Building a Workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9:30 am   -   11:00 am
Room: Ballroom

More than 7 million jobs in the U.S. remain unfilled as employers struggle to find workers with the right mix of skills. This talent gap only promises to widen as the economy fully enters what experts are calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” a period of exponential change whose disruptions are predicted to dwarf those of previous disruptions. What must employers and workers do to prepare to tap into the opportunities (and dodge the dangers) brought about by globalism, increasing connectivity, and rapidly advancing technologies such as mobile supercomputing and autonomous artificial intelligence? This session will examine the current workforce landscape, including the so-called new-collar and gig economies; the unprecedented shifts coming in the years ahead; and emerging best practices in worker recruitment, employee development and the creation of a robust talent pipeline, particularly in the STEM fields.

Presentations and conversations include:

  • Understanding the Future of Work
  • Crowdsourcing Talent: A Roadmap for Employers and Educators
  • Rethinking Talent Development for the 21st Century