Afterwork Series “The Future of Professions” – Envisioning the Workplace and New Professions in a Disruptive World
About the event:
The development of automation and artificial intelligence brings the promise of higher productivity, increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience. However, these disruptive technologies are invalidating long-held assumptions about jobs, firms, industries, and whole economies.
Even though agility and adaptation are necessary for survival, they are not sufficient: we need to change our management thinking. In fact, in order to meet the innovation challenges of the digital age, business leaders will need to put in extra time understanding how to manage the increasingly sophisticated digital landscape as well as keeping their skills updated and relevant. They need to stay up on current emerging trends and be ready to quickly adapt as ubiquitous computing, automation, and ‘smart’ digital technologies continue to transform the workplace.
Join us to learn more about how technology will be the leading driver of the change in the future of professions.
About the speaker:
Giovanna Melfi, Founder & Managing Director, Metamorphosis Biz
Giovanna Melfi is the founder and managing director of Metamorphosis Biz, and she specializes in helping companies form talented and dynamic teams, transition into the digital world and provide an engaging customer journey.
Born in Italy and based in Hong Kong, Giovanna has more than 20 years’ management experience with top luxury brands around the world, such as Marc Jacobs, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Prada.
She holds a postgraduate diploma in Digital Business from Columbia Business School, certificates in Digital Communication from the MIT Sloan School of Management and in Orchestrating Winning Performance from IMD Business School, and now she serves as vice president of IMD’s Hong Kong alumni club.
Passing on her knowledge, she mentors entrepreneurs through various programs, such as Techstars’ Startup Weekend, and, at times, speaks at City University’s School of Creative Media and Career Centre Hong Kong Science & Technology University.
Since September 2018, Giovanna is also managing director Asia at BeThe1, an international boutique firm specialized in human resources consulting and recruitment in the Luxury sector.