Leaders to tackle global battle for talent at Future Jobs Forum in February

3 Dec 2012

As the race continues globally to find and attract the best talent, Ireland today finds itself competing with an ever-growing number of countries for the best candidates in science, technology and finance. The solutions will be examined at the Future Jobs Forum, hosted by Silicon Republic in The Convention Centre Dublin, in February.

It is a challenge for Ireland’s colleges and universities to turn out knowledge workers in the sheer numbers required in the short term for both the FDI companies and the country’s own indigenous knowledge sector.

How is Ireland to fill the gap in order to ensure prosperity and growth? This is one theme that will be tackled by our panels of leaders at the Future Jobs Forum, while we will also look at the future skills needs and ask what we need to do to ensure we are producing the talent for the future. 

On the morning of 8 February, international keynotes will offer a global view, while our panels of local leaders will discuss Ireland’s challenges and opportunities in the global battle for talent. The objective of this forum is not to simply sit around and complain about the much cited ‘talent gap’, but rather to bring together the stakeholders in education and industry to propose constructive and viable solutions to help Ireland compete and win in this global battle for talent.

Senior panelists already confirmed include:

  • Dr Eucharia Meehan, Irish Research Council and Higher Education Authority
  • Mark Ryan, country managing director, Accenture, Ireland
  • Regina Moran, CEO Fujitsu Ltd, Ireland
  • Brendan Cannon, Corporate Affairs director, Intel, EMEA co-ordinator, Intel’s Girls and Women initiative
  • Louise Phelan, VP of Global Operations EMEA, PayPal
  • Sean O’Sullivan, co-founder MapInfo and Avego

For further information, please see the Future Jobs Forum website.

Talent image via Shutterstock

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