The skills and innovation gap – developing a joint statementThursday 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
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality),
University of Bradford