#EDCRUNCH2018 PRESENTS: JOSH BERSIN ON THE REVOLUTION IN THE HR-TECHNOLOGIES MARKET

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Josh Bersin—a brilliant analyst, forecaster, educator, and author of several bestsellers—is a legend among specialists in the field of Human Resources. Bersin will give a lecture at the 5th annual #EdCrunch conference, Europe`s largest international conference on educational technologies, held in Moscow on October 1st and 2nd, 2018. The world-renowned expert will talk about the reasons for and possible consequences of the revolution that the HR-technology market is currently undergoing.

 Josh Bersin is considered to be the world`s leading HR analyst. He has devoted over 25 years to practical work and to development and management of educational products. In 2001, he founded Bersin & Associates to provide global research and advisory services including subjects of personnel management, HR strategy development, and personnel training & retraining.

In 2012, after the organization gained worldwide fame under the brand Bersin™, he started to serve as a senior advisor to Deloitte, one of the «Big Four» audit companies.

“According to last year`s study results, the topic of corporate training is now 2nd in the ranking of main topics that occupy CEOs’ and HR managers’ thoughts. 83% of companies rated the problem of digital learning as “important” and another 54% described it as “burning”, which is 11% higher than in 2016. In the modern world [where skills become obsolete quicker], the possession of digital-learning tools is critical for success of any business. This category includes tools to create massive online courses and develop adaptive micro-content, and smart tools for the selection of recommended content and gaps in skills”, Bersin said describing the HR market.

Josh Bersin is the author of two books, “The Blended Learning Book” and “The Training Measurement Book”, along with dozens of studies on corporate HR, learning, and talent technologies. At the moment, he has a third book under contract with Harvard Business Publishing.

“Josh is a legend, a futurist with good command of prognostic accuracy, and the whole global community waits for his reports on new trends every year. His reports have helped form industrial standards and continue to influence key decisions of corporations and providers. His uniqueness lies in the fact that, despite the years and his “star” status, he always learns something new and is never satisfied with what he has already achieved; he always finds a source of inspiration and inspires others. I want to ask him a few practical and specific questions, as well as to learn more about what his current inspiration is and what he believes in”, said Olga Filatova, ex-President for Personnel & Educational Projects at the Mail.ru Group and an HR-consultant.

 Josh Bersin will deliver a lecture as part of the “Technologies in Corporate Training” track on October 2nd, 2018.

The 5th Global Conference on Educational Technologies #EdCrunch2018, will be held under the motto “Data That Transform the World”, and the conference will be devoted to modern research and practical solutions in the field of big data in education. Every angle of the issue will be discussed, from methods of collecting and analyzing educational statistics to the use of blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence in the educational process.

#EdCrunch2018 is being held as part of implementation of the “Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation” priority project. The 5th Global Conference on Educational Technologies #EdCrunch2018 will be held by NUST MISIS and the National Technology Initiative University “20.35” with the support of the Ministry of Science & Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Rybakov Fund, the HSE Institute of Education, Arizona State University, and the global EdTech platform HolonIQ.

#EdCrunch2018’s guests will learn more during the specialized tracks, which cover more than 15 areas in the field of education, including: “Children and Technologies”, “Digital School”, “Digital University”, “New Technologies and Analytics in Corporate Training”, and “EdCrunch Startups: Sales and Marketing”. Guests will also have the opportunity to attend the EdTech Alley, an exhibition of technologies and technological solutions in the educational sphere. More than 300 international and Russian speakers – world-renowned specialists in the fields of online learning, educational analytics, school and preschool pedagogy, corporate education, HR, and educational IT solutions – will give speeches during the event.

#EdCrunch – Global conference on educational technologies.

The 5th Global Conference on Educational Technologies #EdCrunch2018, will be held in Moscow, and it`s main topic is “Data That Transform the World”. #EdCrunch2018’s guests will learn more during the specialized tracks, which cover more than 15 areas in the field of education, including: “Children and Technologies”, “Digital School”, “Digital University”, “New Technologies and Analytics in Corporate Training”, and “EdCrunch Startups: Sales and Marketing”. Guests will also have the opportunity to attend the EdTech Alley, an exhibition of technologies and technological solutions in the educational sphere. More than 300 international and Russian speakers – world-renowned specialists in the fields of online learning, educational analytics, school and preschool pedagogy, corporate education, HR, and educational IT solutions – will give speeches during the event. EdHack, a competition between developers of software prototypes in the field of education, and EdCrunch Award, an international contest of massive open online courses, will be held before the main #EdCrunch2018 event.

Priority project “The Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation

The priority project “The Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation” was approved as a priority on October 25, 2016 at the meeting of the State Council Presidium under the President of the Russian Federation for strategic development. The Ministry of Education & Science of the Russian Federation is the initiator and organizer of the priority project.

The project is aimed at improving the availability, relevance, and quality of education available to Russian citizens through technologies of online learning. A resource providing access to online courses on a «one window» principle has been created and is being tested as part of the project`s implementation. This priority project provides professional training for employees of educational institutions in order to improve their skills and use of online training resources. The increase in the number of available online courses, in the efficiency of online training, and in the expansion of opportunities for the development of online courses in the formal education system will allow Russia to train 11,000,000 people on online courses by 2025.

National University of Science and Technology MISIS

In 2018, NUST MISIS is celebrating a century since the founding of its predecessor, the Moscow Mining Academy. Today, NUST MISIS is one the most dynamically developing centers for research and education in Russia. Being among the leaders of technological education, NUST MISIS is also a large-scale research center. The University has been included in the THE, QS and ARWU subject rankings in six fields, notably taking 30th place in «Engineering – Mineral & Mining», and appearing in the TOP-100 for «Engineering – Metallurgy».

The strategic goal of NUST MISIS is to strengthen its positions in the fields of materials science, metallurgy and mining, as well as to significantly strengthen its positions in the fields of bio-, nano- and IT-technologies by 2020. The University is comprised of 9 institutes and 5 branches – four in Russia and one abroad. More than 17,000 students from 69 countries study at NUST MISIS. 30 laboratories and 3 world-class engineering centers, where leading international scientists work, operate at NUST MISIS. The University successfully implements joint projects with leading Russian and international high-tech companies.

More about Bersin:

Bersin is often featured in the leading business media such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, FastCompany, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine.  He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and a popular blogger with more than 700,000 followers on LinkedIn. Today, he is interested in the revolution of the HR-technologies market and its widespread introduction of digital tools.