The Work Redefined series provides professional development for employers and academic institutions centered on growing and retaining talent in Tampa Bay. A reflection of the Chamber’s strategic vision for workforce development programming, this series meets the needs of the Tampa Bay business community by focusing on the development of sustainable talent pipelines.

Work Redefined: The Future of Work

Tue., Mar. 3, 2019

8:00 – 9:30 am

Tampa Bay Chamber, Room 225

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What does the future of work look like? As AI and technology are implemented into workspaces, workers will need new skills to adapt and grow in the digital economy. In partnership with academic institutions, employers can develop career pathways for their workforce by forecasting their talent needs and investing in upskilling.

Stuart Brown – Accenture

Stuart Brown is a Managing Director and is currently the Group Technology officer for Accenture's Microsoft Business Group (AMBG). Stuart is based in Accenture’s Tampa, Florida office where he also serves as the Office Managing Director. With 20 years of deep industry experience focusing on Utilities and Resources industries (Utilities, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, and Mining). He has also served as the Accenture Global Utilities Technology Lead focusing on Utilities technology. He has led and delivered some of the largest transformation projects, including large-scale customer service technology platforms, deregulated organizations, and cloud transformations. Stuart’s global energy experience has made him an in-demand speaker to many Fortune 500 C-suite clients on topics related to how technology trends can be used in developing an overall corporate strategic vision.

John Flanagan – CareerSource Tampa Bay

John Flanagan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CareerSource Tampa Bay. Mr. Flanagan started his official duties on January 22, 2019. As CEO of the local workforce board he works closely with business, government, and educational entities to find workforce solutions for the more than 1.4 million Hillsborough County residents and businesses.

In the first year as CEO, he launched a youth summer jobs program, dubbed Summer Job Connection which placed 560 youth ages 16-21 into paid work experience positions with 90 Hillsborough County Employers.

He was appointed to Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s Workforce Council in August 2019. He was appointed to the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Workforce Development Council. John is a member of the National Association of Workforce Boards and Florida Workforce Development Association. He is also a member of the United Way Suncoast Community Impact Committee.


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