Today Europe has 274.000 open ICT jobs to be filled. In 2015 this number will have grown to 509.000. This is the estimation of more than 300 topic experts.
Why is this important? The transition of our society into a knowledge-based and innovation-driven digital economy is the requirement for Europe to sustain its economies in international competition. The capability of European enterprises to compete and innovate is becoming increasingly dependent on the strategic and efficient use of new information and communication technologies. ICT jobs are the focus point and metric for capturing this development.
The special search light is on dual thinkers: Business and IT – Business Architects.
The e-Skills Manifest and many additional documents for understanding this context can be found at eskills2013.eu. The official press release of the conference “European e-Skills 2013 Conference” organized for the European Commission on 10. December 2013 in Brüssels summarizes the skills gap and ranks the European member states regarding their efforts of the government to improve the situation regarding ICT skills.
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e-Leadership: e-Skills for Competitiveness and Innovation: Vision, Roadmap and Foresight Scenarios