Opening Keynote Session

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:45 am   -   10:45 am
Room: Ballroom C

Welcome
Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Keynote Panel: The Future of Work: Understanding the New Collar Landscape
Susan Lund, Ph.D., Partner, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company
Nicole Smith, Ph.D., Research Professor and Chief Economist, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
-Moderator: Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Spotlight
JD Hoye, President, NAF
– Natasha Ghatak, Sales Operations Manager, Promontory Financial Group

Keynote Conversation: How Education Must Adapt for the Automation Age
Joseph Aoun, Ph.D., President, Northeastern University
-Moderator: Tyra A. Mariani, Executive Vice President, New America

Spotlight
Scott Cheney, Executive Director, Credential Engine

Keynote Panel: Pipeline Priorities: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow
Chris Cortez, Vice President, Military Affairs, Microsoft
Elaine Mason, Vice President, People Planning, Design and Analytics, Cisco
Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, AFL-CIO
-Moderator: Renetta G. Tull, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, University of Maryland–Baltimore County

Keynote Remarks
Gerald Solomon, Executive Director, Samueli Foundation
Ron Ottinger, Executive Director, STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Keynote Remarks
Gregory Washington, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California–Irvine