Opening General Session Keynote
Monday, March 1, 9:00 - 9:45 AM MST
President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines
The president and CEO of Lumina Foundation argues in Human Work In the Age of Smart Machines, we can—and must—rise to this challenge by preparing to work alongside smart machines doing that which only humans can: thinking critically, reasoning ethically, interacting interpersonally, and serving others with empathy.
Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, human work and talent development, and public policy. He has been the Lumina Foundation’s president and CEO since 2008. Merisotis is the Co-Founder and former President of the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy and served as Executive Director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability. He is the author of two books, America Needs Talent and Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines, and is a frequent media commentator and contributor. Merisotis is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a special advisor to the executive committee of the London-based European Access Network.