TUCSON, Ariz. – October 19, 2017 – Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and community leaders are invited to attend the University of Arizona (UA) Eller College of Management Phoenix Community Celebration on Wed., Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eller’s recently-expanded campus located at 600 E. Van Buren Street in downtown Phoenix.
The free event will begin with a special presentation about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. UA President Robert Robbins, Eller Dean Paulo Goes and Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, will discuss emerging technologies and innovation, the next workforce generation and how this societal shift — sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 — will affect the economy.
Building upon the digital revolution, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a fusion of physical, digital and biological worlds through new technologies, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
“We’re in the midst of change right now, and companies that don’t plan and adapt will be left behind,” said Goes. “The rapid changes in this innovation economy are fueling the need for education. By 2020, an estimated 35 percent of the skills demanded for jobs across industries will change, and an estimated five million jobs will be lost worldwide. Seasoned professionals will need to be retrained and younger generations must be proficient in new skills.”
The event also celebrates Eller’s 10th Anniversary of entering the Phoenix market with an evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The recent expansion and increased presence of the Eller College in Phoenix aligns with its strategic directions: entrepreneurship and innovation, digital business transformation and healthcare management.
“These are areas that the college has built with great expertise and prominence. Being co-located with the UA healthcare units enables us to partner with healthcare professionals and organizations to develop and offer specialized programs and certificates at the intersection of business and healthcare,” said Goes.
Phoenix professionals have expanded opportunities to earn their MBA through evening courses or attend Eller’s highly regarded Executive MBA program. The presence in Phoenix also facilitates a very smooth connection to the talent pipeline the college produces out of its programs in Tucson.
Part of the expansion includes investing more resources in the Eller Executive Education (EEE) program, the non-degree executive development arm of Eller College. With clients around the globe, EEE has worked with several Valley companies, including APS, Discover, Charles Schwab and others.
RSVPs are requested by October 30. Visit https://www.eller.arizona.edu/celebrate.