Expanding on the nexus between creative culture and commerce, THE FUTURE OF WORK is an innovative new one-day event to be held as part of the Vivid Ideas program at Vivid Sydney, exploring the many ways the nature of careers are changing and how Australia compares on the world stage.
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said, “The Future of Work conference exemplifies the invaluable thought-leadership that Vivid Ideas provides to the business community, bringing together the best and brightest creative minds from around the globe to explore a topic of importance to us all. NSW is at the cutting edge of the new work economy and I encourage business owners to attend.”
Presented in partnership with the Centre for Workplace Leadership, THE FUTURE OF WORK will be hosted at Google’s innovative waterfront headquarters in Pyrmont Sydney on Thursday 4 June and will draw on the methods and approaches of design innovators and tech entrepreneurs, to help business leaders shape their workforces and workplaces for the future.
Vivid Ideas Curator Jess Scully said, “Technological, economic and generational changes are three of the forces that are disrupting the world of work. No business, or working individual, is immune to these shifts. Business leaders across all sectors can draw from the principles of flexibility, agility and autonomy that have driven the successes of the information economy.”
“Central to the future of work is the race for talent: every business owner knows that attracting and retaining the best possible talent is crucial. How do values, ethics and company culture play a role in shaping your appeal to the next generation of global talent? What are the tools and technologies at your disposal to bring the best out of a distributed, flexible and global knowledge base?”
The FUTURE OF WORK conference equips executives, human resources professionals, technologists and managers with tools to shape workforces and workplaces for the future. Experts from technology, telecommunications, retail, property development and education sectors cut through the buzzwords, and provide business leaders with insights into managing distributed and on-demand global workforces, transitioning to the cloud, and adopting the city as your campus.
Owned and managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney is set to once again transform the city into a colourful canvas of light, music and ideas for 18 nights from 22 May to 8 June.
In 2015, Vivid Ideas’ line-up of creative leaders and emerging talent expands across a program of more than 150 events, spanning the creative industries.