Joining forces is the only way to approach this challenge
Our 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:
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.
The European Union and the OECD define the key competences for life-long learning:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
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.
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
#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT
#EduHackthon, #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon
@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?
Reasons and consequences of apparent qualification mismatch
Day 2 #Netacad Instructor prototyping at the #openBerlin Innovation Center
At the instructor hackathon in Berlin, we have the most wonderful weather you can imagine. Still we have 3 project groups whereas each team consists of 5-6 people.
Today is the prototyping day and here are the problems and the proposed solutions selected during the initial phases the teams will design intelligent IoT solutions for.
Very curious about how the prototyps will look like …
Problem: The green phase of a traffic light is not long enough for older people or for people with limited mobility.
Solution: A Sensor / App-Solution can influence the control in such a way that everyone has the required time to cross the street.
Problem: Lots of food is thrown out because too much was bought and they seem to be spoilt or are spoilt.
Solution: A sharing platform, where user can offer food available for pickup in the neighbourhood. With a link to a food blog or „Thermomix“ recipes with ideas on how to cook the food.
Problem: People searching for parking spaces create a considerable part of inner city traffic.
Solution: a sensor / app soluton showing free parking spaces. People can reserve their parking spot before they get there for a fee.
Thanks to everyone investing their time, contributing their products and knowledge in this educator hackathon.
To be continued tomorrow … pitching day.
The Hackathon Team
Carsten, Jutta and Tobias
#openberlin #DigitalTransformation #digitalskills
Day 1 #Netacad Instructor Hackathon at the#openBerlin IoT center
The key qualifications for starting your career are not so easily defined any more as it used to be.
Sounds like a platitude. If you take the time to think, how our life today looks like compared to 20 years ago … it becomes quite clear that our society faces a huge unprecedented challenge.
Our reality changes to fast, affecting all generations. It has become almost impossible to stay on top of the information tsunami.
It is the task of our education systems, to prepare the future generations to enter their work life, for a future that we do not fully know yet.
How do you do this?
A Hackathon … a teaching and learning format that opens the door for understanding digital value creation processes, showcases the technology behind it and inspires everyone to be part of the solution.
Organizing and running a hackathon is quite complex and extensive. The best way to learn how is always to experience it yourself.
Today the FIRST #hackathon for teachers / professors / instructors/ #educators started in Berlin.
This very condensed day took us through 3 (of the 5) hackathon phases:
Inspiration phase – Ideation phase – Consolidation Phase
It is not so easy to decide and choose which idea to work on or problem to solve.
We argued, discussed, asked experts, looked at our ideas from all different angles and viewpoints … do we have a project now?
The NetAcad Hackathon Team
Carsten, Jutta, Nico and Tobias
We live in an unprecedented time of transformation. Digital Technologies are impacting not only companies but the society as a whole: Industry 4.0, Virtual Reality, gamification, Smart Cities, wearable clothes … are just some of the buzz words. This is driving organizational change, with it a cultural revolution.
Innovation requires a mindset accepting setbacks, adjustments, mistakes, errors as part of the development path.
When innovation happens at this incredible rapid pace, the art of learning from mistakes becomes crucial.
A movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are shared, discussed and embraced is growing globally – FuckUp Nights.
It started in 2012 in Mexico City and is now the most active creator’s movement on the planet – it means that every month more than 10.000 people make time to go to FuckUp Nights –short FUN – and listen to
3 people who share their stories in 7 minutes and 10 images
- What was the project?
- What went wrong?
- What did you learn?
- What would you do differently?
Today there are 143 active cities in 53 countries where people listen to three stories about failure each lasting 7 minutes on a regular basis.
So GO OUT and find a FuckUp Night near you.
If it is not in your city yet, move to a city where it is 🙂 … or ORGANIZE one in your city.
Happy to support you in it.
Because I am just in the middle of doing this myself and it is my “must” to share my experiences with others. Thanks to everyone sharing their experience with me: The FuckUpNight international community, Salomé Wagner from FUN Vienna, Claudius Krucker from FUN St.Gallen and Réginald Bien-Aimé and Fanny Bauer organizing FUN in Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.
We are putting Basel – Switzerland’s most dynamic and innovative economic area – on the Map:
The First Ever FuckUp Night in Basel will happen on May 12, 2016 at 19 pm at the Lohnhof, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel.
Weil Fehler zum Erfolg führen
Because errors are on your way to success
Parce que l’erreur est source de succès
The specialty: Basel is located shoulder to shoulder to Germany and France – actually a stone throw distance from almost all corners of the city – with globally present companies. Therefore the event is trilingual (English, Deutsch, Francais).
