Haskayne Hour

COVID-19’s Impact on Workforce: What to Think About Now

COVID-19’s Impact on Workforce: What to Think About Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to dramatically shift the modern workforce away from in-person and in-place contacts towards digital solutions, robots and remote employment. Science, technology, automation and artificial intelligence could play a greater role in the society. Come and hear a lively discussion about the likely growth areas and the areas where a large portion of workforce would be rendered surplus. How would this massive workforce restructuring play out? What you should you and society think about now to plan for these changes?

Join us as we re-launch the Haskayne Hour series where we pair Haskayne faculty with experts in the field to provide you with unique perspectives to influence your business strategy and practice. Haven't been to a Haskayne Hour? Check out our archives.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
11:30 am – 12:30 pm MST (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST)

About the speakers: 

Whitney Rockley is a Managing Partner and co-founder of McRock Capital, a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Rockley is a sought-after advisor on innovation strategy having invested in high growth tech companies targeting industrial markets for the past 20 years. In addition to being one of the few female founders of a venture capital firm in Canada, Rockley was also the first female Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA). Rockley currently serves on the boards of Praemo,  InvixiumSerious Integrated and Miovision. She served on the Boards of the Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA), Decisive Farming (acquired by Telus), mnubo (acquired by AspenTech), RtTech Software (acquired by AspenTech), and PPIC (acquired by Pure Technologies, which was later acquired by Xylem). Rockley is also a Haskayne School of Business graduate, learn more about her Haskayne experience by listening to the Peer Review podcast.

Dr. Anup Srivastava, PhDis the first Canada Research Chair at the Haskayne School of Business. He is one of the foremost researchers on the evolution of knowledge economy and the rapidly changing landscape of business. He shows how the practice of management changes when knowledge-based companies like Apple and Google replace asset-intensive companies, such as Ford and Exxon, to become the most valuable companies. Beyond scholarly publications in top academic journals, he has published over twenty practitioner-oriented ideas in Harvard Business Review. His work has been cited in Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist and Forbes and Barrons. He brings to his research a unique lens with over 14 years of corporate experience, having worked as a banker, consultant and corporate executive in the United States and India. Before joining Haskayne, he was a professor at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College).

Moderator Kristen van de Biezenbos, is an assistant professor at the Haskayne School of Business and Faculty of Law, UCalgary. Her research explores energy law and its local impacts, with a focus on externalized costs and regulatory gaps. She also writes about global energy initiatives, international energy transactions and comparative energy policy. Before joining UCalgary in 2017, Kristen taught energy law and related courses at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Texas Tech University School of Law. She received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and interned for the honorable Judge Lance Africk at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Kristen is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors for the Tulane Law Review and the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and is a former trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She currently serves as chair of the Admiralty & Maritime Law section of the American Association of Law Schools.

There is no charge for this event; however, you can provide valuable support to key initiatives at the University of Calgary and the Haskayne School of Business. Funds have been established for COVID-19 Student Relief and COVID-19 Research. At Haskayne, we are building a new home for future business leaders with Mathison Hall which broke ground on May 1, 2020. You can help by donating to the Haskayne Capital Expansion Project.

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