Cognitive Computing and The Future of Talent Management
Michael Rogers, Author, Futurist and Investigative Journalist
1. Develop an understanding of what cognitive computing is and how it will shape the enterprise over the next decade
2. Learn how intelligent systems may replace existing jobs, as well as change how we recruit and train workers
3. Determine how to shape workforce and talent development when many traditional white-collar skills can be automated
Cognitive computing--the latest and most potent expression of artificial intelligence--will change both the nature of the work and the way we recruit and develop workers. From IBM’s highly-publicized Watson and Google’s DeepMind to less-known players like Narrative Science, dozens of companies are creating cognitive computing platforms. And most are cloud-based, meaning that these powerful thinking tools are accessible to even small organizations and individuals.
This keynote presentation will explore the challenges facing talent management and training executives as these platforms allow machines greater ability to understand, reason and act upon information. “White collar automation” will change the very nature of work--and force us to identify and define what skills and talents are truly unique to humans.
Michael Rogers is an internationally-known futurist, author, speaker and technology pioneer who most recently served as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He also writes the popular Practical Futurist column for MSNBC and is a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology.
Michael is a different kind of futurist—one who combines real business experience with technology skills. Add to that the keen eye of an award-winning investigative journalist and the storytelling skill of a novelist, and you have The Practical Futurist.
Michael Rogers also speaks to audiences worldwide and is a regular guest on radio and television, known for his use of stories and humor to create an optimistic and inspirational view of future challenges.
His consultancy has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways.
Rogers earned degrees in Physics and Creative Writing at Stanford University, with additional studies in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program.
Michael Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He co-founded Outside magazine and then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, leading both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century and earning patents for multimedia technology. He is also a bestselling novelist whose books have been published worldwide, chosen for the Book-of-the-Month club and optioned for film.
Michael is a dynamic speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.
He lives in New York City and is currently working on book and television projects.