Very interesting video sponsored by the Milken Institute offering perspectives on preparing for the global workforce transformation expected by 2030.
Trends and advancements in technology are raising the bar on required skills to succeed in this era of globalization and related macroeconomics. Leaders in virtually every sector are attempting to predict the impact and opportunities of industrialization, automation and artificial intelligence to ensure competitive advantage. Given the amount of work we do in the industrial / manufacturing sector, we were particularly interested in Mike McNamara's (CEO of Flex) commentary on the panel.
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