Global digital security leader, The Kudelski Group, has pledged its continued supports to initiatives aimed at advancing lifelong learning in Switzerland, Cyber Era Online(www.cyberera.com.ng) gathers.
For the second year, the Kudelski Group is supporting the Swiss Digital Day, which took place Tuesday September 3 in 12 Swiss cities as well as the “Lifelong Learning Pledge”, a national initiative launched by digitalswitzerland and the Union Patronale Suisse to promote lifelong learning. digitalswitzerland’s goal is making Switzerland a leading innovation hub by engaging government, business, academia and the public.
Launched in 2017, the Swiss Digital Day pursues the goal of making digitalization a tangible experience, highlighting its opportunities and challenges and encouraging an in-depth discussion on this topic. The theme of the 2019 edition – which took place in the presence of the President of the Confederation Ueli Maurer as well as the Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga and Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin – is “learning throughout life”.
The Kudelski Group is a cosignatory to the Lifelong Learning Pledge, a national initiative launched by digitalswitzerland and the Union Patronale Suisse (Swiss Employers Union) to promote lifelong learning.
By 2022, more than half of the Swiss workforce will have to improve or learn new technologies related to digitization. All actors – schools, universities, companies – must mobilize to address this challenge.
This commitment is part of the overall Group’s effort to upgrade and train its employees. This effort is concretized in particular by strong support for apprenticeships (in Switzerland, but also by developing this dual education system in the United States) as well as by its participation in the Reskilling Initiative launched by the World Economic Forum.
As part of the Digital Day, the Kudelski Group also organised a round table at Café Saint-Pierre in Lausanne (place Benjamin-Constant 1) on Tuesday September 3.
Secretary General of the Fédération Romande des Consommmateurs, Sophie Michaud Gigon, Executive Director of the EPFL Center for Digital Trust, Olivier Crochat, Secretary General of the Groupement Romand d’Etudes des Addictions (GREA) Jean-Félix Savary and Vice President – EMEA Services Delivery at Kudelski Security, Martin Dion, will discuss the risks and opportunities of a digital society, answer questions from the public and give some tips for moving around safely in the digital world, especially in the field of gaming, e-commerce, and cyber-risks.