Robotics vs Humans: Work Of The Future forum

Robotics vs Humans: Work Of The Future forum
Thursday 26 July 2018
5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
registrations open at 5:00 PM
Marble Room, Radisson Blu
27 O'Connell Street, Sydney 2000
Professional & Associate $49
Affiliate $59
Non Member $79

AI, VR, robots and automation - What does the next big digital revolution mean for the work of the public sector?


The next wave of the digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the work of the public sector. 

Advances in technology are making it possible to dramatically expand the range of services that can now be delivered digitally to citizens. 

They are also creating new tools that can improve the advice, analysis and insight that the sector provides to political leadership and the community.  

What are the challenges and opportunities that this revolution will create for the public sector, and what can we learn from how these changes are playing out in other sectors and around the world?

This event is part of our Work of the Future series of events which explores the future of work, the workforce and the workplace. 


The ability to separate hype from reality is a critical public sector capability. 

Attending this forum will help you to understand the scale of change that technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, will create in the work of the public sector, as well as the positive and negative implications of those changes.    

At least 25% of this event is allocated to questions from the floor, meaning that you will have the opportunity to play an active part in this discussion.


The Work of the Future series is made possible by the support of our partner Bendelta. Learn more about this series here


Kai Riemer

Kai Riemer is Professor of Information Technology and Organisation at the University of Sydney, where he is the founder and head of the Digital Disruption Research Group. His expertise spans enterprise social media, virtual work, e-Collaboration and technology's impact on society. Professor Riemer is widely published and respected, consults to businesses and is a sought-after speaker and commentator.

Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. Professor Walsh is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives. He has been a leading voice in the discussion about lethal autonomous weapons (aka killer robots) speaking at the UN in New York and Geneva on the topic. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science. 

Fiona McLean

Fiona McLean is the founder and CEO of the Social Index, a reputation analysis business that helps businesses and individuals navigate the emerging complexities of social media for talent management and career decisions. Prior to this, Fiona was a senior HR leader with large corporations and innovative start-ups, specialising in strategic HR, IR and transformation focused initiatives.

Fleur Brown

Fleur Brown is a creative entrepreneur, writer and a champion of emerging business brands and talent.  She is founder of the Launch Group, leading ideas festival TEDxSydney, and the Entrepreneurs TV Show on Sky Business News.  Fleur has spent the past two decades working within and representing some of the world's most innovative technology and media brands. She is a seasoned public speaker, facilitator and trainer, and will be publishing her first business book on personal brand later this year.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation must be in writing. 
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred.
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable.
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.

Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Program Changes 
IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


Feel free to contact our office on 02 8223 8418 or email for any questions and/or clarifications.

26/07/2018 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Marble Room, Radisson Blu, 27 O’Connell Street, Sydney 2000

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