As the fourth industrial revolution sweeps across industries, Tshwane University of Technology’s Institute for the Future of Work (IFoW) has announced the National Dialogue on the Future of Work, set to take place on 18 and 19 October 2023 at Time Square (Sun Bet Arena), Menlyn Maine Pretoria.
This groundbreaking event will serve as a crucial platform to address the profound impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the evolving work landscape in the 21st Century.
The dialogue will convene captains of industry, academic thought leaders, 4IR specialists, policy makers, government officials, students, and civil society to delve into the pressing issues brought about by the digital age. From the digital divide and connectivity to the influence of automation, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and AI on the future of work, participants will engage in discussions aimed at shaping the future of employment.
Throughout the two-day event, stakeholders will collaboratively develop pragmatic solutions with a specific emphasis on enhancing human productive capacity. Attendees will gain insights from renowned thought leaders, engage in high-impact discussions on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and network with professionals, academics, and industry experts. Additionally, they will contribute to the formulation of strategies aimed at sculpting South Africa’s work landscape.
Aligned with IFoW’s commitment to fostering global public-private collaboration and invention, the dialogue will explore collaborative efforts necessary for innovation, policy shifts, and institutional arrangements. It will also seek to facilitate an environment conducive to the growth of new forms of economic activity.
Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, emphasized the unique significance of TUT’s National Dialogue on the Future of Work, stating that this event is unparalleled and not to be missed as it strikes at the heart of the mandate of universities of technology in navigating the transformative impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
In the midst of a changing world of work, Professor Maluleke says, “We have no choice but to ensure that our students and graduates are appropriately skilled and prepared for the future of work. This means that our students must find jobs quickly or invent jobs just as quickly. The nurturing and production of such caliber of students is a key strategic goal of the 4IR dialogue.”
Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to engage in forward-thinking discussions that will shape the future of work in the wake of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
· Date: 18 and 19 October 2023
· Venue: Sun Bet Arena, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria
Register for FREE here https://www.quicket.co.za/events/234787-national-future-of-work-4ir-dialogue-2023#/ to reserve your seat and ensure you are part of this transformative experience!