Future of Work SymposiumFuture of Work Symposium

Cultural Vistas Headquarters
Woolworth Building, New York City
September 27, 2018

The nature of work as we know it is going through a major transformation.

In the United States alone, it is projected that by 2030 as many as one-third of American workers may need to change occupations and gain new skills due to automation.
On September 27, Cultural Vistas convened industry experts in international business, immigration, higher education, tech and talent mobility for a series of three discussions exploring the fast-changing landscape of work and the workforce.

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Panel Sessions



Corporate America and the Workforce of Tomorrow

This panel explored how businesses are adapting to a 21st century workforce.

Featured speakers:

Bernard Coleman
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Uber

Jacquie Davidson
Head of Global Mobility & APAC Employee Resource Center, Adobe

Stephen Feyer
Head of Product, Eightfold

Derek Wilkinson
Head, International Development Practice, Odgers Berndtson, DC





The Role of Higher Education in Preparing Students for the Work Ahead

This panel will explore what institutions are doing to better prepare their students for the future.

Featured speakers:

John Bersia
Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives & Director, University of Central Florida

Dr. Cheryl Matherly
Vice President & Vice Provost for International Affairs, Lehigh University

Dr. Norah McRae
Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo





Immigration, Mobility, and the Future of Work in America

This panel will explore talent mobility strategies in a time of immigration uncertainty.

Featured speakers:

Haseeb Ahmad
Director of Immigration-US Services, Global Expertise

Ayesha Blackwell-Hawkins
Senior Director, Talent Mobility, Johnson & Johnson

Robert S. Groban Jr.
Member, Epstein Becker Green

Alex Koppelman
Managing Editor, CNNMoney