Global Conference 2016

As the world becomes more digitally connected, how we work and live is changing in ways unfathomable just a few decades ago. These changes carry great promise: better health, improved education for our children, more entertainment choices, less drudge work. At the same time, technology is creating economic disruption, with computers and robots taking over many of the jobs that humans used to do. Demand for the most creative, educated and entrepreneurial workers is on the rise, while middle managers and those with basic skills are finding themselves replaced by technology. Should workers be worried? Are the fears of technology taking over human jobs overblown? And what, if anything, can governments do to ensure that people -- especially those with basic skills -- have jobs? This panel will tackle the questions of just how much technological advances will affect the job market and what our employment future looks like. Some of their answers may surprise you.

Moderator

Dennis Kneale

Member, Sitrick and Co.; Principal, Dennis Kneale Media

Speakers

Michael Chui

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

Martin Ford

Author; Entrepreneur

Alan Krueger

Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

Kate Mitchell

Co-Founder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners


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