobs are – like flying a plane, driving a car, producing a product and mining for gold – the more likely it is lined up to be replaced, while the crazy, inefficient jobs are “safer”.
Yet new jobs will be created – we don’t know what these jobs will be but these exponential technologies will redesign how we work, live and play.
Brian, who currently holds the Professor of Digital Business at Wits Business school will be our guest who will share his thinking on the Future of Work and the ethics around this subject.
This is not a discussion you want to miss as the Future of World will redefine how business works.
More importantly – what does it mean to the future of your business, how you manage your staff and how do you disrupt yourself – without breaking yourself.
Who Is Brian Armstrong
Dr Brian Armstrong is one of the foremost ICT industry leaders in South Africa, with over 30 years of top-level management experience in Telecommunications, IT, technology R&D and systems engineering, both in South Africa and abroad. He is widely regarded as a thought leader in digitalisation, convergence and business strategy.
In July 2017 Brian joined the Wits Business School in the role of Professor in the Chair of Digital Business. His focus here is on building a comprehensive knowledge base on the diverse dimensions of Digital Business and developing more scientifically rigorous models for core concepts in digitalisation, with academically sound underpinnings.
Previously he was a key part of the leadership team which has been credited with turning Telkom around, in the capacity of Group Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Commercial Officer. Brian also conceived and led the acquisition of BCX and its integration into the group. He was also responsible for the group’s Retail unit, as well as leading group strategy and transformation activities.