The robots are taking over. In an age where you can stumble into your kitchen of a morning and ask a tiny grey box tell you what the weather will be like, it’s hard to argue with progress. Automation is certainly a good thing, but it takes no prisoners when it comes to jobs. From the switchboard operator to the ticket inspector, entire roles have been culled from the spectrum - more and more with each passing year. It’s enough to make anyone nervous. And with the sophistication and rise of artificial intelligence within the sphere of sales, we can’t help but wonder: Is the Sales Role Dead?
This week, Alison chaired the “Women in Digital” event at Teesside University’s Digital City. Co-organised by students, the event opened up the debate on gender diversity in the digital sector and generated solutions to create a thriving environment for digital business in the North East.