What Will Impact the World

Future Talent Summit is the foremost global gathering of leaders dedicated to improve the human talent opportunity and capability. What is being said, listened to, discussed and worked on during the Future Talent Summit has got an impact on the world.

Time and focus invested is expected to result in actionable strategic documents, policy frameworks, tangible insights and a valuable network. A more detailed agenda and expectation sheet will be mailed to confirmed attendees.


Day 1: June 18

  • Kevin Kelly on Future of Talent
  • Patty McCord: Rethink The Way You Work
  • 2030 CHRO Timebomb: The New You
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Day 2: June 19

  • Dr. Frank J. Dooley: Rethinking Education
  • Future Talent Policy – Can We Lean on Lawmakers?
  • Lifelong Learning: Universities Understand – But Are They Empowered to Act?
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An Impactful Agenda

The Future Talent Summit agenda is designed to be the decision maker’s guide to the most impactful technologies of tomorrow, the most pressing policy issues on the horizon and the future frameworks of successful employers, educational providers and societies alike.

Future Talent Summit is designed to offer amplified value by combining top level strategic insights from world-leading experts – and peer-to-peer learning and development. During our strategic sessions acclaimed panelists put technologies, theories and data sets to work while also encouraging your input.

Tuesday, June 18

Kevin Kelly: The Future of Talent

Kevin Kelly’s latest book The Inevitable – Understanding 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future is a best seller on most global markets. As these technologies, artificial intelligence being the most outed one, are poised to disrupt the world of work as we know it – what will your future company, job and talent look like?

Q&A facilitator: Ania G. Wieckowski, Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review

Session objective | Go beyond the widely accessible “infotainment” format and rather dissect technological advancements pragmatically; what is expected and on what timeline? What are the strategic steps proposed today? What operational tactics and structures will distinguish growth from decline over the coming years?

2030 CHRO Timebomb: Evolution – And Revolution – Of Role And Responsibilities

We have seen the evolution of the CTO role with the arrival of the digital economy. Going forward, it is clear that the ripples of impact on HR do not stop there. The strategic CHRO function is undergoing a digitally impacted metamorphosis driven by a transforming talent landscape. Engaging with talent in the gig economy, defining and managing career expectations, talent funnel approach, hiring, talent development and accreditation, legislation and the social contract overhaul are all components of the new CHRO challenge.

Moderator: Caroline Brent, Senior Vice President at the Future Talent Council.

Session objective | Career strategy teardown: What differs an effective CHRO in 2019 from the one in 2030? What knowledge development will be needed and how is a professional to evolve along with the organisation? Ai and Automation will affect routine tasks of all ranks – what components of the CHRO office of today will disappear – and what skills and responsibilities are future-proof (and should be prioritised and invested in)?

Gig-Economy Growth: On-vs-Off Balance Sheet Talent Strategies

People outside of big corporations talk about an exciting future full of gig workers loyal to multiple employers.

Inside the big corporations, however, identifying, attracting and retaining key talent is the priority. Somewhere in that job market, movement toward gig contracting is a talent strategy offering you the benefits of both loyal full-time talent and an instant access to a swarm of innovative, experienced, talented candidates ready for project-based work.

Session objective | Teardown of current on- and off balance sheet talent strategies among Future Talent Council members. Using selected members’ experiences, insights and data sets – combined with the latest global research and partner input – this session aim to generate a best practices strategy document for any participant’s internal use.

Future-proof me, Professor! How Can Employers and Universities Collaborate to Ensure That Talent is Taught What Industry Needs?

Higher Education is re-evaluating what knowledge and credentials are relevant to meet industries’ demands. Can employers play a larger role in credentialing graduates? What alternative credentials are being offered that have resonated with employers?

Session objective | Utilizing the presence of educational providers, policy makers and industry leadership – we aim to clarify everyone’s preferred future roles and responsibilities.

As the ecosystem in between the three needs strengthening this is a collaborative session aiming to clear a path for educational providers to supply the future talent we all need.

AI in the Boardroom: Executives with Superpowers

Just as artificial intelligence helps doctors identify a rare diagnosis, it is also poised to bring valuable insights to corporate leaders as we look at the structure of business tomorrow.

What happens when we let AI into the boardroom?

Session objective | Clarification: technological capabilities that are currently available (inc best practices) – and that is merely theoretical. Generate: proposed board AI directive; Ambition is not to automate leadership and governance, but rather augmenting board intelligence using AI.


Patty McCord: Rethink The Way You Work

Patty McCord spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there.

From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, she brings Silicon Valley concepts of innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work.

Session objective | Opening the Future Talent Summit’s innovation track, Patty McCord will open the discussion in regards to what HR leadership is – and is not – in our time.

HR as The Corporate Innovation Hub

Talent technologies, strategies and priorities are in leadership’s focus and drive all decisions of the business of tomorrow.

Similar to the reality of Marketing and IT, new technologies have already arrived on the doorstep of HR to stream processes of the past; the department now has the ability to be the driver of corporate innovation through the power of influence and its people.

Session objective | Offering a strategic perspective of the increasing influence of the human resources division and how such influenced can be further developed, nurtured and utilized on behalf of the future success of the corporation.

AI and Robotics: Are We Preparing Talent For a World That Won’t Exist?

In this discussion group, panelists will cover a variety of topics that affect the outcomes of your universities — your graduates and alumni, and the professions they have been trained to enter.

For too long there has been discrepancies in between what corporations want and that educators teach.

Session objective | Couple the market needs of today, the futuristic probabilities for the next 5-10 years – with educational plans and programs.

How can society as a whole help educators not only stay current – but ahead – of market needs, ensuring talent supply is on-point to industry and market movements.

Wednesday, June 19

Dr. Frank J. Dooley: Rethinking Education

Purdue University, a university with a first-rate global reputation, has taken significant steps to change the way education is delivered. Dr. Frank Dooley will walk us through the acquisition of Kaplan Education,
a for-profit entity, and how it is being integrated into Purdue Global.

This is a controversial experiment, and widely debated both internally and with external accreditation bodies. He will also address other cutting-edge moves that have put Purdue at the forefront of making education more affordable.

Session objective | Purdue is seen by many as one of the most progressive educational institutions in the world, especially considering its size and reputation. In this session we aim to better understand the Purdue strategy plan. In broad strokes as well as in detailed moves.

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Can We Lean On Lawmakers? Talent Legislation For The Future

Fundamental updates are needed when it comes to talent-related legislation around the world.

Utilizing the unique aspect of the Future Talent Council – an independent facilitator between leading educational providers, international governments and the world’s most ambitious corporations – we open up a peer-to-peer discussion forum in between policy makers from around the world and leading corporate and educational representatives.

Session objective | A clarifying and unifying global charter assisting ambitious governments, corporations and educational providers in their work on behalf of the future talent. Broader visionary discussions and macro input from all stakeholders are combined into a pragmatic and detailed document outlining key challenges and proposed paths forward.

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Lifelong Learning: Universities Understand – But Are They Empowered to Act?

There is no doubt that continuous learning will be required as long as careers and professions change. For decades, universities have offered continuous education programs and opportunities to stay current in one’s profession.

So why is that not enough?

Session objective | We are aiming to dive deep into the fundamental question: What do educational institutions need to more efficiently address market needs?

How can corporations support with further investments into stronger relationships with educators, ensuring future talent supply is supported? How can policymakers craft a modernized framework for educators to operate within?

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Future Talent Summit 2019

London, June 18-19
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