Preparing 3 Billion Employees for AI – A Zeitgeist Challenge

Crisp overview

We are facing an unprecedented challenge.
With the development of cognitive technologies, the skills gap is increasing. It is our pivotal responsibility today to start aligning employees’ talents to organisational capabilities.

So how do we educate & prepare our workforce and transform our workplace so that we are all ready to embrace and collaborate with AI? How can organisations and leaders approach this, and how do YOU, on a personal level, get ready for the not so distant future?

The shelflife of skills is decreasing rapidly. So we ask the biggest leaders and experts across industries in the global AI ecosystem how different industries, organisations and disciplines prepare the workforce, and how individuals can get ready to embrace and work hand in hand with cognitive technologies. 

Focus Points

  • Preparing & empowering the workforce for the future
  • Aligning employees’ skills to organizational capabilities
  • Harmonizing the collaboration of humans & algorithms

CognitiveVirtual

A global-reaching event series on AI.
No robots. No terminators. No sales.
Only practical AI under the magnifying glass of global AI leaders & experts.

2.4-3k Event Viewers | 80-100 Countries | 20 Speakers

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SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Date and Time

6 September 2021, 16:00 – 19:00 CET

Location

Virtual Conference

Agenda

See below – more details to be announced soon

Registration

The event is open for the SwissCognitive Global AI Community & Partners. For official registration, proceed forward here, and in case of questions, contact Livia Spiesz at lspiesz@swisscognitive.ch.

CognitiveVirtual Agenda

Central European Time (CET)

16:00 – 16:05

Welcome by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive

16:05 – 16:20

INTERVIEW – Humans & machines aren’t mutually replaceable. They are interdependent. 

N.T. Arunkumar, Managing Director & Country Head (India) and Head of Innovation, Telstra
Interviewed by Dalith Steiger-Gablinger, AI Thought-Leader and SwissCognitive Co-Founder

16:20 – 16:55

Expert Panel Discussion – Harmonizing the collaboration of humans & algorithms


Chair

Richard Foster-Fletcher, Digital Strategist, MKAI, Chair | NeuralPath.io, Founder

Expert panleists
Tanvi Singh, Managing Director, Global Compliance and Regulatory, Credit Suisse
Alex Ilic, Co-Founder & Executive Director, ETH AI Centre
Nazim Ünlü, People & Organization Head | Global HR Leader, Novartis
Gary A. Bolles, Chair for the Future of Work, Singularity University, Co-founder, eParachute.com | Partner, Charrette

16:55 – 17:10

KEYNOTE – Superhuman Innovation: Transforming Businesses with #AI

Chris Duffey, Creative Cloud Strategic Development, Adobe

17:10 – 17:50

Expert Panel Discussion – Preparing & empowering the workforce for the future


Chair

Katharina von Knop , Founder & CEO, Digital Trust Analytics, British Chamber of Commerce, Germany, Head of Expert Group Cyber and Digitalization

Expert panleists
Leila Toplic, Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative | NetHope – Consortium of Leading Global Nonprofits
Amit Joshi, Digital Shaper | Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy, IMD
Marco Dondi, Senior Manager | Research Lead on Skills of the Future, McKinsey & Company
Matthew James Bailey, Author of Inventing World 3.0 | Global AI Leader & Pioneer of New World Futures

17:50 – 18:10

KENOYTE – THE qualification that will always secure you to have a job

Pero Micic, Founder FutureManagementGroup

18:10 – 18:45

Expert Panel Discussion – Aligning employees’ skills to organizational capabilities


Chair

Tom Allen, Founder, The AI Journal, Panel Facilitator & Chair, SwissCognitive

Expert panleists
Natasja Ludik, Head of Operations and Education Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa
Thomas Davin, Global Innovation Director, UNICEF
Anne Schmucker, International AI Researcher, Stuttgart Media University Data Strategy Lead, Europe, Mercedes-Benz AG
Alberto-Giovanni Busetto, Group Head of Data & AI, Adecco Group

18:45 – 19:00

EVENT-CLOSING KEYNOTE – Turning the “Why Me?!” into “Try Me!”

