We are excited to welcome Peter Lubbers, Senior Program Manager for Google Developer Training, Vish Makhijani, CEO at Udacity and Steven Moran, Chief Learning Officer at Bertelsmann at Factory on November 28th! The three digital education experts will discuss the European workforce’s growing digital skills gap, its need for digital training and how the three companies plan to help get Europe job-ready in the digital age. Udacity graduates from across Europe will also take the stage to answer questions about their digital careers and how they got there.
7:00 pm: Doors open
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Moderated Talk
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 pm: Networking
About Peter Lubbers
Peter Lubbers is a Senior Program Manager for Google Developer Training, in charge of all aspects of global developer training. In 2010, he started the San Francisco HTML5 User Group–the world’s largest HTML5 user group with over 15,000 members. A native of the Netherlands, Peter served as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets. When he is not at home or out running triple marathons around Lake Tahoe you might see him jump out of a plane.
About Vish Makhijani
Vishal Makhijani, also known as Vish, is Udacity’s CEO. Vish believes the time is now to make higher education more effective, accessible and useful. Prior to Udacity, Vish led high growth organizations at companies like Zynga, Yandex and Yahoo. Vish is a dog lover and aspires to become a scratch golfer but is a realist.
About Steven Moran
Steven Moran has worked on transformation journeys for more than 15 years, both in staff and operations functions within Bertelsmann as well as at Apple. As Bertelsmann’s Chief Learning Officer, Steven now leads a range of activities, delivered increasingly digitally, targeted at identifying and satisfying new demands in terms of skills and capabilities, including leadership.
Moderator: Clarissa Shen
Clarissa, VP International at Udacity, is an optimist about technology’s impact on education, having co-founded a K-12 start-up, and led digital change at Apollo Group. In her past life she led a contemporary dance company and was in management strategy with Monitor Group. After discovering CS101, Clarissa had so much fun learning to code that she wanted her kids to have that same opportunity in the future—so she joined Udacity.