The Edge Power Room Series – Why work insights are the key to building an adaptable workforce of the future?

In a hybrid environment, work has become far more variable. Leaders must understand how work gets done to the last mile, where organizational pain points lie, and identify work patterns that remain hidden in plain sight to unleash the trapped value in the organizations. Work insights hold the key to uncover a deeper understanding of what is contributing to bottlenecks in an organization and act as force multipliers of performance, and productivity.

During this event we will discuss:

  • The important role of insights and why it is much more powerful than just data
  • How to reshape the new hybrid workplace by not just tracking productivity but invigorating with new opportunities and meaningful impact
  • How insights-driven work efficiency can help thrive through possible future technology disruptions
  • Overview

    The Edge Power Room Series will bring together thought leaders to discuss current challenges and how automation can help improve business outcomes, accelerate innovation and drive growth in endless ways, thus shaping the enterprise of the future. As the digital revolution takes shape, enterprises which can derive intelligence, from all the data that lies within the plethora of documents, will be able to shape the future and thrive in disruption. Are you geared up shape the future of your enterprise?


    • 17:00 Networking drinks
    • 17:45 The Future of Automation – Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People & Organization, PwC | Partner, Transformation, PwC US | Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
    • 18:05 Why work insights are the key to building an adaptable workforce of the future?
      Praveen Kombial, Vice President, EdgeVerve
    • 18:25 Panel discussion: How are enterprises leveraging the power of process discovery for growth?
    • 19:10 Open House and Q&A
    • 19:20 Three Course Seated Dinner
    • 20:30 Program ends
    • Praveen Kombial Vice President at EdgeVerve, an Infosys company

      His mandate is to leverage Artificial Intelligence and Emerging technologies to build and launch products solving for specific business problems for industries globally. At EdgeVerve, Praveen leads a highly talented team of Engineers and Product managers in building an ecosystem of Products addressing industries and functions such Financial Services, Insurance, Consumer Packaged Goods and Supply chains. Prior to Infosys, Praveen spent many years at GE Capital and GE Money in India and did a gamut of functions and roles across retail finance, corporate leasing and risk management. Among other things, he managed a 500Mn$ Auto portfolio, was instrumental in setting up a fast funding channel in consumer lending and expanded a corporate leasing product. With his background across core Industry domains and the evolving cutting edge technology landscape, Praveen is on the forefront of driving change and brings a practitioner’s view to translate concepts to reality.

      Tom Paholski Senior Director - Field Operations, Mass Market Field Operations, Lumen Technologies.

      Tom Paholski is a service-oriented leader with over 33 years of combined Telcom industry experience with AT&T and Lumen Technologies. He is a Marine Corps Veteran, residing in the great State of Texas, and is currently the Senior Director of Field Operations for Lumen Technologies leading their dispatch operations, field technician support centers, network inventory build and internal business office operations throughout the United States. Tom began his career in the late 80’s as a Field Technician and has served in leadership positions in Field Operations, Center Operations, Human Resources, Executive Staff Support, Labor Relations, Training and Development and Program Management. Throughout his career, Tom has been called upon to reimagine how organizations approach their business through greater use of data analytics, enhanced tooling, and by returning to basic customer service fundamentals resulting in higher productivity, increased customer satisfaction, improved employee satisfaction and increased profitability.

      Bhushan Sethi Joint Global Leader, People & Organization, PwC | Partner, Transformation, PwC US | Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

      Bhushan is a global practice leader, pragmatic strategist and practitioner with a demonstrable track record of working with financial Institutions and leading global organizations to design and implement integrated business and workforce strategies that enable sustainable business, customer, financial and regulatory outcomes. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for NYU Stern School of Business, where he teaches the consulting practice course to MBA students. Bhushan is a recognized thought leader and media spokesperson on "future of work” and has been recently featured in WSJ, FT, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, BBC and The Economist. He is also a current member of councils for both World Economic Forum – Skills and Education and G20/T20 - Future of Work. He currently resides in New York City and has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and US

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