Exploring the Future of Work: a wonderful evening in a stunning setting

What is the 'fourth industrial revolution' and how will it impact job seekers? What changes can education and training providers expect? How do employers empower their workforce to adapt to the onslaught of changes in the new world of automation, big data, internet of things, artificial intelligence, blockchain, drones and 5G? What does this all mean for my career?

All these questions were addressed at last night’s sell-out TECHXchange event held in the stunning heritage building which is now home to Curtin University’s presence in the heart of the CBD.

Rocky Scopelliti, world-renowned futurologist and Director of the Centre for Industry 4.0 at Optus; Julia Richardson, Professor of HR at Curtin University and author of two books on career management and ways of working; and our very own Tina Ambrose, Director of technical recruitment firm Valrose, explored their take on the Future of Work and how we can prepare for it.

Concepts such as our capacity to adapt, data literacy, culture identity change and the notion of contemporary careers captured the imagination of our audience. The conversation could have lasted for hours and was expertly guided by Sasha Hilton, State Delivery Manager at Readify and a member of our WITWA Events Sub-Committee.

A massive thank you to our host Curtin University and especially Alison Barker, Manager of Industry Programs and Curtin University, for making the evening such a memorable event. The venue itself was a great talking point and the food by Olio’s Fine Food Catering a hit. Wonderful to have sponsors such as Readify stand with us and for their ongoing support of WiTWA's TechXChange events.

Keep an eye out for a more extensive write up about the evening, which will be published next week. In the meantime here are some impromptu photos by the very talented Songy Knox. Thank you to the WITWA Event’s Team Alana Atkinson, Sasha Hilton, Imogen Bartlett, Natasha Ferguson, Niamh Toohey and Tracey Naidoo, for manifesting magnificent occasions for the WITWA tribe to connect and thrive!

And finally and most importantly, a special thank you to everyone that attended - we hope to see you all at the WITWA [+] Conference and Awards on 24 October!

Pia Turcinov
Chair, Women in Technology WA