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, Ph.D.

Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist & chief strategy officer of 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 and in-depth global econo...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 and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board

A member of The Conference Board’s Executive Committee, Dr. Ray is part of the governing team of one of the world’s most respected business membership organizations devoted to the creation and dissemination of research and insights. She serves as the Executive Vice President, Knowledg...Full Bio

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