Day 1 | Day 2

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08:30 - 09:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee


Welcome and Introduction

09:30 - 09:40

Introduction by the Chairperson

  • Nils Olaya Fonstad, MIT Center for Information Systems Research


E-Leadership for Growth, Innovation, Competitiveness and Jobs

09:40 - 10:30

Keynotes speeches


10:30 - 11:15

Panel discussion animated by Nils Fonstad with

  • Paul Danneels , CIO, VDAB

  • Jan MuehlfeitChairman, Microsoft Europe

  • Steven de Haes Professor, Antwerp School of Management


11:15 - 11:45

Coffee break

Growing the Digital Talent Pool and Excellence in Europe

11:45 - 12:15

The ICT workforce and e-leadership demand and supply (2014-2020)


12:15 - 13:35

Lunch Break

13:35 - 13:45

Introduction by the Chairperson


The e-Leadership Initiative (2013-2014): Progress and Achievements

13:45 - 14:45

The European e-Leadership Education Ecosystem

  • Simon Robinson, Director, empirica GmbH

  • Anders Flodstr&m , Director Education EIT, European Institute for Innovation and Technology, EIT ICT Labs


Five Cases Studies on e-Leadership in Europe

14:45 - 15:15

Cases Studies: e-Leadership Skills Development in Practice.

Executive Education Partnership on e-Leadership: PA and Henley

  • Conrad Thompson Global Business Design Leader, PA Consulting


A successful digital transformation of an organisation: the case of Agfa-Gevaert


15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break
15:45 - 16:30

Cases Studies: e-Leadership skills development in Practice

From leadership to strategic leadership to e-leadership - Fives theses for the next leap in e-leadership

e-Leadership curriculum and course offer at IE Business School, Madrid

  • Alvaro Arenas , Professor of Information Systems at the IE Business School, IE Business School

New Curricula for e-leadership skills at University St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • Jochen M&eller , Executive Director of the Executive Master of Business Engineering and the Executive Diploma in IT Business Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Concluding Remarks for Day 1

16:30 - 16:45

e-Leaders of tomorrow; Results from the recent e-skills for jobs high-level conference

  • Francesco Giuffre; , Director General, ANITEC, Italian National Association of Informatics, Telecommunications and Consumer Electronics


16:45 - 17:00

e-Leadership for SMEs

  • Werner B. Korte , Director, empirica GmbH


17:00 - 17:15


  • Andreacute; Richier , European Commission, Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy Unit, DG Enterprise and Industry

18:00 - 19:30



08:30 - 09:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee


Welcome and Introduction

09:30 - 09:50

Introduction by the Chairperson

  • Hans van Grieken , Vice President IT Strategy and Transformation at Capgemini


Advancing ICT professionalism

Keynotes speeches:

09:50 - 10:05

e-Skills for competitive growth

  • Pedro Ortun , European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Director Service Industries

10:05 - 10:25

Advancing computing as a science and a profession

  • Fabrizio Gagliardi , Chair ACM Europe Council

10:25 - 10:40

Maturing the ICT profession

  • Liz Bacon , President of the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT), past Chair of the BCS Academy of Computing and past Chair of CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing). Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich


10:40 - 10:55

Real time necessities for businesses – what do innovative companies require?

  • Diem Ho , Manager of University Relations for IBM Europe Middle East and Africa


10:55 - 11:10

Real time necessities for businesses – what are the challenges for the SME community from an ICT user perspective?

  • Oliver Grün , IT Entrepreneur, Vice President of PIN-SME


11:10 - 11:30

Coffee break

A pan-EU Foundational ICT Body of Knowledge to benefit all

11:30 - 11:40

Creation of a ‘go-to’ reference for ICT

  • Dinand Tinholt , Vice President and Global EU lead, Capgemini Consulting


11:40 - 12:50

Good practices – national and global Bodies of Knowledge

  • Adam Thilthorpe , Director of BCS Policy, Professionalism and Public Affairs at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

  • Karoliina Raudsepp , Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

  • James de Raeve , Vice President, Certification, The Open Group

  • Trijntje van Dijk , Board HBO-i (Institute for Higher Professional Education ICT – Bachelor programmes, Netherlands)


12:50 - 13:50

Lunch Break


Driving sustainability and innovation

13:50 - 14:25

Need for a sustainable and innovative model

  • Andrea Parola , E-Skills Association and vice president ICT skills workshop CEN

  • James Lapalme , Professor software and IT engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure

14:25 - 15:10

Innovation is!

  • Martina Scaronimicic , back-end developer, Inspire
  • Deacute Dborah Elalouf , Founder and CEO of Tralalegravere, and EU Code Week Ambassador

  • Andrea Gerosa , Founder and Member of Board, Think Young


15:10 - 15:35

Coffee Break


The international dimension: intensifying global collaboration on e-Skills

15:35 - 15:50

Impact of global developments for Europe

15:50 - 16:20

State-of-play of international collaboration

  • Charlene Walrad , IEEE Computer Society Treasurer and Chair of IEEE CS Professional Activities Board-IT Committee (tbc)

  • Mr. Hayashiguchi, BoK Leader Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), Japan


Concluding Remarks for Day 2

16:20 - 16:30

Closing remarks by the chair

16:30 - 16:40

Final statement European Commission


This conference is organised by:

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With the support of:

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In partnership and cooperation with and speakers from:

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