13 March 2015, Riga, Latvia

Official Programme

08.30 – 09.30 Delegate registration
09.00 – 17.00 EXPO: Tools and solutions for e-Skills development Atrium
09.30 – 10.45 Plenary Session: Opening of the e-Skills for Jobs 2015 campaign
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Keynote speeches

Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister for Economics, Republic of Latvia

Kaspars Gerhards, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia: Video

Michel Catinat, Head of Unit ICT for Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy, DG Growth, European Commission

John Higgins, CBE, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE

Alexa Joyce, Director of Policy, Teaching and Learning Worldwide Education, Microsoft: Presentation

Piotr Pluta, Senior Manager Corporate Affairs EMEAR, Cisco Systems: Presentation, video

Dr. Māra Jākobsone, Vice-President of LIKTA: Presentation

Moderator: Reinis Zitmanis, Digital Champion Latvia

Ziedonis hall
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break Atrium
11.15 – 12.45

Parallel Session 1 – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE ECONOMY: Have you considered a career as a digital entrepreneur? Overcome your doubts, get the right e-leadership skills and start!
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Speakers panel:

Michel Catinat, Head of Unit ICT for Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy, DG Growth, European Commission: Presentation

Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Chairman of the Board, Tilde: Presentation

Kristaps Banga, Co-founder of Connection Codes: Video

Mihails Galuška, Commercial director, Latvia State Radio and Television Centre (LVRTC): Presentation, video

Gianpiero Lotito, Founder & CEO, FacilityLive: Presentation, video

Viesturs Sosārs, Co-founder of TechHub Riga

Moderator: Kaspars Rūklis, Journalist and Lecturer at Faculty of Social sciences of Latvia University

Jūra hall

Parallel Session 2 – ICT PROFESSIONALISM AND JOBS IN EUROPE: Synchronizing ICT competence development and certification frameworks in Europe
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Andre Richier, Principal Administrator, DG Growth, European Commission: Presentation

Werner Korte, Director, Empirica: Presentation

Uldis Zandbergs, Lead Researcher, Lattelecom (Baltic Computer Academy): Presentation

Klaus Behrla, Vice-President, Business Development for Europe, Linux Professional Institute: Presentation

Prof. Dietmar Kilian, Chairman of the Supersvisory board, Academy Cube: Presentation

Niels van der Linden, Managing Consultant, Cap Gemini: Presentation

Moderator: Fiona Fanning, Secretary General, CEPIS

Kurzeme hall
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30

Parallel session 3 – THE IMPACT OF ICT ON EMPLOYMENT: Education, Jobs and Careers in the Digital Age – turning e-Skills into jobs.
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Speakers Panel:

Ģirts Bērziņš, Head of Competence Centre Channels, Swedbank Baltic Banking

Ilze Zvīdriņa, Deputy Director of Labour Market Policy Department of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia: Presentation

Edgars Grandāns, Director of B2B, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons: Presentation

Karol Kniewald, Manager Corporate Affairs Europe, Cisco Systems and IoE Creathon youth participants: Presentation

Marietta Grammenou, Policy Officer at European Commission, DG connect

Baiba Kaškina, Manager at CERT.LV: Presentation

Ariana Rastauskaite, Corporate Affairs Manager, Nestlé: Presentation

Moderator: Ian Clifford, Founder and CEO at YouRock Online Ltd

Jūra hall

Parallel session 4 – EDUCATION AND TRAINING SOLUTIONS TO ACQUIRE E-SKILLS: how innovative, technology based education can untap youngster’s potential to boost the economy
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Related document: A common European Digital Competence Framework for citizens

Speakers panel:

Marc Durando, Executive Director, EUN: Presentation

Lieve Van den Brande, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission, DG EMPL: Presentation

Maksims Jegorovs, Accenture CEO for Latvia: Presentation

Adel Mojtahedi, Coordinator, Enter Sweden It-guide: Presentation

Anita Zorgenfreija, Project Manager for WW Education Industry, Microsoft Latvia: Presentation

Edgars Bajaruns, Sigulda High school teacher, finalist of “Best E-teacher” annual prize in 2014: Presentation

Torben Aaberg, Head of Public Affairs, Baltic Development Forum: Presentation

Moderator: Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director, Telecentre Europe

Kurzeme hall
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break Atrium
16.00 – 17.00

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Presentation of IoE Creathon results
Cisco Systems, LIKTA: Presentation

E-skills for Jobs declaration signing ceremony and closing: Presentation

Michel Catinat, Head of Unit ICT for Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy, DG Growth, European Commission

Arnis Daugulis, Deputy State Secretary for ICT, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia Closing remarks of LV Presidency

Moderator: Reinis Zitmanis, Digital Champion Latvia

Ziedonis hall
17.00 Closing cocktail Atrium
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