EmTech Next 2019

June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019 | CAMBRIDGE (MA), U.S.

EmTech is a global series of conferences organized by MIT Technology Review Events. EmTech examines future trends and the technologies that will drive the new global economy. It’s where tech, business, and culture converge, and where you gain access to the most innovative people and companies in the world.

AI and robotics are driving rapid and radical workplace transformation across all industries, for companies large and small. These and other emerging technologies, like advanced manufacturing and AR/VR, are changing jobs ranging from manufacturing to medicine to retail. 

EmTech Next examines the technology behind these global trends and their implications for the future of work. It will delve into their potential to empower the human workforce and open up new areas of economic growth, while also exploring their unintended consequences.

How can businesses better use artificial intelligence?

How will you prepare your workforce for the jobs of the future? 

What skills will be valued in this new era? 

How can you stay agile and steer your career through this time of unprecedented change?

Key themes from 2018 included:

  • Artificial Intelligence and its impact on businesses
  • Robots as your coworkers
  • The digital factory and 3-D printing
  • VR/AR in the workplace
  • The skill gap myth—or rethinking retraining
  • Job displacement and labor disruption