The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on HR

Event Description

Kerridge & Partners is pleased to present “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on HR” with Kevin Wheeler. 

Join us for an exciting morning to discuss this fascinating topic and what it means for us in New Zealand.  Hear from Kevin Wheeler (a well-known futurist, speaker, author, teacher and consultant in talent acquisition and development) and a panel of experts to discuss the pros and cons of leveraging AI in organisations, especially on the impact it has on the workforce and the HR function. 

Kevin Wheeler is the Founder and Chairman of the Future of Talent Institute ( Kevin started FOTI in 2004 out of his belief that organizations need better insights into the various trends that impact talent and their ability to attract and retain the talent they need to remain competitive.  After a 25-year career in corporate America serving as the Senior Vice President for Staffing and Workforce Development at the Charles Schwab Corporation, the Vice President of Human Resources for Alphatec Electronics Inc. in Thailand, and in a variety of human resources roles at National Semiconductor Corporation, Kevin has firsthand knowledge of the need for better strategies and approaches to finding, developing and retaining people.  

He is the author of numerous articles on human resource development, talent management, career development, college & professional recruiting, and on establishing corporate universities. He has served as adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, the University of San Francisco and on the business faculty at San Francisco State University.  

We look forward to seeing you at this event. 

Event Details 

Date: 27 June 2017 

7.30am        Registration and breakfast

8.00am        Presentation by Kevin Wheeler

9.30am        Panel discussion with Claire Barber (Chief Digital Officer @ Spark), Andrew Norton (Chief People Officer, KiwiRail), Richard Gill (CEO, Blerter)

10.30am      Coffee and networking

Location: Aotea Square, Goodman Fielder room - 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland

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Speaker Bios

Richard Gill: CEO, Director & Founder

Richard is the visionary entrepreneur behind Blerter.

Richard has created disruptive technology products for industries as diverse as broadcasting, finance, education, emergency management, energy and construction, which lends him a deep understanding of the complexities facing organisations of all sizes. Good governance, strong leadership and effective technology commercialization are his special focus.

Richard has a number of notable technology startups under his belt, including Current Technologies, Monstar Labs, Digital Water & Cyberglue Software. He is currently a Director of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), Sumfood Ltd, and is an advisor on ICT, strategy and innovation to a number of organizations.

When he’s not working on realizing his vision for Blerter, Richard is impatiently waiting for the arrival of his Tesla Model 3.

Andrew Norton: Group General Manager Human Resources

Andrew Norton is a highly experienced Human Resources leader with a track record in both large public and commercial organisations. Andrew has previously held senior and executive roles with Public Service Association (PSA) NZ, Auckland District Health Board and his most recent role, Executive General Manager Human Resources for Downer in Australia. Andrew brings a combination of Senior Executive level HR capability, an indepth understanding of Industrial Relations in NZ and Australia, strong engagement skills with front line engineering and customer service teams, experience in developing Executive leadership in large organisations.

Claire Barber: Chief Digital Officer Spark

Dr Claire Barber is the Chief Digital Officer for Spark New Zealand, and leads Spark Platforms, a new business unit that develops best-practice digital platforms. A key partner to Spark Home, Mobile and Business, Spark Digital and Spark Ventures, and drawing on expertise from across the company, Spark Platforms is responsible for ensuring that our products and services are truly digital and that our customers’ needs are at the centre of everything we do.

Claire joined Spark in July 2011 as General Manager of Change and Technology, where she led strategic initiatives that include IT in-sourcing, developing new operating models, and simplifying processes and products. Her team was responsible for a three year, multi-million dollar re-engineering programme that has successfully modernized Spark’s legacy IT systems and migrated millions of customer records to those systems, resulting in faster delivery of customer services. Claire’s team was also critical in managing Spark’s rebrand in 2014.

Claire brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in international technology and telecommunications, having held sales and management roles at IBM, working with clients in China and India and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, she was a lecturer and assistant dean at the University of Auckland, and has a PhD from University of Northumbria in the UK.

Kevin Wheeler
Kevin Wheeler
Founder & Chairman - the Future of Talent Institute
Claire Barber
Claire Barber
Chief Digital Officer - Spark
Andrew Norton
Andrew Norton
Chief People Officer - KiwiRail
Richard Gill
Richard Gill
CEO - Blerter

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