Today’s military is highly educated, diverse and mission driven. Military personnel possess cross-functional skills that empower them to adapt and thrive under challenging circumstances.  With nearly a quarter million service members returning to the civilian workforce each year, there is a unique opportunity to harness their specialized skills and experience as the job market changes and technology provides new opportunities.

From cybersecurity expertise to leveraging sharing economy platforms, veterans are poised to play a major role in the future of the tech economy. Veterans should be prepared to find and seize these opportunities and the tech industry should be ready to be a partner in that effort. 

The goal of the panel will be to bring together a diverse set of voices from the tech community and the veteran community to discuss the challenges of access, identify growth pathways, and forecast what the future of work means for today’s veterans as they begin the next chapter in their lives.

Event Details

February 27, 2018

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison St.

Please RSVP by February 10 to faiza.asifuddin@bobwoodrufffoundation.org

Confirmed Panelists

George P. Shultz

Former Secretary of State

Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

Gen. Martin Dempsey

18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

David Krane

CEO & Managing Partner, GV

Bob Woodruff

ABC News Correspondent and Co-founder, Bob Woodruff Foundation

Kat Taylor

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank

Angela Glover Blackwell

Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink

Check back for updates as panelists are confirmed