Blake Hastings, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – In this session, you will learn about the role and structure of the Federal Reserve Bank and the challenges and opportunities facing our communities when it comes to the changing business environment.  We will explore the phenomenon of technology-enabled disruption and what it means for the broader economy – in particular, labor markets and the workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of the Federal Reserve System
  • Inflation and Unemployment Rate and what it means for our workforce
  • A look ahead at the changing demographics of the labor force – including women in the workforce and the contribution of immigrants to population growth
  • Technology Enabled Disruption: How technology is and will continue to change the demand for workforce