#EdCrunch2018 Presents: Josh Bersin on the Revolution in the HR-Technologies Market

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 the 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 company gained worldwide fame under the brand Bersin™, he started to serve as a senior advisor to Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

“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 the 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 Handbook” 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 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 annual International Conference in the Field of New Educational Technologies, #EdCrunch-2018, will be held in Moscow. The main topic is “Data That Transform”, 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.

#EdCrunch-2018 is being held as part of the implementation of the “Modern Digital Educational Environment in the Russian Federation” priority project. The 5th annual International Conference in the Field of New Educational Technologies, #EdCrunch-2018 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.

#EdCrunch-2018’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.