INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN THINKING AND DIGITAL INNOVATION

The international conference 'Digital Skills & Innovation @2030' will bring together innovation and digital experts, entrepreneurs, investors, academicians, professionals and stakeholders in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Date and Time: 08:30 – 17:30, 11 July 2018

Venue: Inter Expo Centre Sofia, blvd. "Tsarigradsko shose" 147, 1784 Sofia

The event will focus on 2 main topics: Digital Skills and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, including a practical workshop 'Accelerating Innovation'.

During the conference, the results of the Erasmus+ project 'Design thinking for digital innovation – DigiThink' will also be presented showcasing methodologies and best practices to create key competences and skills relevant to the digitalization and transformation processes in a knowledge economy.

The acceleration of the innovation cycle has become a critical factor for competitiveness and growth, and has also created the need for new job roles in organisations. Thus, innovative companies are forced to develop new sets of skills and knowledge for their staff (managers and workforce) such as empathy, openness to innovation, better understanding of customers and partners, creating partnerships, creativity, social value, etc. in order to be more competitive. These are the leading aspects for the discussions and presentations within the conference topics.

The target groups are IT specialists, managers, R&D experts, entrepreneurs, students, start-ups, management consultants, mentors, university & school professors, incubator and accelerator specialists, business developers and PR experts.

The panellists are managers from leading digital companies in Bulgaria and abroad, academicians and R&D managers, university professors, and well known entrepreneurs and business investors.

For more information about the event and registration please visit the official website.