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Tuesday, November 5
4:45 am - 5:45 am

The Future of Work: How Will it Impact Regions and Cities?


The future is work is now and it is fundamentally transforming economies across the United States. This session will explore both domestic and international lessons for how local policy makers can help both people and places deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. The session would be organised to include 3 key speakers, then selected comments and reactions, plus overall group discussion.


  • Efrem Bycer, LinkedIn


  • Karen Maguire, Acting Head of Local Employment, Skills, and Social Innovation Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities
  • Ron Painter, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
  • Joe Barela, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
  • Brad Markell, Executive Director, Industrial Union Council at AFL-CIO