On 17-18 October 2016 more than 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts gather in Bratislava, Slovakia to take part in the conference ‘Europe in the Digital era - where skills are making the difference'. The event reflects on how digital technologies are transforming the way we live, learn and work at a pace never seen before.
Social media can be a powerful tool to build professional skills, knowledge, and relationships. However, to get real learning value out of it, there are three important questions to take into consideration: what, when and who.
Digital transformation is a whole-scale change to the foundational aspects of a business – from the business operating models to infrastructure – through the application of digital technology. This process is not always smooth, but there are elements that help form the basis of a rewarding relationship with digital.
The IT sector has been changing rapidly over the past years and, as a consequence, so have the skills and experiences organisations are looking for in a candidate. More and more, employers are turning to certifications, internships and apprenticeships.
The European Commission has recently published a report that looked at 12 specific types of non-office jobs. The main finding is that the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) profoundly affects the work tasks and skills requirements of all types of work, including jobs outside the traditional office.