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Wednesday, June 19 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Panel: Educating for Future Work

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The skills required for the workforce of the future demand a rethinking of education at all levels to ensure learners have the in-demand skills, critical thinking abilities, and social/interpersonal capabilities necessary to ensure prosperity for individuals and the economies in which they live. Representatives of San Jose State Community College, Microsoft, America's Job Exchange, and more discuss how educational systems need to adapt to ensure they meet the needs of a rapidly changing work environment.

Moderators
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Dr. George Westerman

Faculty Director, J-WEL Workforce Learning, MIT Open Learning
George Westerman is a Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research examines the transformative impact of digital innovation on companies and workers. In addition to leading the MIT IDE research portfolio on digital transformation... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. David Soo

Chief of Staff, JFF
David Soo, PhD, Education, is JFF’s chief of staff, based in our Washington D.C. office. He works closely with the CEO to provide strategic and programmatic leadership for key organizational initiatives across JFF and JFF Labs. His work includes the design, development, and incubation... Read More →
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Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland

Chancellor, San Jose – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD)
Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland currently serves as Chancellor of San Jose – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD). He served as President of San Jose City College from spring of 2013 until being named Interim Chancellor in July 2018. He was appointed permanent Chancellor by... Read More →
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Farnaz Haghseta

Managing Director, America's Job Exchange
Farnaz Haghseta is currently the Managing Director of America's Job Exchange and formerly the Chief Diversity Officer at Publicis Sapient. While leading the overall strategy for attracting, retaining, and growing diverse talent on behalf of these organizations, Farnaz has recently... Read More →
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Damian Ewens

Learning Designer
Damian Ewens is a career educator and ocean adventurer with a passion for helping all people create lives of purpose and meaning. For 20 years, Damian has taught in, launched, and led inclusive learning communities, non-profits, and tech start-ups that create opportunity for all... Read More →
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Portia Wu

Managing Director of U.S. Public Policy, Microsoft
Portia Wu is Managing Director of U.S. Public Policy for Microsoft, where she oversees a team tackling federal policy issues critical to the technology industry, including Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, workforce, and emerging technologies. She first joined Microsoft as... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
10-250 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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