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Tuesday, April 21 • 8:05am - 8:50am
Work 4.0 - A Glimpse Around the Corner…

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The more things change, the more they look the same… 

What work looks like, and how it’s done, has changed a lot since the early 1800s.  Actually, it’s changed a lot just since 1990!  But, to understand where we’re going, we have to first understand where we’ve been.

By popular demand, Trivalent has invited back Lance J. Richards, who keynoted our 2014 Expo.  Lance is a senior Human Resources executive and a Workforce Futurist.  He will take us on a rapid ride from the days of the caveman to the Industrial Revolution to today… and beyond.  We’ll look at the evolution of work, from man-as-machine to machine-as-brain, from Push to Pull.  We will also consider the impact of communications, technology and globalization on how work continues to evolve…especially the changes in the immediacy ratio of work: rewards.  Even the realities surrounding labour arbitrage and acceleration of technology could suggest that China and India may be nearing a peak.  Now what?

We know where we’ve been, but do we understand where we are going?  If you employ or lead people, this has an enormous impact on you and your company. Well grounded in statistics, and leveraging a number of specific research sources, this talk is a curated blend of what we know, and where it’s all pointing.

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Lance J. Richards

Workforce Futurist
A sought-after HR Strategist and Futurist, Lance is both an educator and advisor on the evolution of the workforce and the workplace as well as a frequent speaker and an accomplished author. Lance also spends a good deal of time on thought leadership activities. He is a frequent speaker... Read More →


Tuesday April 21, 2015 8:05am - 8:50am EDT
Executive (Great Hall)