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WorldSkills Conference 2017

Skills strategies for a globalized world

Skills for a new and transforming economy: Demand

16 October 2017 at 10:30 in Conference Room B

In partnership with WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and the reality of highly-automated manufacturing, and services, that operate within complex digital ecosystems, is transforming all economic activity. With it comes a plethora of opportunities, but also many risks. So, what skills are needed for this new economy? And how will workplaces be required to change? This exploration of the demands of the economy of the future will begin with the results of a series of foresight sessions with leaders in industry, international organizations, and education.

Moderator:

Pavel Luksha, CEO, Global Education Futures

Panelists:

Dr. Carl Frey, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment

Dr. Michael Tiemann, Senior Researcher, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

Dr. Andrew Van Schaack, Associate Dean, Online Programs, Vanderbilt University

Peter Thiele, Deputy Director VET Policy, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Senior Director, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry


Speakers

Pavel Luksha (Moderator), CEO, Global Education Futures

Dr. Carl Frey, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment

Dr. Michael Tiemann (Moderator), Senior Researcher, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

Dr. Andrew Van Schaack, Associate Dean, Online Programs, Vanderbilt University

Peter Thiele, Deputy Director VET Policy, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Senior Director, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry