David Foot Makes Demographics Come Alive at CNA2014
By Romeo St-Martin
Canadian Nuclear Association
As an outspoken and controversial demographics expert, Professor David Foot can bring to life demographic statistics and make the aging of society relevant to any group. He contends that demographics explains two-thirds of everything. With this understanding, a business, an individual or a government has a strong foundation upon which to build a vision for the future.
His presentation at CNA2014 demonstrated how demographic and economic survey data can be combined to assess strategic considerations in Canada’s nuclear industry, such as workforce planning, demand forecasting, and the global market potential for Canada’s products and expertise. With an aging population in the developed world and the enhanced global mobility of modern-day professionals, exceptional attention to demographic trends may provide valuable insights.