The transformation of Australia's workforce

The transformation of Australia's workforce

Mar 2
The continued digital transformation of Australian businesses is an economic imperative. Organisations are redesigning their workplaces, practices and workforces by re-skilling and up-skilling their employees, renewing workforce strategies and investing in enabling technologies. 
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Alexis George, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ANZ
Dr Ben Hamer, Future of Work Lead, PwC Australia
Steven Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Australia
Saul Harben, Partner, Clayton Utz

Event Overview

Transitioning to digitally agile workplaces require significant investments and impacts traditional workplace cultures and structures. To be successful requires clear strategy that considers both business performance and employee experience. 

The first event in CEDA’s Workforce series examines new trends in the national job markets and lessons from leading organisations - the commitments they have made to their people, the investments made to enable the workplaces of tomorrow and how they’re working to build culture digitally and transform Australia’s workforce. 

Livestream start times:
SA: 2.30pm
NT: 1.30pm
QLD: 2.00pm
WA: 12.00pm

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.

Meet the speakers

Alexis George
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

Alexis has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She is responsible for ANZ’s group service centres in Manila, Bengaluru and Chengdu, as well as assisting the Chief Executive Officer with Group-wide initiatives including ANZ’s engagement with government, regulators and employees. Alexis is a passionate advocate for women in leadership roles and is an active member of Chief Executive Women.

Dr Ben Hamer
Future of Work Lead, PwC Australia

Ben is one of Australia's leading work futurists. He drives the Future of Work agenda at PwC and, in this capacity, spent time seconded to the World Economic Forum heading up critical projects on the future of work, skills, and education. Ben has featured in numerous publications providing expert commentary on the Future of Work.

Steven Miller
Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Australia

As the Marketing and Operations Director, Steven is responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies across the full range of Microsoft’s products and services in Australia. He leads business operations for the local subsidiary including long-term planning initiatives. In this role, Steven is also responsible for the Small, Medium and Corporate business supporting our customers’ success within the growing Australian small and medium business market.

Meet the facilitator

Saul Harben
Partner, Clayton Utz

Saul is a Partner in our Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team at Clayton Utz. For over twenty years, Saul has advised employers throughout Australia on all aspects of workplace relations law in the construction, higher education, energy & resources, transport & logistics, and retail & finance sectors. Saul has also acted for a number of government agencies and statutory authorities at local, state and federal level.

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