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Lessons Learnt from a Recent Cross-Atlantic Dialogue

19 June, 2014 | (01 hr)

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This webcast will discuss the past, present and future impact of technology on labor markets: how to ease the transition from a human-based service economy to technology-based service economy; and how the US and European experiences compare. The presentation draws on lessons from a recent interdisciplinary, cross-sector roundtable, organized by The Conference Board in New York in collaboration with The European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry and DG Connect) and the Cornell University ILR School.

Key Learnings

  • What comparative disruptions accompanied past industrial revolutions
  • Which jobs and skills could be most valuable in the future
  • Abilities and responsibilities that employers, governments and individuals have to respond to the changing market-value of specific skills.


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