Digital Skills Gap: Vodafone, Siemens, Orange Embrace MOOCs And Online Learning

Europe’s biggest companies are investing in online learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in an effort to close the digital skills gap, according to a new report by the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) released today.

The ERT, a forum bringing together 50 CEOs and chairmen of multinational companies of European parentage, highlighted a need for digital skills to stay competitive in the global market.

Together, ERT companies invest more than €50 billion annually research and development. Their combined revenues exceed €2,250 billion, sustaining around 6.8 million jobs in the region.

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France’s EDHEC Business School introduced a new big data and artificial intelligence (AI) course to its MBA program earlier this year. MBA students network with data science experts from Google and Amadeus on campus.

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