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28 May, 2019 | (01 hr)

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With unemployment now below 4 percent in the US, and many mature economies facing slowing labor force growth, firms are facing ever more acute struggles for talent. So what are the benefits and drawbacks of using new technologies to address critical labor shortages?

Join experts from The Conference Board and McKinsey Global Institute as they explore:

  • Which occupations are most likely to see reduced job opportunities due to automation;
  • Recent and historical trends in job automation;
  • The reasons for slow labor productivity growth during the past decade; and
  • The challenges businesses face in adopting new labor replacing technologies.

Who Should Attend: Those with an interest in how technology will reshape the labor market and skill demands during the next decade. 

Speakers

Michael Chui, Ph.D.

Michael Chui, Ph.D.
Partner
McKinsey Global Institute

Dr. Michael Chui is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. He leads research on the impact of disruptive technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as data & anal...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin (Moderator)
Former Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a former Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies...Full Bio

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