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Ms Heather McGowan

Adjunct Professor/ Future-of-Work Strategist

Heather McGowan.

Ms. Heather McGowan is an internationally recognized keynote speaker on the future of work and the future of learning. She is the strategic architect of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce at Philadelphia University, the first interdisciplinary undergraduate college explicitly focused on design thinking and business model innovation. She is also the architect of the Agile Mindset at Becker College, framework, a ground-breaking core curriculum demanded of all Becker students to develop learning agility with a focus on uniquely human qualities and skills - empathy, divergent thinking, social and emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial outlook - essential for the human-to-machine partnerships that will soon and comprehensively define the future of work.

Ms. McGowan also guides corporate executives to re-think and reframe their business models, and their understanding of team and organizational structures, to be resilient and successful in changing markets. In 2015 she originated the role of Minister of Culture for the global start-up Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Her corporate clients range from start-ups like publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies, including Autodesk and BD Medical. She is the co-author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate (Pearson). In 2017, Ms. McGowna was named LinkedIn’s number one global voice on education.‌

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