The World of Work is changing: employment is no longer a lifetime contract but a taxicab relationship, and the average life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company is now just 14 years. The World of Education is changing: knowing is useless in a world where Google knows everything, and soft skills matter more than hard skills. The convergence of these two new worlds has important implications for students, universities, employers, and policymakers.
We will discuss how to prepare for this New World. How we reinvent education, so it is no longer about knowledge transfer but about teaching students to teach themselves. How employers work with employees who are more like independent contractors. How employees reinvent themselves mid-career as old skills become redundant and hitherto unknown skills become mandatory. How policymakers become nimble and stay relevant in these fast-changing worlds.