Since my childhood, I always dreamed of building speaking robots and time travel. As a young electronics engineer, I kept nurturing my passion for the technology field, and in 1989 I took part in one of the first academic teams developing AI in Brazil. My team mission was making a robot see and recognize objects. We quickly learned that making robots see was not difficult, but making them recognize objects as humans do, would take decades to achieve. Moreover, to get it done it would be critical to get multifunctional teams to work well together – never an easy task. That realization made me quickly change gears and shift my focus to understand human behaviors.
As a Strategic Marketing executive, I have dedicated two decades helping large enterprises emotionally connect with their customers, creating winning concepts and products, digitally transform their businesses, and above all - developing teams to be high-performers. I learned soon enough that nurturing healthy relationships, creating trust and genuinely caring for each team member was the key to achieve high-performance levels. I found most companies do not operate this way nowadays, despite all the employees’ unhappiness and disengagement. Hence, I decided to do what I usually do – elevate the state of the workplace.
In 2017, I founded two companies. WORKPLACE21 was created to harness the power of AI and Collective Intelligence to elevate everyone and unleash high performance. COLLECTIVE BRAINS is a network of thought leaders, interested in transforming the workplace to be more sustainable by advising leaders and sharing provocative ideas. I still cannot time travel, but I do have glimpses of what the future will look like as we create a better, more human and sustainable, workplace.
Above that, I dedicate my time to raise broad awareness about the important decisions we have to make today and build a more equitable society. One that’s built upon solid democratic institutions and more inclusive capitalism. One where all of us can thrive. That is also the central theme of my book “(NON) HUMAN INTELLIGENCE” and my mission.
Help Businesses, Leaders and Future Leaders elevate their performance
People, Teams and Business performance
Cesar Keller speaks about the future of work, new technologies in the workplace and the new Human Resources
Cesar Keller is the author of (NON) HUMAN INTELLIGENCE (2018) and a contributor to Collective Brains, Medium and hackinghr