The Future of Jobs in India Summit (FoJ Summit) is the beginning of a journey seeking answers to how technology disruption will change jobs. The FoJ Summit series is being organised by FactorDaily, in association with CareerNet group
At some level, it is a huge irony. The world around us is changing rapidly with technology reseting almost every aspect of our lives. Yet we are not spending time thinking about how technology and the disruption it is wreaking all around will change what is arguably at the core of our well-being: our jobs.
It is perhaps the biggest irony of our times: software is eating the world, but we are not worried for our jobs. Much of the nonchalance comes because no one knows for sure what the workplace a decade or two from now will be. Findings out there have been directional. US education researchers predict two out of three kids going to Class I today will work in jobs that don’t exist at present. McKinsey consultants have said that though tasks that occupy 45% of employee time today can be automated, they expect just 5% of jobs to be actually automated.
What will the plum jobs of the future be? How will today’s jobs get tweaked? What skills will need to be learnt? How easy (or difficult) will it be to switch careers? The Future of Jobs in India Summit is the beginning of a journey seeking answers to these questions and more
We will start with a scene-setting conversation with Nandan Nilekani, founder of EkStep and former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, and Abhijit Bhaduri, author of ‘The Digital Tsunami’, about how tech is disrupting jobs in India today, and tomorrow. The idea is to broadly capture an action agenda, a playbook if you will, for individuals and organisations looking to make sense of technology disruption.
Ravi Venkatesan, former head of Microsoft India, who is now the chairman of Bank of Baroda and a board member of Infosys, will then share his ideas about the jobs that will get destroyed and the new ones that companies and organisations need to prepare for.
This will be followed by a session about future of jobs in retail and logistics; two sectors where a new breed of technology startups have been dominating the headlines. Flipkart cofounder Sachin Bansal, Mohit Tandon of Delhivery and FreshMenu founder Rashmi Daga will each share their ideas on the jobs’ future.
One of the biggest disruptions unfolding in India is in the area of healthcare. Shashank ND of Practo will talk about the new jobs in healthcare.
Amid all the disruptions shaping future of jobs and workplaces in India, the role of human resource (HR) leaders is undergoing a massive shift. Hema Ravichandar, former head of HR at Infosys, and a board member at several companies, will share her ideas on the future of HR itself.
The idea is to gather people and companies shaping the future of jobs in india in one room, and start a long term dialogue that starts answering the burning questions in the weeks, months and years to come