Building back better: The many futures of work

Friday 26 November, 4pm IST / 9.30pm AEDT

What will the future of work mean post-COVID-19? How will future jobs evolve in the post-COVID world?

Together, we will explore the multifaceted drivers of the future of work. What are the implications of technology on the future of work? What are the global trends in industrialized economies and their implications for the Indian labour market? How will technology transform workplace strategies (i.e., remote work, hybrid work)? What are the other key drivers that will reframe the future of work?  How will changes in the nature of work affect labour market outcomes by gender and economic inequalities?

Session speakers

A/Prof Jennifer Grafton

Jennifer Grafton is an Associate Professor of Management Accounting in the Department of Accounting and currently the Associate Dean (Global Engagement) for the Faculty of Business and Economics, at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Commerce (Degree with Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Jennifer’s research and teaching interests span management accounting and business forensics and fraud. Her research investigates issues of performance measurement and management control as they relate to organisational performance management, particularly in not-for-profit contexts. She supervises honours and graduate research students in this field. Jennifer’s research has been published in leading international journals, including: Management Science, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Management Accounting Research.

Jennifer is a member of the editorial board for Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, the Journal of Applied Accounting Research, and the American Accounting Association’s field journal, Forensic Accounting Research.

Professor Jeff Borland

Jeff Borland is Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne.  His main research interests include the operation of labour markets in Australia, and program and policy evaluation and design.  Jeff is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and in 2020 received the annual Distinguished Fellow Award from the Economic Society of Australia.

Professor Peter Gahan

Peter Gahan is a Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership in the Faculty of Business and Economics.  He has also worked as a senior public servant, as Director of Workplace Innovation in the Victorian Department of Industry, Innovation, and Regional Development.  He has undertaken commissioned research for both state and commonwealth governments on areas related to employment relations, regulatory arrangements to support workplace innovation and the consequences of various regulatory labour market reforms.  Over the last 25 years, Professor Gahan has published widely on employment relations and collective bargaining, high-performance workplaces, labour markets and the future of work, and the consequences of labour market regulation.

A/Professor Leah Ruppanner

Leah Ruppanner is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the Future of Work Lab at the University of Melbourne.  Her research investigates gender and its intersection to inequalities, technologies, and policies.  Associate Professor Ruppanner is also a leading expert on COVID-19 and its impact on gender inequality.

Vikas Gupta - Managing Director, Deloitte India
Vikas is a Human Resources leader with more than two decades of professional experience. He is passionate about "reimagining human resources" to meet the needs of the "future of work". His areas of interest include technology, education, and research. His expertise spans diverse industries, including manufacturing, telecom, financial services, retail, and professional services.

A thought leader across current trends in Human Resources and Higher Education, Vikas shares insights at various academic and industry conferences that focus on talent trends that impact the business.

Vikas is the author of a series of whitepapers on the theme of "Future of higher education in India" published by Deloitte Insights. He regularly shares his views on higher education and the future of work in leading publications. He is also an active contributor to the Life at Deloitte blog.

Vikas is a member of the Asia-Pacific Council of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), serves on the managing committee of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Exporters Association), Mentor at WIT India Forum, and the HR Panel and State Committee of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries). His community focus pivots on the advancement of youth through education.

This event is presented in collaboration with Study Melbourne.

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