Workforce evolution: people and technology

Workforce evolution: people and technology

Feb 27
Technologies are changing everything about work, the workplace and our jobs. The Australian workforce is adapting but nowhere near ready for large scale transformation.


Alex Badenoch, Group Executive, Transformation and People, Telstra
The Hon. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills

Event overview

CEDA research proves Australian business leaders prioritise investments in new technology and that workers welcome this investment. However, that is far from the full picture. 

Across sectors leaders are tackling unresolved concerns of job security, skill requirements, knowledge gaps and how to compete. At this CEDA event you and your guests will hear more about success in the hard work of better connecting people with technology to ensure a productive, efficient and innovative workforce. 

Event presentations

Alex Badenoch, Telstra MP3

The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Alex Badenoch
Group Executive, Transformation and People, Telstra

Having worked on internationally and across Australia on ports, railways and telecommunications, Alex leads the development of Telstra’s transformation roadmap and understands the transformative value of new technologies for workforces and workplaces. She has designed and implemented successful change across multiple organisations.

The Hon. Shannon Fentiman
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills

With considerable experience in employment law, Shannon is a passionate advocate for quality education and training opportunities to ensure Queenslanders to compete in the jobs of the future. Delivering the government’s commitment to creating jobs and supporting small businesses to reach their full potential are Shannon’s main priorities. 

Supported by CEDA members

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