On 10th February 2017, the HR Committee hosted a webinar in association with IBM on the future of work. The webinar began with Mr. D. P. Singh, Chairman – HR Committee, AmCham and Vice President and Head, HR, IBM India, as the keynote speaker. He welcomed the other three speakers, Mr. Sarthak Raychaudhuri, VP – HR, Whirlpool of India Limited, Mr. Suman Akkiraju, AVP, HCL Technologies and Mr. Ritesh Verma, Head IT and Systems, IOT Infrastructure. They gave presentations along with their perspectives on the future of work.
The webinar encompassed discussions on the innovation in technology and how it is continuing to transform the world of work faster than ever before. It is fueling disruptive innovations and is re-writing traditional business strategies and decision making which is going to revolutionize industries and job professions—new technology is opening the door to possibilities across every enterprise domain.
Various practices that are currently being adopted by organizations were also discussed. It was deliberated that changes will occur in the years to come and speakers anticipated how interaction, communication and processes will change the workplace. Repetitive tasks will become automated through machines and technology. Virtual relationships will flourish and there will be a rise of a white collar contractual workforce. The webinar concluded with a Q&A session.
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