Digital Talents in the Baltic Sea Region

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Do we recognize our digital talents?

How can we design joint ecosystems to foster human capital excellence across the Baltic Sea region? 

How can we keep talents in the region and compete effectively with global leaders?

How to get from brain circulation to building capacity?

These were some of the questions discussed by an expert panel on 16 June in Krakow, Poland, at a session on talent management and entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea region digital economy. The session was organised by BDF together with the Polish Ministry of Science & Higher Education on behalf of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). The panel was held back-to-back with the CBSS Science Minister’s Conference and the “Impact ’16, Economy 4.0” conference for the new economy.

The session explored different national approaches regarding educating and working with digital talents, as well as the added value of a joint policy on talent in the Baltic Sea region. Another topic for discussion was how to build on social networks to develop trust and knowledge circulation.

The session was opened by Martin Andersson, Professor at Lund University and BTH, and co-author of the “State of the Digital Region” report 2015 from Top of Digital Europe.

Panelists were Anders Bergström, Norden Association, Sweden, Mikael Scherdin, Entrepreneurship Lab, Sweden, Pekka Silven, Demola Oulu, Finland, Tomas Gulbinas, Google Campus Warsaw, Poland/Lithuania, Piret Potisepp, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communication, Estonia. The session was concluded by Beata Jaczewska, International Visegrad Fund and Tomasz Jałukowicz, Ministry of Science & Higher Education. Poland. Moderator was Torben Aaberg, Head of Public & Digital Affairs, BDF.

Photo: ICE Krakow, venue for the session

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