Live webinar: January 24th, 9-10 a.m. Pacific

How academia is adapting to the impact of industry trends on critical workforce skills

Understand what skills industry are demanding so you can better prepare your students for a successful career. Hear how MIT has evolved their education programs, and learn how you can make similar changes at your school.

An Autodesk webinar featuring Forrester and MIT

Tuesday, January 24 at 9–10 a.m., Pacific time

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Join guest speakers Forrester analyst Dan Bieler and MIT IDM Director Tony Hu on Tuesday, January 24 at 9 a.m., Pacific time, in a conversation with Jaime Perkins, senior director of industry strategy and marketing for Autodesk Education. They will address leading industry trends that are impacting talent and skills required for design and manufacturing workforce, why and how MIT developed its Integrated Design & Management (IDM) program, and what educators can do to prepare students for successful careers.

In this webinar, Dan and Tony will discuss:

  • Why sustainability, automation and digital factories are reshaping the future of work
  • How MIT combines engineering, design and business in an integrated learning environment
  • What faculty can do to adjust their curricula and stay current with industry and technology trends

The change in talent focus demanded by industry today is driven by efforts to automate processes, build more sustainable businesses and digitize factory operations. Workforce talent management strategy is evolving to reflect the shifting skill landscape and meet changing employee expectations. Education and training facilities must reflect these changes in their course work. Discover how the MIT IDM program leverages end-to-end design and engineering curriculum including hands-on projects to give students real-world experience to design, build and manufacture products.

Don’t miss out on what you can do to prepare students for manufacturers' changing talent management strategies. Hear ideas on how working with industry and technology partners can better prepare students for career success. Register for the webinar today.

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Dan Bieler (Guest speaker)

Principal Analyst, Forrester

Dan Bieler serves digital and technology leaders by guiding them through the challenges of business transformation. Dan's particular focus is on employee experience, the future of work, cultural transformation, and innovation. Dan is an expert in the key technologies underpinning digital platforms and social collaboration technologies.

Prior to joining Forrester, Dan worked at Deutsche Telekom enterprise division in a role involving strategy planning and communication initiatives. Before Deutsche Telekom, Dan worked as a consulting director for telecommunications and networking at the research firm IDC and as a research director at Ovum.

Dan holds an MSc in economics and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Tony Hu (Guest speaker)

Integrated Design and Management, MIT

Tony Hu is an entrepreneurial product development leader who champions design, creativity, and innovation.

Over 25 years as head of product design and development at small companies and large corporations, he has brought more than 200 consumer products to market globally, including electronics, appliances, toys, and sporting goods. As an inventor, he’s licensed 22 products and been awarded 18 patents.

As a teacher, he is a rarity: an engineer with a deep background in design and business who loves sharing his holistic approach to product design with students. He has taught product design at MIT and Stanford for 13 years prior to joining IDM where he is responsible for the core curriculum. Hu earned his BS in electrical engineering at MIT, conducting research at the Media Lab, and his MS in product design from Stanford.

Jaime Perkins

Senior Director, Autodesk

Jaime Perkins is the senior director of Global Education Strategy and Portfolio Marketing at Autodesk. He leads the company’s efforts to help learners of all ages acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the Future of Work. His team focuses on ensuring students and educators can prepare and demonstrate their job readiness for current, emerging and future roles through Autodesk’s education programs.

A former academic publisher and teacher, Jaime is passionate about education and learning. Prior to Autodesk, he was also an executive editor and product director in the eLearning and EdTech industries. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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