Panel Presentation LTG157
Learning for Future Skills
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Check
Building the skills of the workforce for tomorrow is no longer possible using just an annual curriculum and schedule of classroom training. Today, these have to be carefully targeted at what's suitable for students and institutions and organisations and employees. Fortunately, we have data and systems that enable us to do that. In this session we hear how data can be used both in Higher Education to prepare graduates for work, and look at how smart automation can be used to re-skill employees fast when a company's way of working changes.
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO), Italy
Tom Wambeke, Belgium, is graduated in Educational Sciences and holds a Master in Cultural Management and recently finished an Executive Business LEAD degree in Innovation at Stanford University.
Before joining the International Training Centre of the ILO he was assistant Professor at the University of Leuven and innovation coach at Open Higher Education.
He is currently Programme Manager of DELTA which specializes in providing sustainable learning solutions with the objective to generate impact and organizational change.
The unit he is leading has a double mandate: to strengthen the Centre’s in-house capacity to apply state-of-the art learning and knowledge sharing methods and technology, and to provide (e)-learning services to outside partners on a global scale. In this context he works closely together with UN agencies, development banks, international organisations, governments and NGO’s.
As a certified international facilitator (IAF) he’s actively involved in strategy facilitation, participatory knowledge sharing, networked learning and ICT4Development. This he combines with a passion for complexity adaptive thinking, foresight analysis and futures exploration.
Rapid Reskilling - How Intelligent Automation Can Work to the Advantage of L&D Professionals
Talent development & learning consultant with professional experience in L&D project management, driving change, adoption and training within Fortune 500 companies in ICT, Financial and Hospitality industries.
My expertise include working with client and (learning) development teams on large ERP transformation programs—primarily focused on a variety of engagements around training and change management with the emphasis on implementation of new technologies and innovative strategies in L&D processes (AI, gamification, blended learning). Specialized in training trainers, learning tools (LMSs driven by big data and AI, virtual training delivery tools, chatbots, gamification platforms), managing global trainer certification and training programs, and data driven consulting.
Experienced trainer and presenter, business coach and AI ambassador.
LinkedIn Learning, Germany
Bridging the Graduate Skill Gap - How Higher Education Institutions Can Leverage LinkedIn Data to Ensure Graduates Are Prepared for the Workforce
Rolf Reinhardt works for LinkedIn, a global professional online network, at the intersection of government, education and corporate learning. By the time he had finished his Engineering degree in Media Technology, Rolf had worked on large digital transformation projects, for instance, for the L&D department of L’ORÉAL. Rolf later designed and managed complex eLearning projects mainly for corporate customers.
The focus of his work from 2007 till 2009 was on the ROI of eLearning programs for larger corporations. This focus changed with his assignment as Executive Manager of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning where innovation and technology as an enhancer of personal, organisational and societal development became a central topic. From 2011 to 2012, Rolf Reinhardt has tinkered on various visionary projects from ePortfolios to Immersive Worlds, Networks of Change Structures as well as Coworking and Community Spaces.
Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2016, Rolf worked for Pearson, the largest education company in the world, on secondary, post-secondary and corporate training initiatives across the Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He also serves as an Executive Board Member to the Union of International Associations and as an external reviewer for project funds for the European Commission.