What Technology Means to the Future of Work
How we help students learn to navigate the changing job landscape from industry leaders through Smarter Faster Revolution.
The nature of jobs in America is changing, from the skills needed to succeed to the jobs that will be available as a result of the evolving landscape. The only certainty about the future is change. In an effort to understand what’s driving these changes and how to evolve with them, Axios has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to present the four-part Smarter Faster Revolution campus tour series aimed at educating the next generation of workers—college students.
The Revolution kicked off on November 16th at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will be heading to the University of Michigan on December 13th, and into the spring of 2018 at Howard University, and the Ohio State University.
To understand what’s driving this change and how to adapt with it, Smarter Faster is hosting exclusive discussions with high-profile thinkers who are experts on the impact of automation and innovation of the future of work. Jim VandeHei, Co-founder and CEO of Axios, stressed the importance of the Smarter Faster Revolution, “The world is getting more complicated, so students need to be better informed across more topics than ever before.” Speakers at the event all brought diversity of thought to the discussion and framed how certain industry trends are reshaping the job market and what can be done to adapt to these changes.
Ali Marano, Head of Technology for Social Good, Diversity & Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase, touched on the importance of investing in technological innovation and the expansive works being done by JPMorgan Chase to attract and retain top tech talent. Technology is a cornerstone of the business model, and in 2017 JPMorgan Chase employed over 40,000 technologists across 13 global technology hubs with a $9.5 billion annual budget. Marano advised students how to maximize opportunities in this changing landscape and shared actionable advice.