Imagine constructing a new Paris every week. This will actually happen over the next 40 years in a way – as the world is expected to add 230 billion square feet of new buildings.
But that’s not true at all. This is an example of automation elevating the role of the human. The human skills are merely changing to combine both hands-on and digital skill sets. In fact, the building automation industry now faces a skills gap as it looks to fill tens of thousands of open jobs.
Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
Editor’s note: This post was published in advance of Barbara Humpton’s lunch keynote at the National Skills Coalition 2019 Skills Summit.