People and Machines Working Smarter Together

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

July 3, 2018: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This session will bring you insight on drivers and disruptors in the workplace including the development and use of AI, business strategy, changing skillsets and its impact on the Diversity and Inclusion agenda.


Chicago Booth in London
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

Event Details

The technological revolution and artificial intelligence has had a dramatic and unexpected effect on jobs. It has and continues to polarise the labour market. While low-skill jobs have stagnated, there are fewer and lower paid jobs for middle-skill workers, and higher pay for high-skill workers, increasing wage inequality. Artificial intelligence is automating jobs and fear continues to grow over how quickly and to what degree machines will either replace people in the workplace or forever shift the skillsets required of working professionals.

  • How will automation affect industry and resource allocation in the future? What skills are required in the future workplace?
  • What business strategies and operations are behind data automation? Will these technologies create a wider gap in wage and gender inequality?
  • How will the future workforce drive a change of culture and inclusion amidst this technology boom?

You're invited to 'People and Machines Working Smarter Together', the first event within 'The Stir' series taking place at Chicago Booth this year.

Hear Clinical Professor of Economics Michael Gibbs discuss his research into these developments, and learn from pioneers in workforce transformation and listen to the thought process and strategy as their companies implement and respond to A.I..

The esteemed panel will include:

  • Mary O'Connor, Head of Client, Industry and Business Development and Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson
  • Clare Callan, Applied Innovation, HSBC
  • Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 7/3/2018


Jane Delbene