How Ireland can compete and win in the global skills race.
As the race continues globally to find and attract the best talent, Ireland today finds itself competing with an ever-growing number of countries for the best candidates in science, technology and finance. The solutions will be examined at the second annual Future Jobs Forum, hosted by Silicon Republic.
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 to bring together some of the best minds and stakeholders in education and industry to propose constructive and viable solutions to help Ireland to compete and win in this global battle for talent.
Dr Sue Black, Founder and CEO, Savvify
Listed as one of the Top Ten Women in Tech 2013, in The Guardian, Sue is an award-winning computer scientist and radical thinker. A Senior Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, in 2011 Sue set up The ‹goto› Foundation, a non profit which aims to make computer science more meaningful to the public, and help to build a tech savvy workforce. She is a champion for women in computing - and recently launched Savvify, a social enterprise which aims to empower people through technology. Savvify is currently running #techmums a program to get mums tech savvy, and is writing a book about saving Bletchley Park, where she is a Trustee. Sue recently won the PepsiCo Women's Inspiration Network award.
Senior panelists already confirmed include:
Conor McDonnell - Fidelity Investment
Richard Eardley - Hays
Orla Feely - Irish Research Council
Dr. Ruth Feeeman - Science Foundation Ireland
Anne Lannigan - It's Happening Here
Brian Ó hOisín- Career Zoo
Key themes will include:
- The global skills landscape
- Collaboration for 21st-century skills
- Education for tomorrow, today
- Making Ireland a talent destination
- Women in STEM
- Train and retain: investing in the talent you have
- Embracing the CoderDojo culture
Check back for lots more great panelists and speakers to be announced
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