Cognisess attends Mercer’s Future of Work Night in partnership with Bloomberg

Cognisess CEO, Chris Butt, and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Boris Altemeyer, presented the Cognisess platform and Cognisess Deep Learn™ machine learning engine to senior figures in the recruitment world at Mercer‘s Future of Work Night, in partnership with Bloomberg

The night began with a panel discussion “How will we prepare our businesses for the future?”, followed by six HR tech startups, including Cognisess, presenting their new thinking.

Fiona Dunsire, CEO of Mercer, described Cognisess as “a disruptive recruitment tool for 16-25 year old segment”, while others commented on the work of Cognisess democratising human capital.

Chris at Future of Work NightThe panel included Helen Shan, CFO at Mercer, Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research and editor of ‘The Future of Business’, Cy Murray, Global Head of Reward and HR Policy at Apollo Tyres, and David Wood, Radical real-world futurist and Chair of London Futurists.

Chris said: “According to Mercer, 65% current primary children will work in new job types that don’t exist yet – what a stat. Our aim is to better equip students for the jobs of the future, whatever they may be, by focussing on cognitive abilities, emotional intelligence, behaviour and personality rather than previous experience and skills.”

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