How will Blockchain impact and transform HR?
Blockchain is widely associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies; however, Blockchain technology is set to disrupt the way human resources (HR) departments are currently functioning. Accordingly, investments in Blockchain technology are forecast to reach $11.7 billion by 2021, which is tremendous as it was only $1.5 billion in 2018.
This session is designed to introduce Blockchain, its concepts, benefits and applications with a particular interest in how the technology will impact and transform HR function in organisations. HR as a critical function becomes more complicated as organisations move towards contingent labour and operate outside traditional organisational boundaries. Blockchain technology will arguably impact the HR function more profoundly than ever imagined. Amy & Vidy will introduce Blockchain and use cases for the HR industry to showcase how HR functions will become transparent and simple.
Speaker: Amy Tian, Associate Professor, Curtin Business School - Curtin University
Amy's (PhD Cardiff University) research focuses on how strategic HRM and leadership affect people’s attitudinal and behavioural outcomes such as creativity and innovation.
Amy also examines how multicultural employees, leaders and teams can contribute to the team and organisational success. Amy has published regularly in top tier academic journal outlets as well as practitioner oriented outlets such as Harvard Business Review.
Speaker: Dr Vidy Potdar, Director - Blockchain R&D Laboratory, Curtin University
Vidy has a degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Information and Cyber Security, and is currently engaged in research and development on Blockchain, Internet of Things and other emerging technologies. He works closely with industry and undertakes practical; real-world industry-focussed research projects.
Vidy has secured several research grants from industry and government to drive research in emerging areas of technology like Blockchain, internet of things (IoT), deep learning and its applications to different industry verticals to address several organisational challenges such as human resource management, finance and accounts, supply chain, marketing effectiveness, operational management etc...
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