HR Talks | Robert Carlyle: The Transformative Impact of New Technologies

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
X106 Schulich Executive Learning Centre
York University
Alberta Chamale

The School of Human Resources Management at York University is proud to present:

HR Talks: Monica Belcourt Speakers Forum is honoured to host Robert Carlyle on November 20, 2019. Accelerating technology development and social change has transformed how societies create wealth. With increased importance on innovation and creativity the criticality of human capital has increased while changing the mix of high demand skills. At this time of flux for HR practitioners, we also have the opportunity to reinvent how people are managed and led through the use of emerging technologies.

In the talk we will address four topics:

  1. New business models driven by technology development and social change
  2. The new workforce; different skills, behaviour and organisation structures
  3. Emerging technologies and practices in HR – examples of machine learning, natural language processing and neuropsychology
  4. Visions of Future HR – options for management and leadership with technology pervasive HR

HR Talks: Monica Belcourt Speakers Forum is an annual lecture held at York University geared towards Human Resources professionals. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. HR professionals, alumni, students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend!

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Robert Carlyle, AVP Strategic People Analytics, Sunlife Financial

Robert Carlyle leads the development of observations, insights and predictions to enable better workforce decision making. Through targeted use of technology this is improving the decisions of individual employees (e.g. what should my next job be?), managers (e.g. how do I retain a key employee?) and leaders (e.g. how do I improve team productivity?).

He is also the Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s HR Policy Committee, and member of the Labour Market Information Council of Canada’s National Stakeholder Advisory Panel and formerly the Canadian representative to ISO’s Human Resources Management technical committee.

Prior to joining Sun Life, Robert led workforce Analytics at RBC, was the global practice leader of Workforce Planning and Strategies at Aon Consulting and was the CEO of a consulting and technology development start-up. He holds several degrees including a doctorate in Strategic Planning from Cranfield University in the UK.