As strategic workforce planning leader at GE, Nicholas Garbis works specifically with the industrial energy businesses which employ over 100,000 people in over 100 countries. He is a specialist in the field of workforce planning and analytics, with a deep interest in the energy sector and its future workforce needs. His role with GE includes workforce planning and analytics, process leadership, and economic research including a model of global workforce demands of the power generation sector over the next decade. Prior to joining GE, Nicholas worked in consulting and in several roles at Target Corporation. He has also taught high school mathematics, renovated rental properties, and had a small woodworking business! Nicholas originally worked in the insurance industry after completing a B.S. in Actuarial Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.