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Women in Technology WA Inc. (WiTWA)

WiTWA TechXChange Event - The Future of Work


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Women in Technology WA Inc. (WiTWA)

WiTWA TechXChange Event - The Future of Work

Date and Time

Wed 21st Aug 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Curtin University Brookfield Place
137 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Event description

What is the 'fourth industrial revolution'? How will it impact job seekers? Education and training options? How do employers empower their workforce to adapt to the onslaught of changes  in the new world of automation, big data, internet of things, artificial intelligence, blockchain, drones and 5G

Research from McKinsey estimates that between 75 million and 375 million individuals (3–14% of the global workforce) could be forced to switch occupational categories by 2030. But it is not all doom and gloom - the future is bright, particularly for those who are willing to increase their fluency in STEM skills.

WiTWA have gathered a world-renowned futurologist, a Professor of HR and author of two books on career management and ways of working and the Director of a widely respected Perth technical recruitment firm to discuss the Future of Work and how we can prepare for it.

These fascinating individuals will share their insights on how job-seekers can be more employable and better plan their careers to take advantage of the revolution; and how companies can adapt and leverage the power of technology to build more engaged, productive workforces in the new world of Industry 4.0

Hosted in the stunning new Curtin University Gallery Space at Brookfield Place and includes light refreshments.

Please see below for more information on our speakers and panelists.  

With all our 2019 TechXChange events selling out, we suggest you secure your tickets early.  Unfortunately, refunds cannot be processed on the Humanitix platform, but 100% of all Humanitix profits will go towards supporting literacy programmes for young girls. 

Mini Mentors / Mentees

Are you a Uni Student, parent returning to work, new to the industry (or Perth Tech Scene), upskilling, reskilling or are you without many connections in the industry?

We are excited to offer our "Mini Mentor" program as part of our next event on 21 August.

We have been delighted with the generosity from the community with a lot of amazing women and men who have volunteered to be your "Mini Mentor" on the night. These Mini Mentors work in various roles in Perth Tech - including Technical, Management, Project Management, Account Management etc and across many industry streams.

After organising your ticket here, please visit the link below to register your interest as a Mini Mentor or Mini Mentee: 


With thanks to Curtin University for hosting this WiTWA+ Event and Mini Mentor Session.

Special thanks also goes to Readify for being a proud sponsor at this WitWA event

Meet our speakers and panel:

Rocky Scopelliti

Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist. His pioneering behavioural economics research on the confluence of demographic change associated with Millennials, and digital technology, have influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future. His new book 'Youthquake 4.0 - A Whole Generation and the New Industrial Revolution' was launched in September 2018.

As a media commentator, his unique insights have featured on SKY Business News, The Australian Financial Review, ABC Radio National, The Economist, Forbes and Bloomberg. As an international key note speaker, his presentations have captivated audiences across Asia Pacific, the USA and Europe including Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As a thought-leading Chief Juvenescence Officer, over 150 boards and leadership teams, including Fortune 100 corporations, each year seek his advice on strategy, emerging technologies and their future impact.

Julia Richardson

Julia Richardson is Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the School of Management at Curtin University.

Prior to coming to Australia, she pursued an international career in the corporate and public sector in Japan, Indonesia, UK, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada. Julia’s research interests focus primarily on themes relating to contemporary careers including individual and organisational career management practices, changing work arrangements and relationships, work-life balance and career change. Her recent book 'New Ways of Working In a Changing World' (Routledge, 2019, Co-Edited with Prof Clare Kelliher, Cranfield University) draws together contributions from internationally recognized management scholars and practitoners. Her 2017 book ‘An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Yor Work and Your Life’ (OUP, 2017) examines the challenges of careers in 21st Century.

Tina Ambrose

Director and Founder, Valrose. Tina has 15 years’ experience in the technology industry, connecting a range of talent with great organisations across the UK and Australia. She is passionate about improving the Tech [+] landscape through building diverse and inclusive teams for her clients; as well as providing support and advice to candidates through their various career progression stages.

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Women in Technology WA Inc. (WiTWA)


WiTWA is a Perth-based, not for profit organisation providing a framework for women in tech [+] to extend their networks and expand their knowledge on a broad range of professional topics. We encourage open conversation and inspire deliberation and debate. WiTWA wants to see more women in tech [+] roles and organisations in WA, and to progress those already in these careers as we achieve greater parity and equality. This is how we help make it happen: Encouraging young people to study STEM subjects through our Techtrails program, showing Year 9 and 10 students the diverse and varied jobs for all genders in tech [+] careers. We want to retain the women already in tech [+] careers. We do this by helping them connect with fellow supporters and providing networking and development opportunities through our suite of events: TechXChanges, Boardroom Series and our newly minted one-day conference, WiTWA [+]. Our supporters span across gender, industry and age and are committed to introducing women and young people to exciting and meaningful careers in tech, science and innovation. We want to champion tech [+] as viable, future focused and stimulating professions for young people to consider; and we want to support them in that pursuit – all while raising the status of women in Australian business and in all tech [+] industries.