Dean's Lecture Series: Andrew Grant Event as iCalendar

22 May 2018

5 - 7pm

Venue: B401.439 - Engineering Building

Location: 20 Symonds Street

The Faculty of Engineering’s Deans Lecture Series is an exciting initiative launched in 2016 to build collegiality among our professional and academic community. We thrive on providing a collaborative environment where knowledge is freely shared, so we welcome you to come along, get together, and hear stories from our range of inspirational speakers from engineering and beyond. This ongoing event will showcase different topics, content, formats, and speakers throughout the year.

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Artifical Intelligence and the Future of Work

ANDREW GRANT    

Andrew recently presented to World Leader’s on this topic at The World Economic Forum in Davos.  Andrew heads up the Global Public Sector Practice at McKinsey & Company. McKinsey has undertaken a significant research project to understand the practical implications of this for individual professions and economies. Andrew will discuss this research and how AI, automations and other technologies are changing the way we work now and how this will change the future of work going forward, with a particular focus on the implications for the academic profession, and for New Zealand.

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About the speaker

Andrew Grant graduated with a BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland. After stints as a Rhodes Scholar and a structural engineer specialising in earthquake engineering, he joined McKinsey & Company in 1992. He currently leads their Global Public Sector Practice and is the Chairman of the firm’s Risk & Audit Committee, and focuses on solving strategic challenges for public sector institutions. His advisory history spans a broad range of industries and geographical areas, including basic materials and agribusiness, consumer goods, and the public sector.