National 2016 IT Summit – voices from politics, industry, and science

Learning and operating in a digital world

The 2016 IT summit took place under the motto "Learning and operating in the digital world". Well-known actors from politics, industry, and science contributed valuable input to enrich the discourse on vocational training and continuing professional development within the digital transformation context. HR 4.0 at Airbus is a related topic, as well – this blog will provide insight into the key opinions in this debate.

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The videos below will give you a glimpse of the panel discussions of the different platforms at the 2016 IT summit in Saarbrücken. The panel participants included Stefan Müller (BMBF Parliamentary State Secretary), Matthias Machnig (BMWI State Secretary), Dr Elke Frank (Senior Vice President HR Development Deutsche Telekom AG), and Dr Constanze Kurz (IG Metall board member).

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Kick-off presentation

PD Dr Andreas Boes, board member of the Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung e.V. München (IFS Munich), emphasises the relevance of qualification of employees within the company. Focus of his research at the IFS is the informatisation of society and the future of work.

Vocational training and continuing education in the digitalisation age | Kick-off presentation

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What is developing right now is a globally available information space, and that is the core reason why digitalisation is gaining so much momentum in business and society.

PD Dr Andreas Boes, Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung e.V. München (ISF Munich)

Panel 1

On panel 1, Klaus Ahlborn, Jan Balcke, Dr Andreas Boes, Dr Elke Frank, and Klaus Herrmann discussed vocational training and continuing professional development within the company in the digitalisation age. They were also focusing their discussion predominantly on the qualification of different generations working for the company. 

Vocational training and continuing education in the digitalisation age | Panel 1

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Panel 2

The panel 2 participants Prof. Dr Christoph Igel, Dr Constanze Kurz, Matthias Machnig, Benjamin Mikfeld, and Stefan Müller addressed questions relating to what the digital world of working will look like tomorrow and what stage it has currently reached.

Vocational training and continuing education in the digitalisation age | Panel 2

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StartUp Talk

Dr Philipp Knodel, founder of the AppCamps start-up, and Florian Alexandru-Zorn of OnlineLessons.TV debate video-based learning.

Vocational training and continuing education in the digitalisation age | StartUp Talk

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