Without strong leadership, a culture and mindset that values more inclusive contributions, our progression toward a more sustainable and cohesive world may be little more than a pipe dream.
With so much at stake, business leaders, government policy makers, leading academics, and non-government organizations (NGOs) must band together to ensure that the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—AI, intelligent automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles—deliver on the promise of a better tomorrow.
Progress and perceptions are never linear, nor do they emerge in a timely and predictable way. Our delegation at the WEF Annual Meeting will demonstrate the ways and means of powering through today’s hyper-critical, multi-dimensional obstacles with prescriptive resolve.
SESSION 1— “Reimagining Leadership in the Digital Age”
What will it take to win and lead in the digital economy? Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work along with experts from the MIT Sloan School of Management and top industry executives will explore the growing mismatch between how organizations lead today, and what they will need to stay out in front tomorrow. View the live stream on January 21 at 12:30 CET.
SESSION 2— “Inclusion in Today’s Workplace: A discussion on belonging”
What does belonging mean in the workplace and how are organizations worldwide fostering inclusion? For starters, increased diversity means increased collaboration and creativity—which ultimately helps the top and bottom lines. Together, Cognizant and its panel of experts at the forefront of the diversity and inclusion challenge share their experiences on how belonging will make for a more cohesive and sustainable world. View the live stream on January 22 at 4:30 CET.
Businesses and employees who anticipate the demand for new skills required by intelligent machines will be better positioned to flourish in the future of work. Get out in front by digging into Cognizant’s Center for the Future Work and Jobs of the Future Index.
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Future of Your Work but Were Afraid to Ask
The rise of robots, machine intelligence, distributed ledgers, quantum physics, “gig” labor, the unexaggerated death of privacy, a world eaten alive by software—point to a new world that’s shaping up quite differently from anything we’ve ever seen, or worked in, before. Read our report to prepare your organization for tomorrow’s work, today.LEARN MORE
The New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Age: Building a Collective Leadership Capability
Executives worldwide are out of touch with what it will take to lead and win in the fast-moving digital economy, according to our latest global research report, published in conjunction with the MIT Sloan Management Review. To succeed long-term, leaders must demonstrate greater transparency, authenticity, collaboration and empathy.
To download this report, check back on January 21 (registration required).
Cycling through the 21st Century Career: Putting Learning in its Rightful Place
Learning is in desperate need of prioritization as global economies grapple with the pressure of reskilling workforces. But most knowledge workers lack employer support to shift into a continuous learning mindset, according to a recent study from the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work. A brand-new career model that values learning and work equally will usher in a new era of work fit for the 21st century.LEARN MORE
An Appetite for AI: How the Food Industry Can Use Emerging Technologies to Thrive
As AI, IoT and related technologies change approaches to one of humankind’s most elemental needs, we examine trends on both the consumer and supplier side, while offering tips to forward-looking businesses.LEARN MORE
Francisco D’Souza Named Chairman of the IT and Electronics Governors' Community
Cognizant Vice Chairman and former CEO Francisco D’Souza presided over his first IT & Electronics Governors’ Community meeting at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos. The community, which consists of senior-level executives from across the global technology space, works collaboratively to find solutions to shared industry challenges that have emerged as technology becomes ever more central to business and daily life.READ THE PRESS RELEASE
The Future Workforce
One of the key themes at this year's World Economic Forum is the future of the world's workers, and the importance of creating and identifying new opportunities in an ever-evolving technological landscape. This is some of the inspiration behind Cognizant's Jobs of the Future Index, and the 21 More Jobs of the Future report. The following infographic—created by our WEF media partner Reuters—presents the CFoW’s point of view on how work will change amid ever-increasing reliance on AI and automation. It also examines how individuals can remain relevant, and the job categories where opportunities abound.View Infographic
WEF’s Agenda Blog
Read CFoW Director Ben Pring’s take on why humans are central to the future of work on the WEF’s Agenda blog.Read Blog
What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on artificial intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients and manage our finances more effectively than humans, it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created. Written by a team of business and technology expert practitioners—who also authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business—this book provides a clear path to the future of your work.