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ICT Industry &Academia:Cracking the Code of Digital Transformation Together

Room L4, 05/12/2018 (11:30-12:15)

We aim to discuss the ways ICT industry and Academia can work together to bridge the advanced technical digital skills gap & modernise the curricula to reflect technology innovation in the area of Cloud, big data, AI, security etc. for digitally savvy, high-skilled, able to create and innovate workforce.

This session will present best practices and invite for brainstorming on how the speed of innovation can be applied in academic world.

We acknowledge the gap between the number of skilled professionals in ICT and the demand for such professionals as a major road blocker to wider digital transformation for organisations across Europe.

ICT industry and Academia need to work together!

It is estimated that the IT workforce in Europe would grow from 8.5M in 2016 to 9.5M in 2020. The analysts assume roughly 1M ICT graduate entries in four years (466,000 Higher Education & 542,000 vocational education).

Welcome:

  • Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl,Director General,DIGITALEUROPE

Speakers:

  • Dr Barry Feeney, Head of Computing, Institute of Technology Tallaght(IE)
  • Prof Giorgio Ventre, Computer Networks, Department of Information and Electrical Engineering, University of Napoli FedericoII(IT)
  • Andrzej Żyławski, President, the Warsaw School of Informatics(PL)
  • Prof Maria Bielikova, Dean:Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, University of Technology in Bratislava(SK)

Moderator:

  • Izabela Milewska,Digital Skills and Jobs Chair,DIGITALEUROPE&Senior EMEA Education Program Manager,AWS

Organised by: Katarzyna KOZIOL (DIGITALEUROPE, Belgium)

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