Podcast: Leadership Panel on Innovation & Automation in the Workforce

Podcast: Leadership Panel on Innovation & Automation in the Workforce

(from left) Panelists Rebekah Kowalski, Bill Caraher, Mary Burgoon, and Moderator John Dunn.

April 5, 2018

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What will your job look like in 5 years? How about 10? 20? Today’s world of work, particularly the manufacturing sector, is becoming increasingly digital, and automation is the way of the future. The question on many people’s mind is: does our increasing reliance on digital and automated solutions to drive industry mean fewer jobs?

The answer is a resounding NO. According to research by the National Association of Manufacturers and Deloitte, over the next decade, modern manufacturing will have nearly 3.5 million job vacancies. The question we should be asking is: will we have a workforce that has the right skills and abilities to do these jobs?

Innovation and automation in the workforce was the topic at hand at a recent Leadership Panel, put on by United Way’s Emerging Leaders and IT United Donor Networks, and generously hosted by GE Healthcare. Panelists Mary Burgoon of Rockwell Automation, Bill Caraher of von Briesen & Roper s.c., and Rebekah Kowalski of ManpowerGroup talked about our changing workforce, and how individuals and organizations must adapt in order to meet future needs. The panel was moderated by John Dunn of GE Healthcare.

Don’t miss out on awesome learning and networking opportunities like this one. Learn more about how you can join United Way’s Emerging Leaders and IT United Donor Networks to access exclusive learning opportunities and meet other passionate, community-minded individuals like yourself.

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