Dr. Nicole Wilson


Education, Future of Work

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Areas of Expertise

Future of Learning  •  Future of Work  •  GGC-Learning

About Nicole

Dr. Nicole Wilson is an expert in cognitive science and education technology. She is the founder and president of KnowProgress, an ed-tech firm that helps organizations create transformational learning experiences. She is an advocate for the disruption of traditional educational systems / paradigms, which often fail to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. Nicole has led the development of several highly successful learning and assessment products for industry leaders including Pearson, Open English, and Rosetta Stone. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has also been a member of the faculty there since 2004.

Dr. Nicole Wilson: 3 Ways Exponential Technologies Are Impacting the Future of Learning

Speaking Topics

  • Future of Work

    Exponential technologies are dramatically changing the way we live and the nature of the global economy. Many jobs are disappearing, even while new ones are appearing at even faster rates. Barriers to entry for starting a business are the lowest they’ve ever been, and entrepreneurship is on the rise. Given these trends, what will the jobs of the future look like? What skills are most needed to thrive in an uncertain, chaotic, and complex future? How can individuals be upskilled to carry out 21st century jobs? How are organizations being reshaped and how can they best attract and retain top talent? We will examine answers to these questions informed by the latest economic research and thought leadership.

  • Inventive Resilience: The Future of Knowledge and Learning

    We live in a world of rapid change that challenges daily the role of individuals and organizations in the future. As we ask vital questions about how to remain relevant, we are driven to reconsider the fundamentals of the systems that support teaching and learning.
    Drawing examples from experience working with dozens of education systems, governments, and NGOs around the world, Brett shares a new framework for the future or learning and tells a story of a world that can embrace today’s rapid changes in technology and social trends and help not just prepare for the future, but become a master of it.

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