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.
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.