The future of work won’t leave anyone unaffected. Workers, managers, investors, and customers all can expect significant change in the years ahead. To properly prepare future generations for those shifts, educators need to get ahead of the disruption now.
That was one of the motivations behind the fifth annual Deloitte Deans Summit in Dallas, Tex., where the deans of America’s top business schools – including Sanjay Gupta, dean of the Eli Broad College of Business – came together to share ideas and get their schools up to speed for the looming new school year and beyond.
Among the two dozen schools whose business deans were invited to the July 17–18 event were Yale University, Cornell University, Duke University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin, among others.
Sessions included a “Future of Work” event, which offered insights from Deloitte’s research on the future of work via its Greenhouse Lab corporate innovation centers, and the thoughts of Deloitte leaders on future capabilities and ways of working that will power future generations of workers.
“Driven by accelerating connectivity, new talent models, and cognitive tools, work is changing. As robotics, AI, the gig economy, and crowds grow, jobs are being reinvented, creating the ‘augmented workforce,’” Deloitte said in summit materials.
The summit also looked at how such changes would impact the future of MBA and undergraduate business programs, and strategies for business schools to survive and thrive in a volatile world, among other topics. Deans also shared experiences during a deans-only “Dean to Dean Wisdom” lunch session.
While at the summit, Gupta also met with a trio of Broad Spartans who are interns at Deloitte: David Hotz, Max Spampinato, and Luca Valentino.
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