Preparing for the new jobs

HOW TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CAN PREPARE FOR THE JOB MARKET IN THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ERA

AAROBOTEC, EGB4 Technologies and Lahore College for Women University are co-hosting an online panel discussion to learn from each other how to help students and teachers at schools and universities prepare for the future of work. We intend to identify some of the new jobs and the skills they require. This will help students and teachers from various backgrounds to become aware about  the era of Digital Transformation and how it is affecting the Future of Work globally and locally.

Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94723798446?pwd=VytTdnhma3lRdE9aT2RDbTJWYnFSQT09

on September 21st, 2021 starting at 8 am PDT, US; 7 pm Dubai, UAE; 8 pm Lahore, Pakistan time.

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future of work

When

20:00, September 21, 2021

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online via Zoom

Background

New technologies like data science, AI, IOT, robotics, virtual and mixed reality, e-commerce, blockchain, cybersecurity, automation and others are changing our day to day lives as well as our jobs as teachers and affecting the future job prospects of students. We organized a webinar titled ‘STEM for All’, in May 2021, as a joint initiative of Lahore College for Women University and EGB4 Technologies in which speakers from NASA, Aga Khan University, BUITMS and others participated. The upcoming webinar on Future of Work will be a continuation of the same series.

introduction

This webinar will be based on a panel discussion with educators and industry professionals, including resource persons from the American Association of Robotics & Technology, EGB4 Technologies and TransData. It aims to identify the specific technologies prevalent in the current education and jobs environments, and in the foreseeable future. The webinar will identify the relevant skill sets needed for students and teachers to be better prepared for their current and future jobs, with regard to technology savvy skills, lifelong learning, growth mindset, and soft skills like creativity, empathy, emotional and social IQ. 

webinar

To join the webinar on September 21, 8 pm Pakistan time, please use this link: https://zoom.us/j/94723798446?pwd=VytTdnhma3lRdE9aT2RDbTJWYnFSQT09

about aarobotec

AAROBOTEC with the support of EGB4 Technologies Network is on a mission to fill the Future-of-Work skills-gap. To learn more, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aarobotec

INTRODUCTORY Speaker

PROF. Dr Bushra Mirza

Vice Chancellor, Lahore College for Women University 

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Dr Bushra Mirza is the former Head of the Biochemistry Department at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. She completed her education at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad with distinction, achieved Gold Medal in MSc and M.Phil. Dr Bushra Mirza did her PhD from the University of Cambridge UK and a postdoc from the University of North Carolina USA in the field of Plant Molecular Biology.

She is a recipient of several awards and honours, including Professor AR Shakoori Gold Medal (2010), Best Young Research Scholar Award by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (2009) and PAS Gold Medal (2008). She is also the present chair of the ISESCO Women in Science wing.

She has produced more than 133 MPhils and 25 PhDs. Dr Mirza also has more than 200 research publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2014, Higher Education Pakistan awarded her Best Research Award. In 2016, her services were acknowledged by the Government of Pakistan, and she was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Presidential award.
DISTINGUISHED speaker

Dr alex liu

Founder and CEO RMDS, former Chief Data Scientist at IBM

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Dr. Alex Liu formerly Yongchuan Liu, is one of the world's top experts for data driven research methodologies. Known for his work on big data analytics and machine learning as applied to business and social research, he currently serves as the President of the Global Association for Research Methods and Data Science as well as the CEO of the RMDS Lab. Dr. Liu is a thought leader on data science as certified by IBM and a distinguished data scientist as certified by the Open Group. He is a pioneer and lead developer of data science ecosystem approaches as well as the RM4Es with AI.

Before founding RMDS Lab in 2019, Dr. Liu served as a Chief Data Scientist for a few corporations including IBM, RS and TRG. Prior to that, Dr. Liu taught advanced research methods to Ph.D. candidates in the University of Southern California and the University of California at Irvine, while consulted for many well-known organizations including the United Nations, Ingram Micro, and Sears. Dr. Liu is one of very few known experts who has applied data science to a wide range of fields from marketing effectiveness, risk scoring, natural disaster prediction, to aging, health care, democracy, spiritual capital and philosophy. His special data science approach centers on bringing up positive social impacts with technologies, for which he received many awards include the Outstanding Service Award from the Graduate Student Association in USA, Nonprofit Campaign Award from the Media Alliance, the outstanding service award from USAID, the AIU teaching innovation award, the IBM Solution award, the IBM Hero award, and the Fulbright Fellowship.

DISTINGUISHED speaker

Dr Wendy wempe

Executive Director and founder of STEM Generation, PhD from Stanford University

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Dr Wendy Wempe - STEM Educator - Author – Geophysicist, is the Executive Director and founder of STEM Generation which works to level the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) playing field so that those underrepresented in STEM can tap into the strong economic opportunities all around them. She has work experience at Schlumberger Water Services among others and got her PhD from Stanford University.
DISTINGUISHED speaker

Dr hassan mohy-ud-din

Director of Clinical and Translational Imaging lab and an Assistant Professor at the LUMS School of Science and Engineering

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 Dr. Hassan Mohy-ud-Din is the Director of Clinical and Translational Imaging lab and an
Assistant Professor at the LUMS School of Science and Engineering. He completed his PhD and MSE in
Electrical and Computer Engineering and MA in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Johns Hopkins
University (2009 – 2015). From 2015 – 2017 he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of
Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. From 2017 – 2018 he was a Clinical
Research Scientist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. 


His research lies at the intersection of Applied Mathematics and Medical Imaging. His work on dynamic cardiac PET imaging won the 2014 SNMMI Bradley-Alavi fellowship and the 2014 SIAM student award. He is also a recipient of 2019 Charles Wallace Fellowship from the British Council, Pakistan. His work on non-invasive
biomarker quantification for coronary microcirculation was featured as a news story in Medical Physics
followed by a dedicated review article from Stanford. He also serves as a reviewer on major scientific
journals (Clinical Cancer Research, Neuro-oncology Advances, Medical Image Analysis, Neuroimage,
Physics in Medicine and Biology, Medical Physics, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing to name a few)
and is a member of IEEE and SIAM societies. He also carries a university teaching experience of over 14
years (UET Lahore, SBASSE LUMS, and Johns Hopkins University).

DISTINGUISHED speaker

aftab khan

General Manager TransData

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Aftab Khan is heading TransData as its General Manager. He is the founder of Robokids which is the official representative of the American Association of Robotics & Technology in the Middle East and Pakistan. He is the former head of SZABIST University in Dubai. He won the Innovation Award at Johnson & Johnson and also heads the P&G Alumni Pakistan Chapter. He is certified by IBM as Data Science Professional and as Artificial Intelligence Professional. As a mentor and founder of  the Internship Hub group on Linkedin he has been offering career counseling and facilitating thousands of students to get internships and jobs since 2010.
DISTINGUISHED speaker

nida fareed

Cloud Engineer at Volvo Cars, CS Masters from UET Lahore

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Nida Fareed is a Cloud engineer in Volvo cars, Sweden. She is working as a Cloud Engineer with over 4+ years of successful experience in Cloud infra and Data Security. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in ICT industry. Strengths in Cloud Security and Design infrastructure backed by training in Cloud Computing tracks. She has been delivering sessions regarding Cloud fundamentals, empowering women in tech via multiple platforms.

Microsoft certified, awarded with certifications of security awareness, code of conduct, data protection awareness, global conflicts of interest and have been trained for data handling from Volvo cars.

Education: BSCS(hons) from GCU Lahore, Masters and telecommunication and Networking from UET Lahore, Masters in Software engineering from University of Gothenburg, Sweden.