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The high-tech skills gap in Europe will reach 500,000 in 2025 with a strong polarisation of skills needed

The demand for high-tech skills is on a solid growth track. empirica is anticipating that the number of IT practitioners will grow from 8 million in 2015 to almost 8.7 million in 2020 in the EU28....

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empirica forecasts reveal that Europe needs to generate 50,000 new high-tech leaders per year or a total of 450,000 until 2025

High-tech savviness is increasingly required in leadership positions. People who combine business expertise, high-tech acumen and leadership skills are rare

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Report on Talent for Europe – proposal for a European high-tech leadership skills agenda for 2020 and beyond

This report identifies key areas where investment is needed to ensure that Europe has a sufficient talent pool of high-tech leaders in the future. There is a broad agreement to tackle the high-tech...

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Register to the European Commission Conference “High-Tech and Leadership Skills for Europe - Working Together to Increase the Talent Pool for the European Single Market” on 26th January 2017 in Brussels

Brussels – The European Commission conference will take place on 26th January 2017 from 8:30 – 16:30 h in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Room Klimt, Brussels. Online registration is open at:...

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Register now for the IT Professional Framework Conference on 6 December 2016

Brussels – The European Commission conference will take place on 6 December 2016 from 9:00 – 16:30 hrs in the Thon EU Hotel, Room Belgium, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels. This high-level conference will...

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Save-the-date: European Commission Conference “High-Tech and Leadership Skills for Europe - Working Together to Increase the Talent Pool for the European Single Market” on 26th January 2017 in Brussels

Brussels – The European Commission conference will take place on 26th January 2017 from 8:30 – 16:30 h in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Room Klimt, Brussels.

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The European Commission e-Leadership Initiative – 3 Year Results

Brussels – One of the predecessors of the ‘Leadership Skills for the High-Tech Economy Agenda for Europe’ recently adopted by the European Commission is the European Commission e-Leadership...

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Digitalization, Jobs, and Convergence in Europe: Strategies for Closing the Skills Gap

Brussels – The pace of technological change is arguably faster than ever before, but while new technologies are diffusing at a faster pace, the benefits of these technologies have seemingly not been...

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European long-term agenda on ‘Leadership skills for a high-tech economy’

Brussels - In June 2016 the European Commission adopted the new and comprehensive New Skills Agenda for Europe in which it proposes 10 actions to be taken forward over the next two years, some of...

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Disruptive Digital Economy Trends and the Implications for the Workforce, Skills and Policy Initiatives on e-Leadership Skills – Workshop report

Brussels - The discussion at the first workshop of the European Commission initiative on leadership skills for the high-tech economy on 22 January 2016 was based on the reports from the Oxford Martin...

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Software – what needs to be done for Europe to move from ‘use’ to ‘creation’ – Workshop report

Brussels - The second workshop of the European Commission initiative on leadership skills for the high-tech economy took place on 20 April 2016. It was consulting experts on recommendations which...

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T-Shaped Professionals in Europe Today and in 2020 – There is a Job to do! - Leadership skills for a high-tech economy in Europe

Brussels and Washington - empirica has been invited by ISSIP – International Society of Service Innovation Professionals in the USA

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Leadership skills for a high-tech economy in Europe – book chapter submitted

Brussels and Washington - In the aftermath of the T-Summit event in Washington DC (http://tsummit.org/) on 21 - 22 March 2016

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e-Leadership MBA Curriculum at the University College Algebra and IGBS, Zagreb

Brussels and Zagreb - With this MBA curriculum and programme which is dedicated to e-leadership skills development University College Algebra and IGBS are responding to market requirements, where...

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Canada: Digital Talent – Road to 2020 and Beyond

Brussels and Ottawa - Digital Talent: Road to 2020 and Beyond is Canada’s first national digital talent strategy. It highlights the opportunities and challenges facing Canada’s digital economy and...

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U.S. Must Expand Computer Science Education to Keep Up With Demand for Skilled Workforce, ITIF Finds in New Analysis

Brussels and Washington - Computer skills are in high demand among employers in a wide range of industries, not just tech-related fields, yet despite growing interest in the subject, a new report...

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Cornell College of Business, New York – the creation of a more collaborative and comprehensive business management programme with a strong propensity to e-leadership skills development and entrepreneurship

Cornell University in Ney York is in the planning stages for the creation of a College of Business that will comprise the university’s three accredited business schools: the School of Hotel...

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Defining ICT skills and competences for the digital economy

"The e-Competence Framework has been designed to meet the needs of companies of all sizes – from large multinationals to small and medium-sized enterprises – and it can equally be used within public...

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For Europe, a potential of more than 750,000 new ICT jobs until 2020

The demand for e-skills keeps growing at a tremendous pace. In 2020 the European labour market is projected to grow by more than 670,000 new jobs, but it could absorb another 756,000 ICT...

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e-Leadership - Digital Skills for SMEs: There is a job to do! – Latest figures and results from the European initiative

Innovative e-leadership positions in Europe are estimated to be around 620,000 in 2015. Demand is estimated to reach 776,000 in 2020. Europe requires up to 200,000 e-leaders by 2020, i.e. 40,000 per...

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Contractor

A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)