Education and Innovation in the 21st Century
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  Thursday, February 28th 2013
08:30 Registration 
09:00 Welcome remarks:
Bill Ridgers, Business Education Editor, The Economist
Peggy Antonakou, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Hellas, Greece
Tony Buckby, Director, British Council, Greece
09:20 Official Opening
THE GREEK EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS
Constantinos Arvanitopoulos, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports, Greece
09:40 

EDUCATION-TECHNOLOGY-BUSINESS: 
HOW CAN THEY WORK HAND IN HAND?
Anthony Salcito, Vice-president, Worldwide Public Sector Education, Microsoft Corp., USA (via Skype)
Jo Beall, Director Education and Society, British Council

10:00Discussion 
10:20 

SESSION I
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

  • How appropriately skilled and qualified are Europe's youth to meet these challenges?
Caroline Jenner, Chief Executive Officer, JA-YE (Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise) Europe, Belgium 
Adrian Blight, Managing Director, Imagine Education, UK

  • New media and digital TV: New prospects for innovative education  
Ioannis Panagiotopoulos, Secretary General of Mass Media , Secretariat General of Mass Media, Greece

The main Opposition's perspective

  • The Greek reality: What are the challenges and proposals for reform? 
Anastasios Kourakis, MP, Head of Education, Culture and Sports Sector, SYRIZA, 
Member, Standing Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs, Hellenic Parliament, Greece

11:00 BEST PRACTICE:
  • The Magellan Initiative, Portugal
Rui Grilo, Education Director, Microsoft, Portugal, Fmr Deputy Coordinator of the Technological Plan,
Cabinet of the National Coordinator of the Lisbon Strategy and the Technological Plan (CNELPT)

  • Finland
Pasi Sahlberg, Director General, Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation, Finland 
11:20 Discussion
11:40 Break
12:00 

SESSION II
THE ROLE OF EDUCATION AND INNOVATION
IN DEVELOPING TOMORROW'S BUSINESS LEADER

  • What are universities doing for their graduates?
  • Local access to global knowledge: How? 

Vassilis Maglaris, Secretary General for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports, Greece

Ron Bradfield, Associate Dean, Director, Strathclyde Business School, UAE
Isidoros Sideridis, Chief Executive Officer, InEdu, Greece

  • Egg-enter • grow • go: An innovative programme to boost young entrepreneurship in Greece
Lyda Modiano-Leon, Deputy General, Head of Corporate Communications Sector,  Eurobank Group

  • Innovation in education: Equalizing tradition and progress
Ioannis Kazazis, Professor in Classical Philology, Faculty of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
President, Centre for the Greek Language, Greece

12:50 Discussion
13:00 SESSION III
IMPORT AND EXPORT OF SKILLS AND TALENT
  • Demand and supply equilibrium: How?

Evripidis Stylianidis, Minister of Interior, Greece
Eleftherios Iakovou
, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
President, Alexander Innovation Zone, Thessaloniki, Greece
Aristos Doxiadis, Economist and Entrepreneur, Advisor, Openfund, Greece

  • OECD's proposal and strategy 
Barbara Ischinger, Director, Directorate for Education, OECD, France
13:40 Discussion 
13:50 Networking luncheon
14:30 

BEST PRACTICES:

  •  Supporting decision making in Greek education using business intelligence tools
  Vasilis Delis, Deputy Head, Educational Technology Sector, Computer Technology Institute & Press - Diophantus, Greece

  • Greece
    From SmartEyes to Symbiosis: A roadmap to students's innovative creativity

Leontios Hadjileontiadis Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • UK
John Allen, Consultant on Innovation, ex-CEO and Chairman, Manchester Science Parks Limited, UK 

15:00Discussion 
15:20 

SESSION IV 
EDUCATION AND INNOVATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: OPENING FRONTIERS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS

Mike Lloyd, Principle Consultant, Edutech Assciates, UK
Jean-Marie Lacroix, Vice-president Sales Emerging Markets, Epson Europe B.V., France

15:40 Discussion
15:50  Conclusion: Bill Ridgers 
16:00End of conference
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