SOURCE: Human Capital Institute

Human Capital Institute

January 13, 2014 09:00 ET

Robert Reich to Keynote Human Capital Institute's 2014 Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference

Author, Professor and Former Secretary of Labor to Address Opportunities and Challenges in Workforce Planning in Light of Global Economic Shifts and the Emerging Global Economy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2014) - The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, today announced that Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and one of the world's leading experts on work and the economy, will provide the closing keynote address at the organization's 2014 Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference. The conference will take place from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia.

During HCI's 2014 Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference, Reich will share his unique perspective and unrivaled thought leadership in a keynote, "The Global Economy and Planning for the Future of Talent." In this session, he will outline how the emerging global economy, the rise of China as a manufacturing center and India's growth as a world center for software development offer significant opportunities but also pose new hazards for today's organizations. Moreover, Reich will help attendees understand how the slow global recovery continues to obscure one of the most important demographic and business trends in the world: the development of a new global middle class.

Reich has been recognized by TIME magazine as one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century and as one of the nation's top ten thought leaders by The Wall Street Journal. In addition to serving with three national administrations -- most recently as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton -- and his current role as Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, Reich is the author of 14 books, including best-sellers The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, The Future of Success, Supercapitalism and Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future. He also has a nationally syndicated column, writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times and appears on numerous television programs, including CNBC and ABC's This Week, to share his expertise and thought leadership. 

"The goal of the HCI Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference is to provide attendees with cutting-edge insight they need to understand and address the numerous and growing challenges they face in managing their talent and developing a strategic workforce plan," said Carl Rhodes, HCI's chief executive officer. "There is perhaps no one better suited to address this issue than Robert Reich, whose unrivaled insight and impressive career have made him a renowned authority on all aspects related to work and the economy. We are honored to have him provide the keynote address at the event, and we are pleased to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from such a distinguished individual."

Additional information about HCI's Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference, including registration details, can be accessed at:

Robert Reich's new documentary, Inequality for All, is currently in theaters; the preview of the film can be viewed at:

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