Professor Alina Sorgner: Global Expert for World Manufacturing Forum Report 2019

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JCU Professor of Applied Data Analytics Alina Sorgner was invited to be a member of the Global Expert Group in preparing the 2019 World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) Report. The WMF reports discuss the most important contemporary themes in manufacturing, and present Ten Key Recommendations to promote societal prosperity through socially aware and sustainable manufacturing growth.

Professor Alina Sorgner

Professor Alina Sorgner

This year’s WMF report, which is dedicated to the topic of “New Skills for the Future of Manufacturing”, was presented during the World Manufacturing Forum that took place in Cernobbio, Italy, on September 25-27, 2019. The manufacturing sector worldwide is influenced by broad megatrends such as demographic changes, globalization, advances in automation and the diffusion of artificial intelligence. The skills gap phenomenon is one of the most pressing issues faced by the industry today. International leaders from the manufacturing sector, leading academicians and policy makers discussed current skills challenges and skill-based policy agendas to support future manufacturing in different countries.

Professor Alina Sorgner’s most recent research on the future of labor and the new demand for skills and competencies in the digital age has recently been discussed in detail in “The Nevada Independent” and it has been featured in the Research Highlights by the Kauffman Foundation, one of the USA’s largest non-profit foundations, which promotes education and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Alina Sorgner is Assistant Professor of Applied Data Analytics in the Department of Business Administration at John Cabot University. She is also a Research Fellow at Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel) and a Research Affiliate at Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).