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JUN 15, 2016 | US

Software's Economic Impact + The Drive for Talent

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Software’s Economic Impact + The Drive for Talent
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST 

Watch Video: http://www.newamerica.org/oti/events/softwares-economic-impact-drive-talent/

Software is making a tremendous contribution to the U.S. economy, according to a new report from BSA | The Software Alliance. Yet in a climate where software’s innovation and influence continues to grow, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, U.S. universities will only be able to fill less than one-third of 1.4 million computer specialist job openings.

BSA President and CEO Victoria A. Espinel shared related figures outlining how large that contribution is, and its effect on national and state GDP and new jobs. The panel including leaders from commerce, software, STEM education, and coding, addressed the following questions about what can be done to fill the coding gap: How do we meet the challenge of developing so many skilled coders? How can government and businesses work together to fill the talent pipeline?

Participants:
Victoria A. Espinel
President & CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance

Mark Doms
PhD Former Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce

Ryan Burke
Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council, The White House

Cameron Wilson 
COO & VP, Government Relations, Code.org

Melissa Moritz
Deputy Director of STEM, Department of Education

Moderator:
Lisa Guernsey
Director of New America’s Learning Technologies Project

Follow the conversation online using #softwareimpact and following @OTI

To view BSA’s full report, methodology and source material, and specific examples of software-driven data tools which are improving our lives each day, visit www.bsa.org/softwareimpact.

Press Release: BSA | The Software Alliance Releases First-Ever Report Showing Software Industry’s $1 Trillion Impact on US EconomyJune 15, 2016.

TechPost: The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of SoftwareJune 15, 2016.

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