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AI, automation and the future of the industry

Join us for our next live event on 25th of May!

The world of work is changing rapidly. Automation, autonomous machines and artificial intelligence are changing how work itself is formulated.

65% of current primary school children will work in jobs that don’t exist yet, some believe the future of work will reduce the need for work to exist as we need know it now.


All of this impacts the HR profession, those whose job it is to help companies understand, manage, retain and develop their people.


Join us for a panel of leaders from the fields of AI, HR, technology and policy to discuss how these changes will impact HR and the wider world of work.


Our speakers:

Rob McCargow – AI Programme Leader, PwC

At PwC, Rob manages the AI ecosystem and collaborates with partners across academia, government, technology vendors and start-ups, and other key stakeholders, in order to drive innovation within the Firm and develop new services for clients. He is an evangelist for responsible technology and promotes awareness of the growing ethical agenda relating to AI. He is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI and an advisor to The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems. As an ex-recruiter and HR Consultant, Rob is particularly focused upon the issues relating to the impact of automation on workforces and the future skills agenda.


Amit Knanni – Co-Founder & CPO, bob

Amit leads product development at bob, a people operating system for businesses that brings smart automation and insight to HR administration, benefits & emloyee engagement. She has more than 15 years of experience in product and user interface design, and was previously in a senior product role at WIX, VP of Product at Duda, the leading DIY website builder, and Head of Product at ooVoo, the free video chat and messaging service.



Jai Clarke-Binns, Head of Human Operations, Satalia

Coming from a curatorial background and quickly realising that a career within the arts was not a viable option for a working class young man from south London, Jai changed track. Taking the plunge and switching to a career in HR. It was not an obvious move but one which suited his passion for preserving the rights of people. Jai has worked within HR for 5 years and calls himself an un-HR professional. When he is not working in HR he is co-founding a social enterprise called People of Creativity. People of Creativity aims to highlight, celebrate and connect people of colour within the creative and tech industry.


Charlie Muirhead – Co-Founder, CognitionX (Chair)

Charlie is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 8 startups including 3 IPOs & 2 trade sales. In 2000, Orchestream floated on the LSE & NASDAQ with a market cap of £1 billion before being acquired by Oracle. Founded in 2016, Charlie’s latest venture is CognitionX. CognitionX is a Market Intelligence Platform bringing clarify to the complex and fast-paced world of Artificial Intelligence.



Our joint Meetup will take place in:


The Alphabeta Building, 18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR

Date and time: 25th of May, 6pm-8pm.

Event is free. Drinks, good chat and nibbles provided.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

From Joanna Pardo

Joanna is a journalist and a passionate advocate for Social Media. She truly believes the more digital we become, the more human we must be. Social media gives people the chance to feel part of a community and create genuine human connections.