MIT Technology Review Explores the Future of Work with Speakers from Microsoft, LinkedIn and WeWork at EmTech Next Conference June 11-12

A new roster of esteemed speakers will explore technologies and leadership implications from AI and medicine to robotics and retail

MIT Technology Review announced a growing lineup of speakers for its second EmTech Next conference, which will take place June 11-12, 2019 at the MIT Media Lab. With a focus on how emerging technologies are augmenting human capabilities, the conference recently added leaders from Autodesk, LinkedIn, Microsoft and WeWork. Conference attendees will learn how artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will increase the efficiency of the human workforce and expand areas of economic growth, while exploring the implications for leadership in this new era of technology.

Emerging technologies in AI and robotics are poised to transform future jobs and workplaces in a variety of industries ranging from manufacturing to medicine and retail. EmTech Next’s esteemed speakers will explore the possibilities of what the future of work will entail when today’s most impactful AI and robotics technologies enter the scene.

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New speakers and their session topics include:

  • Erik Buchanan – LinkedIn | Head of AI for Hiring Products
    • Scaling AI Across the Workforce
  • Katie Corrigan – American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations | Deputy Chief of Staff
    • Labor in the Digital Age
  • Mary Gray – Microsoft Research | Senior Researcher
    • Ghost Work and the Future of Employment
  • Joe Speicher – Autodesk Foundation | Executive Director
    • Closing the Skills Gap
  • Sophie Vandebroek – IBM Corporation | Vice President of Emerging Technology Partnerships
    • Leadership in the AI Era
  • Haixun Wang – WeWork | VP of Engineering and Distinguished Scientist
    • Understanding AI for the Workplace
  • Portia Wu – Microsoft | Managing Director of US Public Policy
    • Policies for a Changing Economy

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Intel, the world’s leading technology company shaping the data-centric future that is the foundation of world’s innovation, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, one of the world’s largest business consultancies and a leader in human capital consulting, will serve as EmTech Next 2019’s Presenting Partners, and BIGfish Communications, a public relations agency specializing in technology and innovation, will return as Media Partner.

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