2021 Thought Leader Summit | Recharging the Workforce!
 Event Schedule

The Forbes School of Business and Technology® at the University of Arizona Global Campus,  brings to you:

The 2021 Thought Leader Summit!

With the Covid-19 pandemic still holding us at bay, the economy, government, education, drugs and health care, and our workforce is shifting right before our eyes. Attend, learn, understand, plan, redesign, and prepare for the future!

Participate in this unique event, interact with fellow business and thought leaders that are currently competing and navigating their organizations through some the most complex and competitive industry environments.

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2021 Thought Leader Summit | Recharging the Workforce!

Event Schedule

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Tuesday, October 26
7:30 am – 8:00 am
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Torrey Pines
  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
Welcome to the 2021 Thought Leaders Summit! Please enjoy networking, and watch the Pre-Summit videos to learn how to make the most of YOUR summit!
8:00 am – 8:10 am
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  • Jorge Cardenas (Speaker) Chair, Forbes School of Business and Technology
  • Brandy Havens (Speaker) EMCEE, Forbes School of Business and Technology
Chair Jorge …
8:10 am – 8:20 am
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  • Paul Pastorek (Speaker) President and CEO, University of Arizona Global Campus
Welcome to the Virtual 2021 Thought Leader Summit!
8:20 am – 9:20 am
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  • Steve Forbes (Keynote) Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
5-Year Economic Forecast: Economic recoveries are going in different directions across countries and sectors, reflecting the variation in pandemic-induced disruptions and the extent of policy support. The economic outlook depends not just on the o… See More
9:20 am – 9:30 am
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  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
10 Minuite Break
9:30 am – 10:10 am
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  • Margie Warrell (Moderator) Executive coaching and psychology, Founder of Global Courage leadership consultancy
  • Mark Mills (Panelist) Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Carl Schramm (Panelist) University Professor, Syracuse University
The most important changes within the realm of workforce global evolution into four main categories: technology, workplace environment, employee satisfaction, and employee wellness. As per McKinsey, the pandemic accelerated the existing trends in … See More
10:10 am – 10:15 am
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Main Room
  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
5 Minute Break
10:15 am – 10:55 am
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Technology convergence and societal forces are changing the work environment-how it gets done, who does it, and what it will look like. • Digital and communications technologies are changing how work is accomplished. • The gig economy an… See More
10:55 am – 11:00 am
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Main Room
  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
5 Minute Break
11:00 am – 11:50 am
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  • Rich Karlgaard (Moderator) Futurist/Columnist, Forbes and Forbes Asia
  • Dennis Baltzley (Panelist) Global Head of Leadership Development, Korn Ferry
  • Ken Boyer (Panelist) Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, EY, Ken Boyer
  • Darryl Hawkins (Panelist) Vice President Operations, Comcast/NBC/Universal
  • Linda Reid (Panelist) Vice President Security Operations, Walt Disney World
Re-Equipping and Re-Tooling Talent for the Future: Industry leaders continually examine the intersection of workforce needs and the current workforce demographic to identify where they are seeing the need to reequip or retool talent for the mutual… See More
11:50 am – 12:45 pm
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  • Roger Love (Speaker) Celebrity Vocal Coach for Singers & Speakers, The Voice Place
12:45 pm – 1:25 pm
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  • Rich Karlgaard (Moderator) Futurist/Columnist, Forbes and Forbes Asia
  • Tamar Elkeles (Panelist) Chief Human Resources Officer, XCOM
  • Dr. Cindy Gordon (Panelist) CEO and Founder, SalesChoice, an AI SaaS company for B2B sales
  • Jayne Johnson (Panelist) Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Development at Alkermes
  • Dr. Olin Oedekoven (Panelist) President and CEO, Peregrine Academic Services and Peregrine Leadership Institute
Digital Revolution’s Impact on Workforce Digitization is impacting every aspect of business, radically changing the ways in which companies grow and compete. COVID-19 disrupted the workplace reshaping the 21st century workplace significantly… See More
1:25 pm – 1:30 pm
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  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
5 Minute Break
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
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2021-2022 An evolution of socioeconomic and political change Areas of focus : 2021-2022 A Year of Transition
• Education bifurcates into traditional and an on-demand option with “practical application” of learning in high demand
&…
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2:20 pm – 2:25 pm
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  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
5 Minute Break
2:25 pm – 3:15 pm
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Reimagining Education through Creation of a Job Ready Workforce The push to teach only the “needed skills” jeopardizes the core purpose of education, originally positioned to develop and nourish young minds, while creating life-long le… See More
3:15 pm – 3:20 pm
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  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
5 Minute Break
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm
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Industry Specific Future of Work The future of work has arrived way ahead of schedule! Before the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of remote working was on the horizon but not actually happening… During the COVID-19 crisis, many industries have se… See More
3:50 pm – 4:20 pm
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Goto Breakout Room
4:20 pm – 4:25 pm
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  • Bill Davis (Speaker) Break Host, Forbes School of Business and Technology
5 Minute Break
4:25 pm – 4:40 pm
4:40 pm – 5:10 pm
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Recharging the Workforce