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Artificial Intelligence for HR Seminar

Separating the Potential from the Hype


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Faethm Pty Ltd
DECEMBER 05, 2019
December 05, 2019

About the Seminar 

This is a critical juncture in the evolution of AI. This seminar will address how AI should be used, adopted, and governed in the workplace. Join thought leaders from diverse industries to discuss and bring awareness to the role that HR must play in the AI evolution. Walk away with a stronger understanding of AI and its potential impact on workers, communities, and society as a whole. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Keynote: The Language of A.I. 
  • Impact of A.I.
  • Hype or Not?
  • Findings From our Research and a Case for the Use of AI in Coaching
  • Implementation
  • Exercise: Deconstructing Ethics of Data and AI
  • HR’s role in AI Adoption Journey

Who Should Attend 

This seminar is designed especially for business, HR, and technology leaders, and anyone interested in influencing the direction of how AI is used in the workplace.  Expected titles include:

  • SVPs, VPs, Directors & Managers of
    • HR operations
    • HRIT
    • Strategic Workforce Planning
    • People Analytics
    • Diversity
    • Risk Management, Compliance, and Ethics
    • Culture
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Talent Management 

Earn Recertification Credits

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Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
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Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None


This program has been approved for 6.25 (BUSINESS) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


This program has been pre-approved for 6.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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Amy Lui Abel, Vice President, Human Capital Research, The Conference Board

Michael Bazigos, Senior Partner, Accenture Strategy, Accenture

Steven Cassidy, Chief Researcher - Future Organisation, BT Group plc

Casey Dugan, Master Innovator, IBM Cambridge Research Lab, IBM Watson Health

Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board

Stela Lupushor, Conference Program Director, The Conference Board

Greg Miller, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Faethm Pty Ltd

Robert Motion, Director, Workforce Planning & Strategy Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company

Kevin Murray, Associate Director, Commercial Leadership Excellence, AstraZeneca

Prof. Al Naqvi, Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Professor, Scientist & Researcher,, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Ian O'Keefe, People Analytics & HR Chief Data Office, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Nicola Palmarini, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Program Manager | AI Ethics Lead, IBM Watson Health

Steven Sheinberg, General Counsel, SVP, Privacy and Security, Anti-Defamation League

Mary V.L. Wright, Sr. Fellow, Maher & Maher, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Work & The Economy

8:00 – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Stela Lupushor, Program Director, The Conference Board

9:15 – 10:00 am

Keynote: Defining AI for Business

“Artificial intelligence” has become a catch-all phrase, often used synonymously with various forms of advanced technology. News about AI usually lands between extreme exuberance about the solutions it will bring to societal problems and the doom it will create in the labor market and our ability to preserve humanity. It’s time to set a baseline understanding of AI, its variations, and its applications, before we can make decisions about AI’s true abilities and impact. Professor Naqvi defines AI as “the ability of a machine to resolve uncertainty and accumulate experience to improve responses.” We will dive deeper into what AI is, what it does, what it doesn’t do, and the pace of its broad adoption.  

Professor Al Naqvi, Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Professor, Scientist & Researcher, American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

10:00 - 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 - 11:15 am

AI is Changing the World.  But How?

While we can’t fully understand AI’s long-term implications, we can already make informed assumptions of how it might evolve. In some jobs, AI is helping humans to do a better job, and in some it replaces them. Our expert panel will discuss what types of jobs may expect the greatest impact of AI and whether or not we can expect massive technological unemployment as a result of large worker displacement.

Panel Moderator:

Mary V.L. Wright, Maher & Maher and Sr. Fellow, Institute for Work & the Economy


Gad Levanon, Chief Labor Market Economist, The Conference Board

Casey Dugan, Master Innovator, IBM Cambridge Research Lab, IBM

Steven Sheinberg, General Counsel | SVP, Privacy, Anti-Defamation League

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Hype or Not?

In many sales pitches, AI is touted as a magic solution to HR issues. How can buyers know if this is true secret weapon or sales pitch? We discuss what buyers of HR technology should be aware of, and the questions they should ask to make informed purchasing decisions.


Steve Cassidy, Chief Researcher, Future Organizations, BT

Michael Bazigos, Senior Partner, Accenture Strategy, Accenture


Stela Lupushor, Program Director, The Conference Board


12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Impact of AI on Coaching at AstraZeneca

This session explores how AI may be a tool to complement practice and draw insights into the effectiveness of coaching efforts across a large group. We’ll highlight AstraZeneca’s innovative work which shows that harmony between AI and humans can enhance coaching work and performance for of leaders and their teams. AstraZeneca developed an AI model to enable them to read, evaluate and provide feedback more efficiently and measure the effectiveness of their coaching methods. Impact to the organization will be discussed.

Dr. Amy Lui Abel, Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board

Kevin C. Murray, Selling & Coaching Excellence Lead, Commercial Learning Innovation Centre, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Reimagining Work in the Age of Human + Machine: How Leading Companies are Skilling for “the New”

The twin shears of demography and technology are creating first-of-a-kind changes in the workplace, and the changes are profound. AI offers a way to do certain tasks better and faster, placing a greater premium on skills related to tasks that humans excel at. Wholly new job roles are emerging, and even traditional jobs increasingly require uniquely human skills that have been trending up across every major job class over the last decade. This session will cover emerging skill trends and how companies are dealing with them, including Accenture’s newskilling initiative to rapidly progress over 200,000 of its employees from traditional skills to “the New,” in support of its growth strategy.

Michael Bazigos, Senior Partner, Accenture Strategy, Accenture

2:30 - 3:00 pm Networking Break
3:00 – 3:45 pm

Implementing AI Solutions May Not Be Like Implementing Any Other Technology

When HR is putting new AI solutions to work, partnerships and culture change are paramount. AI implementation may not follow typical technology paths. We explore the differences and offer steps to seamless adoption.

Ian O’Keefe, People Analytics & HR Chief Data Office, JPMorgan Chase

Robert D. Motion, Director, Workforce Planning and Strategy Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company

Stela Lupushor, Program Director, The Conference Board

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Forget the “Future”…we’re Navigating the 'Evolution of Work’ Now

Which emerging technologies will have the biggest impact on the workforce? Hear how companies and governments around the world are assessing and predicting the impact of emerging technologies on an industrial, geographical, company, business unit, team, and individual level. Find out what practical things are needed to turn the “lifelong-learning” catch phrase into reality and how to prepare your workforce for this future state. Using real-world examples and real data, Greg Miller, co-founder and executive director of Faethm, will share what major corporates like Adobe, Mastercard & Rio Tinto plus governments in Canada, the UK & Australia are doing to re-skill their people by prioritizing the impact on people, identifying those at risk and defining the re-skilling pathway to future proof jobs.

Greg Miller, Co-Founder & Executive Director,

4:30 – 5:15 pm

The Human Touch: HR’s Role in AI Adoption

How do we ensure the human element is preserved and protected as we transition into the AI world? What is the role of HR in the organizational journey of this adoption? We discuss the skills that the HR function needs to ensure it can play the role of humanizer amid technological change.

Nicola Palmarini, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Program Manager | AI Ethics Lead, IBM 

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