Past Webinar

Mastering the Talent Advantage in an AI-Driven Job Market

Date and Time

Wed, Mar 13, 2024
Read the 3-minute summary


The impact and reach of artificial intelligence (AI) has grown exponentially and has had an outsized influence on the job market across the country. This panel looks at the impact of AI and the changing landscape across businesses, leaders, and employees as we move into the new future of work.

Join this Session to Discover:

  • How businesses understand the impacts of rising AI demands on the workforce
  • What human resource leaders need to do to prepare for the workforce evolution
  • What employees and job seekers can do to thrive in this changing market


Jessica Palatka
Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Commerce
Ethel Anderson
Strategic Account Director, Starburst Data

Post-event summary

The webinar titled “Mastering the Talent Advantage in an AI-Driven Job Market,” hosted by the EDM Council Women Data Professionals, featured a dynamic and insightful discussion among industry experts:

  • Jessica Palatka, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Commerce
  • Ethel Anderson, Strategic Account Director, Starburst Data

The conversation revolved around the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the job market, emphasizing the human capital aspect and how organizations can adapt to the changes brought by AI and generative AI technologies. Ethel Anderson moderated the discussion, highlighting the importance of AI in reshaping the future of work and the role of human input in leveraging AI technologies.

Jessica Palatka provided a comprehensive overview of AI’s potential to streamline HR processes, enhance operational efficiencies, and personalize learning and development initiatives. She stressed the necessity of adopting a data strategy and engaging employees throughout the transformation process to ensure a smooth transition to AI-enhanced operations. Palatka underscored the significance of human skills in conjunction with AI, advocating for a balanced approach that values creativity, critical thinking, and strategic management alongside technological advancements.

A pivotal moment in the webinar was when Palatka emphasized the importance of adaptability and active participation in change, stating, “Positioning yourself to be willing to accept change is the first step towards being a progressive individual actively participating in your organization’s AI efforts.” This quote encapsulates the central theme of the discussion, highlighting the need for individuals and organizations to embrace change and become change agents to fully harness the benefits of AI and generative AI.

The webinar concluded with actionable advice for attendees on becoming more receptive to change, raising their hands to lead transformations, and ensuring data management and analytics frameworks are in alignment with organizational goals and AI integration efforts. The discussion was a valuable resource for leaders and professionals seeking to navigate the AI-driven job market effectively, balancing technological innovation with human-centric approaches.