Our first keynote for the Kavala Conference is known: Dr. Ingo Gächter

The synopsis of his presentation

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – CHALLENGES FOR WORK AND EDUCATION
SYNOPSIS
The creative disruption of classical business models while letting new business models prosper in our digital world is a promising mindset that is not always easy to understand, learn and apply. The “digital revolution” brings huge challenges and opportunities alike to the education industry. However, despite its goal to prepare young people to move society forward, education was rarely at the forefront in reaping the benefits of digital innovation.
Today, education can learn from the failures and success of those industries that have opened their doors for digital transformation earlier. This is the way to benefit most of data driven strategies, innovation and transformation. Multiple examples of work from digital giants like Google, Amazon, and even from public organizations and federal governments all show the way to success: “Focus on your customer, not on your business”.
Today, ever more schools and universities have discovered the benefits of digital innovation and go for drastic changes. In the next 10 years, we are likely to see a complete transformation of modern education. These are the most promising trends and challenges of the digital revolution for education:
• focus on “learning people”, not on teachers or institutions
• personalized, blended and deep learning
• Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
• transformation of classrooms into innovative learning spaces and platforms
• gamification and gaming technology
• commitment to cyber security and data protection (GDPR)
The basic needs of human beings do not change in the digital world. However, what will change are the methods of how we take decisions that are ever more driven by smart data and business intelligence. Ultimately, the beauty of digital business and artificial intelligence at it’s best is that this technology does not aim to replace employees and teachers, but to complement and support them. There is much hope that the education market is increasingly aware of above challenges and asks the right questions that ultimately lead towards a “happy end” of the digital transformation