The Future of Work

Date:
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, the Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm start, ends around 8.15pm

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.

All welcome. Registration is essential. Refreshments and pastries are available before 18:30, while sandwiches, cakes, fruit and wine will be provided during the networking session from around 19:45 onwards.

Speaker:
Tony Fish MBA, CEng, FIET, FBCS, FCIM - investor, author and maverick

Synopsis:

Luddite - noun, a member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in cotton and woollen mills, which they believed was threatening their jobs (1811-16). As traditional jobs that we understand again become threatened with technology change, especially in the form of AI, will we see the rise of individuals against technology again, as some cannot identify their new roles from threat and where income generation will come from? Tony will provide a viewpoint that is about AI introducing change but also the wider context of purpose, passion and social changes; which means there is far more changing than just technology. Is our challenge, not what job you will do but, how to inspire the next generation?

About the speaker:

Tony Fish is a Board Director with innovation and high growth experience cutting across many technology sectors including the emerging field of digital fabrication. His latest business venture is FabLab London. He writes:

'Having founded, co-founded and sold a number of businesses over the past 25 years, I remain passionate about highly disruptive tech which is fast scaling and at an early stage. I have a style which is based on fast iteration, trust, deep involvement, clear decision making, robust financials, transparency and strong open governance controls.'

'In addition to speaking at over 200 events and conferences on innovation, entrepreneurship, digital trends and early stage growth, I have authored and published three books: "My Digital Footprint: a two sided business model where your privacy will be someone else's business" Nov 2009. "Mobile Web 2.0: the innovator's guide to developing and marketing next generation wireless/mobile applications", August 2006; and "OpenGardens: the innovator's guide to mobile data industry", December 2004.'