The Future of Work
ARE YOU PREPARED?
August 20, 2020 8:00am WAT / starting at 9:00am CAT #FOWA2020
The Future of WorkHow and where we work has been completely upended by an unprecedented pandemic. This, added to an already rapidly changing business environment. Success in this new era will require new thinking, new leaders, and new technology.
Through a series of expert panel discussions, CNBC Africa will examine how technology will drive digital transformation and change the way we work in the future. Covid-19 has forced businesses globally to re-evaluate their business models and adapt to a new working environment.
What will organizations look like after the pandemic? How will we collaborate and conduct business? What productivity gains can we unlock through robotic process automation, AI and cloud computing. What are the new threats companies need to identify and mitigate against?
CNBC Africa is using Hopin to deliver an immersive conference like experience to attendees of the the Future of Work. You will be able to connect with and network with other participants as you watch the panels. Click on "Register" below to sign up.
09h05 to 09h45: Turbocharging productivity: what automation, machine learning and AI can do for your business
With self-determining computerized systems, i.e. AI, automation and machine learning becoming more mainstream, the employee’s role in the workplace is undergoing tectonic shifts. Connecting quality data with fast computation services, these cutting-edge technologies offer significant opportunities to improve processes, radically transforming the nature of work.
09h45: Keynote Talk by Fortinet – Mitigating Digital Threats
10h05 to 10h55: Cybersecurity for the distributed, hyper-connected workplace
In this day and age of continuously expanding connectivity, it is critical for businesses to ensure up-to-date cyber-security measures. This will require robust systems and policies that not only prevent threats, but proactively seek and counter them.
11h00 to 11h55: How Cloud computing & SaaS can help African enterprises futureproof their business model
Cloud computing is in its infancy on the African Continent. With rapidly expanding infrastructure and a sudden shift to remote work during the Covid 19 pandemic, there is a silver lining. Africa’s unique approach and exuberance means that the continent can leapfrog first world countries with SaaS innovation and mobile technology.
13h30 to 14h30: Digital transformation and the distributed enterprise
Digital businesses are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics/big data and cloud, in the service of transforming how businesses work. The ability to digitally reimagine the business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new. Risk taking is becoming a cultural norm as companies seek new levels of competitive advantage, leading to higher revenues. Progressive workplace designs help in building an environment which fosters collaboration, innovation, flexibility and creativity and trends are likely to move towards a more progressive workplace design suiting the needs of the next-gen employee. Innovative office spaces can accelerate organizational transformation. IE flexible office space, multi-purpose spaces, Quiet Rooms, Curiosity Rooms, Private Spaces & Fun Rooms.
14h35 to 15h35: Empowering the workforce to harness IoT and Big Data Analytics
A growing number of devices that we interact with are collecting a staggering amount of data. Everything from jet engines to a point of sale device. How can we harness the power of big data and make better decisions through predictive algorithms.
All times are in CAT. The agenda is subject to change.