Exploring the Potential of Advanced Tech to Improve the Talent Marketplace

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00am
6140 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA
United States

Please Note: This event is by invitation only. For a full listing of participants, contact education@uschamber.com.

Everywhere you look today there is innovation happening that is driven by data and technology. We see it through the application of big data analytics in the healthcare sector, which is changing treatment and saving lives. We see it taking shape in autonomous vehicles, which will forever change transportation as we know it. We see it every time we download an application on our smartphone and link it to our personal, professional, and financial data.

The education sector is no different. The power and potential of data is there. Through better data integration we can change how learners share what they know and can do, how credentials communicate what they represent, and how employers signal their hiring needs and connect with qualified job candidates. However, first we must fully understand the need for a new public-private data infrastructure—and the technology and standards that can drive it—that will allow data to flow between learner records systems, credentialing organizations, and employer human resource information tools in ways that expand economic opportunity while providing security and protecting privacy.

To do this, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is partnering with the Lumina Foundation on a set of stakeholder meetings between March and October 2018 designed to map out the decentralized public/private data infrastructure of the future for the talent marketplace. We will be sketching out case studies based on the underlying technologies (e.g., Semantic Web Standards and distributed ledger technology) and standards that connect employer, learner, and credentialing systems. 

For more information about this initiative, contact us at education@uschamber.com.