20×30: Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills Summit

BDVA is glad to announce the 20×30: Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills Summit, where high-level speakers from the industry, academia and the European Commission will gather to explore shaping Europe’s journey towards adding 20 million new ICT ...

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BDVA is glad to announce the 20×30: Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills Summit, where high-level speakers from the industry, academia and the European Commission will gather to explore shaping Europe’s journey towards adding 20 million new ICT specialists by 2030.

In the ever-evolving landscape of advanced digital skills, Europe stands at a critical juncture. To address the urgent need for skilled professionals in areas such as cloud computing, IoT, data, AI, quantum computing and cybersecurity, the 20×30: Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills Summit is set to take place on 16 May 2024 in Madrid, Spain.

This one-day event, coordinated by the Digital Europe Programme ‘Leading Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills (LEADS)’, aims to gather thought leaders from business, academia and policy backgrounds. The summit is designed to explore and chart Europe’s journey towards advanced digital skills (ADS) excellence by 2030, aligning with the ambitious goals set by the Digital Decade policy initiative.

Kicking off the summit will be Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak, Head of Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education at the European Commission, setting the tone for a day dedicated to advancing Europe’s digital landscape.

Joining her are top experts in the field such as Laurent Muzellac, Dean of Trinity Business School; Catherine Bohill, Director of ESG Impact at Telefónica; Diogo Santos Franco, Global Ecosystem Senior Strategist at Siemens; Kristen Doran, Global HR Business Partner at SAP; Sebastian Clausse, Spain CTO at Thales Alenia Space; and Miguel Valdivieso, Head of IBM Talent & Transformation Consulting at IBM. Each speaker brings a wealth of experience and expertise, ensuring that attendees gain invaluable insights into the future of digital skills and technology.

Attendees can expect a dynamic program featuring roundtables, keynote speeches, workshops and showcases of best practices, forming a crucible for innovative solutions and strategic collaborations.

Who should attend?

  • HR professionals: To discover innovative strategies for addressing skills shortages and staying abreast of the evolving digital skills landscape.
  • Technology specialists: To gain insights into cutting-edge solutions and emerging trends to stay competitive in the digital industry.
  • Education and Training Providers: To learn about tools and methodologies for equipping the next generation of workers with advanced digital skills.

About the 20×30: Europe’s Advanced Digital Skills Summit

In an era of rapid technological evolution, Europe’s competitive edge hinges on its ability to develop and maintain advanced digital skills. Facing a critical shortage of ICT professionals, the “20×30: Europe’s ADS Summit” emerges as a pivotal gathering to propel Europe towards its ambitious goal of adding 20 million new ICT specialists by 2030, underpinning the Digital Decade policy initiative. This free one-day event in Madrid unites thought leaders from business, academia and policy-making to chart Europe’s journey in advanced digital skills. Find out more and register for the event here: https://20×30.advancedskills.eu/

 

About the LEADS Consortium

The LEADS Consortium, in the context of the Digital Europe Programme, aims to deliver insights into the changing Advanced Digital Skills (ADS) demands within a dynamic technological development context and current digital transformation, to equip the education and training communities to better close the gaps to the industry, by providing roadmaps and guidelines. Read more here: https://advancedskills.eu/