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New Curricula for e-Leadership

Delivering Skills for an Innovative and Competitive Europe

25th June 2014

Politecnico di Milano – Aula Magna

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32

Milano, 20133 - ITALY

Cosa si intende per e-Leadership e in che misura il nostro sistema educativo è in grado di rispondere ai “digital requirements”? Le imprese sono coscienti di cosa significhi essere capaci di vedere attraverso le “lenti” dell’era digitale? Cosa si aspettano dall’università in termini formativi?
"New Curricula for e-Leadership - Delivering Skills for an Innovative and Competitive Europe" fa parte di un ciclo di incontri organizzati in 10 nazioni europee per definire l’insieme delle capacità che abilitano l’innovazione nelle imprese, dalle startup alle grandi corporation, dai soggetti privati agli enti pubblici. La e-Leadership consiste nell’abilità di anticipare e intravedere nuovi modelli organizzativi, produttivi e di business, ricorrendo al grande potenziale della tecnologia digitale per guidare il cambiamento. L’evento è organizzato dalla Commissione Europea, Directorate-General Enterprise & Industry, come parte dello studio "eSkills Guide-Guidelines and the European Quality Labels for New Curricula" (commissionato a Empirica), e dalla Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, in collaborazione con Rete Competenze per l’Economia Digitale, Cefriel, PoliHub e AICA.

L’evento sarà in lingua italiana. Disponibile traduzione simultanea italiano-inglese, inglese-italiano.

Demand is growing throughout European industry to improve the quality of e-leadership, covering organization leadership in ICT innovation to deliver business value. Recent research has confirmed that the shortage of e-leadership skills across Europe is significant and calls for action.
What is e-Leadership, and how the educational ecosystem is responding in this new digital era? What kinds of curricular activities must be initiated to provide the necessary education and training? Are our companies, whether large, SMEs or start-ups, aware of what it means to be able to "see" change with the "lens" of the digital age? What do they expect from the educational system? What innovations are in store for us here?
This event, "New Curricula for e-Leadership - Delivering Skills for an Innovative and Competitive Europe" aims to answer these questions by bringing together a wide group of complementary stakeholders and policy makers from a cluster of countries. It forms part of a cycle of meetings, planned in 10 different European countries, to define a set of skills enabling innovation at all levels of enterprise, from start-ups to large corporations, from private to public bodies. E-leadership expresses the ability to foresee and envision new business models, new organizational and productive models, using the potential of digital technology to drive change.
This meeting takes place in the context of a service contract on guidelines and quality labels for new curricula fostering e-leadership, commissioned from Empirica by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry. The aim of the work under this contract is to develop, demonstrate and disseminate European guidelines and quality labels for new curricula fostering e-leadership skills. In Italy, the initiative is part of a series of actions taken to disseminate digital culture, promote ICT professionalism, and the European e­Competence Framework 3.0 (e-CF3.0) on ICT skills, now UNI regulation.
This should also encourage the development and improvement of attractive, adapted, up-to­date educational offers able to increase the supply of experienced and highly qualified leaders in ICT-based innovation.
The event is organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General Enterprise & Industry and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano in conjunction with: Rete Competenze per l’Economia Digitale, Cefriel, PoliHub, AICA.

Target groups

This event is targeted at innovative employers, current and aspiring e-leaders, professional associations, universities and business schools as well as policy-makers interested in promoting digital innovation.


Anyone expressing an interest will be sent a link to the outputs of this event.

Agenda: Developing e-Leadership Skills

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Franco Patini, Coordinator e-Leadership Group - The Agency for Digital Italy, Member Rete Competenze per l’Economia Digitale

08:30 – 09:00

Registration of participants and welcome coffee

09:00 – 9:30

Welcome and Introduction

  • Giampio Bracchi, President Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Full Professor of Information Systems, Politecnico di Milano

  • Donatella Sciuto, Vice Rector, Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Politecnico di Milano

  • André Richier, Principal Administrator Directorate General Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
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09:30 – 09:50

ICT trends and their implications on e-Leadership skills


09:50 – 10:10

 The European e-Leadership education ecosystem


10:10 – 10:30

 Industry demand for e-Leadership skills and education ecosystem


 10:30 – 10:50

Towards e-Leadership curriculum profiles and quality labels


10:50 – 11:20

ICT trends and their implications  on skills and e-leadership: the Italian curricula guidelines

  • Agostino Ragosa, General Director AgID - Agency for Digital Italy

  • Franco Patini, Coordinator e-Leadership Group - The Agency for Digital Italy, Member Rete Competenze per l’Economia Digitale


 11.20 –12.20

ROUND TABLE: Panel Discussion with large companies: e-Leadership skills and the need of new curricula

Chairman: Alfonso Fuggetta, CEO and Scientific Director CEFRIEL - Politecnico di Milano


12:20 – 13:20

 ROUND TABLE: e-Leadership at University

Chairman: Paolo Maresca, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell’Informazione (DIETI), Università di Napoli Federico II
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  • Marco Ferretti, Full Professor, Delegato CINI e GII, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione, Università di Pavia
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  • Angelo Carlo Morzenti, Full Professor in Information processing systems, Politecnico di Milano (DEIB)
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  • Simone Martini, Università di Bologna, delegato GRIN per il Piano nazionale per la cultura, la formazione e le competenze digitali dell'AGID
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  • Raffaella Cagliano, Full Professor School of Management Politecnico di Milano, Director Specialized Masters MIP Politecnico di Milano
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  • Filomena Ferrucci, Full Professor in Computer Science, Università di Salerno
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13:20 – 14:20

Walking Lunch

14:20 – 15:30

Panel Discussion with start-ups: e-Leadership skills and the need of new curricula

Chairman: Stefano Mainetti, Chief Executive Officier at PoliHUB
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 15:30 – 16:00


  • Empirica

  • Clementina Marinoni, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

    Light Buffet


The conference language will be ITALIAN.
Simultaneous translation Italian-English, English-Italian, available

* (TBC)

Further information

Local organiser:

Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano (MI)


Clementina Marinoni, HR Project Promotion and Development, Head of Unit clementina.marinoni(at)fondazione.polimi(dot)it

Event Secretariat

For all European Regional Cluster Events on ‘New Curricula for e-Leadership’:

empirica GmbH

Oxfordstr. 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany

Tel.: +49 228 98530-0



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

Carried out by: