Dr. Tal Soffer has been a Senior Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting at TAU since 1992. She has a Ph.D. in Education from TAU and an M.A. in Labor Relations. Her special interests include: trends in the future labor market, future occupations, skills and education. She also specializes in the diffusion of innovation in the educational field, e.g. web-supported learning (e-learning). She is a consultant to policy decision-makers in the Israeli Ministries of Education and Labor, as well as to others ICTAF clients, such as the EU. She has performed extensive research and consulting projects for ICTAF in the past, including forecasting the manpower needs in the education field as well as the future occupation needs in the Israeli labor market for students from low socio-economic status groups. In recent years, she was involved in several EU projects including: OPET, e-Living, NBIC and SSH-FUTUERS and she is coordinating the ELOST project. She is also the Financial and Personnel Director at ICTAF.