Opening keynote


Meet our headliner: Garry Kasparov

The inaugural CIPD Festival of Work is pleased to welcome Gary Kasparov. Join us on the first day for his Opening Keynote on where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins.

Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation & Best-Selling Author

“Don’t fear intelligent machines, work with them.”

One of the greatest chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov ranked world No.1 from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. He was the first world champion to be beaten by a machine during the famous 1997 six-game match with the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. Since then he has leveraged his personal experience with AI to become a pioneering thought-leader on the critical partnership between humans and machine intelligence.

Join Garry as he opens the Festival of Work with his keynote on “The Future of Work is Human – Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins”

View the published list of 130+ speakers here.

About the Festival of Work:

The CIPD’s Festival of Work (12-13 June 2019, Olympia London, promises to be a landmark event for both people professionals and business leaders. By focusing on the most innovative strategies in management, technology and learning, the festival will help you, and 7,000 of your colleagues, to harness the latest transformations and drive a human future of work. With 7,000+ attendees, 130+ inspiring speakers, filled with inspirational live experiences and challenging ideas, it’s the ultimate celebration of people in the workplace.


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