Thank You From CIO’s Future of
Work Summit

Automation and Augmentation:

Building a Next-Gen Workforce

September 20, 2023

What was on the agenda?

In today’s dynamic work environment, change remains a constant factor. As organizations integrate generative AI technologies, they gain improved efficiency coupled with enhanced intelligence. The demand for flexibility has led employees to advocate for hybrid work models, driving the adoption of advanced collaboration tools.

Nevertheless, this rapid advancement presents a host of challenges spanning workplace culture, physical workspace, and the composition of the workforce. There is an immediate imperative to identify and introduce new roles such as the Chief AI Ethics Officer and Prompt Engineer. Leaders now face the critical task of finding the right balance between full-scale automation and human augmentation.

The urgency to adapt makes CIO’s Future of Work Summit one of the most strategic events on your calendar. Join us and bring your team on September 20!




Key topics of discussion:

  • Promise vs. reality: AI in workplace tools
  • What drives successful people analytics
  • Human-machine collaboration skills
  • How to move past common pain points in AI projects
  • Takeaways from real-world case studies on technology such as robotic process automation and more

Samantha Radocchia- Futurist, Award-Winning Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Technology Pioneer

The Radical Next: Designing the Organization of the Future

Samantha Radocchia, or “Sam Rad,” is a futurist, best-selling author, multimedia storyteller, and frontier tech pioneer who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and technologist.
Sam is the founder of Radical Next, a meta-media studio and strategic consultancy creating transformative stories, experiences, and media productions that shape the future. Her upcoming book by the same name, Radical Next: Thriving in Times of Radical Change explores how “radical next ideas” and technologies will transform societies in the decades to come.

A charismatic speaker and compelling storyteller, Sam delivers keynotes and creates experiences globally at industry events, Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, national governments, international organizations, and NGOs — empowering individuals, leaders, and organizations not only to survive, but to thrive through radical and accelerating change.

Sam was trained in anthropology and symbolic systems, studying simulated and virtual realities, multiple dimensions, and metaverses — pushing the bounds of human consciousness and social organizations through her research. Her early work focused on virtual world economies, and she was amongst the first anthropologists to live in the virtual world “Second Life” in 2009.

As a futurist, this work has led Sam on a journey working with a range of frontier technologies, indigenous and emerging social structures, people, places, and practices. She refers to herself as an archaeologist of the future, as Fredric Jameson coined — applying a traditional anthropological ethnographic approach to envisioning and illustrating future possibilities.

A four-time entrepreneur, Sam holds several patents linking the physical and digital worlds, and has served across multiple founding executive roles across the C-Suite. An early blockchain and web 3 pioneer, she previously was co-founder of LOVE, a London-based Web 3 communication platform, and Chronicled, a San Francisco-based blockchain company bringing trust to global commerce and supply chains. Prior to Chronicled, Sam founded two companies leveraging AI to map personal taste.

Sam is the author of the #1 Best Seller, Bitcoin Pizza: The No Bullshit Guide to Blockchain, writes as a contributor to Forbes, and was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She’s deeply passionate about decentralization and believes technology is a tool to empower not entrench.

Sam is no stranger to risk and has accumulated over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver.

Check out our other great speakers


Samantha Radocchia

Futurist, Award-Winning Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Technology Pioneer

Mark Austin Ph.D.

VP, Data Science
AT&T Chief Data Office

Max Chan - skilled, visionary technology executive serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Avnet

Max Chan


Bradley Cooper

AVP, Technology
SASR Workforce Solutions

Amy Loomis

Research Vice President, Future of Work

Justin Martinez

Practice Leader, Technology Officers Practice
Korn Ferry

Niranjan Ramsunder

Chief Technology Officer

Rosie Rivel


Daniel Saroff - Group Vice President of Consulting and Research at IDC

Daniel Saroff

GVP, Consulting and Research

Stan Gibson

Stan Gibson Communications

Julia King

Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO
Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Lucas Mearian

Senior Writer, Computerworld
Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer,

  • Collaborating with AI and autonomous colleagues in a multi-channel workforce 
  • Embracing emerging technologies in the face of evolving regulation 
  • From shadow IT to shadow AI: How to gain visibility and rein in unauthorized usage 
  • How to restructure your IT teams for new roles and skills in a GenAI world 
  • Agile workforce models: How to reskill and upskill and staff across silos 
  • Avoiding AI bias in hiring, and other intersections of IT and HR 

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