Human Skills Workshop speakers to include Namrata Kala, Momtchil Kovatchev, Louisa Rosenheck, Richard Varn | MIT J-WEL

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Human Skills Workshop speakers to include Namrata Kala, Momtchil Kovatchev, Louisa Rosenheck, Richard Varn

J-WEL is pleased to announce four new speakers for our upcoming workshop, Human Skills: From Conversation to Convergence. Namrata Kala, Momtchil Kovatchev, Louisa Rosenheck, and Richard Varn will participate on our panel, "Human Skills: How to Assess?". To see additional speakers, visit our program page. Have a look at their bios below! 

To register for the workshop, visit the event site. Early Bird registration closes Wednesday, February 12th.

Human Skills: From Conversations to Convergence will explore “human skills” - the social and higher-order thinking skills that are essential to success in today’s dynamic organizations and in the future of work. 

Speaker Bios

Namrata Kala

Namrata Kala

W. Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management
Assistant Professor, Applied Economics
Sloan School of Management

Namrata Kala is the W. Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management and an Assistant Professor in Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is an economist with research interests in environmental and development economics. She received her PhD in environmental economics from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale. Read more.

 

Momtchil

Momtchil Kovatchev

Associate Professor
Hult International Business School

Momtchil Kovatchev is an Associate Professor at Hult, teaching in the area of analytics, data visualization, value selling and pricing strategy. He has held various roles at Hult as Global Head of Insights and Analytics, and Global Head of Business Intelligence and most recently as VP of Strategic Initiatives. Read more.

 

Louisa Rosenheck

Louisa Rosenheck

Associate Director
MIT Playful Journeys Lab

Louisa Rosenheck manages the design, content, and development of a wide array of educational technology projects. She brings the playfulness of games into her assessment design work, creating digital and non-digital tools to help both students and teachers assess creative work and soft skills. She holds an EdM in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read more.

 

Richard Varn

Richard Varn

Distinguished Presidential Appointee
Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Richard Varn is a Distinguished Presidential Appointee with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the Strategy, Marketing, and Growth team. He directs the Center for Advanced Technology and Neuroscience, leads the ETS Innovation Lab, and works on several new product development teams. He came to ETS after serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of San Antonio. Read more.