NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 9, 2017

4:50 pm – 5:50 pm | | Room: Pacifica Ballroom 7-12

AI & The Future Workforce — What Will the Future Enterprise Demand for Their Workforce?

Presented by: Andy Chen


The introduction of systems with unprecedented abilities in autonomous thought and action will force our future workforce to evolve our management practices. To optimize the output of systems that are more powerful and intelligent than us, we will need to develop ways of managing the new dynamics. 

A new set of ‘firm’ management skills will emerge; skills that will combine the ability to use soft skills, such as leadership and negotiation, with hard technical abilities. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning systems industries will need to begin segmenting into specializations for personal and professional needs. Professional AI systems will be owned and maintained by organizations, requiring higher levels of privacy and specialization than Personal AI’s. This implies the need to examine our current practices for ensuring loyalty and productivity in our companies. Business Analysts can play an important role supporting this new dynamic.  We will need to establish management accountabilities in this new environment. This poses an important question: As human kind and machines integrate further through the development of AI and automatic machine learning systems; how do we maintain the upper hand?

Key Take Aways

  • What skills and competencies will be required for BA in the future workforce?
  • What will be the impact on how Business Analysis Professionals will do their jobs?
  • Will AI machines replace Business Analysis roles?


 Andy Chen

Andy Chen

President & CEO
Catronic Enterprise

Andy Chen is the President & CEO of a global consulting firm. The firm's principle business is to provide consulting services for utility industry worldwide. Andy has over 30 years of experience in utility sectors specializing in Nuclear Power Generation. For the past eight years, Andy has been assisting leading global consulting firms in business development for the Nuclear Utilities in China and in North America. In recent years, Andy had provided advices on Enterprise Asset Management best practices for power generations to several government agencies and State Owned Enterprises (SOE) in China and Australia. Andy is the 2016/2017 vice president of the IEEE CS Professional and Educational Activities Board.

Andy is a member of the Technical Advisory Council for the FinTech Ideas Festival. As an internationally recognized speaker, Chen was a keynote speaker at the World Computer Congress, the World CIO Forum, and the Digital Africa Conference. Andy is a partner of REDDS Venture Investment partners which empower disruptive start-ups that scale worldwide and have billion dollars plus potential through team building, global business development, financing, mentoring, and strategy. Andy held the position of the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Architecture of a Canadian based electricity generator.

Andy's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Cybersecurity Challenges & Opportunities for Business Analysts
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (3:20 pm – 4:20 pm)
  2. AI & The Future Workforce — What Will the Future Enterprise Demand for Their Workforce?
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (4:50 pm – 5:50 pm)

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