Bridging the Digital Divide: An Economic Imperative for the 21st Century

August 8, 2018

About this event

Attend in person or watch live via YouTube

The economy has been on one of the longest upturns in history with exceptionally low unemployment rates. Technical and digital skills are transforming jobs across all sectors. The downside to the changing economy is the large number of unfilled jobs requiring these skills and a large sector of our population in need of jobs, but which lack the relevant skills. This is the tip of a much larger socio-economic iceberg.

Join in as thought leaders explore innovative approaches businesses are taking to address talent pipeline issues and the broader economic issue of the digital divide. YouTube participants can interact with presenters by texting questions during the event.

Solutions presented will focus on low or no-cost ways businesses can realign asset management, employee engagement, and talent pipeline strategies for high impact change.

Registration

Watch the live stream here beginning at 12:30 p.m. Aug 8.

Registration to attend in person is now closed.

Cost: $0                               

Audience

Who should attend?

Banking, business and community leaders interested in learning more about the digital divide.

Event details

Date Location
August 8, 2018 Event will also be streamed live via YouTube

Registration

Registration to attend in person is now closed.

Watch the live stream here beginning at 12:30 p.m. Aug 8.

 

 



Registration Deadline: August 8, 2018
Cost: $0

Live Stream

Join live on YouTube as thought leaders explore innovative approaches businesses are taking to address talent pipeline issues and the broader economic issue of the digital divide. YouTube participants can interact with presenters by texting questions during the event.

The live stream program will begin at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Join the conversation!

  • Text your questions to 816.799.2390
  • Connect with us on Twitter using #DigitalBridges18
  • Sign up for future events 

 

Contact Information

Jeremy Hegle
Senior Community Development Advisor
(816) 881-2225
August 8
  • 12 p.m. Buffet Lunch

     

  • 12:30 p.m. Making the Business Case: Why Digital Inclusion is an Economic Imperative for the 21st Century

    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • 12:50 p.m. Keynote: The National Perspective

    Angela Siefer
    National Digital Inclusion Alliance

  • 1:20 p.m. Computer Access

    Learn low-cost, high-impact ways corporations are increasing device access to the community, while also addressing concerns about privacy and data security.

    Jeremy Hegle, Moderator
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Tom Esselman
    Connecting for Good

    Bob Akers
    e-Stewards Digital Equity

  • 2 p.m. Break
  • 2:15 p.m. Fundamental Digital Skills

    From providing adults computer basics for today’s needs, to teaching children to code for tomorrow’s workforce, hear how companies can create mutually beneficial partnerships.

    Carrie Coogan
    Kansas City, MO Public Library

    Marge Sendze
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • 3 p.m. Digital Skills Workforce Training

    With the right training, workers can get on career pathways to middle-and high-skill jobs without a college degree. This session will explore innovative approaches to talent pipeline development.

    Ryan Weber
    KC Tech Council

    Neelima Parasker
    SnapIT Solutions

    Keith Lawing
    Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.

  • 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks