November 29, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin

The work and skills landscape as we know it is changing.
Business and government need to react!

Key Speakers...

Ade McCormack
Former Technologist and Financial Times Columnist

Ade McCormack is a former technologist who today is focused on helping organisations and individuals thrive in the post-industrial age. He is a sought-after professional speaker...
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Maeve McElwee
Head of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Ibec

Maeve McElwee is head of industrial relations and human resources in Ibec. Maeve is the chief Ibec spokesperson on IR and HR matters and represents employers' interests to the ICTU, the media and senior public...
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Mark Coleman
Research Director, Gartner

Mark Coleman is a Research Director with Gartner's CIO Research group, where he creates actionable, fact-based research focused on IT workforce and leadership. These include the drivers and trends related to IT staffing, skills, people leadership...
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Fiona Mullen
HR Director, Facebook

Fiona leads HR for all Facebook’s organization's based in EMEA. Prior to joining, she spent the last nine years with Microsoft, and with them has held positions as Head of HR APAC, International Director of Staffing & HR ...
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Peter Cosgrove
Director, CPL and Founder of the Future of Work Institute

Peter is a Director with Cpl the largest Recruitment and outsourcing consultancy in Ireland and is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Communication’s He founded the Future of Work Institute in Ireland which provides...
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Kevin Empey
Director, Willis Towers Watson

Kevin has worked across many aspects of HR, Organisation Development and employment strategy over the last 25 years. He led the HR consulting practice in Willis Towers Watson from 2002 to 2015 and is now a Director in the firm’s Talent ...
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The Future of Work 2016

The nature and experience of work is changing rapidly. Digital technology is causing changes not seen since the industrial revolution with recent research finding that almost 10% of Irish jobs are at risk of being automated. At the same time, many workers have increasingly insecure work situations due to casualization, zero-hour contracts and other exploitative practices. It is thus hardly surprising that an increasing number of people are now choosing the self-employment route, with many desiring to be their own boss, work in more flexible contracting arrangements, or achieve a better work - life balance. Indeed, those entering the workforce today are likely to have very different careers and jobs compared to previous generations.

Business and government need to react to this revolution. They need to rethink and reinvent the traditional employer / employee relationship and implement new models of organisation, work and processes.

It is against this backdrop that we have decided to launch The Inaugural Future of Work Summit - an event which will consider and debate the specific needs of employees and employers alike during the new era of digitisation and new working models.

The themes and topics for this inaugural summit will include discussions and presentations on the following:

  • The changing landscape of work
  • What are the technologies and trends that are changing specific roles in specific industries?
  • How do you future proof your workplace?
  • What will the composition of your future workforce actually look like?
  • How can you deliver the flexible working practices your workforce is asking for?
  • The ‘Gig’ economy is happening. What will it mean for work?
  • How will changing skills requirements alter education priorities for individuals and policy-makers across the stages of formal education?
  • How companies can provide outstanding workplaces which are enablers for productivity, creativity and innovation


Who Should Attend?

Participants from different backgrounds and departments are expected to attend the including:

  • Business managers and strategists
  • HR Managers
  • Technologists & Web 2.0 evangelists
  • CIOs and IT managers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Thought leaders
  • Executive managers for information, collaboration and knowledge strategies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business developers and venture capitalists
  • Representatives from companies and organizations tracking emerging technologies


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