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Focus on the Future - A Workforce Initiative - ​Interview with Shara Evans

Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch interviewed Shara Evans, who is recognised as one of the world's top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies. Here's what she had to say about how technology will impact the way healthcare is delivered in the future and what organisations should be thinking about to plan for disruption.

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NSW Health Workforce Forum 2019

The fourth NSW Health Workforce Forum, ​hosted by the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch was held on the 23rd September 2019 at the City Recital Hall featured guest speaker Anders Sorman- Nilsson. The forum brought together over 280 employees from across NSW Health to discuss emerging workforce priorities in culture, talent and technology.

The program had a range of speakers to disrupt thinking. In this keynote Anders Sorman- Nilsson connected the digital world to our analogue hearts. 

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NSW Health Workforce Forum 2019

The fourth NSW Health Workforce Forum, ​hosted by the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch was held on the 23rd September 2019 at the City Recital Hall featured guest speaker Shara Evans. The forum brought together over 280 employees from across NSW Health to discuss emerging workforce priorities in culture, talent and technology.

The program had a range of speakers to disrupt thinking. In this keynote Shara Evans outlined how emerging and future technology that will impact on healthcare.

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Respond And Retreat - Pathcast

The Pathcast is an interview series with tech and business experts, discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of business and provides actionable steps for you to implement from the ground up.

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What does the Future of Payments Commerce look like? Might it be #Seamless?

Are Australians willing to embrace biometrics, retina scans, and seamless payments in the future of retail & commerce? Tune into #futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson's futurist musings as he is interviewed on Sky News Business' #TechnologyBehindBusiness

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Robots Take Over: Your Money Interview w/Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Would you trust a robot with your money? And is Elon Musk hyping Tesla's ability to roll out a competitor to Uber within 12 months? Check out this interview by Your Money Australia with futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson based on Thinque’s latest research insights.

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What Blade Runner Got Right & Wrong About The Future - ABC News Breakfast Interview

The 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner was set in November 2019. Anders Sorman-Nilsson talks to News Breakfast about what the dystopian flick got right and wrong about the future.

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Blade Runner In 2019: Channel 9 The Today Show interview w/Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film "Blade Runner" predicted what life on Earth would look like in 2019. Futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson discusses with Channel 9's The Today Show panel where the filmmakers got things right and where they got things wrong.

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Tales from a female AI entrepreneur

In this episode of the Divercity podcast host Julia Streets interviews Dr Catriona Wallace, a leading authority in artificial intelligence and Founder & Executive Director of fintech firm Flamingo.AI, the second only woman-led businesses ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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Shara Evans featured on the Street Talk Podcast

SoundCloud: Street Talk Episode 8 – Futurist Shara Evans at the LJ Hooker Event (audio podcast)

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Why the future will belong to 'right brain' creatives

In this short video clip, 6-time bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen challenges the assumption that left-brain STEM subjects are the key to future-proofing young people. Looking at the latest research, Michael explores why skills in creativity and originality will be of far greater important in an age dominated by Artificial Intelligence and robotics.

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Technology, Cutting Edge Health Innovations + The Future of Work

Futurist Shara Evans delivered the opening keynote speech at NSW Health's "Our Future Workforce: Exploring Culture, Talent & Technology" forum in Sept 2019.

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The Future Of Healthcare, Radiology + Cutting Edge Medtech

Futurist Shara Evans delivered the closing keynote speech at the BreastScreen Radiographer and Counsellor Symposium in Sept 2019.

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Ethics, Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights

Artificial Intelligence is regarded as the most powerful transformation to affect business and society since the invention of electricity - and is now in reach of the Board and Executive team.

So how should our business leaders consider the ethical challenges that A.I. presents?

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"STEM skills will not always be the key to employment": ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

Global Futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson warns that STEM skills will not always be the key to employment in the future as well as the importance of both left and right brain thinking for the future of work - interviewed on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast Program (aired on the 23rd of February, 2019)

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Digital Assistants - Are You Ready for the Impact of Voice Technology and Artificial Intelligence?

