PODCAST: How GenAI will augment the future of work

A discussion between Sally Eaves, Emergent Technology CTO, and Karen Plotkin, Dell Technologies' SVP of client strategy.

“Now is a period of reflection…on the nature of place, space and pace and evaluating how productive, collaborative, satisfied and happy the workforce has been.”
– Sally Eaves, Emergent Techonology CTO

Join host Sally Eaves, Emergent Technology CTO, and Karen Plotkin, Dell Technologies’ SVP of client strategy, for this podcast episode of Tomorrow’s Tech Today, where they discuss the role of GenAI in the future of work with a particular focus on its implications for productivity, innovation, and collaboration.

This content is part of the GenAI Expert Series that aims to untangle the hype from the reality of GenAI with practical discussions on how to approach its application within your organization. To learn more about how to create a data-driven innovation process, click here.

In this video:

  • 03:36 – The Importance of Creativity
  • 07:41 – Reflection on Workplace and Productivity
  • 14:39 – GenAI’s Impact on Future of Work
  • 20:05 – GenAI and Leadership in the Workplace
  • 23:26 – Leadership Shift
  • 38:23 – Innovating Job Requirements
  • 42:22 – The Future of Work and Innovation

Guest list:

Professor Sally Eaves, Author and Global Strategic Advisor in Emergent Technologies, Founder of Tomorrow’s Tech Today and Aspirational Futures

Professor Sally Eaves has been described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’. She is an international advocate for opening access to opportunity and has founded Aspirational Futures to help skill, empower and support the generation of interdisciplinary talent into careers yet to be conceived, alongside scaling the application of emergent technology as an enabler for business transformation and social good. Sally is also Social Impact lead for the Hult Prize and contributes to parliamentary policy thought leadership. She was an inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations in 2018 and is now leading major initiatives in this area, including presenting at Davos and leading events worldwide.

Sally also brings a depth of experience from both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, as a Professor in Advanced Technologies and as a Global Strategic Advisor. She specializes in the application and integration of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and associated emergent technologies for business and societal benefit. Sally works globally with bleeding-edge disruptors, governments, academia and leading corporate institutions to apply her expertise for achieving sustainable competitive advantage alongside purpose-driven change. A senior policy advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies, she is also actively researching cybersecurity advances from enterprise to SME.

Sally is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an award-winning international keynote speaker, author and external expert with globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines, digital transformation, future of work and social innovation aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She has recently been ranked 8th in the World in Blockchain impact and is continually ranked in the top 10 for digital disruption and across frontier technology subjects.

Karen Plotkin, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions Strategy, Dell Technologies

Karen Plotkin is a 25-year veteran of Dell who is currently responsible for Client Solutions Strategy.

She joined the strategy team after leading the Americas CSG Sales team for five years. Over the course of her career, Karen has also held multiple roles in sales and marketing including COC leadership, Small Business Sales, Consumer Merchandising and Small Business Marketing.

Karen is happiest at work when she is building winning teams and solving tough problems. She is also passionate about children and giving back to the community. Karen is on the board of Thinkery in Austin and an Executive Sponsor for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas.

Karen has an MBA from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University.

In her free time, Karen can be found on the tennis court, in the kitchen, traveling or on a spin bike. She is a Mom of twin girls who are in college and is still getting used to an empty nest. She also has two Labradoodles who make frequent appearances on Zoom and love their celebrity.