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New York Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology

Creating Workforce Agility in an AI World

  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NYU Wasserman Career Center

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Work is changing in profound new ways. Accenture research performed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum leaves little doubt that work and business will never be the same, begging the question, Is the enterprise prepared to respond meaningfully, and at scale? Probably not. Organizational sensing reveals that only 11% of organizations are truly agile, which means 89% are not.

The experience of organizations pivoting to future-relevant workforce strategies bears that out. Leaders have questions about where to start, what future to solve for, what to message about changes taking place, and working within a culture of ambivalence about new practices.


This session will review Accenture’s analytical approach and observations from experience with Global 500 clients using analytically-driven insights to reshape their future workforce using the “4Bs”: Buy, Build, Borrow, and Bot to form a complete labor sourcing strategy tailored for the times. This includes reviewing a method that decompose job roles into component tasks before evaluating their potential for automation, digital augmentation, and ‘adaptive’ propensity, i.e., talent platforms for gig work, and developing strategies for ‘newskilling’ at scale.

The session is appropriate for HR and business leaders inspired to join a revolution of agility by providing evidence-based decision support on the future of work, as well as researchers and academics, and will conclude with specific action suggestions for people leaders to consider.

Presenter Bio

As senior partner and global managing director of Accenture Strategy’s talent and organizational analytics business, Dr. Bazigos leads a high-growth practice as its chief executive. His group architects, sponsors, and scales the development, commercialization, and delivering of industry-leading service offerings and enabling platforms for global markets and clients. Focus areas are future workforce leadership, cultural agility, talent, and automation.

Before joining Accenture, he was vice president of OrgSolutions at McKinsey & Co., where he published frequently on organizational strategy in the McKinsey Quarterly. Earlier leadership roles spanned both industry and consulting at KPMG, IBM, and PwC Consulting. Within this span, he lectured at Columbia University’s graduate program in social-organizational psychology. As an education dean, he founded Pace University’s Center for Urban Education, equalizing the distribution of opportunity in the NY metropolitan area.

He earned his PhD and MPhil in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University, his MA in Industrial Psychology at NYU, and BA in Psychology at Pace University. Whether in internal or external leadership roles throughout his career, a passion for innovation, inspiring people and teams, and managing by the evidence have helped client companies perform.

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