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HR & AI: Contemporary Practice, Current Issues, and Future Challenges

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Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Price: free

HR & AI: Contemporary Practice, Current Issues, and Future Challenges

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In this first of a planned yearly series on Human Resources & Artificial Intelligence, our panelists explore the use of AI in the management of HR from a range of perspectives including understanding and using the data, key ethical considerations, best practice in implementation, and the data science behind the scenes. We will review contemporary practice, current issues and future challenges for HR practitioners.


Megan Butler, Leeds University Business School / Future of Work Strategist, Rizing HCM
Megan Marie Butler is in her PhD's final year, focusing on advancing HR management practices using AI. Megan built her current career on her previous ten-year career in progressive business operations and HR management roles. Since completing her MBA and starting her PhD, Megan has worked for the last 6 years in research, analytics, and consulting, focusing on the HR technology and people analytics spaces and working on academic research projects. 

Alan Walker, Co-founder, Udder
Alan Walker is one of the Co-founders of Udder, a fast-growing consulting business that focuses on helping HR leaders to realise the benefits of using modern technology to augment their human-powered expertise, creativity and decision-making. He believes that by using Design & Product thinking to formulate their HR technology roadmap, and an agile approach to deliver against it, CHROs and HRDs can create a continuously evolving employee experience that drives better organisational performance.

Pamela Lirio, Associate Professor of International Human Resource Management & Digital HR, L'Université de Montréal
Pamela Lirio is an Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal (Université de Montréal), specializing in international human resource management (IHRM), digital transformation in HR, and responsible artificial intelligence (AI).  She is also a co-researcher in OBVIA, the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology, working in both English and French on the impact to "Industry 4.0, Work and Employment". Dr. Lirio has a PhD in Management (OB/HR) from McGill University and has received funding for her research from the FRQSC, SSHRC, Mitacs, and the Québec Ministry of Economy and Innovation. She has published in top ranked academic journals such as Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Additionally, she maintains close connections to industry and professional associations by volunteer-leading the Canadian delegation of the global HR association: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and as a member of advisory committees of Les Sources Humaines and the Quebec Order of Certified HR Professionals, CRHA. Dr. Lirio has been named as the Most Inclusive HR Influencer and Women in AI Ethics Lists, blogging frequently on the topics of diversity, equity & inclusion, AI, Digital HR, and global work, thus creating unique opportunities to disseminate research and best practices to a broad audience of academics and practitioners. 

Lara Montefiori, Head of Psychometrics, Multiverse
Lara Monefiori is Head of Psychometrics at Multiverse, a mission-driven ed tech unicorn committed to democratise access to careers through state-of-the-art apprenticeship training. She is also a Lecturer in Psychology at University College London (UCL) where she teaches and researches about assessment cheating, innovation in assessment, occupational Psychology, and the ethical use of artificial intelligence and technology in candidate selection. Lara was previously Chief Scientific Officer at Arctic Shores, the pioneering behaviour-based assessment HR tech which was built around the innovative psychometric approach she envisioned and brought to the scientific community and candidate selection market. Throughout her career Lara has increasingly become committed to pushing the boundaries of Social Mobility and Diversity and Inclusion, and she's now focusing her research and commercial efforts to challenge an already mobilised status quo to go a step further and distribute career opportunities solely based on potential and motivation. 

Hosted by: Dr Christina Butler

Dr Christina L Butler is Associate Professor of International Management and Organizational Behaviour at Kingston University where she leads the Future of Work and Organizations Research & Kowledge Hub Group. Her research focuses on global work and careers and the implications for well-being. She has a particular interest in global virtual teams and in the careers of young and migrant graduates. Her work has been funded by the British Academy, Norwegian Research Council, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social research and the Finnish Foundation for Economic Education. She has published in leading international journals including Journal of World Business, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processess, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. She also regularly presents her work at international conferences including Academy of Management, European International Business Academy, and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. Her work has featured in the HR press including HR News, Personnel Today, and Unleash.

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Contact: Dr Christina Butler