24 September, 2013 | (01 hr)

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Based on a recent report released by the McKinsey Global Institute, which zeroed in on five game changer strategies that will reignite US economic growth, this webcast will explore what it will take to unlock the potential of each of those five strategies to add hundreds of billions of dollars to our domestic economy and create millions of new jobs by 2020. These game changers are:

  • Shale energy production;
  • Enhanced US trade competitiveness in knowledge-intensive goods;
  • The potential for big data analytics to raise productivity within sectors;
  • Increased investment in infrastructure, with a new emphasis on its productivity; and
  • New approaches to talent development in both K-12 and post-secondary education. 

Join Rebecca L. Ray, senior vice president, human capital at The Conference Board; Bart Van Ark, executive vice president & chief economist at The Conference Board; and Susan Lund, principal at McKinsey Global Institute as they discuss the findings of this report, related insights from TCB research, and the implication of these strategies for policy makers, human capital professionals, and business leaders.

Audience: This webcast provides insights on the future of the U.S. business environment and the five opportunities that can be leveraged to drive growth, productivity, and workforce readiness.


Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer at The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts as well as in-depth globa...Full Bio

Susan Lund, Ph.D.

Susan Lund, Ph.D.
Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
McKinsey & Company

Dr. Susan Lund is a Washington, DC partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm.

Her research focuses on global financial markets, labor markets, and on economic growth. Recent reports have looked at shifting pools of global wealth and the...Full Bio

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray is executive vice president, knowledge organization; human capital practice lead; and director of The Engagement Institute™ at The Conference Board. She is responsible for overall quality and the continuing integration of our research and engagement efforts. She oversees Full Bio

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