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Monday, January 23 • 2:10pm - 3:10pm
The Future of Work: Capturing The American Dream In An Internet-Enabled Economy

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Internet-enabled technologies continue to disrupt markets and industries at a breathtaking clip. Corporations are increasingly seeing exponential increases in productivity from Internet-enabled automation and the Internet of Things. That disruption is pushing the American workforce to a place where it needs to be more and more technologically adroit. With artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, virtual reality, 3D/advanced manufacturing, and robotics, the skills required of the American labor market bears little resemblance to what was needed just a generation ago. Those trends will only continue and the Internet connects everyone and everything. Jobs are literally being transformed. Fortunately, the strength of America has always been its workers and their ability to adapt to challenges and innovation. While one might meet this impending shift with trepidation, we believe it presents an amazing opportunity for America to lead the world into the economic future. Our panel will explore how policymakers, NGOs, and industry leaders can help the American labor force capture the opportunities presented by these changes and fill the workforce needs of the 21st century American economy.

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Josh Mendelsohn

Managing Partner, Hangar
Josh’s career has been largely focused on helping startups and nonprofits scale to support growing customer and user bases. He is a co-founder of Hattery, which prior to a 2013 sale to Google, invested in early-stage startups. While at Hattery, Josh was part of a group of startup founders and investors who formed Engine. Before Hattery and Engine, Josh was an execitive at several successful startups and spent four years at a PM at Google... Read More →

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Donna Harris

Cofounder, 1776
Donna Harris is co-founder of 1776, a major initiative which convenes and accelerates startups from around the world by connecting them to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that make Washington, DC unique.  | | Donna is also a Founding Member of the K Street Capital angel network and is an active angel investor. She is a Board Member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, a Board Member of the National Center for... Read More →
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Rick Lane

Rick Lane most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for 21st Century Fox (News Corporation). Before leaving the company Rick had  been with 21st Century Fox for 16 years.  As Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Rick was responsible for coordinating  the development and implementation of the Corporation's public policy activities. Before joining News Corporation, Rick was... Read More →
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Lori Sanders

Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Lori Sanders is outreach director and senior fellow at the R Street Institute. In this role, she is responsible for R Street’s coalition efforts, as well as providing public outreach and education about public policy issues to regulators, lawmakers and their staff. Lori came to R Street from the American Enterprise Institute, where she most recently served as program manager for AEI’s Road to Freedom project, helping... Read More →
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Kristin Sharp

Executive Director, Shift Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology
Kristin Sharp is the executive director of New America and Bloomberg's joint initiative, SHIFT: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology. Prior to launching SHIFT, she had an extensive career in technology, innovation, and national security policy in the U.S. Senate, most recently serving as deputy chief of staff to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), and the architect of his initiative examining the impact of the on-demand economy and contingent... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2017 2:10pm - 3:10pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

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