Software's Economic Impact + The Drive for Talent
Software’s Economic Impact + The Drive for Talent
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
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?
Victoria A. Espinel
President & CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance
PhD Former Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce
Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council, The White House
COO & VP, Government Relations, Code.org
Deputy Director of STEM, Department of Education
Director of New America’s Learning Technologies Project
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 Economy, June 15, 2016.
TechPost: The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software, June 15, 2016.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.