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The Workforce of Tomorrow: Confronting disruption as Ontario transitions to a learning-based economy
The Ontario Economic Summit will be held October 24 – 26 at Niagara-on-the-lake.
The global workforce is transitioning at a rapid pace. How can Ontario master the disruption to capitalize on emerging opportunities? How do we skill and reskill our workforce to ensure prosperity? The 2018 OES will bring together thought leaders from business, labour, academia, the not-for-profit sector and government to debate and discuss how Ontario can navigate today’s workplace challenges along with strategies to chart a successful path forward. Among the key topics we will address:
- Workforce demand/supply, and creating solutions to support broad economic transition;
- The challenges businesses must face as we confront the future of work;
- The changing nature of work (disruptions from AI, advanced robotics, and automation);
- How companies, non-profits, and governments from around the world are addressing the skilling and reskilling continuum.
For more information please contact, Jamie Cleary, Program Officer.
Dr. Susan Lund – Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Dr. Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. As a Ph.D. economist, her research focuses on technology, labor markets, and globalization. Her current research is assessing how automation and artificial intelligence will change the skills that employers require and how education and training models must change. Recent research analyzed the impact of robots and automation on the future of work and the workforce; measured the size of the independent workforce (or “gig economy”) in the United States and Europe; examined how digital flows are transforming globalization and the winners and losers; assessed the potential for digital finance to boost growth and financial inclusion in developing countries; and documented the continuing accumulation of debt in countries around the world, with a focus on China. Susan has an active travel schedule, discussing research findings with CEOs and other executives at global Fortune 500 companies and is a frequent speaker at global conferences. She has authored numerous articles in leading business publications that include Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs.
Susan is a board director of the National Association of Business Economists and serves on the Economic Advisory Council of the International Financial Corporation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Conference of Business Economists. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She has lived and worked in Africa and Asia, and currently resides in Washington, DC.
Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she continues to reside with her family. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.
Under Roberta’s leadership, Indspire has flourished. Raising funds from government, corporate and private sectors, Indspire’s annual disbursements of bursaries and scholarships to support Indigenous students in post-secondary education have increased sevenfold. An innovative K-12 Indspire Institute was launched providing support to educators and communities working to improve educational outcomes with culturally grounded curriculum and techniques. Roberta is also the Executive Producer of the annual Indspire Achievement Awards.
Roberta, a long time advocate for greater diversity on corporate boards, is a member of Hydro One’s Board of Directors and a member of Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency.
She has earned numerous awards, including, most recently, YWCA’s President’s Award and Women’s Executive Network’s “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” Hall of Fame, as well as 25 honorary degrees. In 2015, Ms. Jamieson was recognized by the Public Policy Forum for the outstanding contributions she has made to the quality of public policy and good governance.
She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Additional Co-Chairs to be announced.