Leading economist and future of work expert joins SkyHive
September 12, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkyHive®, a recognized innovator in generative AI applications for companies and governments on their reskilling journey to build a capable and future-proof workforce, today announces the appointment of Bledi Taska, Ph.D. as head of analytics. In the role, Taska will help customers take advantage of SkyHive’s world’s largest knowledge graph of jobs, pay, skills, and the global labor market, coupled with a leading platform of intelligence powered by advanced application of AI technologies.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bledi to SkyHive,” said Sean Hinton, Founder and CEO of SkyHive. “His track record for leading teams of data scientists and economists will be instrumental in helping our customers take full advantage of the most advanced, real-time view of the labor market that we provide here at SkyHive.”
Before joining SkyHive, Taska served as Chief Economist at Lightcast, where he oversaw the development and delivery of cutting-edge labor market data and analytics that help businesses, governments, and individuals navigate the rapidly evolving world of work. Taska’s experience applying advanced econometric and machine learning techniques to develop and enhance product features will help drive innovation across SkyHive’s labor market intelligence offerings, ensuring that the company continues its mission to reskill the world’s population.
“In SkyHive, I have found not just a purpose and vision, but a means of execution that translates into real-world results as seen in myriad customer case studies,” said Taska. “We are democratizing access to world-class labor market data and analytics as a fundamental step in unleashing human potential and creating equality of opportunity across education and work.”
Taska holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Athens, Greece. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in top-tier academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Research Policy, and Labour Economics. He has also been a trusted advisor to various international organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, the World Economic Forum, and UNESCO on topics related to skills development, education reform, and labor-market policies.
SkyHive’s Human Capital Operating System® is used by private and public-sector organizations to reskill and transition from jobs-based to skills-based organizations. Using the world’s largest set of skills data, SkyHive breaks the labor market into its smallest pieces. This provides a consistent, real-time view of skills, built from the ground up, that seamlessly integrates with pre-existing talent technologies and allows for continually upskilling and reskilling.
SkyHive is a Certified B Corporation and generative artificial intelligence software company that rapidly reskills companies and communities worldwide. SkyHive is recognized as a top AI innovator by Forbes, and a World Economic Forum Global Innovator.
Gartner named SkyHive a "Cool Vendor" in HCM and in its 2023 "Hype Cycle" reports for HR Technology, Talent Acquisition Technology, and Workforce Transformation.
Leading enterprises and innovative government organizations use SkyHive’s cloud-based applications, Human Capital Operating System™, and SkyHive’s Quantum Labor Analysis® to power the future of work at its most granular level: skills. In addition, SkyHive has been recognized by the World Economic Forum, GPAI, RAII, and others for leading efforts in ethical AI and its positive impact on labor economies worldwide. For more information, visit www.skyhive.ai.
Aidan O’Connor, Prosek Partners