Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
During this keynote session keynote speaker Matthew Griffin discusses the future of work and the workforce, and shines the spotlight on the technologies and workplace experiments that will transform how and where we work, and who and what we work with.
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Firstly, thank you to Iain and Jo at ASM Technologies, a UK technology integrator, for asking me to be their keynote at their first ever European Summit held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
With a mixed audience of executives from some of the UK’s largest technology companies and distributors we discussed the impact of technology on the future of work and society, as well as some more of the top of mind trends at the moment, such as the Metaverse.
The Future of Work and the Workforce, rewind and replay
During my presentation on the future of work I discussed the productivity conundrum that the world faces at the moment where global productivity is stagnating, in spite of technological advances. I also discussed the reasoning for several four day week experiments as companies try to dispense with old work norms and find new ways to boost productivity.
Then I moved onto the discuss the differences – for better and worse – between the automated, autonomous, and augmented technologies that are helping re-write and disrupt the world of work, and showed how even the most demanding and skilled jobs, such as construction and neurosurgery, are being decentralised as technology convergence helps people work in new ways from anywhere – even home. All for starters.