CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting | The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work and the HR Function | October 25-26, 2023 | Cornell University | Ithaca, NY

Thursday | October 26, 2023

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CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting | October 25-26, 2023 | Cornell University | Ithaca, NY

Please plan to join us for the CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting "The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work and the HR Function" on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York starting Wednesday, October 25th with a kick-off reception and meeting to follow on Thursday, October 26th.

Technological advances are shaping the future of work. Recent developments in artificial intelligence have the potential to make both workers and firms more productive and to spur innovations in products and services but may also automate existing jobs and exacerbate inequality. Labor shortages, fragile supply chains, and global political uncertainty have driven increased adoption of robotic automation. And technology is enabling new ways of working, providing employees with greater flexibility in when and where they work. These advances are spilling over to the HR function and investments in HR technology, including talent marketplaces, employee experience platforms, and employee listening tools, remain a top priority.  But, perhaps more importantly, the HR function is on the front lines of navigating the technology-fueled future of work and its implications for workforce planning, sourcing, skills development, the employee experience, and virtually every other aspect of human capital management.

The purpose of this CAHRS Partner Meeting is to examine how technology is shaping the future of not only work but also the HR function. As part of the program, Cornell faculty will share cutting-edge research on the impact of technology on work and human capital management, and executives from Boeing, Accenture, IBM, and Workday will share how they have transformed their HR functions in the face of technological disruption and the lessons learned along the way.  CAHRS partner companies can bring several members of their HR team (4-6 people) and make it a learning retreat to learn together on the Cornell Campus in upstate New York.

Who Should Attend?
Typical participants range from CHRO to mid-career HR managers.  Those who are a good fit are both HR executives and managers looking to bring new ideas back to their organizations and HR managers looking for an opportunity for learning and exposure to a range of best practices from other leading companies across a number of key HR activity areas. 


October 25, 2023
6:00-8:00pm - Networking Reception with Students and Executives
Taylor & Rowe Rooms | Statler Hotel

October 26, 2023
7:30-8:25am Breakfast Refreshments | Outside of Amphitheater | Statler Hotel

8:30-8:40am - Welcome and Overview | Amphitheater | Statler Hotel
Brad Bell – William J. Conaty Professor of Strategic Human Resources and Academic Director, Cornell CAHRS

8:45-9:25am – HR & AI
Michael D’Ambrose – Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, The Boeing Company

9:30-10:10am – Fair Ranking with Biased Data on Online Platforms
Thorsten Joachims – Professor, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University

10:10-10:30am - Break

10:35-11:15am – Got Skills? What you Need to Know About Becoming a Skills-Based Organization
Colin Anderson – Lead - Digital HR, Planning and Analytics, Accenture

11:20-12:00 – Labor's Response to Artificial Intelligence
Adam Seth Litwin – Associate Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell ILR School

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch
Taylor & Rowe Rooms | Statler Hotel

1:15-1:55pm – AI, Automation, and Predictions for the Future
Carolyn Carter – Vice President, Manager & Employee Services, IBM Corporation

2:00 – 2:40pm - How AI Systems Shape our Social Relationships and the way we Collaborate with Others
Malte Jung – Associate Professor, Information Science, Cornell University

2:45-3:00pm - Break

3:05-3:45pm – It’s Not Us vs. Them: Why Elevating the Employee Experience is a Winning Strategy for All
Inna Landman - Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition, People Insights and People Experience, Workday

3:45-4:00pm - Summary and Wrap-Up
Brad Bell – William J. Conaty Professor of Strategic Human Resources and Academic Director, Cornell CAHRS

Hotel Accommodations:
The block of rooms for the CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting and the Statler Hotel are out sold out for the dates of the CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting.  We have listed some other recommendations below, but we have no special rate at any of them.