Top Nigerian Expert Keynotes HR Conference

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OML Africa has announced the confirmation of a top Nigerian HR Strategy expert at the 8th Africa HR Leaders Conference slated for 25-26 April 2019 in Accra, Ghana. Dr. Olayiwola Oladapo will be delivering a paper “The Looming Tsunami of the New World of Work: The Strategic Imperatives for Work, the Workplace and the Workforce in Africa” and This is expected to provide insights into the Future of Work in Africa.

Dr Olayiwola is a Nigerian Organizational Development Professional and thought leader with over 20 years’ cognate experience straddling private, public and development sectors and with core competencies in Strategy, Human Capital Development and Governance development.

His work experience spans stints in management consulting executing organizational development projects for some of the Fortune 500 companies operating units in Nigeria that include Exxon Mobil, Shell, Coca Cola, British American Tobacco, and Peugeot.

Dr. Olayiwola has also worked in senior and executive management roles across different sectors that include healthcare, aviation, oil and Gas with Oando Plc, Hygeia and MMA2.

He is currently the Director Strategy, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations in the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management. CIPM Nigeria is the regulatory body for the development and practice of Human Resource Management and arguably Africa’s largest Professional Human Capital Institute with over 12,000 strong members.

Read more on De Olayiwola here

Conference Fees:GHC1500 (local delegates) and $500 (international delegates)

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The world of work as we know it is rapidly undergoing radical transformation and the boundaries and worldview of work are being fundamentally redefined daily. Leading the assault on our worldview and understanding of work, the workplace and the workforce is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its signature disruptive trends like Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency and Digitalization. The Ability to adapt and leverage the 4IR will determine the currency of global relevance and the achievable degree of sustainable development across Africa.

The World Economic Forum predicted that 41% of all work activities in South Africa are susceptible to automation, as are 44% in Ethiopia, 46% in Nigeria and 52% in Kenya. The World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Index finds that Sub-Saharan Africa currently only captures 55% of its human capital potential, compared to a global average of 65%. This index could be worsened with the advent of the fourth industrial revolution.

The looming Tsunami of the new world of work associated with the fourth Industrial Revolution portends great prospects and danger for Africa’s and will potentially have colossal ramifications in the near future on work, the workplace, how work is done and the workforce.

The learning Outcomes will focus on:
“0”>What is 4IR?

  1. How will the 4IR impact on the New World of Work?
  2. What will be the Impact of the 4IR on Africa’s HR?
  3. What should Africa’s HR leaders be doing to prepare for the Tsunami of New World of Work?

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