Wednesday 6th September
Time: 11.00am - 11.45am
Tertiary education in and for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
We live in an age of disruption and just ahead of monumental change that will constitute the 4th Industrial Revolution. Education will be fundamentally reshaped as a result of the changes happening and to best serve the economies that will be vying for pole position in digital transformation. How should Tertiary Education prepare for jobs and skills that have not been invented or existing ones that will become obsolete? What lessons can be learned from the corporate world?
ICT needs to become a digital transformation leader by transforming its mission and ways of work. What should be the priorities and strategy? Change must be multifaceted to succeed and therefore we will examine these elements and how to drive impact with current and future stakeholders.
Alexandros Papaspyridis is the Higher Education Industry Group Director for the Asia Pacific Japan timezone. He holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering, a Masters in Management and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College in London. He has been with Microsoft since 2008 holding various positions in business development and sales across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle-East & Africa and in Asia Pacific Japan. Prior to Microsoft he has worked in Information Technology and telecom companies and has founded two startups. He is a member of the Industrial Liaison Boards at the Dept of Computing and Dept of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College and he is conducting research on innovation ecosystems.