1 April 2019, 9:00 - 11:30 AM
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1 April 2019, 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Artificial intelligence is much more than a set of technological innovations: it will change how organisations work, and what work looks like within them. Leaders should be preparing now for how their organisations might use AI, and what skills they will need to guide their teams through the changes ahead.
The masterclass will explore how AI systems work, what AI systems are good at doing, and what AI systems are not good at doing. We will talk about why it is important to ensure that AI principles are understood right across your organisation, and how they can be taught in a way that is engaging rather than threatening. Using examples from the experience of participants, we will explore what leadership traits are most valuable in a period of technological disruption, and how we can actively build these in our own leadership approaches as well as in our teams.
Emma Martinho-Truswell is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Oxford Insights, an international consulting firm based in Oxford, UK helping governments to prepare for artificial intelligence. With a background in government, economics and law, she speaks and writes on the implications of artificial intelligence for leaders, including as a regular contributor for the Harvard Business Review. Governments Emma has advised on technology policy and artificial intelligence include the UK, Australia, Mexico, Malaysia, Ukraine and Israel.
1 April 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
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Fine food, wine and a Disruptive Deep Conversation Debate featuring Ci2019 speakers.
“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.”
The world is moving faster than we can think; so we have to change our thinking! As the pace of change accelerates, we are increasingly asking individuals and organisations to become more agile. Organisations (and therefore people) will have to transform and develop the systematic ability to test, learn, adjust and adapt. To tolerate missteps, mistakes, false starts, fumbles, and, yes, even failures.
That’s all much easier said than done. How can organisations develop cultures that hardwire innovative behaviours such as immersive research and rapid prototyping?
We face a host of wicked problems, risks and systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and traditional authority structures. Problems like climate change, increasing mental and chronic illness, scarcity of resources, automation of jobs and Artificial Intelligence, unethical governance and growing inequality-require unprecedented collaboration among different organisations, sectors, communities and nations. More than ever before, we need to foster collective leadership, lateral thinking and inspiring initiatives to manage the massive transition ahead.
Furthermore, leaders need to be deeply aware — right now, not down the line — of the transition taking place. And they need to have clarity about the roles they can play in dynamically steering their organisations and preparing their employees and contractors for the future of work.
Master Class / Deep Conversation Bundle – Buy 3 Master Class tickets and 1 Deep Conversation for only $900.
Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission; Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking
Chief Executive of Nesta
Co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights
Professor, Ethics, Culture, Robots and AI at De Montfort University
Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS
Investment Banker & engaged Philanthropist; Founder Women’s Community Shelters and Mind Medicine Australia
2 April 2019, 9:30 AM
Co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights
Emma advises organisations and leaders on how best to create teams, solve problems and use technology. As COO, Emma manages the team and finances at Oxford Insights; she also leads projects advising governments around the world on how to prepare for, and benefit from, artificial intelligence. She regularly speaks and writes on organisational approaches to artificial intelligence, including for the Harvard Business Review.
Emma has taught leadership programmes for the World Bank, the European Commission and USAID; she co-created the Labora startup programme in Mexico City and the ASEAN Data Startup Accelerator in Kuala Lumpur; and she has advised the governments of Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel, Malaysia, Bahrain, Tanzania, Oman, Ukraine and Shanghai on areas including technology policy, leadership and change management.
Before co-founding Oxford Insights, Emma worked at the Open Data Institute for three years, most recently as Head of Projects and Strategy, where she managed the grew the ODI’s international consulting team. Before that, she worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Australia, specialising in public sector reform and international economic policy. She worked in the private office of two consecutive heads of the Australian Public Service, and in Australia’s G20 Taskforce.
Emma’s research on supporting Prime Ministers for the Institute for Government contributed to redesign of policy functions at 10 Downing Street. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Law degree with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Public Policy with Distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a Clarendon Scholar and came first in her class.
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