Monday, April 16, 2012

Live Tuesday, April 17th - Tracey Wilen-Daugenti on How Technology is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society

Join me Tuesday, April 17th, for live and interactive conversation with Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, author of Society 3.0:  How Technology is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society. From the Amazon book description:  "Higher education in the U.S. has traditionally prepared students for work and social success, but with families, work, and society itself undergoing revolutionary change, is this preparation sufficient to develop the 21st-century workforce? This book explores how evolving family structures, new ways of balancing work and personal lives, and rapid technological advancements will transform the ways that U.S. colleges and universities develop well-educated, career-oriented citizens. Society 3.0 will help higher education providers and industry leaders understand these potentially disruptive variables and design appropriate programs and career paths for tomorrow's workers.

"The book presents and explores the following insights: A wider range of family members, not just older children, now attend college, a decision that shapes—and is shaped by—21st-century demographics. Older students, recognizing degrees as vital for competing in the global workforce, now outnumber those entering college before starting careers. Today's workers are increasingly likely to be women, working outside the office or self-employed, or applying their education to innovation and entrepreneurship as small business owners.

"Technology is remaking the campus experience via smartphone learning apps, social networking among professors and students, and immersive engagement in virtual worlds—and even games. Society 3.0 will provide higher education and industry stakeholders a guide for understanding the emerging societal forces that are shaping the future."

Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and a portable .mp3 audio recording is at

“Education pays off,” says Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, “because it is the best way to create tomorrow’s future today.”

Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is "Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute. The Institute’s research demonstrates the value of education and provides recommendations to help leaders make the decisions that will ensure today’s workforce is employable tomorrow.

"Tracey sees education, technology and the workforce from multiple perspectives. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Media X program, she knows what it takes to produce superior research and analysis. As a former Silicon Valley executive, she knows the relevance of education in our global high-technology economy. Finally, her work at Apollo Research Institute opens up insights into making education more accessible, sustainable and relevant to the workplace.

"Her own education path includes a master’s degree and doctorate in business. She has held executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and Apple, and was the Higher Education Practice Lead for Cisco Systems’ strategy organization. For over 15 years, she has taught business and women’s studies at colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"Through her numerous books, papers, presentations, and media appearances, Dr. Wilen-Daugenti has catalyzed new thinking among business leaders and academics in over 100 countries. In her books .edu: Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education (2008) and the [new] Society 3.0: How Technology is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society (January 2012), she explores the intersection of technology, education, and business. These future-forward but pragmatic books have profound implications for employers seeking new talent, employees who want to stay relevant, and educators who desire to prepare the next-generation workforce.

"Dr. Wilen-Daugenti’s research also extends to how women are a force for positive change in the workplace and society. She has written seven books on the reality of doing business in emerging markets around the world.  Three generations of women have learned how to do business on three continents from her publications on women in international business.

"Dr. Wilen-Daugenti is a source of first choice on national and international radio and television programs, including CNN, KQED, CNBC, and ABC. She is frequently quoted in the mass media and outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Wired magazine and San Jose Mercury News. She was named San Francisco Woman of the Year for her outreach efforts and research on women and technology."

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