Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  About the Track

Track Chair : Dr. Meera Alreyaysa

When we think about the future of work, our perspective is shaped by the fourth industrial revolution caused by technological reformation. We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. This Transformation is driven by the exponential growth in computing power and the digitization of things, artificial intelligence and robotics. While these technologies are likely to boost productivity and generate significant wealth, their potential impact on the labour market is concerning. Skills and job titles of tomorrow are unknown to us today!

Although technological innovation is the most prevalent force influencing the future of work; shifts in global, societal, economic, and socio-political trends are shaping the future of work in unprecedented ways as well. The culmination of these fundamental forces across multiple facets of societal and technological advancement creates a unique work playfield with distinct demands, opportunities, as well as challenges.

This track will engage in dialogue with key stakeholders to discuss the future of work & Play, produce further analysis and actionable insights to help leaders respond to changes in the world of work when it comes to technology, demographics, globalization, new production patterns, and the rise of the on-demand economy. The future looks to be a world where “playing at work” is not an oxymoron – or a demerit at performance review time.

This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future you have to understand it. In this track we will determine the future of work in 2030 and look in detail at how the workplace can be shaped over the coming decade.