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Educating the Workforce of the Future

11:05 am - 11:20 am

Frances Simowitz
CEO and Managing Director at NUMA New York

Frances is an international launch expert in the New York City startup scene. She has helped establish and grow operations in multiple cities, including Boston, Chicago, DC, and New York, for startups like Sittercity, Startup Institute, and now NUMA New York. She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs across the globe and has established one of the largest entrepreneurial communities in New York City. Her key strengths are in operations, business development, community building, negotiations, and many levels of sales from small tickets to enterprise.

Course Description:

Skills obsolescence is a threat to businesses and individuals alike. There are an estimated 370M people who will need to change career paths by 2030. Organizations and individuals need to adapt the ways they think about education, and how that relates to work to stay relevant in the workforce of the future.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Rethink the traditional paths of education and career

  • Think about training and re-training employees

  • Develop skills that will be most valuable in a fast-changing technological society