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Project Title: Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce

PIN: DEPS-CSTB-14-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board DEPS
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Eisenberg, Jon

Subject/Focus Area:
Computers and Information Technology; Industry and Labor

Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce
October 22, 2015 - October 23, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Shenae A. Bradley
Phone: 202/334-2293
Fax: 202/334-2318



8:00 AM Breakfast Available

8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction
Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Family Professor, the Sloan School, MIT
Tom M. Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Committee Co-chairs

8:45 AM Current and Emerging Technological Capabilities
Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Director, Microsoft Research-Redmond Lab, Moderator
Gill Pratt, Executive Technical Director, Toyota
Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist, Baidu Research (remotely)

10:00 AM Break

10:20 AM IT and Automation in the Workplace
Ruth Milkman, Professor of Sociology, City University of New York Graduate Center,Moderator
Diane Bailey, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
David Rolf, International Vice President, Service Employees International Union
Judy Wajcman, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics
Sree Ramaswamy, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

11:35 AM New Modalities of Work
Stephen R. Barley, Richard W. Weiland Professor of Management,Stanford University, Moderator
Byron Auguste, Managing Director, Opportunity@Work
Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director, Freelancer’s Union
Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork
Tess Posner, Managing Director, Samaschool

12:50 PM Lunch

2:15 PM Education, Workforce Development, and Equal Opportunity
Barrett Caldwell, Professor of Industrial Engineering,Purdue University, Moderator
Heidi Shierholz, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor
Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
David Autor, Associate Department Head, Department of Economics,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yscaira Jimenez, CEO, LaborX

3:30 PM Break

3:45 PM Data Sources and Needs
John Haltiwanger, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland College Park, Moderator
Erica Groshen, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Yoav Shoham, Professor (emeritus), Stanford University and Principal Scientist, Google
Dan Restuccia, Chief Analytics Officer, Burning Glass

5:00 PM Discussion of Societal Challenges and Research Pathways
Committee Co-chairs

5:30 PM Reception
Great Hall

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Erik Brynjolfsson
Tom M. Mitchell
Steven R. Barley
Barrett Caldwell
Henrik Christensen
John C. Haltiwanger
Eric Horvitz
Ruth Milkman
Eduardo Salas
Nicole Smith
Claire Tomlin

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- key themes and takeaways from the October 22 Workshop
- open questions and research needs (with an emphasis on data)
- structure of study report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 25, 2015