Link Tank <ul><li>Bridging the gap between  </li></ul><ul><li>expert practitioners and policy makers  </li></ul><ul><li>on...
<ul><li>The world is changing.  Quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Given the pace of socio-technological change, </li></ul><ul><li...
Objects may appear closer than they actually are...
How will we know what’s coming if we’re not looking ahead?
Self-organising groups are already creating new forms of labour market interaction.
These new forms of work, are going to have profound implications on our society, and our economy
Why are we setting up (yet another) Think Tank? <ul><li>There exists a gap between the technology community who are creati...
What is our purpose? <ul><li>Link Tank will focus on identifying and developing next generation ideas and solutions - unde...
Our primary objective? <ul><li>To work toward an economically viable, sustainable model of full employment </li></ul>Suppo...
More detail: <ul><li>To build the UK’s capacity and capability to compete globally in a high-skills, knowledge-driven econ...
<ul><li>To support effective economic development in local communities, built upon labour market demands and opportunities...
<ul><li>To develop more agile and responsive approaches to skills and employment provision,  capable of anticipating and m...
How will we achieve this? <ul><li>By promoting and encouraging new, (collaborative) approaches to developing innovation </...
Why is this going to be different? <ul><li>It will be accessible.  think: open versus closed... </li></ul><ul><li>We will ...
Who will participate in Link Tank? <ul><li>Talent / Technology experts </li></ul><ul><li>Public/Private sector employers <...
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Link Tank Overview

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Link Tank is a London based think tank that exists to bridge the gap between expert practitioners and employment and skills policy makers.

The world is changing quickly, and technology need to play a central role in the future of the UK’s employment and skills strategy. We believe its important for policy makers to see emerging trends and opportunities.

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Link Tank Overview

  1. 1. Link Tank <ul><li>Bridging the gap between </li></ul><ul><li>expert practitioners and policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>on employment and skills </li></ul>Supported by Supported by
  2. 2. <ul><li>The world is changing. Quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Given the pace of socio-technological change, </li></ul><ul><li>we believe future employment and skills </li></ul><ul><li>needs to change fundamentally. </li></ul>Supported by
  3. 3. Objects may appear closer than they actually are...
  4. 4. How will we know what’s coming if we’re not looking ahead?
  5. 5. Self-organising groups are already creating new forms of labour market interaction.
  6. 6. These new forms of work, are going to have profound implications on our society, and our economy
  7. 7. Why are we setting up (yet another) Think Tank? <ul><li>There exists a gap between the technology community who are creating the future, and policy makers who are trying to make sense of it... </li></ul><ul><li>There is no dialogue. No Link. </li></ul>Supported by
  8. 8. What is our purpose? <ul><li>Link Tank will focus on identifying and developing next generation ideas and solutions - underpinned by technology - that will harness the skills and potential of people in the UK in an intelligent, efficient and above all - sustainable way. </li></ul>Supported by
  9. 9. Our primary objective? <ul><li>To work toward an economically viable, sustainable model of full employment </li></ul>Supported by
  10. 10. More detail: <ul><li>To build the UK’s capacity and capability to compete globally in a high-skills, knowledge-driven economy, by creating greater visibility of employment options, and optimising the skills and talent of our people </li></ul>Supported by
  11. 11. <ul><li>To support effective economic development in local communities, built upon labour market demands and opportunities, by maximising visibility and access to the skills of the working age population . </li></ul>More detail: Supported by
  12. 12. <ul><li>To develop more agile and responsive approaches to skills and employment provision, capable of anticipating and meeting employers’ evolving skills requirements in the future </li></ul>More detail: Supported by
  13. 13. How will we achieve this? <ul><li>By promoting and encouraging new, (collaborative) approaches to developing innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By connecting LinkTank people with a social/2.0 platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A series of ‘Unconference’ events. Networking and social activities are where the interesting things happen. </li></ul></ul></ul>Supported by
  14. 14. Why is this going to be different? <ul><li>It will be accessible. think: open versus closed... </li></ul><ul><li>We will act as matchmaker: brokering the supply of/ demand for expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>We will create environments (both on/offline) that are catalysts for innovation... </li></ul><ul><li>Link Tank participants will be solutions - focused ; bringing together people that are actually creating this stuff... </li></ul>Supported by
  15. 15. Who will participate in Link Tank? <ul><li>Talent / Technology experts </li></ul><ul><li>Public/Private sector employers </li></ul><ul><li>Social enterprise/third sector </li></ul><ul><li>Community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Investors/funders </li></ul>Supported by

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