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My new boss is a robot

February 17, 2017
My new boss is a robot

“I spent the entire experience with Uber, without ever talking, phoning or emailing anyone at Uber – all of my interactions were through the app”

— Dan O’Hara, Avanade

In a world where robots are no longer just the preserve of the manufacturing line, developments in AI mean that some people find themselves being managed by a ‘roboboss’, whether they realize it or not. Could you work for a roboboss?

Our latest guest didn’t just ponder this question, he went in search of the answer by working for Uber, alongside his day job. Meet Dan O’Hara, SVP Digital Workplace at Avanade, who talks to Paul Miller about his experience as an Uber driver and what it was like to be hired, trained, directed and rewarded by a roboboss.

Follow the discussion as they explore when an algorithm is preferable to a human, the future for robots and where that leaves us mere mortals.


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Dan O’Hara, SVP Digital Workplace, Avanade

Dan has been in the software and technology industry for over 25 years. After graduating from Purdue University in Computer Sciences, he spent 10 years in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in their worldwide technology organization. After Accenture, Dan was VP of Product Management & Marketing for S1 Corporation, before joining Avanade, where he is now responsible for Avanade’s Digital Workplace Market Unit, a practice of over 3,000 professionals worldwide delivering enterprise solutions. Dan also developed Avanade’s Experience Design (XD) capability to deliver useful, usable and beautiful user experiences to Avanade clients around the world.

A believer in lifetime learning, Dan has driven for Uber to understand the future of work and plays PokemonGo to understand Augmented Reality and viral growth.

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