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FUTURE JOBS IN A WORLD OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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FUTURE JOBS IN A WORLD OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is part of the Open State festival.

koolth are proud to partner with Open State to present our exciting event 'Future Jobs in a World of Artificial Intelligence' as part of the Open State Festival 2017. This event will include a panel of leading figures that will discuss the future employment options in a world in which Artificial Intelligence and automation displaces millions of jobs.

New technologies, automation and especially Artificial Intelligence, is leading to widescale job replacement. Many businesses are looking to employ new technologies to maintain competitive advantage, but few are considering the scale and social impact of job losses. This event will explore employment options (and opportunities) in a world of automation and Artificial Intelligence and the expert panel will discuss how business, governments and society should reframe their thinking around the future of jobs.

The event will be held on the Wednesday 4th October 2017 from 12.00pm to 2.00pm at the Open State Dome, Victoria Square (Southern End), Adelaide, South Australia.

UPDATE: We are thrilled to announce the wonderful Jan Owen AM Hon Dlitt from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) will be keynote speaker and panel member at this event, discussing the future of work for young Australians.


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JAN OWEN AM Hon DLitt (Keynote Speaker & Panel Member): CEO of Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia's youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. In 2012 she was named Australia's inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence; in 2014 she received the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the University of Sydney; and was awarded membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. She is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014). Jan is the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab. Her lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.

DR. JOHN FLACKETT (Speaker & Panel Member): Technical Director/Co-Founder of koolth & AiLab

John is the Technical Director/Co-Founder of koolth - web specialists empowering clients with next generation online tools, custom web design and development, specialist web integrations, Artificial Intelligence & Smart City solutions. An expert on emerging technologies, John has over 20 years experience in Artificial Intelligence (his PhD), web technologies and Software Engineering and has been speaking at events in the UK, Australia, Europe and the USA about these topics for many years. Before starting koolth, John worked in a wide range of industries (including Banking, Engineering & Education) and was a senior University lecturer in the UK teaching masters and degree in Artificial Intelligence and degree in Computer Studies and Software Engineering.

BETH WORRALL (Panel MC): Marketing Manager for Buddy Platform

Challenging, eclectic and enjoyable is how Beth Worrall describes her career to date – having held senior roles spanning technology, banking, health, resources, engineering, government and social entrepreneurship. An aspiring “expert generalist" Beth has primarily worked in communications, corporate responsibility and sustainability in Australia and the UK. She's now Marketing Manager for Adelaide based internet of things business, Buddy Platform – a perfect spot for a self confessed “smart cities nerd”. As a mentor of young people and a mother of a toddler, Beth cares passionately about the future of work. What will the future hold? How do we prepare our children? What are the risks but, more importantly, what are the opportunities?

KIRK DRAGE (Panel Member): CEO of LeapSheep

Kirk is the CEO of LeapSheep, a pioneering "Hyper-growth incubation-as-a-service" company that he co-founded upon his return from working for fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley. Kirk's career has been driven by 3 keen interests; Digital Technology, Scalable Business Models and the Human Condition. A renown speaker and educator, Kirk has a passion for empowering people to develop and mature their abilities to build companies, create jobs, distribute wealth and generate positive social impact.

ANNE LAWRENCE (Panel Member): Head of Industry Development for Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland

Currently Head of Industry Development within the Economic Development Branch at Sunshine Coast Council, Anne’s role is to help foster and grow Sunshine Coast’s high-value industry sectors, in partnership with the business community. Anne has a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship as well as the digital economy, and has led the creation of a variety of programs to future proof the region. With businesses predominantly in the health, education and tourism sectors, the Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions and expected to reach 550,000 residents by 2040. Several game-changer projects such as a greenfields ‘smart city’ in Maroochydore, an international airport expansion, a new 15 megawatt solar farm and a new $5bn hospital and health precinct has driven significant investment to the region. A graduate of the University of Adelaide, prior to her current role, Anne has been a Group Manager for Marketing and BD for a CSIRO international joint venture, a former lecturer at University of the Sunshine Coast, and owned her own businesses including a viticultural nursery in South Australia and a coworking business in Noosa.

We look forward to seeing you there! :-)

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