Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
How will digitization and automation affect the world of work? Will robots do our work? What
changes in business structures should be expected when the new generation arrives? Answers to
these (and similar) questions were presented at the conference Invest More (subtitled “Digitization,
automation, but what about people?”) held on Sept. 17 in Triple Hall in Nová Karolina, Ostrava.
The Moravian-Silesian Region is responding
to a great opportunity to develop the
concept of Industry 4.0: there is a unique
combination of industrial know-how and
innovative businesses which is crucial
for the future progress of the region.
The governor of the Moravian-Silesian
Region, Mr Ivo Vondrák, emphasizes that
universities are getting ready for this trend.
New programmes aim at the instruction
of interdisciplinary engineers as well as
social science. Experts introduced at the
conference confirmed that businesses will
always need employees, yet their roles will
transform. The sooner employees get ready
to work with advanced digital technologies,
get more informed and trained in IT and
practical skills, the better, said Táňa Strojná
of ManpowerGroup. At the same time, the
system of education (and the education
of young talent) must respond to these
demands. The interconnection of education,
practice and schools is vital, according
to Pavel Kysilka. The programme of the
conference targeted at talent management,
corporate culture, AI and labour power.
The audience and participants in expert
lectures and panel discussions also watched
a live visual sketchnoting, or a 2D print of
their portrait or company logo in coffee
The conference was organized by
Moravskoslezské Investice a Development,
a.s. (Moravian-Silesian Investments and
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