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The Future of Work Explained

Understand how and why work will be impacted by automation, robots and artificial intelligence
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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The Future of Work is a very common topic of discussion in business.  This short course will use a simple but powerful framework published in the MIT Sloan business school Management Review journal to teach you how to understand what factors impact whether a particular type of job is going to be impacted by artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, and why this is the case.  By the end of the course you will be able to take almost any type of work and apply the Future of Work framework to understand how that work will be impacted.

You will learn

✓ The Future of Work is a common phrase in business these days. However, this is not just about “will robots take my job?” In this class we will use a framework that looks at the value a worker creates and how they deliver that value to better explain which jobs will survive the onslaught of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.


• There are no course prerequisites beyond an interest in better learning what the Future of Work is all about

This course is for

• Anyone interested in how Artificial Intelligence, automation and robotics will impact what we do
Professor of consulting
Dr. David Firth is a professor of Management Information Systems at the College of Business at the University of Montana.
David’s main contribution to the College of Business is his nationally recognized Introduction to Consulting class. This class has launched hundreds of students in to careers in consulting. The vast majority of these students make well above the average salaries for graduates of the business school.
David is recognized as The Godfather of ATG Missoula. ATG Missoula is an international consulting firm based in Missoula, Montana. As The Godfather, David worked with the Tom Stergios, who was at the time living in Missoula but working for ATG out of Kansas. David convinced Tom that if he opened up an office in Missoula he would be able to hire students from David’s Introduction to Consulting class that would be some of the best hires he had ever seen. Tom started with two students, who were so good he came back quickly for more. Now Tom is close to his 100th hire in less than six years.
KPMG Advisory has recognized the talent coming out of David’s Consulting classes. as well. The University of Montana is a Top-30 school for KPMG Advisory to hire from, out of over 2,500 4-year U.S. universities, and alongside universities like Penn State, Notre Dame, UC Berkeley and UCLA.
David has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Before his Ph.D. David was a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of KPMG’s Information Technology consulting practice. He was the lead consultant on some of the firm’s largest and most important clients, including the worldwide VISA engagements and Wells Fargo. He also served a large number of small startup technology firms. He brings this vast real-world experience in to the Udemy lectures to show students what it consulting is really all about.
Before working with KPMG, David was an audit manager in Dallas, TX and before that London with the international accounting and consulting firm E&Y.
David has an undergraduate (Honours) and master’s degrees in Physics from Oxford University in England.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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