The changing nature of work and emergence of new jobs in the future will be the focus of the keynote speech at the Bermuda Executive Forum in London.
The keynote speaker is Euan Davis, associate vice-president of the Centre for the Future of Work Europe at Cognizant Technology Solutions.
He is an expert in the business and IT services landscape, and will examine how work is changing as new technologies, business practices and workers emerge over the next decade.
The multi-industry forum is organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, and will be held on November 27 at ME London.
Sean Moran, interim chief executive officer of the BDA, said the agency was excited to have Mr Davis at the event. He said: “As we prepare for the new employment landscape of the future, insights such as his will be critical in helping industries prepare and in putting Bermuda on the best footing possible. We look forward to a stimulating presentation and resulting discussion on a day when we’re celebrating Bermuda’s innovative corporate culture and breadth of market opportunities.”
The Centre for the Future of Work is a think-tank established by technology services company Cognizant. Its team of industry analysts and futurists researches work trends and dynamics, and collaborates with business, technology and academic thought-leaders about how jobs, careers and societies will change in response to massive disruption driven by fast-changing factors such as artificial intelligence and automation.
Mr Davis said: “The number-one reason why work is changing so quickly is the vista of new technology opening up before us and the skills needed to thrive.
“Many people are excited and energised by what they see emerging; others are scared and afraid. Cognizant believes many types of work will disappear, but there will be new jobs emerging, in new industries, and they will be the cornerstones of employment for years to come.”
The forum is the fourth cross-sector conference produced by the BDA, following successful events in London a year ago, New York in May, and Miami last month. The events each drew turnouts of up to 300 executives.
In London, more than 60 industry experts will participate on a dozen panels, discussing trends and opportunities in re/insurance, captive insurance, asset management, high-net-worth services, family offices, captive insurance, and fintech and digital assets industries.
Two related half-day forums will follow on November 28 at the same venue, providing a deeper look at the latest developments in Bermuda’s blossoming fintech sector that morning, and a focus on the island’s world-leading insurance-linked securities market in the afternoon.