The Next Generation of Talent
Thursday June 27, 2019
STAR Chicago Member $295 | Non-Member $395
Non-Member including a 1 year STAR Chicago Membership $415
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STAR Chicago Member - $30 | Non-Member - $50
Tomorrow’s Talent is Here Today: Skill Sets and Emerging Roles in the Digital Age
Given the pace of change in skills driven by advancements in technology, the future is much more about what candidates and employees can do than the specific jobs that defined roles in the past. We can't slow the pace of change, yet we can understand what’s needed and invest in upskilling to build the workforce of tomorrow and win in the digital age. Rebekah Kowalski, VP Client Workforce Solutions for ManpowerGroup NA, will kick off our Symposium as keynote speaker and engage us on a journey that discusses workforce trends impacting roles across various industry sectors like manufacturing, finance, healthcare and more. Learn how each of us will need to become builders of talent to ensure our organizations succeed today and tomorrow.
Rebekah Kowalski, Client Workforce Solutions - ManpowerGroup North America
Rebekah Kowalski leads Client Workforce Solutions for ManpowerGroup North America. Rebekah’s work focuses on developing solutions that help organizations and leaders deal with the implications of both the shortage of rightly skilled workers, and the rapid evolution of roles and skills across multiple sectors. Rebekah led the ManpowerGroup team who worked with the Digital Design & Manufacturing Institute to define the future workforce for digital manufacturing and design, and is responsible for leading ManpowerGroup North America’s Manufacturing Sector Strategy. Leading up to her current role, Rebekah led the Workforce Strategy and Solution Integration Team for Right Management, a ManpowerGroup company, and was also responsible for the continuous innovation and expansion of Right Management’s Strategic Workforce Consulting Practice worldwide. Rebekah was the primary architect of ManpowerGroup’s proprietary workforce supply and demand forecasting solution and consulting process. She also pioneered the workforce strategy approach for our government clients to help them align their employment ecosystems with their long-term talent forecast.
Mike Rodgers, VP of Commercial Innovation, Advocate Aurora Health, VP of 83 Tech Harbor, Inc.
Mike joined Aurora Health Care in 2013. As Vice President of Commercial Innovation, he is charged with overseeing Advocate Aurora’s commercial innovation, building new ventures and collaborations with healthcare startups nationwide. Rodgers both approves, designs, and implements ideas that not only generate revenue, but ensure a sustainable future for the healthcare system. He serves as Advocate Aurora’s liaison to Milwaukee’s start-up community and its innovation investments. Through his roles at Advocate Aurora and the Milwaukee Tech Hub group Mike has played a critical role advancing Milwaukee's tech and startup ecosystem. Mike's support has helped grow Startup Milwaukee Week to the largest entrepreneurial event in Southeast Wisconsin and helped spur new programming and offerings from Startup Milwaukee such as our Founder's Circle an exclusive network of over 75 tech startup founders in Southeast Wisconsin.