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Webinar, Emerging Trends in the Future of Work & Social Change

Welcome to the first Webinar in PCDN’s 2018 Career Series: The Future of Work in Social Change with Amazon engineer Robert Smayda.

“Scholars at Oxford University have estimated that no less than 47% of all American jobs and 54% of those in Europe are at a high risk of being usurped by machines. And not in a hundred years or so, but in the next 20”.   You can either run in panic or think this will never happen to you. Instead, we offer an alternative. Participate in the PCDN 2018 Career Series dedicated to exploring “The Future of Work” and its implications for the social change field.  

Whether you are already an expert on the topic, or you have heard briefly about the trending phrase #thefutureofwork and want to better understand it, we invite you to join the first webinar in  PCDN’s 2018 Career Series on Emerging Trends in the Future of Work & Social Change where we will have an in-depth conversation on key technology trends and how this will impact the social sector.

In this webinar you will learn, among many other things:

  1. How are emerging technologies such as automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence changing the nature of work?
  2. What are the implications of emerging technologies for those building careers in the social sector?
  3. What are some of core skills that one will need to stay competitive?
  4. What are key recommendations for non-techies to develop relevant knowledge to stay competitive in this world?
  5. How can techies use their abilities to contribute to positive social impact?
  6. What is a Geek for Good?

When: May 30th, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm EST*

To Register: Click here

*Click here to find the webinar in your time zone

Click here to see more on our amazing year of activities on career in change

About the speaker:

Robert Smayda holds a BS in Computer Science from Miami University and currently is completing a MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in Machine Learning. He is currently a Software Development Engineer at Amazon making Alexa more personable. His previous role at Wells Fargo, focused on the Foreign Exchange markets.

Robert has a passion for leveraging technology and data to have a greater social impact in our lives. In 2014, he led an Engineers without Boarders team to Chaguarpamba, Ecuador, where they utilized data in the placement of a water chlorination tank that provided clean water to over 1000 residents.

FAQ:

What is the cost of this webinar?

PCDN Webinars are free and we encourage participation and questions from our audience. Space is limited so please reserve a space and don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn and be ready for the future that is happening NOW.

Do I have to register?

Yes.  There is NO cost but you need to register to reserve your space. Spaces fill up quickly.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation so others can participate.

Is this a participatory event?

Robert will give a short presentation and then we will have open discussion with participants via the Zoom Webinar Platform. Information will be sent prior to the event how to access zoom.

What happened if I couldnt attend, can I watch it later?

Yes.  All content (blogposts, webinars, interviews) are archived on our the Career Series page at pcdnetwork.org

 

 

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