Time: 11:40 - 12:40
In Conversation: "Digital Inclusion"
Peter is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for more than 140,000 HR and people development professionals around the world. He writes and speaks widely on the development
of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.
Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He's also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster, the Chair of Engage for Success, a member of the Board of BPP University, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Open University Business School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University and Kingston University.
Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City&Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.
Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, at Business In The Community will chair a panel discussion, which will focus on how we can create an inclusive digital world.
Digital transformation is providing a significant opportunity to drive growth and prosperity for the betterment of both business and citizens. It also offers the chance to reduce poverty and inequalities, improve livelihoods and enable us to better manage growth on a finite planet.
However, this digital transformation also presents challenges to society. Some forecasts suggest that as many as ten million jobs (35 per cent of today’s UK workforce) could be lost due to automation by 2035 alone. And the negative impacts of reduced face-to-face interactions and hyper-connectivity are only just starting to be understood.
Amanda will be joined by senior business leaders to discuss the role of responsible businesses in this digital era. They will discuss how we can work together to benefit fully from the opportunities provided by digital transformation.