Christopher J. Dwyer

Vice President of Research, Ardent Partners

For over 12 years, Christopher J. Dwyer has been a thought leader, futurist, and industry analyst in the world of workforce management. He is a Future of Work evangelist and develops research to help businesses better understand the new world of work. Dwyer is currently the Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, a prominent Boston-based research and advisory firm. He is also the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to the Gig Economy, the Future of Work, non-employee workforce management, the evolution of talent engagement, and the realm of work optimization. He can be reached via Twitter (@CJD_Ardent) or by email (

Speaker Sessions

Friday, June 15th | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

The Real Impact of Digitization and Artificial Intelligence on Staffing - Panel

Back Bay C

We’re well beyond asking the question, “will artificial intelligence have an impact on staffing?” Of course it will. Automation - the foundation of basic precursor to AI - is ubiquitous, and the promise of natural language processing, the prolific use of chatbots in candidate engagement, and the rise of intelligent voice-activated assistants cast a wide shadow on the human workforce industry. But where does a machine’s potential end and a human’s potential really begin? And what are the bottom-line impacts to your business when artificial intelligence ceases to exist in the future and starts affecting your operations today?