As Covid-19 continues to dominate our lives, technology has become even more essential as a way to continue working, to stay in touch with each other and to provide entertainment while staying at home. More crucially, Innovations in Technology are also vital to remote working, maximisation of healthcare equipment and apps that will assist public health professionals to track contacts of people with the virus, to help stem the spread.
In the aftermath, we will take stock of the lessons learned and we feel sure that there will amazing stories of how the world utilised its creative and innovative talents, in incredibly difficult conditions, to develop and deliver game changing products and services.
Chartwell’s world-class speakers shed light on what is happening now and they can share their ideas and expertise on how the world will recover from this difficult time.
Contributors include; (articles are below in date order)
Carl Benedikt Frey(@carlbfrey) Carl is the is the Founding Director of the Future of Work Programme at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He is the author of ‘The Technology Trap, Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation’, selected as one 2019’s best business books of the year by the FT. He maintains that ‘Even after Covid-19 passes, companies will want to pandemic-proof their operations”.
Daniela Rus is the Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. A renowned scientist in AI and Robotics, Daniela is a firm believer in the collaboration between robots and humans for improved productivity and well-being. The pandemic period has accelerated robotic usage as a safe alternative to exposing humans to viral risks.
Mike Isaac (@MikeIsaac) is a technology reporter at the New York Times and author of ‘Pumped’, the story of Uber. He shares his insights into how the technology industry has been particularly affected by Covid-19.
Bruce Daisley (@brucedaisley) is the best selling author of “The Joy of Work” (2019) – on improving work culture. The book is a follow up to his number one business podcast, “Eat Sleep, Work Repeat” (also peaking at number 4 in the US). He is a veteran of YouTube and was EMEA VP of Twitter, stepping down in early 2020 to pursue research and writing.
Matt Ridley (@mattwridley) is the author of thought provoking books on evolution, genetics and society, his latest book ‘How Innovation Works’ will change the way we think about the world and how it works.
Richard Susskind is an author and independent adviser to major professional firms and national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, that technology is the key to law firms. He suggests that technology is the answer to industries who cannot find a way to work remotely.
Ramesh Srinivasan(@rameshmedia)is a UCLA professor, author and adviser working at the intersection of technology, politics and societies in the world today. He has worked in over 70 countries studying internet/social media technologies, AI, big data’s impacts on political life, economic and business concerns and futures as well as cultural and global effects.
Margaret O’Mara (@margaretomara) is Professor of History at the University of Washington, specialising in the political and economic history. An internationally recognized expert on the history of Silicon Valley and the American technology industry, she is also a contributing writer for The New York Times.
Bertrand Piccard is a medical doctor, renowned aviator and an advocate for the all sectors to constantly innovate and set new targets for progress, and on ecological sustainability. In his talks, Bertrand illustrates his concept of the psychology of life, human communication, team-work, motivation, pioneering spirit, as well as how to deal with stress, uncertainty and crises.
RECENTS ARTICLES AND VIDEOS
In MIT’s Sloan Review, Carl talks about ‘ The Great Innovation Deceleration’ and why our response to the COVID-19 pandemic could damage the world’s collective brain.
Ramesh Srinivasan. In this opinion piece on CNN Ramesh delves into the myriad of issues regarding the use and abuse of data and news by tech firms, political campaigns and public/ government authorities – he suggests we need a ‘digital bill of rights’ which requires disclosure and transparency around what data is being collected about us, by whom, and for what purposes.
Bertrand Piccard. In this video interview with France 24, Bertrand believes a green economic model is possible after Covid-19 – we can maintain reductions and find new ways to protect the environment.
Mike Isaac. Mike was interviewed by KCRW about the roller coaster jobs market in technology globally right now – there are winners (Amazon, Zoom) and losers (AirBnB, LYFT..) – in the piece, they discuss why Silicon Valley is bleeding jobs and which startups will survive COVID-19?
Bruce Daisley In a thought provoking BBC article about ‘offices’, and how and where we will work post pandemic, Bruce maintains that we will not go back to how we used to previous work patterns, it has changed forever.
April 21 -29
Carl Benedikt Frey In an opinion piece about AI and Covid 19 pandemic in the Financial Times, Carl suggests that Coronavirus is likely to accelerate automation as these will allow for less human contact and exposure to the virus. This period will also open up opportunities to rethink how jobs are done and to allow for more automation in the work process.
DLD interviewed Carl on the subject of – Future of Work – What Can History Teach Us About the Impact of Covid-19?
In two articles, Bruce Daisley, former VP EMEA Twitter is interviewed about how to bring joy to work and why working from home is no easy feat in the Human Resource Executive and in the Washington Post
March 23 – 31:
Richard Susskind: New Website Tracks use of Online Courts amid coronavirus pandemic in Scottish Legal News and Susskind was featured in The Law Society Gazette where he discussed how the pandemic prompts global ‘remote courts’ initiative.
Ramesh Srinivasan. The Covid experience highlights the urgent need to build ‘Resilient Networks’ and to create technologies to support us during future Public Health emergencies or any other significant crises. He speaks about this and other current challenges in Digital Trends
March 16 – 22:
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