From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways.

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Smart Community Podcast with Shara Evans

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Shara Evans (Technologist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Self-Proclaimed Sci-Fi Geek) discusses her background, how she transitioned from technologist to futurist, and what sparked her interest in the Smart Community space.

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Fintech's culture challenge

What happens when you transplant the DNA of Silicon Valley into financial services firms?

It’s quite a big leap for a traditional HR division.

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The future of payments

Are you responding to your customers’ needs as quickly as they’re adopting the technology that’s making your organisation obsolete?

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AI + FinTech. Could Blockchain be used to combat Deepfake Videos?

The world of crypto currency is exciting, fast moving, and still a bit risky in terms of valuation, hacking of digital wallets and exchanges or losing your password (and access to your crypto account). In spite of these risks, early products such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other digital currencies are currently being used or trialled around the world.

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Shara Evans

Teaching organisations to look beyond today, and prepare for the emerging technologies of tomorrow.

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Winning the Purpose Focused Employee

There is a war for top talent and not everyone is going to be a winner. According to the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report there are "widespread talent and skill shortages" making attracting the best talent a "top concern of business leaders." In this time of talent grab you need to ask:

What makes our organization stand out above the others?

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Why you need more “stoppers’ in your team

You never hear job ads looking for people who can effect real change. Sure, there’s the ads seeking “ambitious go-getters”, or the old chestnut: “think outside the box”.

But that’s not really what they’re looking for.

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Australia's Housing Market Wall

The housing market has hit the wall.

After years of unrelenting strength, house prices are dropping. Not by much, at this stage, but the heat in the Sydney market in particular, has suddenly turned cold.

The fascinating and scary thing is that the price falls are increasingly widespread.

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It's a bumpy ride ahead...

It's a bumpy ride ahead, says noted Australian economist Saul Eslake, but perhaps not as bad as it could be.

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The Proptech Opportunity

Property on the blockchain? Smart contracts and bitcoin-like management of decentralised property ownership is coming. And that's just the start.

Although consumer demand has driven the widespread adoption of online real estate listings, the mechanisms and processes of real estate have gone largely unchanged for decades - or longer.

That's all starting to change.

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Digital Disruption is a Threat and an Opportunity

Disruptive technology isn't the only threat to the real estate industry. Technology's effect on people is where the most transformative disruption is taking place. Whether it's buyers, sellers or those providing services at every step of the real estate journey, technology is making people more connected, informed, empowered, demanding, impatient, even narcissistic.

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A Futurist's Perspective on The Future of Real Estate

Digitisation is reshaping the future of real estate.

Today's mobile interfaces have enabled buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to make smart decisions in real-time... but that's just the beginning...

In this Future Trendspots video, futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson gives us a glimpse into the future of real estate.

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Branding in real estate

Flooded with options, where does one start when looking to purchase a property? The number one route is through word of mouth. Clever branding and a stellar experience can create endless strings of valuable leads. A few ingredients which I think would be essential, are:

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Making Meaning for Millennials

Meaning is very quickly becoming the most powerful driver of engagement, fulfilment and performance in the workplace.

The movement towards meaning has been bubbling away for some time, but it’s still pretty misunderstood. A few years ago a major report from the Career Advisory Board made a couple of eye-opening findings. When asked, managers felt the most important factor for millennials was securing a high-paying job. But when that question was asked to millennials themselves - money was secondary. For millennials, meaningful work was the single most important factor in defining a successful career.

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The Millennial Threat to Banking

If you ask a banker what the biggest threat to their industry might be, the answer would likely be "blockchain"... the ominous-sounding technology that powers cryptocurrency and is proving something of a headache for banks trying to innovate their way out of the red tape of the past. 

But that's only half the story...

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