Upper Sugar

Day 1

Tuesday June 20, 2017
10:00 – 12:00

Impact of AI on HR & Recruitment

Industry Challenge

The world of work is changing rapidly. Automation, autonomous machines and artificial intelligence are changing how work itself is formulated. 65% of current primary school children will work in jobs that don’t exist yet; some believe the future of work will reduce the need for work to exist as we know it now.

All of this impacts the HR profession, those whose job it is to help companies understand, manage, retain and develop their people. A survey of HR executives by IBM found that 46% believe AI will transform their talent acquisition capability and 49% believe it will transform their payroll and benefits administration.

We’ll be discussing AI’s use in HR as well as the Human skills that will be needed considering the advent of the AI era.

Discussion Points

  • The jobs of the future
  • How to find the right talent and if AI can support this process or even automate it
  • How AI could reduce bias in the selection process
  • Use of AI in the onboarding process
  • Tracking and monitoring of a workforce
  • How to retain and promote talent
  • Retraining an existing workforce
  • What it takes to make a winning team
  • Advice on how to ensure your organisation and workforce is ready for change
  • How to foster an innovative mindset throughout an entire organisation.



  • 10:00 – 10:30 Keynote
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Panel
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Breakout Session / Morning Break



  • Keynote: Karim Jalbout (Partner of Digital & Tech, Leader of Internal AI Platform at Egon Zehnder)
  • Panel Chair: Lord Tim Clement-Jones (CBE, Head of UK Government Affairs at DLA Piper, Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, Chairman on the Select Committee for Artificial Intelligence)
  • Panelist: Yi Xu (Founder of CitySail)
  • Panelist: Ankur Modi (Chief Executive Office & Co-Founder of StatusToday)
  • Panelist: Mike Hyde (Data Science Director at Facebook)