The digital era will bring major changes in personnel structure of industrial enterprises. Some professions will become obsolete, and new ones will emerge. Education has to adapt to the changes. Besides, it is necessary to consider social risks, since digitalization of production may result in a dramatic decrease in the number of employees in some areas of production. DISCUSSION TOPICS: digital production facility: what will it be like? New generation - new requirements; how will personnel requirements change? What professions will become obsolete? What new professions will emerge? What new competencies will all employees need in the digital era regardless of their area of expertise? Solutions to the problem of redundant workforce and ways for resolving social problems in monotowns; what changes will occur in new generation's expectations of its employers? How should higher education change? Are institutions of higher learning ready for it? What kind of assistance do they need?
- Sergey Matsotsky, Chairman of IBS;
- Matthew Smith, Global Director of IoT Development, Cisco Systems;
- Sergey Kortov, First Vice-Chancellor, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin;
- Elena Surmeiko, Head of Recruitment at Gazprom Neft;
- Dmitry Voloshin, Advisor to the Chancellor and Curator of the Information Technologies Center project, Moscow Aviation Institute;
- Yulia Khanzhina, Director of Development for Industrial Growth Department of the Young Professionals Project, Agency for Strategic Initiatives;
- Kirill Varlamov, Director of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund;
- Mark Rozin, Managing Partner, EKOPSI Consulting (moderator).