The Intersect Group Hosts Techonomy in Atlanta

By The Intersect Group

“It’s critical that our business world instill in its workforce the importance of being a lifelong learner, to best embrace technology and change,” states Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, CEO of The Intersect Group.

The Intersect Group understands that technology is a driving force in today’s business world and and recognizes the need for embracing technology to ensure future success. To help spread this message, the company hosted Techonomy in Atlanta to facilitate a discussion with local thought leaders about how technology will impact our workforce, economy and society.

Techonomy provides content and programs focused on technology and how ithas become a central part of the economy in which we operate and the society in which we live.

During a breakfast session held Oct. 2nd, Chief Techonomist, David Kirkpatrick touched on several key areas regarding how technology can and will help improve our workforce and society. “We firmly believe there is nothing that happens in our world that cannot be better understood if you look at it through the lens of how technology is a part of it. What makes this exciting for us is that no one understands what is going on now, or can predict what will happen next. Conversations are urgent and necessary,” explained Kirkpatrick.

A few key takeaways from the event include:

  • Ongoing Education: First, we must change our mindset and reinforce the idea that education is a continuous process. We should never stop educating ourselves. Business leaders must instill in their workforce the importance of being a lifelong learner.
  • In-person Interaction: We should never forget the importance of creating connections with people. Improving our communication with others will not only improve our workforce, but our economy and society, as well.
  • Government Response: The government is unsure how to react to technology regarding laws. Technology is growing at a fast pace making it difficult for politicians to adapt to the new norm and respond efficiently.

Event commentary can be viewed on Twitter by searching the hashtag #TechonomyATL. Join in on the conversation by using the event hashtag.