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i4j Menlo Park 2014: Vint Cerf

“I would like to see a society in which people find that learning something is actually an important societal value…”

Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and advisory chair and seed sponsor of the I4J Summit, interviewed at the Innovation for Jobs Summit 2014

  • I4J summit goals
    • Understand the relationship between innovation and job creation
    • Understand the effects of innovation outside of job creation
    • People are looking for meaningful work – not necessarily lucrative work
    • Understand how innovation produces meaningful work
    • Summit is composed of a broad range of perspectives
  • Surplus of jobs that require qualified workers
    • Online education is a good way to fill jobs
    • Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) allow for some specialized job training
  • Value of learning should be higher than value of entertainment
    • Shortage of popularized appropriate role models
    • The influential and well-educated need to be more celebrated

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 Summary by Darius Mianji

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