The Mid-Ohio Development Exchange and One Columbus invite you to attend ED411 on Friday, December 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Join peer professional staff, elected officials, civic and business leaders for a morning of informative dialogue on the value and impact of economic development in the Columbus Region, reflecting on the year and looking toward the future.

Register for this event here.

Check out our list of breakout speakers and their bios here.



Matt Sigelman is President of the Burning Glass Institute.  He has dedicated his career to unlocking new avenues for mobility, opportunity, and equity through skills.

Matt and his team created the field of real-time labor market data, a breakthrough innovation that has transformed the way that policy makers, researchers, employers, education institutions, and workers understand, plan for, and connect with the world of work.  By mining billions of job openings and career histories, Matt led Emsi Burning Glass to become a leading authority on the global market for talent, harnessing advanced AI and natural language processing to render data that provide unprecedented granularity on the changing landscape of opportunity for workers.

By tracking demand for tens of thousands of skills across over 30 countries, Matt’s work has cracked the genetic code of an increasingly dynamic market, with deep insights that not only chart how work is being redefined but also identify the skills that bridge the gap between people and opportunity.  This intelligence is critical in protecting the workforce from obsolescence and in highlighting routes to social mobility even amidst the threat of massive automation-driven displacement.

Before launching the Burning Glass Institute, Matt served as CEO of Emsi Burning Glass for nineteen years and continues to serve as the company’s Chairman.  Previously, Matt worked at McKinsey & Company and at Capital One.  He is also Founder of the Main Line Classical Academy, an elementary school bringing the classical liberal arts curriculum and rigorous study in math and science to the kindergarten level on up and dedicated to the idea that children are never too young to learn great things.

He writes widely on the job market and is consulted frequently by public officials and the global media. Matt holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard.

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst.

Her first book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016. Her second book, Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles And All of Us (Crown), was the Porchlight Business Book of the Year for 2019. Her new book, Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post Global World, will be published by Crown in October 2022.

In 2019, Foroohar was awarded a SABEW award for her tech and policy coverage at the Financial Times. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory board of the Open Markets Institute.

Rana Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the author John Sedgwick, and her two children.