George Batsakis Speaks at CNBC Event on Automation and IoT

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, July 24, 2020

Sonu Singh, CEO

Now more than ever organizations need to focus on integrating and building a workforce that can support the pace of change.

FREMONT, CA: Businesses today have been largely impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and are slowly accepting a new normal. This has given rise to the need for new business tactics that can adapt to the current changes. Organizations are only just beginning to leverage converging technologies critical for them to thrive in changing times. To fully realize their benefits, businesses will need to realign and reassess their workforce to address how, where, and who will get the work done.

Recently, George Batsakis, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer of 1901 Group, joined the conversation as a speaker to discuss automation and IoT and their impact at the CNBC's @Work Spotlight Virtual Event: "The New Convergence: Driving Better Outcomes." Hosted by CNBC expert reporters and anchors, the event brought together influential voices on the future of work in small group discussions to explore how companies can use converging technology to find the best workers; create a new, more flexible workforce; and enhance their bottom line.

CHROs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, and other top executives were invited to virtually join the dialog about connectivity, artificial intelligence, and customer and employee experience; collaboration in the cloud, automation, and IoT; and 5G, innovation, and transforming the future of work. "Now more than ever organizations need to focus on integrating and building a workforce that can support the pace of change," said Batsakis. "It was an exciting time to join CNBC's @Work Spotlight Virtual Event and to bring into light the fast pace of change being driven by technology and the workforce and security requirements that emerge because of it."

During the discussion, he highlighted the increased desire to employ AI and IoT, creating new opportunities to apply data science to decision making and work together to build a next-generation workforce needed to deliver on the promise of new technologies. "George's invaluable expertise reflects the innovation and impact that characterizes Northern Virginia's technology sector," said Victor Hoskins, president, and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. "We're thrilled that he was able to participate in this CNBC event and share his insight with top executives from across the country."

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