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Digital Transformation and Skills in Europe

Joining forces is the only way to approach this challenge

skills-you-need-netacadOur daily lives become more digital every day. The global marketplace requires all countries, cities and companies to make use of the technology and digital tools we have at our fingertips to improve the systems we use to run our economies, business and lives for more societal benefit for everyone.

This does not only sound difficult, it is difficult and complex.

The only way we can start to understand this challenge is by separating the different levels of society affected and looking at the details of each dimension and the related problems:

  • Country
  • City
  • Company
  • Citizen

Drilling down to the details allows us to understand that these changes affect all levels of our society. This is involving all of us: all professions, all citizens from the youngest to the oldest, for all cultures and all backgrounds. We need the competences, skills and abilities of every single one of us to go through these challenges.

hands-and-brainThe key to mastering lies in our education and continued education systems. The key to get through (every type of) change is learning new skills.

Digital Skills

The European Union and the OECD define the key competences for life-long learning:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration

Creating learning spaces where those skills can be developed are on top of the mind of leaders. Innovative Educators engage and learn together with their students, business partners, tech experts and public stakeholders. It involves

  • collaboration of education, businesses and public institutions,/li>
  • bridges and spaces to connect ideas and work together,
  • openness and respect for each other with all our experiences.

Europe in the Digital era
where skills are making the difference

On 17th and 18th October 2016, more than 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts meet to exchange thoughts on how Europe will handle the challenges transforming our lives at a pace never seen before.

In parallel to the conference Cisco Networking Academy offers a unique interactive opportunity and concrete illustration of how technology can make a positive impact by organizing a two-day Multi-country Digitization Creathon for Social Innovation in Bratislava, Berlin and Rome in partnership with MakeSense.

In this Creathon Students come together in 3 cities and work in teams to create solution concepts with strong social and/or environmental impact.

For the 1st time this #3CityCreathon is open to the public 

17.10.2016 – 09.00 am
Join the IoT Introduction Session with Cisco Expert Marc Khayat
Register Session 1

18.10.2016 – 11.00 am
Join the Idea & Project pitches to share your thoughts
Register Session 2

We hope that many of you from different parts of society will follow our invitation and join the discussion online.

Stay tuned … and join in

Looking forward to meeting you

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

@CiscoNetAcad

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

 

LINKS

#EduHackthon, #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

EU Digital Scoreboard 2016: Strengthening the Digital Economy and Society
Is the EU is progressing towards a digital economy and society?
• How do Europeans fare in terms of digital skills?
• Is our workforce ready for a digital economy?

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