What is the specialty of your city?
@FUN_Basel, @FUN_Vienna, #fuckupnights #geneva #lausanne #stgallen #basel #zurich #switzerland
World Economic Forum – The digital transformation of Industries @wef
Cisco awarded a special prize from the Great Place to Work organization for their #Willkommenskultur
“Willkommenskultur” can be translated as “culture of welcome”.
The AcademyDay was a day to remember for students and educators. There is another special reason for this:
Cisco Germany was awarded a special prize from the Great Place to Work jury for its engagement and inclusion activities in the refugee crisis. They were selected as the best company in Berlin for their welcome culture and the integration of refugees into society and the labor market.
This is a result of the personal engagement of many colleagues, the partnership with NGOs and adult education institutions.
What does this mean practically?
Cisco employees helped refugees to get a better start here in Germany in many different ways with quick and straight actions:
- personal engagement in schools and refugee camps
- the Refugee First Response Center (Translation & Health Container),
- plans for special refugee education in the NetAcads
- partnering with NGOs and adult education institutions offering IT training for refugees
Cisco as an employer supported all employee driven activities with an unbureaucratic attitude, giving program and monetary support.
THANKS to everyone
(representatives … )
@Tuszik @carsjohn @ReDISchool @anneriechert @Ferdiv @cschaale @mjmorrow @paschmid_cisco @vallard @BryanOsoro @ReDISchool @iotcoi @MichaelGanser @cisconetacad
Academy Day at Cisco Live in Berlin
Life is not the number of days you lived, it is the number of days you remember ...
This is definitely a day to remember for students and educators, full of inspiring tech talks, examples to learn from, star wars, smart city solutions, understanding the skills needed for tackling the huge issues of our societies.
The presentations included:
Dive into DevNet
Brett Tiller, DevNet Team, Cisco
Education the Future Problem Solver
Harbrinder Kang, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Cisco
Skills Demand in an IoE Economy
Karsten Simons, Regional Manager CSR, Cisco
Rapid Prototyping with Partners – openBerlin Innovation Platform
Dimitar Vasilijew, Technical Manager openBerlin, Cisco
IoE Hackathons in NetAcad
Marc Khayat, Technical Manager, Cisco
Digital Living in Urban Areas – IoE Hackathon
Eugene Morozov, Technical Manager, Cisco
Teaching Coding Skills to Create Job Opportunities and Economic Empowerment for Refugees
Anne Kjaer Riechert, ReDI School, co-founder
Network Security – Fear the Invisible
Ashraf Hamadi, NetAcad Student Västerås, Sweden
Hackathon Pitches from the winning teams NetAcad Student Hackathon Teams from Brussels and Berlin
Closing the Skills Gap – NetAcad IoE Offers
Carsten Johnson, CSR Territory Manager, Cisco
We felt the great spirit and connection in the room throughout the entire day. Not only there. It was also evident in our digital extension in social media.
Thanks to everyone who contributed, shared and liked !
@MarcKhayat, @corenix, @vikasjee, @Kolipips, @ptbxbln, @VirginieSmans, @opnbrln_csco, @carsjohn @jsbond, @zhenya_morozov, @yroosel, @JDelillaz, @Jonimon_LoL, @yroosel, @kasimons, @lullionline, @harbrinder, @iotcoi, @brauchekontext, @CMW_Elendil
A POTPOURRI of your messages:
“Holistic education and training will be the key to plant a global problem solving strategy”
“ReDI School provides refugees a coworking space and mentorship to get them job read”
“Seliro is a quiet impressive idea from Brussels”
“Star Wars at the #CLAcademyDay. This Day is just great!”
“Change is the only constant”
“There’s no innovation without great people”
“What is needed to be the Heros of our time, uouooooo!.”
“If you haven’t started yet the Internet of Things, start now!”
“A hackathon can result on a social startup”
“You need broad skills to solve overwhelming global problems”
“Don’t overthink, and start now!”
“If you do nothing, others will do it. Don’t be afraid and give it a try!”
