Future of Work and Education Forum

Tue 22 May 5:30 — 7:45pm

Gallagher Events Centre, Wintec, Tristram Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

Remaining human-centric in the changing 'world of work', education and technology.
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What will differentiate us from technology in the future is the fact that we are human. Do we need to do more to ensure we are focusing on human skills as much as we are on technology skills when it comes to education and professional development?

Join us to learn practical tools to help harness the digital age, both personally and professionally, hear how cognitive technology presents a significant opportunity to redefine work, look beyond the hype and into the practical implications of augmented and virtual reality, and we will find out more about a digital tool being developed to help illuminate people’s talents, passion and purpose

The speakers will then join a panel, made up of representatives from the education and professional development sectors, to consider whether the future is already here, humans and technology - better together, and developing our human capital today and into the future.

Plus we have a technology showcase where you can see, hear about and get hands on with technology. 

The event is Gold Sponsor is LearningWorks.


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Originally from the south coast of England, Doug has worked in the education sector in New Zealand for 15 years and is Chair of the Central North Island Principals Assoc. Over the last 4 years Doug has overseen the development of Paeroa College from a traditional model to a nationally recognised innovative school.
Fraser has been an educator for 24 years and was appointed to be the foundation principal at Rototuna Junior High six months before it opened in 2015. This is his second position as a Principal and he has taught and led at a range of primary and secondary schools in both the North and South Islands of NZ. Fraser grew up in the Waikato, attending Te Awamutu College.
Hadas is a Future of work enabler and a co-founder of a new social enterprise startup concerned with embracing the future of work, enabling everyone to live a happy and meaningful life. Hadas holds an MBA specialised in technology and has over 25 years of experience in strategic leadership.
James is a director at Rutherford Business Institute – a future-focused business consultancy and workshop provider – and a director at Bella New Zealand Manuka Honey. James received his PhD in marketing and futures studies from the University of Waikato, and considers himself a ‘marketing futurist’.
Matt Browning is a story teller and lover of ideas. He worked for US multinational 3M in Logistics & IT and picked up their supreme award for an innovative customer solution. He is now the director of three technology companies focused on finding creative digital solutions through traditional smartphone apps, progressive web apps, and virtual reality.
Mike leads the Learning Design and Learning Technologies team at LearningWorks and has been working in the tertiary education sector for 17 years. Coming from a technical trades background he has a keen interest in technology and the ways in which it can enhance the human experience.
Rachel Kelly, a University of Waikato Alumni, has worked for Fortune 150 high-tech manufacturing companies in the USA and as a technology and business contractor in NZ. Rachel co-founded CultivateIT and is now Head of Brand & Value at coHired, harnessing machine learning and organisational science to match people to jobs they love.
Sharee is a creative and visionary mind that has served as a trusted guide on the work journeys of some of the very best talented graduates and workers and has been part of some of New Zealand ‘s largest organizational transformations including national transportation disruption, health transformation and environmental transformations.
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