FUTURE JOBS FORUM 2013: WINNING THE BATTLE FOR GLOBAL TALENT
The race is on globally to find and attract the talent that will power the 21st century economy. Ireland is competing with an ever-growing number of countries, for the top talent in science, technology and finance. The countries that win the global battle for talent will lead the world economy.
Ireland’s place within the EU and our favourable tax policies have led us to punch above our weight when it comes to the number of high-tech and financial companies located in Ireland, and to a disproportionately high level of direct foreign inward investment.
It is a challenge for our colleges and universities to turn out knowledge workers in the sheer numbers required in the short term for both these FDI companies and our own indigenous knowledge sector. How is Ireland to fill the gap in order to ensure prosperity and growth? This is one theme that will be tackled by our panels of leaders at The Future Jobs Forum, while we will also look at the future skills needs and ask what we need to do to ensure we are producing the talent for the future.
On the morning of February 8, international keynotes will offer a global view, while our panels of local leaders will discuss Ireland's challenges and opportunities in the global battle for talent. The objective of this forum is not to simply complain about the much cited ‘talent gap’, but to bring together the stakeholders in education and business to propose constructive and viable solutions for Ireland to compete and win in what is a global battle for talent.
KEYNOTE: Sally Khallash, director, Centre for Global Talent Strategy
Sally Khallash is the founding director of The Centre for Global Talent Strategy and a leading expert on talent mobility. A recognised EU expert, Sally is a regular speaker and analyst for governments and organisations such as the European Commission, the Danish Immigration Service and the International Organisation of Migration. A prolific writer and public debater, Sally appears regularly in both Danish and international media and recently published a book on the economic advantages of immigration. She has studied emerging markets at Harvard University, has a PhD in talent mobility from Copenhagen University and is currently a visiting fellow at University of Oxford.
Confirmed Senior panelists confirmed include:
- Dr Eucharia Meehan, Irish Research Council and Higher Education Authority
- Mark Ryan, Country Managing Director, Accenture, Ireland
- Regina Moran, CEO Fujitsu Ltd, Ireland
- Brendan Cannon, Corporate Affairs Director, Intel, EMEA coordinator, Intel's Girls and Women initiative
- Louise Phelan, VP of Global Operations EMEA, PayPal
- Sean O Sullivan, Founder MapInfo and Avego
This Forum is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel Ireland, the Irish Research Coucil, DCU and Saongroup.
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