The Future of Work

Thursday, March 07, 2019
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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1:15 pm – 4:30 pm (reception to follow)

The Future of Work

Work as we know it is being transformed.  The changes are disruptive, occurring at an exponential pace, and the implications for how we work and what the ramifications are for the future worker are compelling and challenging. However, these challenges also provide opportunities for institutions of higher education. Global, entrepreneurial, and academic perspectives will be presented.

This event will be the culmination of the Interdisciplinary Group Showcases and will provide global, academic, and social perspectives on the Future of Work. What we do at WPI and how our core values will affect the future of work and the future of the worker will be discussed.

1:00 pm     Welcome
                  Wole Soboyejo, WPI Provost ad interim

1:15 pm     Future of Work Presentations 
                  A Global Perspective
                  Sajitha Bashir, Education Sector Manager at the World Bank    

                  Perspectives of an Academic Entrepreneur
                  Diran Apelian, Founder and Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI
                  Perspectives of a Social Entrepreneur 
                  Martin Burt, Founder and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya

2:45 pm    Open discussion, Q&A 
                 Moderated by Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences

3:15 pm    Break

3:30 pm    Panel Discussion 
                 Moderated by President Leshin, WPI President

                 Diran Apelian:      Materials and Manufacturing
                 Suzanne Scarlata:  Bio-X 
                 Randy Paffenroth:  Smart World 
                 Rob Krueger:      Global Initiatives

4:30 pm     Reception
                  Beer, wine & hors d’hoeuvres will be served


Registration is required. To register, click here.

Rachel Roy
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