How to position yourself ahead of the competition and create a career that is recession-proof

Date: November 5, 2020


Speaker: Paulo de Souza Junior PhD, Head of the School of Information and Communication Technology

About the speaker
"Professor Paulo de Souza worked previously at the Australian National Science Agency (CSIRO) where he held several management positions including Research Director, Science Director and lately Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader and Chief Research Scientist with Data61. There he excelled in projects where innovation, cross-disciplinary capability, and team building skills were required to deliver remarkable impact in domains including environment, agriculture, biosecurity, mining, and biomedicine. He lead the establishment of strong partnerships with ICT industry groups as key players in those projects. Professor Paulo de Souza's research interests lie in the area of micro-sensing and he explores applications of his instruments across different fields of science and in industry, including mining, space, and ICT.  He contributed to the design, production, deployment, and operation of a sensor used by NASA onboard two rovers on Mars. Paulo is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He serves as editorial board member of several interdisciplinary and ICT journals and is a reviewer of several research funding programs in Australia and abroad. He has extensive international hands-on experience in industrial research, consultancy, government agencies, and academia. Paulo is an experienced postgraduate and early career researcher supervisor. He is co-author of several books and international patents, and of over 200 peer-review publications including several articles in the prestigious journals Science and Nature. He is co-author of a series of articles identified as the “Breakthrough of the Year” by Science Magazine, and received several international awards for his service to science particularly in the ICT sector. Paulo is an experienced science communicator having his research covered by major media including CNN, Al Jazeera, Time Magazine, Forbes, The Guardian, and BBC.  "

Masterclass description:
The current pandemic has brought a global recession. Recession means higher unemployment rates, increase in public debt, reduction in capital investment, etc. In general it means, in simple terms: less money in people’s bank account and less job opportunities. As all predictions show this recession is going to be with us for several years, it has relatively long-term implications for a number of professional activities. We all know about the job losses in hospitality, tourism, entertainment, sport, logistics, etc. But are there sectors that will grow in demand? If in every crisis there is an opportunity, where these opportunities are? Professor Paulo de Souza will discuss some of the professional activities that are going to be in high demand, skills required for you to position yourself ahead of the competition and create a career that is recession-proof, even before any vaccine is widely available and effective.

Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 5pm USEST (ARG 7pm, BRA 7pm, CHI 7pm, COL 5pm, MEX 4pm, PER 5pm)
Price: Free

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