live webinar

Siemens and Deloitte: Skills Students Need for Manufacturing

May 21, 2024 at 05:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time


Smart Student's Guide to Smart Manufacturing

Students interested in a career in manufacturing need soft skills to navigate change, positively impact others, and solve problems. In this joint webinar, Siemens and Deloitte will discuss the "soft skills" that future workers should focus on developing as they prepare for their careers.

This webinar is part of a series of content that Siemens is building to support Mike Nager’s book, The Smart Student’s Guide to Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. His book serves as an introduction to the field of manufacturing for students.

Joining from the Siemens and Deloitte alliance, our presenter, Steve Lancaster, will share the work that his team has compiled, which is called Human Captial Trends. Deloitte surveyed over 14,000 individuals in 95 countries to bring this work to fruition.

Discussion topics

  • What are soft skills?
  • Enduring human capabilities framework
  • The Imagination deficit
  • Critical thinking skills

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

David Lyell

Senior manufacturing marketing specialist

David Lyell is a marketing lead for small and medium-sized businesses. He develops content that resonates with companies as they search for solutions that meet their current and future needs. Before his time at Siemens, David worked throughout the manufacturing industry, from the shop floor to covering the manufacturing industry in print and digital media.

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Steve Lancaster

Managing Director

Steve is a Managing Director in Deloitte Human Capital Consulting where he leads Deloitte’s Workforce Development practice in North America delivering market leading services and solutions in Learning, Leadership Development, Knowledge Management and Skills Based Transformations. He also leads Deloitte’s Augmented Workforce Experience practice that leverages spatial computing tools such as Augmented and Virtual Reality to enhance workers abilities to do their jobs and learn and develop new skills in immersive environments. In addition, he is part of a leadership team that is innovating how Deloitte serves their clients and how their clients work differently by incorporating Generative AI into work processes.