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.
The digital transformation of the UK economy is 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.
In order to understand and define the role of responsible business in this digital era, Business in the Community has launched a new programme that will combine thought with action and set a new agenda for UK businesses. This call to action for all UK businesses, NGOs and policymakers, is based upon the belief that only through collaborative and innovative approaches will we benefit fully from the opportunities provided by digital transformation. Business in the Community is committed to leading action on this agenda and to drive businesses towards ensuring an inclusive digital revolution.