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New Curricula for e-Leadership
Delivering Skills for an innovative and competitive Europe


4 September 2014 from 8.30 h to 17.00 h
at
University of Antwerp - Antwerp Management School
Sint Jacobsmarkt 9
2000, Antwerp

Need for e-Leadership

e-Leadership is of crucial importance for companies and industry to excel in their business operation. For effective e-leadership, the skills required are seen as those which enable people with very strong ICT skills to lead qualified staff from ICT and other disciplines towards identifying and designing business models and exploiting key innovation opportunities. Their success is defined as making best use of developments in ICT and delivering value to their organizations
Demand is growing throughout European industry to improve the quality of e-leadership, covering organisation leadership in ICT innovation to deliver business value. Research has confirmed a significant shortage of e-leadership skills across Europe - a call for action.
The European Commission e-Leadership initiative focuses on the leadership needs of top decision-makers and professional leaders at larger enterprises. These leaders oversee portfolios of both well-defined and emergent innovation opportunities. Successful design and implementation requires developing and engaging highly qualified staff to achieve the target value.

Focus of Initiative and Event

The European Commission initiative found that closing the e-leadership skills gap requires a range of educational ecosystem actions. In particular it needs strong collaboration of demand and supply stakeholders to create new educational offers. Pilot work shows that this leads to innovative and relevant content for e-leadership curricula.

The present event is one of ten regional events organised by the European Commission across Europe. It is hosted by the University of Antwerp - Antwerp Management School together with EuroCIO – The European CIO Association and CIOforum Belgium.

The objectives of the event are to:

  • Inform stakeholders keen to promote innovation through e-Leadership.

  • Communicate the e-leadership Curriculum Profile and quality label approach

  • Disseminate lessons from pilot developments

  • Guide education institutions to develop e-leadership programmes

  • Encourage employers to make use of e-leadership programme offerings.

Agenda: New Curricula for e-Leadership Delivering Skills for an innovative and competitive Europe

Programme

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Programme

   
 

Chairperson:

 

Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes, University of Antwerp – Antwerp Management School

08:30 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome and introduction

  • Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes, University of Antwerp – Antwerp Management School

 

 09:45 - 10:05

The European Commission activities from e-skills towards e-leadership skills

 

10:05 - 10:30

What is e-leadership? Why is it important?

  • Dr. Nils Olaya Fonstad, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)

 

10:30 - 10:50

ICT trends and their implications for e-leadership skills

  • Martin Canning, Group Vice President, European Consulting IDC td

 

10:50 - 11:10

 Industry demand for e-leadership

 

11:10 - 11:40

Digital transformation through e-leadership – perspective of the CIO

  • Freddy Van den Wyngaert, CIO Agfa Gevaert, Chairman of the European CIO Association, Chairman of the Board of the CIOForum Belgian business
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 11:40 - 12:10

Digital transformation through e-leadership – perspective of the business executive

  • Harold Ryckaert, Director Large Enterprise, SD Worx

 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and networking

 

13:30 - 13:45

e-Leadership - the European e-leadership education ecosystem

 

13:45 - 14:15

 

 

 

 

 

14:15 - 15:00

Towards European e-Leadership curriculum profiles and quality labels

  • Supply of e-leadership skills and curriculum profiles

  • Quality label principles, criteria, processes and awarding

 
  • Lex Hendriks, Business Knowledge Consultant, EXIN

e-Leadership curricula and programme demonstration

  • Existing offers and experiences

  • Use of e-Leadership curriculum profiles to shape programmes

  • Summary of lessons for stakeholders

Demonstration of e-leadership curriculum: Executive Programme ‘Master in Information Management’

  • Prof. Dr. Piet Ribbers, Tias

Demonstration of e-leadership curriculum: Executive ‘Master of Enterprise IT Architecture’

 

15:00 – 16:00

Plenary Discussion

  • Dr. Nils Olaya Fonstad, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)

  • Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes – Antwerp Management School – University of Antwerp

 

16:00 – 17:00

Closure and networking

  • Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes – Antwerp Management School – University of Antwerp

 

 

 

Further information

e-Leadership Flyer
You can obtain background research on this topic by accessing a pamphlet at the following web site: www.eskills-guide.eu


Event Secretariat:
empirica GmbH
Oxfordstr. 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Inna Bludova: inna.bludova(at)empirica(dot)com
Werner B. Korte: Werner.korte(at)empirica(dot)com
Tel.: +49 228 98530-0
www.eskills-guide.eu

Contractor

This initiative was launched by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry in January 2013

Carried out by: