Vidya Krishnan

Global Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson

Vidya Krishnan is the head of competence and capability consulting and education for Ericsson North America. She has the responsibility and a deep passion for transforming how Ericsson creates the capability for its customers and their workforces. Vidya has over 20 years of experience in the telecom and IT industry, spanning AT&T, Nortel, and Ericsson. She holds a BS degree from Princeton and an MS degree from Stanford in electrical engineering, with a specialization in sustainability. She and her team are dedicated to transforming how, where, and when effective learning takes place in a networked society.

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Tuesday Nov. 17

A Time to Skill: The Impact of 5G on Education and Work

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), "the world is facing a re-skilling emergency." WEF estimates that "by 2022, over 40 percent of core skills required to perform existing jobs are expected to change", and that by 2030, "more than 1 billion people will need to be re-skilled" into the transformed jobs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is therefore essential to bridge the gap between the skills of current and future workers to address the rapidly changing skill requirements for a world increasingly shaped by 5G. What can companies do to be 5G-powered in their re-skilling strategies?

In this session, you will examine why 5G is key to empowering new services and use cases in education and work. You will discover why 5G is a watershed moment for the virtual learning movement. You will explore three critical areas in which 5G will transform learning and work: evolving the ecosystem to make it an Empathy Engine, evolving the culture system to know, show, and grow the people who demonstrate a growth mindset, teach, and lead as learning drivers, and evolving the business system with intensive upskilling and re-skilling programs aligned to our most critical growth areas in technology, sales, sustainability, and more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The latest about 5G and how it will shift work and the workplace
  • Key digital skills that will be essential to re-skill for
  • A framework for evolving the L&D technology ecosystem
  • How 5G will reshape virtual learning and how to use this to your advantage