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Fresh out of press: The Davos Declaration

P8318830European Commission joins forces with companies to deliver over 250,000 extra training courses and thousands of new digital jobs

14 industry leaders joined President Barroso, VP Kroes and Commissioner Andor for a breakfast meeting on the morning of 27.1.2014 at the WEF in Davos. They agreed to give a big boost to the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs and endorse the Davos Declaration.

The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs supports ICT skills for ultimately sustaining European competitiveness.

Partners: Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung, SAP, Telefonica, and a range of industry and civil society associations.

Great to see is that the Pledges are not just promises but the progress on their implementation is tracked – you can check out the status of each initiative on the pledge tracker.

Join the momentum and hit the drums !

Hashtag: #jobs #wef14 #Davos #GC_EU


Press-release Davos Declaration

274.000 open ICT Jobs in Europe

How it began …

Last Minute – CiscoLIVE free for NetAcad students

New: Cisco Live Academy Day

Bringing together leading industry and academic visionaries from Cisco, and Professors from Osservatori ICT & Management of Politecnico di Milano to discuss the future of internet technologies and how they will change the world and the way we work, live, play and learn.

Join Academy Day on January 27 from 10h to 17h

If  you are in Milan, sign up here to attend the free live event

Not in Italy? Watch the event live online by connecting to the Cisco Live website on the 27th.
You can register and create your Cisco Live account right now.

Time Description
10:00 Welcome: The future starts here.
10:10 The Network
11:50 Changing the way we work
14:00 Keep your mind wide open
14:15 Cloud Computing
14:35 Cyber Security and emerging threats
14:55 Changing the way we live – Smart+Connected Communities and the Internet of Everything
15:30 Internet of Everything
16:15 Wrap up

Sincerely hope that you can make it on such a short notice.

Last night before the trip of a lifetime

BerndThis is Bernd. Bernd Überbacher —>>>>
In the second when the photo was taken, he just heard that he won. He won the International NetRiders 2013 for his region. We are very proud that the Tyrolean Cisco Networking Academy Student from HTL Innsbruck won the  Study Trip to Silicon Valley.


He is one of 19 NetAcad Students from 15 different countries. In the competition 10.000 students from more than 97 countries took part. I have to say this again and again: My respect !!!

Now he will be packing his suitcase because tomorrow morning, he is on his way. From Innsbruck to Frankfurt and then to San Francisco. Next week he will visit Silicon Valley and Cisco Headquarters.

After a full program he will know what you can eat at the Banana Leaf, if the Google Campus is really as described, meet the people who are developing the Packet Tracer and if Pier 39 is a better attraction than the Cisco Campus. This trip will bring insights for his professional career and the chance to meet interesting people.

Bernd will let us know how he is doing in Silicon Valley himself.

T o   b e   c o n t i n u e d …


International Networking Champions Descend on Silicon Valley

Dual thinkers highly in demand

Business and ITToday Europe has 274.000 open ICT jobs to be filled. In 2015 this number will have grown to 509.000. This is the estimation of more than 300 topic experts.

Why is this important?       The transition of our society into a knowledge-based and innovation-driven digital economy is the requirement for Europe to sustain its economies in international competition. The capability of European enterprises to compete and innovate is becoming increasingly dependent on the strategic and efficient use of new information and communication technologies. ICT jobs are the focus point and metric for capturing this development.

The special search light is on dual thinkers: Business and IT – Business Architects.

The e-Skills Manifest and many additional documents for understanding this context can be found at eskills2013.eu. The official press release of the conference “European e-Skills 2013 Conference” organized for the European Commission on 10. December 2013 in Brüssels summarizes the skills gap and ranks the European member states regarding their efforts of the government to improve the situation regarding ICT skills.


Recommended summary in 12:35 min
e-Leadership: e-Skills for Competitiveness and Innovation: Vision, Roadmap and Foresight Scenarios

Studies in the DACH Region

Towards European e-Skills Quality Labels for ICT Industry Training

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