Upskilling Opportunities for a Digital Transformation

All CBA Members invited!

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified requirements for digital transformation and an urgent need for businesses everywhere to adapt and focus on technology as a major business driver. In the current situation, remote working and digital skills as well as automation are an increasing necessity.

A lack of digital skills and misaligned talent plans could jeopardize a company’s success. In order to tackle this risk, university-industry collaborations are key components of a regional innovation plan to help companies, in particular SMEs to address this issue. In order to showcase selected collaborations that support and boost the development of digital skills in different business areas, the Cork Smart Gateway kindly invites you to its next webinar on “Upskilling Opportunities for a Digital Transformation” on the 21st of January at 9am.

Register here

It@Cork will present its own learning network that supports SMEs in the South West region. Additionally, Microsoft will introduce its LEARN Platform, a free, online training platform that provides interactive learning for Microsoft products and more; and as Academia representatives the webinar includes speakers from Tyndall National Institute and the Nimbus Research Centre who are involved in European projects that promote and support companies on how to best exploit technologies in their new products and applications.

Event Programme

09.00am - 10:00am – Speakers

  • Ciodhna O’Callaghan, UCC (moderator)
  • Anthony O’Callaghan, it@Cork
  • Lurlene Duggan, Microsoft
  • Dr. Peter O’Brien, Tyndall National Institute
  • Dr. Kieran Delaney, Nimbus Research Centre

10.00am - 10:30am Q&A Session

Interactive session between audience and speakers supported by Cliodhna, as our moderator.