HDI Houston | August Meeting | Jobs and AI Anxiety

When:  Aug 28, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CT)
Associated with  Houston

The future of work: adapting to technological change

For decades, people have worried that one day machines could take over their jobs. Robert Half research suggests that there’s little to fear about emerging technologies — if you’re prepared. Instead, there will likely be many opportunities to take advantage of. In this PowerPoint presentation, we discuss how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will affect the workplace and the nature of your job — and the jobs of your employees.
We also touch on the very real human anxieties — and also the excitement — that come from these changes.


Evan Campbell
Managing Director, IT Consulting Practice Professional Experience
Evan Campbell is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Technology Strategy and Operations (TSO) practice and has also been heavily involved in the ERP Solutions practice during his career. He has deep experience in managing complex IT projects, digital transformation efforts, and systems implementations. Additionally, Evan has service delivery responsibility within the Protiviti Digital and Managed Technology Services practices. He has presented numerous times to the IIA, ISACA, various user groups, and other industry organizations on topics ranging from ERP Implementations to Robotic Process Automation (RPA).


Blake Guyton 
Vice President, Managed Technology Solutions
Blake Guyton is a Vice President of Managed Technology Solutions for Robert Half Technology, based out of Dallas, TX.  Over the past 15 years, he has helped clients fulfill their IT staffing, project, managed services, and solutions consulting needs.  Starting his career as an IT recruiter, Blake has also served in roles from Consulting Sales Executive to Branch Manager of Staffing operations to Vice President of Managed Services.  His vast knowledge in Technology Staffing and Consulting allows him to bring value to his clients by crafting the right solution that aligns with the client's business objectives.


Samir Datt
Managing Director, IT Consulting Practice
Samir is a Managing Director and founding member with Protiviti based in, Houston, Texas since 2002.  Prior to starting with Protiviti, Samir was a leader in the IT Infrastructure Management practice in the Houston office of Arthur Andersen where he spent 6 years.  Samir’s major project experience includes IT Governance & Strategy, IT Operations, functional and technical system design, system development, implementation, and integration, and security.  His experience ranges from start-up infrastructure design, including the implementation of network and infrastructure management tools to major enterprise strategy and IT operational process improvement.  Samir’s clients consist of Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services and Energy & Utilities industries.


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