The Future World of Work: Choosing the Right Career Path.
The digital revolution is having an unprecedented impact on the future of work, people and learning. Developments in robotics, social media, artificial intelligence, drones, machine learning, and virtual reality, are changing the requirements of the future workforce and technology are at the forefront of growth, development and sustainability. This webinar will address all aspects to guide current and prospective students to make the right choices towards a future career and the challenges faced in the new digital age. Come and listen to leading academics, industry leaders, talent and career experts and find out how current and prospective employees can be turned into competent partners that can work side-by-side with the robots and other highly automated processes as the Artificial Intelligence-driven era roars into life!
By attending this webinar you will learn what role the 4th industrial revolution will play in reshaping the future and a new approach that will be required by career seekers, recruiters and talent managers alike. You will learn that the most effective employees are are those who balance the need for labour and elasticity with the constant drive toward increased productivity and innovation. You will understand choosing the right career path must reflect the future landscape which will include automation. You will learn how intelligent machines are redefining the need for human intervention and could contemplate an uncertain career where men and women are replaced by machines.
Meet the Panelist
Meet Dr. Stavros Nicolaou
Group Senior Executive
Elected Chairman of the South African Pharmaceutical Producers Association (PHARMISA) and as Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Task Group (PTG), overall Pharmaceutical Industry Umbrella Organisation. Appointed to World Bank/IFC Technical Advisory Board on the strengthening of African Health Systems.Previously served as Vice-President of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF).Appointed as an Honorary Lecturer to Wits University, accredited to the Faculty of Health Science.Serves as Director on the North-West University (NWU) Business School Advisory Board.
Meet Dawie Roodt
THE EFFICIENT GROUP
Dawie Roodt is a founder, Director and Chief Economist of the Efficient Group. He serves on a variety of investment committees within the Efficient Group. Dawie’s latest role is that of Chairmen of Efficient Private Clients, of which Efficient Group is the majority shareholder.Dawie is a nationally renowned economist, with over 30 years’ experience. He specialises in monetary-, fiscal policy and is currently doing extensive research on the possible impact of “crypto” currencies on monetary policy. He is closely involved with the management of client asset portfolios. His interest in international and local politics has grown and he has become knowledgeable in the field of politics as well. Dawie is ranked the most referenced economists in the country and received the prestigious Economist of the year award by Sake 24, a media house. He has been the anchor presenter of the television program Ontbytsake for the past 18 years.
Meet Prof Monica Singer
South Africa Lead
Monica was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998 until she resigned in August 2017.In October 2017, Monica was appointed as South Africa Lead for ConsenSys, being the biggest blockchain company in the world. Monica lives in Cape Town and works remotely.Monica currently also participates as:Advisory Board member to the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency AssociationProfessor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg specialising in blockchain for the accounting and auditing profession.Board member of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition (ABC) which is defining market practices for accounting, auditing and taxes of crypto assets.Monica previously worked at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange 1996/1998 and the World Bank in Washington DC in 1995/1996 and was the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1989 to 1995.
Meet Terence Moolman
Global Chief HR Officer
As the Chief Human Resources Officer at SYSPRO, Terence is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the global human resources strategy for SYSPRO aimed at driving growth, enabling a high performing organization, and creating an environment where people can thrive. With exceptional people-management and leadership skills, Terence with the Human Resources team implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the organizations mission and vision. Terence has extensive experience in improving the organization holistically through sustainable people strategies and firmly believes that HR plays a significant role in the organization to enhance the customer experience. With a passion for people, Terence is dedicated to promoting a thriving company culture and developing employees for organizational and personal success.
Meet Karine Sonigo
Skills Digitalization Specialist
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION
Karine Sonigo has joined the International Labour Organization Skills Branch as a Skills Digitalisation Specialist to support ILO constituents in the digitalisation of their national TVET and skills systems. Karine is supporting governments, TVET providers and employers in undertaking their digital transition in an integrated, sustainable, and inclusive approach. Before joining the ILO, Karine had extensive international experience in the private sector as a Learning & Development Specialist. She spent 8 years as Head of Content working with language learning companies, in charge of the design and implementation of online learning programmes. Then, she moved to a more strategic role as a Global Digital Learning Manager in the Banking & Finance Sector, defining and supporting the implementation of the digital learning strategy across geographies. Karine is passionate about Skills development and Lifelong learning, as well as Technologies applied to Education and Human Capital Development.
Meet Candice Watson
MWANGAZA TALENT ADVISORY
Candice Watson completed her BA(Hons) qualification at the University of Johannesburg in 2004 and completed her MBA at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science in 2010. She is a seasoned executive, having held various HR roles over the last 17 years in listed and multinational companies across various sectors nationally, regionally and internationally. Her passion is in growing businesses through ensuring excellence in people management strategies and creating an inclusive world of work. Candice Watson’s research reports on the historical and perpetual practices of exclusion women in Africa experience in progressing their careers through the management ranks. Research respondents were from: South-Africa, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Lesotho, Senegal, Gabon Republic, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and the United Kingdom. The study reports on the systemic nature of exclusion, as well as the costs and sacrifices women endure in their management experiences. These findings expand our understanding of exclusionary and discriminatory societal and organisational practices and provide bases from which to construct practical interventions.