Many thanks to all of you, celebrate the day and get home safely
The Cisco Live Academy Team
Carsten, Jutta, Nico und Tobias
8 jobs every company will be hiring for by 2020
Why we need a digital Agenda
A Generation of problem solvers @ World Economic Forum
Infographic Global Problem Solver
First Refugee Response Center
Cisco White Paper: Global Problem Solver
All messages on Twitter #CLAcademyDay
@CiscoLiveEurope #CLEur #loveopenberlin #Odisee #DigitalTransformation #AlleHelfenJetzt @eskills4jobs @eskillsgrowthEU #DigitalVenice @CiscoEMEAR @Cisco_Germany @CiscoNetAcad
A team of mentors, advisers, and jurors guided
6 Teams 30 #netacad Students from 3 cities 3 days #CLhackathon #CLEur
You all came a long way and went through
Inspiration : Ideation : Consolidation : Prototyping : Pitching : Presenting
Congratulation to each and every single one of you for demonstrating your skills, creativity, dedication and enthusiasm !
Thanks for taking part in shaping our future by solving the challenges of our societies !
PiDi – Smart Pill Dispenser –> first place
PlantNET –> second place
Smarter Train Traffic Solution –> third place
NoPe – No Pollution
The Fast for the Tourists
A HUGE THANKS goes out to everyone who supported our #CLHackathon teams and #netacad students during this 3 day “Show your skills and courage” Marathon for
- volunteering your time in this intense schedule
- inspiring young talents with your example
- coaching and mentoring
- contributing your knowledge and industry expertise
- being part of the jury
Volker Dahms, Karl-Heinz Schiffl, Ana Schachschneider, OSZ IMT
Veronika Lietz and Vanessa Verstegen-Häntsch, IT-Bildungsnetz e.V.
David Brett and Almut Leykauff-Bothe, MMBbS Hannover
Monika Stausberg and Ulrich Stritzel, G18 Hamburg
Stefan Platzek, Senatsverwaltung für Bildung Berlin
Jackson Bond, Relayr
Jochen Berbuer, GTM GmbH
Siegfried Vogelsang, gfbm
Harald Maaßen and Johanna Roering, Indisoft GmbH
Thomas Meuser, Hochschule Niederrhein
Ferdi van Heerden, REDI School
Monika Römer, Freie Publizistin
Janette Gifhorn and Tim Heckmann, Cisco Systems
DANKE SEHR !!!
All articles …
@CiscoNetAcad @eskills4jobs #CLhackathon #CLEur
#benetacad @CiscoNetAcad @ReDISchool #AlleHelfenJetzt
The ReDI – SCHOOL OF DIGITAL INTEGRATION offers basic and advanced coding classes for refugees. With their TechTalk series they offer companies the opportunity to present their technologies and job requirements.
“The changing landscape of a digitized world”
Monique Morrow, CTO-Evangelist – New Frontiers for Development-Engineering, Cisco
“Building a new architecture for the Internet of Things world”
Claus Schaale, Cloud leader, Cisco Datacenter EMEAR
“Market landscape – Datacenter opportunities in Europe”
Patrick Schmidt, Managing Director Sales, Cisco EMEAR Data Center & Virtualization
- Big picture of ICT industry and how the market is evolving
- ICT players in the industry and the new opportunities arising
- What are the technologies and coding languages to focus on
- Where to look for opportunities
After the session there is an opportunity to discuss further on a personal level.
A fascinating evening …
The syrian film maker Firas al-Shater lives in Berlin since two and a half years. He believes that integration will work.
Why? He dared an experiment …
Who are those Germans?
The initiative „all are helping now“ connects refugee projects with companies in Berlin.
Refugees on Rail support volunteers, conduct courses and workshop for refugees in several cities in Europe.
#CLEur #CLHackathon #benetacad @CiscoNetAcad
Last Advice from Marc & Eugene – Hackathon moderators
Speaking with Marc and Eugene just before the official start
Jutta: Marc, you and Eugene have a lot of Hackathon experience between the two of you already. Were they all the same or can you explain us what was different?
Eugene: Yes, we did Hackathons in Milan, Helsinki, Brussels, Hamburg. Every hackathon is different though – it is a one-of-a-kind event. The difference stems from the group of students you work with, the education system they come from, age difference, study focus. In some place participants worked more independently, in other there was more coaching from their instructor involved.
Marc: In Brussels for example, there was a large number of experts available and the participants were not only IT students but also came from business and design studies. This changes the dynamic a lot. A second point is that the theme varies because we want the theme to be locally significant which again influences everything.
Jutta: What would you say is the key element tell the participants to watch out for participants?
Marc and Eugene: Sure, here is our advice
- Collaboration is absolute key – not everybody knows everything but the knowledge of all people in the team is huge and will make the difference for your project
- Use your resources – the experts and the Internet are great resources for you whenever there is a questions
- The first idea is not always the best – look beyond the normal horizons and do not let your predefined thinking parameters limit your creativity
Be open to try a disruptive approach and follow hints from advisers and experts fostering thinking outside the box.
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