The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and US Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

James Coleman, Partner and Senior Managing Director, Chicago Office, Accenture; Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners; Former US Secretary of Commerce; Juan Salgado, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago. Moderated by .

The industrial revolution defined the last century and a half, and now we find ourselves in the midst of another paradigmatic transformation in the nature of work. Automation, artificial intelligence, and fierce global competition are changing the landscape for workers and companies faster than ever before. A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report analyzes what the United States faces in developing new work opportunities, aligning education with job demands, and ensuring greater economic security. What does it take to develop a highly skilled and adaptable workforce? How can we compete with countries that have a stronger tradition of apprenticeship, and those who are more nimble in prioritizing and implementing key technologies?

Join the Council on Global Affairs and CFR for a look into The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and US Leadership in the Twenty-First Century.

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Schedule

5:15 p.m.
Registration

5:30 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m.
Networking reception

7:00 p.m.
Adjournment