The Davos of Human Capital 2019: Agenda

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11th of July 2019 – 7:30 AM – 4:00PM

The Forum inside The Campus Office Park | Sloane Street, Bryanston

Digital disruption is a clear and present reality, but it doesn’t have to be a danger. A recent Forbes Insights survey reveals that 51% of executives consider their businesses at risk from digital disruption in the next five years. Almost a third report they are already directly affected by competition from digital- and data-savvy players in their markets. From discussion with our clients, digital disruption is one of the most critical and pervasive challenges for leaders around the world, but it is also a profound opportunity. No industry or organization is immune. So how can we transform and thrive through it? 


Registration & Davos Connect

08:00 Welcome to The Davos of Human Capital 2019: Humanity vs. Technology
How can we shape the interaction between humanity and technology in a way that enables us to build better leadership for a better world?
Michael Chavez, CEO, Duke Corporate Education; Sharmla Chetty, President of Global Markets, Duke CE; Iman Rappetti, Charmaine Houvet, and Sophia the Robot
08:30 Technology Can’t Replace the Human Touch
Organizations must leverage a human-centered approach to succeed in the digital future.
Sharmla Chetty, President of Global Markets, Duke CE
09:00 What Does It Mean to Be a Human Bank in the Age of Technology?
Meaningful collaboration between humans and machines can influence better outcomes.
Mike Brown, CEO, Nedbank
 09:30 Thriving in the Era of Digital
Panelists from business and society share engaging and contradictory perspectives to challenge your point of view on the future of digitalisation and our readiness as a nation to thrive in the era of disruption.
10:30 DAVOS Connect over Tea and Networking
Delegates will expand their networks, both with humans and technology, throughout the day over refreshments.
11:00 Reboot: Upskilling and Engaging Your Workforce in the Era of Digital
The Boston Consulting Group will share concrete recommendations on how companies should think about upskilling their workforce and creating a work environment conducive to experimentation and learning.
Jan Gildemeister, Partner, Boston Consulting Group
11:45 Re-humanizing Leadership: Putting Purpose Back into Work
Duke Corporate Education CEO and Forbes leadership strategy columnist Michael Chavez will share why purpose-driven companies are often more successful.

Digital Superstars vs. Digital Laggards
Case studies from leading global companies:

  • Gamification and Learning – What You Must Know
  • How HR Leaders Are Using AI to Transform the Employee Experience – Mechell Chetty, Unilever
  • Becoming Future Fit: Uberising Your Learning Journey – Charl Cuyler and Imran Cassim, MTN
  • The Future of Work: Surviving or Thriving? – Commissioner Edward Kieswetter, SARS

Davos Connect: Lunch

Delegates will continue to expand their networks while enjoying good food.

1:45 The Interactive Maze: Embark on a Journey of Reflection
Consider how humanity and technology should co-exist. In different and surprising ways, you will be prompted to action your learning as you journey from start to finish through an immersive life-size maze.
3:00 Machines with Super-Human Intelligence: Generating a Positive Relationship Between Humans and Robots
Dr. David Hanson, the highly acclaimed creator of the world’s first robot citizen Sophia, will take us through the captivating reality of bringing synthetic humans to life and the impact this will have on business and society. You will hear insights from David and Sophia, the most advanced human-like robot in the world.

Michael Chavez, Sharmla Chetty and Sophia closing Davos 2019

4:00 Davos Connect & and Selfie with Sophia the Robot
Engage in discussion with other attendees over drinks during our post-event networking celebration. To qualify for a Selfie with Sophia, simply bring along a children’s book (ages 8 to 16) to donate to Rally to Read!

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