There is a great and unmet need for computer science education in schools so that students learn the skills necessary to excel in their future workplaces. All stakeholders express a desire for more and better computer science learning opportunities, suggesting that expanded programs could help prepare today’s students for the future economy.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are growing fast. Globally there are now 113 installed industrial robots per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing sector — that’s an increase from 74 just four years ago. South Korea leads, with 855 installed robots per 10,000 employees.
“93 percent of CEOs who had introduced upskilling programs said these programs increased productivity — they also helped attract and retain talent and helped deliver a resilient workforce. However, only 18 percent of CEOs who took the survey said they had invested in upskilling.”
If your current ‘team’ of employees are unprepared, well you’re not alone. Furthermore, many organizations are struggling to hire ‘quality talent’ as only 16 percent of new hires possess the needed skills for both their current role and the future, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner.
The U.S. B2B trade show market has shifted. In 2015, it was a $13.1 billion market, while by 2019, it had reached $15.58 billion. However, one year and a pandemic later, the U.S. B2B trade show market is expected to shrink by 64.3% to $5.56 billion. That said, the shift away from wasteful hospitality events toward substantive buyer engagement is real progress.
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In 2015, advertising revenue in the podcast industry was $69 million. It’s expected to reach over $1 billion by 2021, and to grow. The podcast boom is powered by younger generations. Millennial and Gen Z represent a sizable portion of the total podcast audience globally.
Opening up and sharing information about corona virus allows the scientific and academic communities to test new strategies. The Open Government Alliance recommends sharing models used to tally cases and make projections. New Zealand has already shared data on the pandemic’s impact on trade.
Across the United States, city-to-city migration patterns have been redefined in recent months. Fresh data from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team shows that smaller metro areas are gaining, some famous big cities are slipping, and hints of de-urbanization can be found across the country.
Digital technology is at the center of today’s economic development debate due to its wide use during the Covid-19 outbreak. While there is no doubt that the pandemic is amplifying the adoption of new technologies, technological advancements were already changing the world over the past two decades, from living standards to the very nature of our work.
According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, the volume of B2B payments facilitated by non-banks will exceed 53 billion in 2022 — that’s up from a COVID-related low of 38 billion in 2020; representing 42 percent growth.