[Registration closed]When robots come for your job: How freelance and technology is changing the future of work

[Registration closed]When robots come for your job: How freelance and technology is changing the future of work

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 7:00am to 9:00am
Delta Calgary Downtown
209 4th Avenue SE

Some of the most in-demand jobs we see today didn’t exist ten or even five years ago. Rapid technology development has disrupted changes to the way we work, where we work, how we hire and the skills needed for today’s workforce.

With advances in technology growing every day across all industries from robotics, to artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology, the pace of change is set to accelerate.

It is estimated that in the next 10 years, 30% of activities in about 60% of jobs from dental lab technicians to fashion designers, insurance sales reps and even CEOS will be automated. 

These advances bring the promise of higher productivity, increased efficiencies, safety and convenience, but will have a huge impact on the nature of work itself, and will change the employment market forever.
Businesses that adapt their leadership and human resources practices for this new reality will be better positioned to thrive.

Is your company prepared for what’s coming?

At this event, hosted in partnership with The Talent Pool, you'll hear from three industry experts on:

  • The rise of the gig economy.
  • Reinventing the HR Function.
  • The workforce of the future.
  • Arming your company to take advantage of the digital revolution with the skills to lead the way and seize opportunities.

Presenters will include:

  • Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial
  • Javier Lozano, Business Transformation Specialist, Past VP & CIO of the Calgary Airport Authority
  • Dan Boucher, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Research, & Registrar, Human Resources Institute of Alberta


Member ticket: $69.00
Member table: $550.00

Non-member ticket: $89.00
Non-member table: $700.00

About Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial's Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he’s worked as an economist at Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012, his second, Halfway Home in 2016 and his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017. Todd provides economic commentary for several Canadian media outlets and is a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail. He currently serves on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award. He also writes an economic update that is sent to thousands of subscribers around the world every day. It’s called The Owl and you can subscribe at atb.com/economics.

About Dan Boucher

Dan Boucher is an experienced public policy and government relations professional with policy backgrounds in immigration, human capital and international development.  

He is currently the Director of Regulatory Affairs & Research at the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta, the exclusive certifying body in Alberta for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation; the standard for HR professionals in Canada. He also serves as the Registrar of CPHR Alberta.  

Prior to joining CPHR Alberta, Dan was an Executive Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast.  Dan has a Master of Public Policy, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, all from the University of Calgary. 

About Javier Lozano

A senior business leader helping organizations move their digital transformation agenda forward, using information and digital competency as a competitive differentiator. Javier leverages relationships, data and technology to enable strategic business outcomes and develop talent that positively affects culture and leads the execution of strategy.

Javier is a frequent speaker across Canada and the US, addressing business leaders and technology executives. From CIO Summits to technology vendor conferences--and more recently at Gartner’s IT Symposium-- he emphasizes the increasing need for leadership, and the strategic role of the CIO in the digital transformation journey of every organization.