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Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Future of Work: Reinventing the Talent Ecosystem

Please join us on October 29, 2020, for this special webinar in partnership with Oerlikon AG on Reinventing the Talent Ecosystem.

About the Webinar

The impact of COVID-19 combined with advancing technology is changing the talent and skills space. This session will delve into the future of the talent ecosystem and the need for HR functions to revaluate skillsets to meet evolving needs. How can organisations build a robust workforce able to deal with uncertainty and disruption? We will take a look at skill-sharing, collaborative partnerships, skill forecasting and changing trends in contract types.

About the Future of Work Webinar Series

Life as we know it is undergoing a radical transformation. Where once the topic of the future of work was centred around rapidly advancing technology, we must now consider the long-term shift influenced by a global pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 has been widespread, dramatically changing the future of the work landscape for us all, from where we work to how we interact with our peers, how we apply for jobs or recruit talent, how we manage and lead teams and even how we define success.

This webinar series will ask a number of important questions about the future workforce, including:

  • What changes should we prepare for in terms of culture, leadership, talent, diversity and strategy and what are the implications for you?
  • With different markets progressing at different paces, how does this impact the global workforce?
  • What can we expect to see in terms of transformation in Europe compared to China?

Our Speakers

Prof. Byron Lee, Assistant Professor of Management, CEIBS

Dr. Byron Lee is an Assistant Professor of Management at CEIBS. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and also the International MBA Academic Director at the Renmin University of China. Dr. Lee’s main research interests focus on strategic compensation, strategic human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and industrial relations. His publications have appeared in Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor Research and Contemporary Economic Research. Dr. Lee has received the Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership from the Academy of Management.

David Watkins, SVP, Group Talent, Transformation & Engagement, Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon

David Watkins is a consultant, coach, author and leadership shaper with over 25 years of business and leadership experience. He moved to Switzerland in 2009 in a Global Organisational & Leadership Development function for Schindler elevators and joined Oerlikon as Global Head of Talent, Transformation & Engagement in 2017.

Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon Oerlikon is a global technology group and market leader in advanced materials, surface engineering and polymer processing. Oerlikon operates its business in two segments – Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers – and has a global footprint of more than 10,500 employees at 175 locations in 37 countries.

Plus input from panellist Dhushan Thevarajah, Chief Operating Officer, BeWorks

Dhushan joined BeWorks in 2010 and is a founding member of the team. In his current role, Dhushan oversees HR and business operations to drive the strategic vision and growth of the business. His blended interest in behavioural science and data analytics brings a more evidence-based and metric-driven approach to these business functions.

This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Robert Straw, CEO, CEIBS Zurich Campus.

Partners & Organisers

This webinar is presented in partnership with:


Event Details

Date: October 29, 2020
Time: 13:00-14:00 CET / 20:00-21:00 CST
Venue: Online
Language: English
Contact: Please contact Hannah Saxby at h.saxby@ceibs.ch with any enquiries.