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The skills and innovation gap – developing a joint statement

Thursday 31 August 2017
16:00 – 17:45
Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, Emm Lane

Business and Industry innovation and development is fast paced with digital and technology advancements creating new jobs and making traditional positions redundant at a rate not experienced before. Education institutions struggle to keep up, making it challenging for today’s graduates to understand and gain the skills employers are looking for.

This will be a facilitated panel discussion, examining the challenges with the aim to develop a joint statement on behalf of the World Technology Universities Network.

Speaker and Session Titles:

Professor Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University (Chair):

Justine Andrew, Director, KPMG: View from the other side: an employer’s perspective

Rashik Parmar, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM UK, Chair of the Leeds City Region LEPs Business Communications Group:

Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB): Human Intelligence in an Age of Artificial Intelligence

Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching & Quality), University of Bradford

Adam Morton, Future Technologies Group, Rolls-Royce: Innovation in the 21st Century – Do We Mind the Gap

Robert Haché, Vice President Research and Innovation, York University (Canada): Designing a new university campus to drive development of skills and innovation

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