Today, we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in genetics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Nano Technology, 3D printing and Biotechnology, to name just a few, are all building on and amplifying one another. In today’s scenario of this massive technological change accompanied by talent shortages, mass unemployment and growing inequality-reskilling and upskilling of today’s workers will be critical. While much has been said about the need for reform in basic education, it is simply not possible to weather the current technological revolution by waiting for the next generation’s workforce to become better prepared. Instead it is critical that educational institutions, corporate and Government to take a proactive approach in creating an enabling environment, rapidly and creatively, to assist these efforts.
The current technological revolution need not become a race between humans and machines but rather an opportunity for work to truly become a channel through which people recognize their full potential. To ensure that we achieve this vision, we must become more specific and much faster in understanding the changes underway and cognizant of our collective responsibility to lead our educational ecosystem through this transformative moment.
The "ICT Academy BRIDGE conference" with the theme "THE FUTURE OF WORK" in 7 cities will be the convergence of the stakeholders driving Skill India, Digital India, Start-up India and Make in India, discussing the role and importance in creating next generation talent pool for the future of work, thereby leading to the transformation of India in line with global benchmarks.