NA Workforce Development & Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn

Jake Hirsch-Allen

Jake Hirsch-Allen works with North America’s governments, workforce development organizations, colleges and universities, to leverage LinkedIn’s Learning Solutions and Economic Graph data to close skills gaps. Jake is passionate about supporting disadvantaged groups such as newcomers and refugees, indigenous populations, the formerly incarcerated and people with disabilities.

Jake speaks regularly on the changing nature or future of work and learning. Jake is a Director on the Board of the Canadian Club and is on the Advisory Boards of the Hot Docs Cinema and Code for Canada. Jake founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada’s foremost software development bootcamp and Hacking Health. A former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake was also Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform, taught Global Health at McMaster University and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.