Harnessing Technology to Increase Access to Opportunity

Agenda Overview

October 3, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 
 

Welcome: Sanjiv Yajnik

opening session

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Moderated discussion among a high-profile thought leader, top tech executive, senior policymaker, and leading equity advocate on the three broad questions: how is technology changing the way we work, what are the implications technological innovations in these areas for wealth and income inequalities in the U.S., and how can new technologies be harnessed to reduce inequalities, expand opportunity and promote more broadly shared prosperity?

Speakers

Andy Navarrete

Sonal Shah

Erika Poethig

 

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workplace evolutions

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This panel will focus on how AI and automation are changing the nature of work, skill requirements, and job quality. We will discuss how technological change and automation will affect the demand for labor and other ways that we work, while acknowledging that those effects are uneven and dependent on occupation. We will also discuss examples of how private companies, government and nonprofits are adapting their programs and services in response to the changing nature of work, and how they are harnessing new technologies to improve job quality and fair access to employment.

Speaker

Caitlyn Brazill

Rachel Maguire

Jenny Yang

 


Education and Learning

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This panel will focus on how technology can support new models of education, learning and skills-building that can help prepare youth and adults for the jobs of the future. Panelists will discuss the promises and pitfalls of technological interventions in education and training.  We will also highlight specific applications of new technologies to reduce inequalities in access to education and expand opportunity for low-income students.

Speakers

Lou Pugliese

J. Puckett

Kurt Schaal

Shayne Spaulding

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Creating Places of Opportunity

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

This panel will focus on how technology is shaping the communities in which we live and explore how technological innovation can support entrepreneurship, reveal community needs and support effective solutions, and improve health and well-being in historically disinvested neighborhoods. We will discuss both the challenges and opportunities that technologies present for local community development efforts and highlight specific applications of new technologies to improve access to information, services and capital.  

Speakers

Andrea Chen

Karen DeBlieux

Tim Fleming

Tiffany Manuel


Big Data and Analytics

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

This panel will focus on how we can ensure that big data and new analytic techniques to process big data help overcome inequalities, reduce discrimination, and reveal opportunities to promote inclusion. Panelists will also highlight new data partnerships that are helping to make data more accessible and contribute new insights to pressing social challenges, such as fair access to quality education and equitable development in low-income communities.

Speakers

Payal Dalal

Solomon Greene

Christopher Kingsley

Regina Nippert

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closing SESSION

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This panel will focus on the insights from each of the four break-out panels. Panelists will provide a short recap of their respective discussions on education, workplace evolution, places of opportunity and big data.

Speakers

Regina Nippert

Catherine Foca

Tiffany Manuel

Shayne Spaulding

Jenny Yang


Networking Reception

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm