Innovation through Leadership: Achieving Economic Growth with Educational Strategy

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  • 1. Innovation through Leadership:Achieving Economic Growth withEducational StrategyGil Taran, Chief Executive OfficeriCarnegie, Inc.www.icarnegie.com
  • 2. Agenda Information, Communication Technology  The good, the bad and the ugly Science and Technology Education  The 21st century knowledge worker The Road ahead
  • 3. “There is little doubt…that education and training are decisive in national competitive advantage…Education and training constitute perhaps the single greatest long-term leverage point available to... government in upgrading industry.” Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
  • 4. Economic Growth Our Changing World New Competitive Technologies, World Devices and Applications Flow of goods, services, jobs
  • 5. The Good and the Bad…
  • 6. Back to Economic Growth Generating growth through increased productivity requires  Better technology  Skilled labor force  Technological innovations (creation of knowledge)
  • 7. Common Global Themes Shortage of skilled workforce Shortage of teachers and/or educational content Desire by governments to invest in workforce development Realization that this can only be met through education
  • 8. "We cannot sustain an economy based oninnovation unless we have citizens well educated inmath, science, and engineering. If we fail at this,we wont be able to compete in the globaleconomy."Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
  • 9. ROI for Education Figure 1Data Presented by Robert B.Kozma, ICT Education reformand Economic Growth, 2008
  • 10. Needed Approach Foundational Soft Skills Experience Knowledge & Accelerator Comm. ProjectsProblem Solving, Learn by Doing, Outcome Based and Profession Focused
  • 11. Workforce DevelopmentTechnical Skills Technical Skills & Soft Skills Decision Support Skills Strategy & Leadership Skills
  • 12. Where to From Here?
  • 13. Thank You!