05/11/18 - The Augmented Workforce: Michigan Designing for the Future

The Augmented Workforce: Michigan Designing for the Future
05/11/2018, 07:30 AM - 11:30 AM
May 11
2018/05/11 07:30
Friday, May 11, 2018
07:30 AM
11:30 AM

We are at a pivotal point in the history of technology, society, and security. As automation revolutionizes output and develops incredible new efficiencies, advances in robotics and artificial intelligence could reshape multiple parts of society, and profoundly reshape the path to income mobility and growth.

To navigate these changes, it is imperative to better understand these forces, and plan and build systems that prepare American youth, employers, entrepreneurs, and workers to participate in the future economy.

The Augmented Workforce: Michigan Designing for the Future is a national convening designed to chart a path forward by elevating the bold experiments and collaborations present in Michigan regarding these workforce changes. This half-day event will bring together hundreds of stakeholders from the defense, transportation, government, and education sectors, and will feature three engaging tiers of discussion, punctuated by networking breaks.

This program is part of the New America National Network, an organization-wide effort to speed the process of sharing innovation by piloting higher connectivity across and within places by lifting up local organizations and leaders though testing, iterating, and scaling their creative solutions.

This convening will also serve as a guidepost for the Detroit-based Shiftlab, an initiative of the Work, Workers, and Technology program, which brings a cross-sectoral, data-driven and human-centered approach to supporting communities as they prepare their workforces for automation.

Schedule At A Glance:

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast and Welcome 

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks 

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Panel One: Defining the Need 

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Networking Break 

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Panel Two: Demand Driven Training: Designing for the Future 

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Networking Break 

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Panel Three: Staying on Track: Current Innovators in Action 

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Closing Remarks 

Speakers To Include: 

  • Carla Bailo - President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research 
  • Louay Chamra, Ph.D.- Dean, Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jeremy Hendges - Deputy Director, Michigan Talent and Economic Development
  • Andy Hove - President & CEO, AM General
  • Tom Kelly - Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley 
  • Jason Lee - Executive Director, Grow Detroit's Young Talent
  • Mary Alice McCarthy - Director, The Center on Education & Skills at New America 
  • Jonathan Quarles - Founder and CEO, the BTL Group
  • Kristin Sharp - Executive Director, Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology
  • Rashida Thomas - Director, Workforce Development & Education, Focus: HOPE 
  • Michele Economou Ursete - Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) 

    Additional Speakers To Be Announced

For more information, visit https://www.newamerica.org/nyc/events/augmented-workforce/.



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