Burning Glass Technologies will be at the annual ASU-GSV Summit in Salt Lake City, bringing new analysis to bear on the crucial problem of linking education more closely with the job market. In addition to our booth in the Imperial Ballroom Hallway, next to the Social Media Wall, our staff will be presenting and participating on panels every day of the conference. We hope to see you there, and if not, you can keep up with our panels by following us @Burning_Glass.

Monday, May 8

Burning Glass Leader’s Stage: Cracking the Genome of the Job Market

2:30 p.m.—3 p.m., Murano Garden Salon

As part of the Leader’s Stage track, Burning Glass CEO Matt Sigelman will speak on “Cracking the Genome of the Job Market.” New technology and Big Data analysis allows us to look at the individual skills that make up a job, as well as break down trends like hybrid jobs, digital skills, and , and give practical advice to educators on how to respond. The research data is based on our database of nearly 700 million job postings, giving a real-time view of the skills employers demand in the labor market.


Tuesday, May 9

Panel: From “First to Cut” to Cutting Edge: Is L&D Now Essential to the Enterprise?

11 a.m.—12 p.m., Imperial Ballroom C

Corporate L&D has typically been the first item cut in the face of economic decline or corporate belt tightening. With the shifting gravitational pulls of demographic change, workforce skills gaps, globalization, et al will corporate L&D now be viewed as essential? Will it move beyond compliance? Will it become a core employee benefit? Can it address embedded skills gaps? Charles Doucot, Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Business Unit at Burning Glass Technologies, will moderate.


  • David Blake, CEO, Degreed
  • Hilary Dykes, Corporate Development, LinkedIn
  • John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn
  • Karie Willyerd, Head of Global Education, SAP
  • Patricia Robertson, Head of Leadership & Development Innovation & Knowledge Management, Shire

Panel: Responding to Supply-Demand Imbalances in Competitive Labor Markets

3:00pm – 4:00pm Imperial Ballroom C

The war for talent increases at a fever pitch every year.  Despite an explosion in tools and data available to employers to better source and communicate with employees, employers have seen a rise in the time-to-fill new roles by four weeks with no related improvement in the quality of hire.  In this conversation, we’ll explore the root causes of the problem and discuss the state of maturity on emerging solutions to accelerate talent sourcing and development outcomes. Burning Glass CEO Matt Sigelman is one of the panelists.

Moderator: Jesse Levin, Former Head of Corporate Strategy & Global Development, CEB


  • Byron Auguste, President & Cofounder, Opportunity@Work
  • Diane Adams, CHRO, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies
  • Stephanie Donner, Chief Legal & People Officer, Galvanize
  • Steve Goodman, CEO, Restless Bandit


Wednesday, May 10

Panel: The future of work is now! Innovation impacting low & middle skills workforce

10:00 am-11 a.m., Imperial Ballroom C

The skills gap will take a long time to fix. How do employers manage in the meantime? How can employers make the most out of the talent pool they have, and build a better labor supply chain? Dan Restuccia, Chief Analytics Officer of Burning Glass Technologies, will be a panelist.

Key subtopics:

  • Up-credentialing makes jobs harder to fill, particularly as the workforce ages. Some of the occupations with the greatest credentials gap, such as production managers, have older-than-average workforces.
  • Shortages are also most prominent in the middle-skill jobs that are most vital to competitiveness.
  • Two-thirds of the U.S. workforce does not have a college degree.
  • “Impact hiring” strategies


Joseph Fuller, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School


  • Dan Restuccia,Chief Analytics Officer, Burning Glass Technologies
  • Jonathan Lau, SVP and General Manager, Skills Group, Cengage
  • Karin Norington-Reaves,CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Laura Roberts,Program Officer, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rachel Carlson,Co-Founder and CEO, Guild Education


Panel: Spotting the Next Big Thing: How Do You Get Ahead and Stay Ahead of the Talent Curve?

2 p.m.—3 p.m., Imperial Ballroom C

Outlining your strategy is one thing, finding the talent to deliver on that strategy is another.  As economies evolve, a growing gap is developing between the skills in the workforce and those needed to successfully execute growth strategies.  How can you know who should be in your workforce? In order to identify the skills gap, you need to understand the skill “genome” of your employees. How can you know who to hire? When should you “build: and when should you “buy”? Matt Sigelman will be one of the panelists.

Moderator: John Sumser, Founder, Editor in Chief, and Principal Analyst, HR Examiner


  • Cassandra Frangos, Vice President of Executive Talent, Cisco
  • Kristin Sharp, Executive Director, SHIFT (Bloomberg / New America Foundation)
  • Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies
  • Rob Rubin, Director Learning Science Microsoft, Microsoft
  • Sam Haider, Head of Talent Development, Ten-X (former Head of Talent Development at Atlassian)