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PeopleMap

mapping your skills for the future

Tool


PeopleMap solves two core problems. It allows users to understand their skills sets and how they are presenting them to employers. And it provides users with an understanding of how their skills apply to new types of jobs and the future of work.

Traditional skills assessment tools rely on data entry and self assessment by individuals that simply does not scale. We can automatically deliver an intelligent, customized analysis of how a users skill set maps to the future of work.

 
 
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About

PeopleMap spans industry and research, bridging the gap between AI-led automation and workforce development. To help individuals hone the skills they need to thrive in the future, we brought together Stanford researchers, AI specialists, leading educators and strategy consultants to create an intelligent, comprehensive solution to skill reframing.

PeopleMap began at Stanford University, and a grant from the Technology for Equity in Learning Opportunities (TELOS) Initiative at Stanford University.

PeopleMap works with a small and growing number of human-centered organizations. We believe that technology can help individuals find meaningful work, and help organizations find, retain, and develop talent through skills-based initiatives that target skills gap.

 

Co founders

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Tessa Forshaw

Tessa is a lecturer at the Stanford d.school. She spent the better half of the last decade in consulting, leading teams and conducting research on workforce development and the application of emerging technologies to the future of work. Her goal is developing solutions that ensure a more inclusive tomorrow.

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Bethanie Maples

Bethanie is a technical product leader and a former founder. She’s held leadership roles at Quid, Aera Technology, Anaplan, and Google. She is an expert in natural language processing, and applying AI and machine learning for cognitive development. She currently works as a Researcher with Stanford HCI department.

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Sergio Rosas

Sergio Sergio is the founding director LA’s Tech Talent Pipeline at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He brings over eight years of professional experience, developing social impact initiatives that leverage private and public partnerships.

 

Advisors

 Dr. Roy Pea  David Jacks Professor and Director, H-STAR Institute  Stanford University

Dr. Roy Pea

David Jacks Professor and Director, H-STAR Institute

Stanford University

 Carly Janson  Board Chair, New Sector Alliance. Director, Stanford GSB

Carly Janson

Board Chair, New Sector Alliance. Director, Stanford GSB

   Dr. Candace Thille  Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education | Director,  Stanford Open Learning Initiative, Stanford

Dr. Candace Thille

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education | Director,

Stanford Open Learning Initiative, Stanford

 Chris Hawkins  Engineer  Facebook

Chris Hawkins

Engineer

Facebook

 
 Phill Deresa  Enterprise Product Manager  Atlassian

Phill Deresa

Enterprise Product Manager

Atlassian

 Dr. Eric Berlow  Founder, Vibrant Data. PhD, TED Fellow

Dr. Eric Berlow

Founder, Vibrant Data. PhD, TED Fellow

 Dr. Alma Salazar  Senior Vice President, Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development, LA Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Alma Salazar

Senior Vice President, Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development, LA Area Chamber of Commerce

 
 Dr. Antero Garcia  Associate Professor  Stanford University

Dr. Antero Garcia

Associate Professor

Stanford University

 Dr. Karin Forssell  Program Director, Learning Design and Technology, Stanford

Dr. Karin Forssell

Program Director, Learning Design and Technology, Stanford

 Sean Arian  Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Technology, LA Area Chamber of Commerce

Sean Arian

Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Technology, LA Area Chamber of Commerce

Research

Results from our 2018 randomized control trial in partnership with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Snap, Inc., highlighted that individuals who used a PeopleMap when preparing for job interviews used over three times the number of  skills to self-describe than those in the control group, and they were more likely to be recommended for an internship or job.

75% of users said they found PeopleMap very or extremely helpful in their new job search and cited that additional coaching would help them bridge skills gaps.

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