UPSKILLING STUDIO 2020
How to upskill in response to a rapidly changing environment?
Want to know how to upskill to adapt to the digital world? On June 11, 2020, we gathered government representatives, business decision-makers, as well as experts in education, technology and business strategies to discuss how organisations can prepare themselves for the future. The videos of the presentations can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
upskilling Studio 2020
11 June 9:30-12:00 (CET)
Digitalization is changing work across all fields rapidly
54% of European professionals will require digital retraining by 2022
EIT Digital Professional school offers professionals courses in the most relevant subjects
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UPSKILLING OF EUROPEAN WORKFORCE
Upskilling studio gives an opportunity to experts from different backgrounds to discuss and address upskilling challenges and opportunities related to the digital transformation of Europe. The main topics include business, technology and education.
European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit delivered opening remarks at Upskilling Studio 2020: “Effective upskilling requires to have a sectoral and comprehensive approach first to bring together the training, the business and the educational worlds.”
Head of EIT Digital Professional School Timo Nyberg’ welcome words
Head of EIT Digital Professional School Timo Nyberg delivered welcome words to participants of Upskilling Studio 2020.
Izabela Milewska, Digital Skills Global Leader at AWS
Izabela Milewska, Digital Skills Global Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS) presented the AWS approach to the upskilling challenge.
Abraham Liu, Vice-President for the European Region at Huawei
Abraham Liu, Vice-President for the European Region at Huawei, talked about Huawei’s programs to tackle the upskilling challenge.
Bjarne Foss, Vice-Rector of Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Bjarne Foss, Vice-Rector of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, addressed upskilling solution from the university perspective.
Cesare Onestini, Director of the European Training Foundation
Cesare Onestini, Director of the European Training Foundation (ETF), shared ETF’s experience in upskilling around the globe.
Pär Lager, Professional Board Member, Advisor, Author & Speaker
Pär Lager, Professional Board Member, Advisor, Author & Speaker, addressed why it is urgent to upskill globally.
Peter Kietz, Managing Director Nordic, Mercuri International
Peter Kietz, Managing Director Nordic, Mercuri International, talked about how corporates can tackle the upskilling challenge.
Christian Scharff, Partner, People & Organisation Leader, PwC Luxembourg
Christian Scharff, Partner, People & Organisation Leader, PwC Luxembourg, presented what businesses should do for an effective upskilling.
Promoting lifelong learning
Dr. Markku Markkula, Chair of the City Board of Espoo: Lifelong learning and its importance has become evident in the rapidly changing world of today. EIT Digital plays an important role in promoting lifelong learning and constant professional development.
Digital education is more important than ever
Taina Tukiainen, Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Aalto University, and Member of the Cabinet of the President, European Committee of the Regions: Research shows that 44% of professionals lack the digital skills they need and that only 20% of women are participating professionally in the digital world. How is EIT tackling this challenge and what concrete actions can we take to gain all the creative force available?
How is digitalisation changing the requirements of our workforce?
Prof. Taina Tukiainen breaks down how the rapid development of today’s digital technologies is changing what professional capabilities we need to develop and enforce in order to stay competitive in the digital era.
Different levels of upskilling
Upskilling is not only about the individual. Dr. Ismo Laukkanen, head of Learning and Development at ABB, breaks down the different levels of upskilling and how they differ from each other.
Rethinking education to be open and accessible
Prof. Dr. Sjoerd de Vries from University of Twente takes a stance on the accessibility of education. How do we redesign universities and even how we define education to be more open to all and encourage constant professional development and lifelong learning?
Why it’s important to bridge the gap between digital and non-digital
The digital world of today presents us a challenge to keep up with technologies that are developing increasingly rapidly. Prof. Milena Stoycheva and Mr Lorenzo Angeli talk about the opportunities that lie in bringing together digital and non-digital disciplinaries across all generations.
Change and reinvention as defining characters of education
Will Martin, Founder of Goodwill Training Company Oy: They say the only constant is change. Change means new challenges that keep us motivated. In the rapidly changing world of today we need to be constantly reinventing ourselves. But how is this showing within our education systems? Enforcing entrepreneurship and empowering people to be self-directed learners is how we will solve our problems in the future.
Disrupting education inequality with an innovative education community
Dr. Jari Handelberg: Start North is an innovative education community that is here to disrupt this problem by bridging the gap between mentors and those willing to learn.
Disrupting todays educational systems with innovative ideas
Lauri Hollo: How can we utilize the minds and energy of young people to solve global problems such as climate change, especially in countries where education is not accessible to everyone?
Why choose EIT Digital Professional School
High-quality education relevant to industry. Strong portfolio of professional courses is developed together with Europe’s high-ranking universities of technology and EIT Digital industry partners.
Blended Learning. The blended learning format meets the needs of busy, time-poor professionals and allows them to access efficient learning and training in an agile and user-friendly way.
Pan-European Ecosystem. The EIT Digital Professional School is part of Pan-European Ecosystem, a diverse partnership of first-class digital innovation actors, including universities, research institutes and business.