We are on the verge of a technological revolution that will radically change the way we live, work and communicate with one another. In its most pessimistic form, the Fourth Industrial Revolution may indeed take away our hearts and soul. But if we direct it to be an empowering factor for the best parts of human nature – creativity, empathy and responsibility – it can bring humanity unprecedented benefits.

On 24 June 2019, AKT, with long-term partner SAP SuccessFactors, hosted its eighth annual customer conference: THE FUTURE OF WORK, to a oversubscribed audience of more than 600.

Aimed at those leading businesses, heading HR departments and/or leading digital HR transformation initiatives, the conference dealt with the future of human resources in the digital age, and included a broad panel of specialists and thought leaders from Israel and abroad. Held in the stylish Lago Conference Centre in Tel Aviv, The Future of Work event was a mix of keynotes, breakout sessions, and virtual conversations.

The true disrupt HR style event kick off set the scene for a jam-packed series of conversations on the 4th Industrial Revolution and what it meant to be more tech and more human in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. Joining TV personality Linoy Bar Geffen was an international panel, including Ambassador Charlotte Slente of the Embassy of Denmark in Israel; Hana Rado (CEO & Founder, Supersonas); Prof. Leo Leiderman (Economics at Tel Aviv University); Jenny Merry (UK Talent Practice Partner, Aon); Amit Oberkovich (SVP HR, IEC); Yvette Cameron (Thought Leader/Advisor, HCM Tech); Smardar Weisman (Head of HR, WeWork); Adi Crystal (Productivity Business Group Lead, Microsoft).

Participants were then invited to select from any number of break out sessions, including Women Tranforming Business; Transforming to Technology; Work Differently; Reimagine Employee Experience; Global Influencers’ Corner; and Innovation Injection into HR Processes. 

Participants also enjoyed learning more about human behaviour and motivation when it comes to employee engagement and experience by celebrated Prof. Dan Ariely. Dan is Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and co-founder of Kayma BEworks, Timeful, Genie and Shapa. 

And for the second year running, participants witnessed DisruptHR – four of the most promising Israel HR start-ups received six minutes to present their HR innovations and then were grilled with questions from an international panel of experts.

To learn more about the 2019 conference, visit aktglobal.com/conference  and check out our event photos on our Facebook page or feel free to contact us at info@aktglobal.com and one of our consultants would be more than happy to tell you more about it and explore with you how AKT can help you successfully navigate the Future of Work.

Photos by Menash Cohen

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