Event podcast

The World Economic Forum estimates that young people can expect to change careers at least seven times over the course of their lives, and 35 percent of the skills required today will be different in five years.

The complexity and uncertainty of the future of work means today’s graduates will have to adapt to new jobs and work environments, but the challenges and opportunities are many:

  • Will Artificial Intelligence transform my dream job?
  • What level of technical literacy do I need for any job?
  • How will interdisciplinary collaboration help me with my specialisation?
  • What skills do I need to work internationally?

Our academics are addressing these questions and are already reshaping education to prepare our students for the future.

Join us for a special event on the future of work that brings together three of our leading minds from different disciplines: Sandra Peter from Sydney Business Insights, a strategic initiative on the future of business; Martin Tomitsch on the role of design in shaping the interactions between people and technology; and Nicky Ringland on digital technology and computer science skills needed by all students.

They are joined by CEO of StartupAUS Alex McCauley, in a conversation led by Richard Miles, leader of the University’s educational engagement with the community and industry sector.

Dr Sandra Peter is the Director of Sydney Executive Plus at the University of Sydney Business School. Her research and practice focuses on engaging with the future in productive ways, and the impact of emerging technologies on business and society.

Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's premier public lecture series program, bringing the world's leading thinkers to the wider Sydney community.