David Meltzer, Legendary Sports Executive, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, David Meltzer Enterprises

19:00

Event Wrap-up
Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive

CognitiveVirtual Speakers’ Handouts

Richard Foster-Fletcher, Digital Strategist, MKAI, Chair | NeuralPath.io, Founder
Trust And Ethical AI – MKAI Simplified AI Series

Alex Ilic, Co-Founder & Executive Director, ETH AI Centre
ETH AI Centre

Nazim Ünlü, People & Organization Head | Global HR Leader, Novartis
How to find and attract hidden gems in the R&D Tech talent universe 
The data42 program shows Novartis’ intent to go big on data and digital 
Building the Map of Life, our single source of healthcare R&D data powered by data42 
data42 — Life(science), the universe, and everything agile

Gary A. Bolles, Chair for the Future of Work, Singularity University, Co-founder, eParachute.com | Partner, Charrette
Gary A. Bolles Personal Website
Companies Need More Workers. Why Do They Reject Millions of Résumés?

Chris Duffey, Creative Cloud Strategic Development, Adobe
Personal Website
Superhuman Innovation: Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence

Katharina von Knop , Founder & CEO, Digital Trust Analytics, British Chamber of Commerce, Germany, Head of Expert Group Cyber and Digitalization
Blog Digital Trust Analytics
Digital Trust Publications

Marco Dondi, Senior Manager | Research Lead on Skills of the Future, McKinsey & Company
Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work

Matthew James Bailey, Author of Inventing World 3.0 | Global AI Leader & Pioneer of New World Futures
AIEthics.World Blog 
AI Certification and Maturity Model™

Tom Allen, Founder, The AI Journal, Panel Facilitator & Chair, SwissCognitive
The AI Journal

Natasja Ludik, Head of Operations and Education Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa
Democratizing AI to Benefit Everyone

Thomas Davin
, Global Innovation Director, UNICEF
Harnessing the power of technology and digital innovation for children

Alberto-Giovanni Busetto, Group Head of Data & AI, Adecco Group
WEF -Global Future Council on Data Policy

David Meltzer, Legendary Sports Executive, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, David Meltzer Enterprises
Personal Website

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Co-Founders of SwissCognitive
New Horizons – Perspectives from the Global AI Hub

Event Speakers

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David Meltzer
Legendary Sports Executive, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
David Meltzer Enterprises

 

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Anne Schmucker
International AI Researcher, Stuttgart Media University
Data Strategy Lead, Europe, Mercedes-Benz AG

 

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Alex Ilic
Co-Founder & Executive Director
ETH AI Centre

 

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Matthew James Bailey
Founder & CEO AI Ethics.World
Global AI Leader & Digital Transformation Strategist

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Thomas Davin
Global Innovation Director
UNICEF

 

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Amit Joshi
Digital Shaper | Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy
IMD

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Natasja Ludik
Head of Operations and Education
Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa

 

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Chris Duffey
Digital Transformation Thought-Leader
Creative Cloud Strategic Development
Adobe

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Arunkumar NT
Managing Director & Country Head (India) and Head of Innovation
Telstra

 

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Nazim Ünlü
People & Organization Head | Global HR Leader
Novartis

 

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Leila Toplic 
Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative | NetHope – Consortium of Leading Global Nonprofits

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Alberto-Giovanni Busetto
Group Head of Data & AI
Adecco Group

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Tanvi Singh
Managing Director, Global Compliance and Regulatory
Credit Suisse

 

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Richard Foster-Fletcher
Digital Strategist
Chair, MKAI
Founder, NeuralPath.io

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Marco Dondi
Senior Manager | Research Lead on Skills of the Future
McKinsey & Company

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Katharina von Knop
Founder & CEO
Digital Trust Analytics

Head of Expert Group Cyber and Digitalization
British Chamber of Commerce, Germany

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Gary Bolles
Chair for the Future of Work
Singularity University

Co-founder, eParachute.com
Partner, Charrette

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Pero Micic
Professor for Foresight and Strategy, Steinbeis-Hochschule-Berlin

Founder FutureManagementGroup

Event Host & Facilitator

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Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder, Global AI Thought Leader
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

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Andy Fitze

Co-Founder, Digital Transformation Strategist
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

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Tom Allen 
Panel Facilitator & Chair
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Founder
The AI Journal

Event Team

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Livia Spiesz

Global Events & Communications
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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Valeska Hoenen

Content and Social Media Manager
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

CognitiveVirtual

CognitiveVirtuals are regular worldwide-reaching online events bringing dozens of global AI leaders and experts together to share their views, experiences and expertise in the development of AI to the benefit of business and society. These 3 hour-long events are transparently addressing the development of cognitive technologies – including successes and challenges – while reaching and connecting a global online community of over ½ million followers.

All the sessions and formats are strictly content-driven with a non-sales approach, allowing focused and open discussions with no BS just content. These events provide not only a platform to brainstorm and network but also to position experts, leaders, organisation, research developments, the current status and future outlook of AI. 

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