What skills do we need for the future workplace? And how do we ensure everyone regardless of background or starting point is equipped with these skills? How do we help people grow their careers in a world that may soon be dominated by AI, robots and driverless cars?
The event will be hosted by Helen Denny FRSA, founder of Not9to5.
Not9to5 enables businesses to thrive outside of the 9-to-5. Through training and consultancy services, they focus on the key skills needed to succeed within the changing nature of work, including flexible working and developing diverse teams.
Guest Speakers Include:
Brazilian entrepreneur Thiago Carmo has 23 years of experience in Marketing and Design, and has worked for several multinationals including Motorola, Ford, GM, HP, Pepsico and more.. In 2018 he co founded Passion4Social, to create sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Lynn Houmdi FRSA
Lynn Houmdi is passionate about weaving work into life, not pitting them against each other. A former civil servant and a for-purpose consultant for the last 10 years, Lynn recently launched The Talent Loom – a platform for collaboration on making work work.
Its first collaboration between Edinburgh-based social enterprise Challenges Catalyst and the Scottish Government, was an 8-week online pilot programme supporting women to make empowered transitions back into work following a career break. In April this year, Lynn launched Flexible Working Scotland, a Facebook community for anyone seeking flexible work, employing flexibly, or advocating for flex.
A lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, Clare teaches social science students how and why technology is used in politics, from open data standards to political campaigning on social media. With a PhD in Informatics and extensive data science experience both in academia and industry, her research focuses on digital influence in social media.