Business Strategy

Applications and Implications of Emerging Technology 

  • CRF International Conference
  • October 7, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - October 9, 2024 @ 3:00 pm UTC-1


As a standard member of PARC, you are entitled to two places at this CRF Conference.

The world is on the cusp of a major technological revolution, fuelled by the public release of advanced AI and other technologies. With supporters seeing a utopia at hand and critics foreshadowing the end of civilisation, it is difficult to know what it means for business right now. CRF’s 2024 conference will address exactly that.

Focusing on the implications of technology for improving productivity, driving innovation, and developing people, we will discuss several key areas:

  • Industry impact – which organisations are going to be most affected, why, and how?
  • Skills – most news stories have focused on jobs which have become redundant. What new roles will be created that create business growth, and what skills, both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’, will those new roles require?
  • Work design – what will jobs look like when augmented by these technologies, and how will we design them?
  • Learning and Development – how can this technology be used to learn more effectively, and how can we harness it to assess competency?
  • Leadership – what skillsets will our leaders now need to ensure their organisation takes full advantage of this technology?
  • Organisation Design – what do we need to do to ensure innovation with AI doesn’t happen in silos? How can HR and IT collaborate more effectively?

CRF’s 2024 conference will also address effective change management, which underpins all these focus areas. All new technologies require effective change management, though generative AI currently presents the greatest potential to transform how we work; it will change many work tasks, as well as displacing others and creating new ones. Change will not be spread equally, either – differences between front line and head office, geographies, and age demographics further underline the need to get buy in from the whole organisation.

The implications for people will be vast, and HR must take centre-stage.


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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University. And Chief Innovation Officer at Manpower Group

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in people analytics, talent management, leadership development, and the Human-AI interface. He is the Chief Innovation Officer at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems. Dr. Tomas has published 10 books and over 200 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. He is a frequent contributor to Fast Company, The Guardian, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review. 

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Rahaf Harfoush

Strategist, Digital Anthropologist and Author

Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture and teaches “Innovation & Emerging Business Models” at Sciences Politique’s school of Management and Innovation in Paris. In 2021 she joined The Oxford Internet Institute as a Visiting Policy Fellow. She has been featured by Bloomberg, The CBC, CTV, and Forbes for her work on workplace culture. Formerly, Rahaf was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva where she helped identify disruptive-startups that were improving the state of the world. Rahaf is the author and co-author of many books including Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work and The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know your Customers.

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Amit Joshi

Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy at IMD Business School

Amit Joshi is Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy at IMD Business School. He specialises in helping organisations use artificial intelligence and develop their big data, analytics, and AI capabilities. An award-winning professor and researcher, he has extensive experience of AI and analytics-driven transformations in industries such as banking, fintech, retail, automotive, telecoms, and pharma. Joshi believes that no organisation’s digital transformation is complete until they really understand their data and how to upscale their analytical capabilities. He is currently focusing on how organisations can ensure that AI implementation occurs strategically and at scale rather than in small islands of excellence. He has delivered programmes for many companies including UBS, Johnson & Johnson, Guardian Life, Securitas, Bank Danamon, Bayer, Ooredoo, Siam Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi School of Governance, Hanover RE, and Migros. He also advises start-ups on their strategies.

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