Panel Presentation DAT115
The Future Is Bright - On AI, Curricula and Skills Gaps
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
To understand how AI changes and can improve teaching and learning, we need to understand how it is reshaping the nature of work as well. Join this panel to hear how AI transforms labour markets and education. Acquire new knowledge on machine learning and on how machine learning can be used to identify skills and curriculum gaps. Delve into how AI is used to analyse industry needs.
Preparing for the Future Job Market
Driven and inspired by people development within academia and business.
Most recent projects - The future of Marketing?, and Discovering competencies from jobadds via IBM Watson.
+20 years of international management experience from small to large organizations. Execution and strategy development, cooperative project and people driven focus
+20 years of sales and marketing experience. Excellent in linking and leveraging the two areas.
+15 years of talent development, talent pool and training, counseling, facilitation supporting talent development.
+15 years of University/Academy teaching for business hard and soft skills
+20 years of people training and development, applies technology to facilitate development
+10 years as self employed entrepreneur within Talent development.
In a nutshell: Dedicated, responsible, analytical, targeted, communicator and cognitive provoker. Able to work effectivly at all levels in organizations with the ability to achieve goals.
Inge De Waard
InnoEnergy SE and The Open University UK, Belgium
Creating a Learning Loop, Resolving Skills Gaps with AI and Learning Experiences
Inge de Waard (PhD) is currently leading the learning part of an InnoEnergy project that alleviates skill and competency gaps by combining machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), learning analytics and learning design. This project combines the expertise of people working for InnoEnergy, The Open University (UK), FutureLearn and many European University partners working on renewable energy.
Since 1999, she has set-up, coordinated and developed several online, blended and mobile learning projects, always with a focus on participation and durability. These projects involved partners and individuals from both the Northern (Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, UK) and Southern regions (South-Africa, India, Peru, Morocco). As an avid enthusiast of open science, she is an active international speaker giving keynotes and guest lectures, as well as providing and receiving knowledge input through seminars, SIGs and workshops.
Enlightened by the first connectivist MOOCs, she set up the first MOOC on mobile learning, called MobiMOOC (2011 & 2012). This was a community and project-oriented MOOC, enabling international learners to realize their own project by the end of the MOOC.
Her core sentiment on learning is: “I have come to realize that there is no single solution for all. The diversity which is at the core of nature’s success, is replicated by the diversity in learning preferences and ways to achieve learning success in humans”. She loves to exchange ideas, so feel free to talk to her.
Irish Institute of Digital Business, Dublin City University, Ireland
Bridging The Gap: Towards AI-based Continuous Curriculum Improvement
Professor Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School and is Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business at DCU Business School. Professor Lynn specializes in the role of digital technologies in transforming business processes. His main teaching areas are strategy and digital marketing. He has been published widely including the European Journal of Marketing, Information, Communications and Society, the Journal of Distributed and Parallel Computing, the International Journal of Advertising, European Planning Studies and others. He is the Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies. He is a regular speaker at both academic and industry conferences.
Previously, he was Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, an EI/IDA funded Cloud Computing Technology Centre (2011-2018), Associate Dean (Industry Engagement and Innovation) at DCU Business School (2015-2017), Business Innovation Platform Director for DCU (2015-2016) and Director of the Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre at DCU (2009-2011). He has won over 200 grants representing over €15m in total project funding. He was a PI on the Horizon 2020 CloudLightning Project (2015-2017) and is currently a PI on the Horizon 2020 RECAP Project (2017-2019).
Professor Lynn received a Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies, an MBS (Management Information Systems) and a PhD (Law), all from University College Dublin. He has been a Visiting Professor to Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), Northeastern University (China), and Tongji University (China) amongst others. He has taught modules in corporate finance law and information systems and database design at UCD and digital marketing and business analytics at NUI Maynooth. Professor Lynn is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission.
Professor Lynn has founded a number of companies incl. Enki Information Systems, Educational Multimedia Group and Atomic Assets, the businesses of which have been acquired by Rochford Brady Group, Intuition and Cambridge University Press respectively. He advises a number of domestic and international companies.