OMN is back with an awesome FREE event in collaboration with our friends at Squared Online (who are sponsoring the bar!) on March 19th... All aboard the HMS President!!
We're kicking off our 2015 programme with the Future of Work series - a number of events taking place over the next few months looking at how technological and cultural change is driving seismic shifts in what it means to be working in the digital industries.
The first event in the series is entitled "Keep Up. #KeepLearning!" and focuses on the responsibility that digital professionals have to continuously improve their skills to remain relevant.
As per normal, we're inviting a few awesome speakers to the stage who'll give their perspectives on the issues, and advice on how to negotiate the Future of Work.
I. The Future Business Forum (https://twitter.com/Think2025), a B2B Think-Tank to explore and debate what the world of work and business will look like in the future.
Glen Kieran, Founder of the Future Business Forum, which in partnership with Cass Business School (http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/), brings together global leaders to debate the challenges organisations will face ten years from now. Some of the critical business issues the think-tank will address include the future of Leadership, Globalization, Generational Demands, Diversity and the Enablement of Technology.
II. The Hot Spots Movement (http://www.hotspotsmovement.com/), the UK leader in Future of Work research and consulting
Harriet Molyneaux focuses on business and strategic development for Future of Work Lab Jam, a digital interactive platform that helps companies find actionable solutions to the complex global challenges of the contemporary world.
Haniah Shaukat, Head of Research for the Future of Work Research Consortium. She directs the research agenda, project manages the delivery of Masterclasses, and conducts bespoke workshops for some of the world’s leading organisations.
III. Squared Online (http://www.wearesquared.com/), the digital marketing qualification developed with Google
Aiden Carroll, award-winning brand strategist. Aiden’s career has seen him work with numerous brands in shaping and delivering their digital and advertising strategies. His work appears in multiple publications – from The Independent to The San Francisco Chronicle and he talks and trains constantly, mainly in London & Hong Kong, making a habit of saying yes to interesting opportunities.
Here's a link to a post on Medium that gives more context around the event topic:
THE FUTURE OF WORK - The Individual's Responsibility to Keep Up and Keep Learning (https://medium.com/@TetradGus/the-future-of-work-series-a301d0f588c7)
It's hard to imagine an industry more affected by the exponential rate of change than marketing. Anticipating mass adoption of new technologies means that we're way ahead of the curve.
Keeping up-to-date is vital to your success.
Traditionally, the responsibility for training employees fell to employers. The growing importance of keeping up-to-date however, means that what was once a perk is now a key requirement for those wanting progression in their careers. We cannot rely solely on employers to find the best professional development programme for our needs, and as such we should be proactively researching and demanding training and courses to keep up-to-date.
Other topics in the series will include:
• The importance of taking control of your professional development in a rapidly evolving industry
• The importance of personal branding in getting the job you want
• Become the CEO of your life - The death of 9 - 5 and the exodus to freelance
• How to attract the best employees in a radically evolved recruitment market
• Remote working and distributed teams - Is going to the office a thing of the past?
• Is Artificial Intelligence coming for your job?!
I can't wait to see you all there!!