HR Festival Asia Speaker Spotlight: Bernard Golstein

In advance of HR Festival Asia, the region's largest gathering of the HR and tech industries, we chat with one of the event's slated expert speakers.
By: | January 28, 2019


In advance of HR Festival Asia, the region’s largest gathering of the HR and tech industries, HRM Asia will be chatting weekly with the thought-leaders, and visionaries who will be gracing the event.

This week, we speak with Bernard Golstein, Founder and CEO of sharperAI. 

Bernard will be a speaker at the first-ever HR Festival Asia, brought to you by the combined experience of HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia).

Don’t miss out on your chance to see and hear from Bernard, along with more than 100 other speakers and presentation sessions. For more information, visit

How would you describe yourself?

Cautiously optimistic, unrelenting humanist

What is your connection to HR?

Life is about people and empowering them to achieve their purpose. This is what I have been trying to do for more years than I dare to admit.

What are your passions in life, outside of your job?

Spending time with my children to help them get on the right orbit. Reading about past and present explorers and trailblazers. Discovering other people, cultures and languages.

Eventually relaxing – although I have not reached that stage yet and I doubt I ever will.

What’s your favourite quote?

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future.” – Niels Bohr

What will HR Festival Asia delegates learn from your session?

People often underestimate and almost always misunderstand the extraordinary societal transformation brought about by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

I will explain in a clear and systematic way what AI can and cannot do, the inevitable or likely repercussions on the Future of work, and how business leaders should prepare themselves and their teams for this new era. Fasten your seat belt.

Can readers find you on social media?

Readers can read my LinkedIn Pulse articles.