Techonomy Detroit 2015 | Markle | Advancing America's Future

Techonomy Detroit 2015

Type: Panel Discussion

Date: Sep 15 2015

Venue: Detroit, Michigan

The Right Tech for the Job: Closing the Gap

As the economy shifts ever-more rapidly, matching people and their skills with jobs becomes a huge social challenge. We need better training, better awareness of opportunities, and more flexibility on the part of employers. Companies are desperate for appropriate talent, but emerging systems suggest that tech could help bring people and jobs together more productively. Markle Senior Director Wan-Lae Cheng shares how Markle is working on an initiative to use new technologies and programs to better connect and support jobseekers, employers, and educational providers through a skills-based digital labor market.

Wan-Lae Cheng, Markle Foundation
Matt Anchin, Monster
Charlene Li, Altimeter Group
Moderator: Martha Laboissiere, McKinsey & Company