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The March of Technology Seminar
October 20, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 pm
So how will technology affect companies next year, the year after and the years after that? What will a firm look like in 2020 and in 2025? Who will the firm of the future employ? Significantly, what sort of technology will it exploit? And will the firm of the future have a soul?Click to play a taster of John’s presentation
In answering these questions, TimelessTime’s John Berry will take a very practical approach to develop a universal model to elaborate technology effects.
Some commentators suggest that on the Social Development Index scale, change in human welfare has accelerated dramatically in the age of the computer. And that acceleration is set to continue, dwarfing the effects in any previous epochs. So if we thought the first two industrial revolutions had dramatic effects on people and the work they do, we ain’t seen nothing yet!
Others suggest that by 2025, computers with an intelligence (IQ) of greater than that of 90% of humans will be in mass production. There’s also a projection that, in the UK, millions of jobs will soon be lost to ‘droids’. That would perhaps be acceptable if there was an equal number of news jobs created – but no-one’s suggesting that.
However we think about the march of technology and the role of computers in the future, the prospect for jobs and firms is both scary and exciting in equal measure.
So how will technology affect companies next year, the year after and the years after that? What will a firm look like in 2020 and in 2025? Who will the firm of the future employ? Significantly, what sort of technology will it exploit? And will the firm of the future have a soul?
In answering these questions, John Berry will enable delegates to:
- think in a structured way about technology and its effects;
- understand how technology changes the skills and knowledge needed;
- project the culture of the firm of the future;
- project how technology will change their own organisations.
John will take a very practical approach to develop a universal model to elaborate technology effects.
About the Speaker
John Berry is an experienced senior manager. He has experience in organisational development, human resource management, product design, research and development, product management, marketing, software project management, consulting and business development. He has managed projects and enjoyed sales success in 32 countries across the World.
He holds an MBA majoring in the management of technology and technologists and an MSc in organisational psychology. John is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of both the Institution of Engineering and Technology and of the Chartered Management Institute. He also holds a Diploma in Management Studies, a BSc in electrical and electronic engineering and a BA in politics and economics.
Today, John is a management consultant in organisational development and HR. He has been practice director of InterConnect, an international regulatory consultancy and Ericsson subsidiary; managing director of ATDI, one of Europe’s foremost telecomms software and consulting companies; business unit manager of Thales, a French defence multi-national; European marketing manager for Maxon, a Korean mobile phone manufacturer, and product marketing manager for Philips in radio communications systems. He also led a design laboratory in Philips managing mechanical, electrical and software engineers in Germany, France and UK.