Dr Sean Gallagher is the inaugural Director of the Centre for the New Workforce at Swinburne University of Technology, a research centre focused on workforce transformation arising from digital disruption. Its mission is to empower people and organisations through learning in a technology transforming world. By investigating emerging futures of work with industry partners, the Centre designs and implements the learning to succeed at work in these futures. Dr Gallagher’s experience spans establishing and leading research and education initiatives, including the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He has led workforce initiatives focused on experiential learning to prepare students for the global marketplace.