Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Jamie Merisotis, Future of Work Expert

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Article Summary:

Who: Jamie Merisotis is the author of two widely acclaimed books, Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines, published in October 2020, and  America Needs Talent, named a Top 10 Business book of 2016 by Booklist. He is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, a private, independent U.S. foundation focused on increasing education beyond high school.

Topic: The intersections of learning, technology, and the work of the future. 

Quote: “With automation and AI driving more and more what humans have historically done, investing in human capital to ensure we have people to do the jobs that people are uniquely qualified for seems like a good investment.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.