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Working with others when you do not know them, their backgrounds and have never met

Today’s problems and issues are complex. To solve them we need to cross borders across professions, languages and cultures. There is no simple way. Technically this may seem easy. I agree. What many of us do not consider is that the users of technology are people. We need to work together!

Collaboration in a digital workplace requires us to learn how to work together without knowing what we understand with all our senses when we meet in person.

Developing ideas into solution requires critical thinking.

How do you tell someone that your idea, approach or solution might be a better choice without hurting this person’s feeling and then win them to build on existing ideas and knowledge together?

At the #3CityCreathon in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome participants were able to train this :

  • Selling your ideas in only 3 minutes – Elevator Pitches
  • Give feedback in a form that can be accepted
  • Digital communication between three cities

This combination between digital communication and analog collaboration developing an idea in teams is the digital workplace of the future present.

A perfect illustration for the eSkills conference in Bratislava where 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts discussed how digital technologies are transforming our lives at a pace never seen before.

Many thanks to all participants, organizers, decision makers, jury members, experts and our digital audience.

If the spark has reached you and you are eager to run a creathon or hackathon yourself, contact your local NetAcad contact.

Until next time

Inspirational Regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

Read all #3CityCreathon articles

News vom MMBBS

Digital transformation and skills in Europe

Read the Bratislava Declaration

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

 

Breaking physical realities

chain_sBeyond the physical borders of a room in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome

On Monday a group of young people will start working together to create ideas for issues and problems of our society using technology.

In three rooms in Bratislava, Berlin and Rome – they will have 2 days to brainstorm, research, check into the innovation degree, the feasibility, … and much more of their idea to be a potential winner in the race from thousands of ideas to one successful product on the market.

I am building the bridge between the teams in the 3 cities and the digital Community – all of you -who want to contribute their ideas, thoughts, experiences and learning.

VERY FIRST TIME: Participate in the #3CityCreathon online

Join our discussion online.

17.10.2016 – 9.00
Internet of Things – ask Cisco Expert Marc Khayat

18.10.2016 – 11.00
Idea & Project pitches – share and contribute

It is free – we are happy if you share this invitation with others.

Join in: share their thoughts and experiences – contribute

Simply register

session1      session2

Everyone is welcome –  no matter what education, profession, age or background.

I am looking forward to meeting you inside.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

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

RELATED LINKS

Press-release Davos Declaration

274.000 open ICT Jobs in Europe

How it began …

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.

LINKS

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

More Mobile Phone Access Than Toothbrushes

Technical Team Giuseppe… this quote from Google is one of the signs for the developments of more and more things connecting to the Internet and forming the small but steadily growing Internet of things. Giuseppe Cinque is the visionary leader of the Technical Team  supporting a large instructor community educating our youth about the technology behind the Internet and inspiring them to develop and form the solutions and applications of the future.

This topic is part of the agenda educators and leaders from Academy Support Centers and Instructor Training Centers from the Cisco Networking Academy are discussing at Cisco`s offices in Bedford Lakes in London on 20. and 21. 11..2013.

It will be crucial to find a way to interest and inspire our youth – especially our young girls and women – to be part of this development and make sure that technological possible solutions also have the societal value that is needed to solve today´s problems and challenges.

LINKS
Netacad Partner Summit 2013
Cisco Networking Academy

Internet of Things World Forum

Conference in Brussels – Pledge Tracking

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Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

The European Commission invited IT companies and local initiatives which joined forces to fight the skills gap AND youth unemployment to Brussels on 3rd of October 2013. The meeting after 6 months of activity since the launching event was dedicated to progress reports and the objective to support alliances among the pledges. Commissioner Nelie Kroess discussed with the pledges where they see potential for support from the policy makers. The diverse responsibility of Ministries and regional governments was highlighted as a problem. There should be a central access point for digital society in all member countries. The request for financial support from the EU Commission was raise by several small initiatives and NGOs. Commissioner Kroess promised to bring these arguments on the table when she meets with prime ministers and with the cabinet.
Nelie Kroess blog

In interactive workshops the participants from pledging institutions discussed the progress of their projects and identified areas for potential collaboration. The variety of launched actions under the umbrella of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs is amazing. The range spans from local job placement and apprenticeship initiatives to ambitious global learning management platforms. At the moment there are 41 pledges listed on the EU Commission website. A new platform was introduced where pledgers can report the progress of their project.

Cisco is one of the members of the Grand Coalition with a high reputation and visibility with the pledges to align the vendor backed certifications with the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and the development of learning material for Smart Grid installers. One week before the conference SVP Chris Dedicoat met Commissioner Kroess and briefed her about the progress regarding Smart Grid content development. The EU Commission supports the dissemination of the Smart Grid content to as many European countries as possible. Opportunities to support the dissemination with European grants were discussed. There is a chance that localization and implementation to smaller European countries can be speed up with the support of the EU.

LINKS

Pledge Tracker

Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

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