Will Markow

Vice President of Applied Research - Talent, Lightcast

Will Markow is the Vice President of Applied Research at Lightcast where he oversees the consulting and research team focused on strategic workforce planning, skills-based hiring strategies, and the impact of emerging trends and technologies on the workforce.

Will’s research with Lightcast is routinely featured in national media outlets, and he has overseen hundreds of custom consulting and research projects for Fortune 100 companies, technology vendors, training providers, workforce development organizations, and government agencies. He has also testified before congress and advised multiple White House administrations on key issues related to the future of work.

In addition, Will is a frequently cited commentator on the cybersecurity talent shortage and, in partnership with CompTIA and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, leads the development of CyberSeek, an interactive online tool providing definitive data on the cybersecurity workforce across the United States.