Workers must hone their tech-agility — the ability to quickly adapt to new, different, disruptive, expansive, or convergent technologies — to succeed in a post-pandemic office environment, experts say.

The impact of the pandemic on our day-to-day life is unprecedented. COVID-19 changed the way we communicate and how we learn and conduct business. Tech-agility is no longer a buzz word but a skill set students and professionals need to possess to move forward in the post-pandemic world. That’s the word from two deans of top business and technology colleges and universities on Long Island, who will share their advice with viewers of a free Schneps Media webinar dubbed Tech-Agility: The Must Have Skill to Succeed in School and Business 

“Students are preparing for self-governed time, discipline, and keeping up,” said Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology.  “Our future was going to happen. COVID-19 accelerated it.”

Also speaking at the Sept. 17 webinar will be Raj Devasagayam, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Paul Trapani, President of Long Island Software & Technology Network (LISTnet), will moderate this informative discussion and interactive Q&A.

Devasagayam said that the flex learning — a variation of the hybrid learning model in which students learn from experts on their own schedule, instead of in a set time and location — currently being used in schools to curb the spread of coronavirus is a stepping stone for students to see how offices will operate in the future.

“They can learn from experts at their convenience which didn’t exist and now is the norm,” he said. “The world of tech accelerated in response to COVID-19. As business teachers we need to adapt.”

Tech-Agility Webinar: The Must Have Skill to Succeed in School and Business is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 17. To register, visit SchnepsMedia.com/webinars

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