The MAC – Wed 5 April 2017
9.30am - 10.00am: Conference Registration
10.00am - 10.15am: Introduction and welcome, Justin Edwards, CEO CCEA. Deirdre Hodson, DG Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission
10.15am - 10.45am: Building confidence and capacity in our schools - Liz Williams, Director, Tech Literacy and Education Programmes, BT Group
10.45am - 11.15am: A perspective from industry – Tom Gray, Director, NI Digital Catapult Centre
11.15am - 11.45am: Morning Break
11.45am - 12 noon: Northern Ireland Digital Skills Framework - Justin Edwards, CEO CCEA
12 noon - 12.45pm: 4 Workshops (Workshops to run concurrently, 45 mins each)
12.45am - 1.45pm: Lunch
1.45pm - 2.30pm: 4 Workshops (repeat of morning sessions, except workshop 2)
2.30pm - 3.00pm: Afternoon break
3.00pm - 3.20pm: Annika Östergren Pofantis, Digital Economy and Society Index 2017 – The digital skills dimension, European Commission
3.20pm - 4.00pm: Conference plenary session – panel discussion and Q&As
4.00pm: Closing Remarks
There are four conference workshops – sessions of 45 minutes, pre-booked by attendees, a maximum of 25-30 per workshop. These workshops will run twice on either side of lunch to provide maximum opportunities for delegates to hear our experts at first hand.
- Morning Workshops: 12 noon - 12.45pm
- Lunch: 12.45pm - 1.45pm
- Afternoon Workshops: 1.45pm - 2.30pm
The future is now – opportunities for digital skills – Niall Lavery, Digital Director, PWC.
Workshop 2 (12 noon - 12.45pm)
Digital skills training to foster social inclusion, MAKs centre, Jöelle Verreist, Anderlecht, Brussels.
Workshop 2 (1.45pm - 2.30pm)
Empowering young people to solve real problems with digital skills. The Apps for Good initiative in Portugal, João Sousa, Ministry of Education, Portugal.
Matilde Buisel, Apps for Good Portugal.
Truth or Fiction, IT is for techies and is very very hard? - Brendan Monaghan, Chief Executive Officer, Neueda.
Girls in Digital Skills – challenging the stereotype Orlagh Kelly, www.briefedlawyer.com.