Digital Solutions Gallery - Virtual Keynote

Thornton May

Date: June 17, 2021
Location: Online/Zoom link provided with registration


“Up-Skilling The Workforce For 2025

As evolving political, economic, societal, and technological factors continue to affect all industry sectors, the associated workforce skills required within those sectors is evolving as well.   In addition to current disruptions from pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic contraction, the advancing company adoption of new technological capabilities is also actively working to transform tasks, jobs and skills. 

The most recent Future Of Jobs Report, published by the World Economic Forum, estimated that a whopping 40% of workforce core skills will have changed by 2025.   It further predicted that by 2025, the time spent on current “at work” tasks performed by humans and machines will be equal.

The delivery of new technologies always creates new jobs.  Yet from the dawn of time, while every innovation may have eliminated one job, but it also created a few more — people just needed the right skills to take advantage of that opportunity.  This continues to be the case today, and this is why up-skilling initiatives are gaining significant importance concerning the future of organizational viability.

Understanding the full context of “disruption” will help you target both true threats and opportunities.  The innovations we set out to create will be measured by how well anticipate, prepare and respond to the challenges and consequences of each “disruption” that we face. 

This critical discussion should not be missed.  Please join us in our fifth session within our 2021 series, where in our virtual format you will hear first-hand lessons-learned from top-tier leaders who have been successful in their revolutionary and disruptive journeys.

The “Digital Solutions Gallery™” series is a nationally acclaimed ongoing forum where senior leaders and their business peers come together in a comfortable setting to share their experiences and insights, as well as collectively and collaboratively attack common issues.  Throughout 2021, this series will be conducting a ten-session series of informative programs on the theme of Gateway To 2025, wherein participants will gain a better appreciation of not only what is coming, but also a better appreciation of just how its associated value might be captured.

There is no cost to invited senior leaders.  Sponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers. 

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June sponsors



Darla da Cruz
College of Engineering
The Ohio State University