Reskilling and Upskilling in the age of AI


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Session Overview

As technology evolves rapidly, workers will require upskilling and reskilling, possibly changing careers altogether. In the age of AI, few companies are adequately addressing this pressing issue and few are doing so through the guise of DE&I. In this session Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls, talks about building reskilling initiatives that champion fair and equitable opportunities for all employees.

Within 15 to 20 years it is predicted that new automation technologies will likely eliminate 14% of the world’s jobs and radically transform another 32%. Companies can no longer rely on the talent market to fill their skills gap. Studies have shown that the rise of automation will have a disproportionate impact on women and employees of colour, meaning reskilling and upskilling will be necessary to maintain equity and opportunity within company roles. Code First Girls works with over 130 organisations to build pipelines of diverse tech talent, and upskill existing employees with the digital skills they need to thrive. We’ll use this session to share her learnings and teach you how to build a reskilling program with DE&I at its core.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Reskilling in the age of AI is a strategic and business imperative
  • DE&I must be at the centre of all reskilling efforts to balance the disproportionate effect that AI will have on minority groups in the workplace
  • It takes a village – government, corporates, and social impact organisations must work together to build frameworks for employees to easily reskill and upskill in digital

This session is for you if…

  • You are a tech leader
  • You are a tech employee
  • You work within an HR function
  • You are interested in the digital skills gap and the future of workforce transformation

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