The digital revolution is not only about large tech companies but also essentially about start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that provide or use digital solutions.

tech SMEs and Skills

Their variety is immense; from innovative and fast-growing companies that provide or use digital solutions to those that face significant challenges such as acquiring the necessary skills to benefit from digital technologies.

Given that improving basic digital skills is already a challenge, the emergence of technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity is creating significant new specialised skills gaps, shortages, and mismatches, especially for SMEs.

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Designing solutions to solve the skills gap at all levels requires an understanding of both why and how an organisation adopts technology as a business opportunity, and the required human capital to deliver on that investment.

This session focused on identifying the most effective strategies for European digital SMEs to address skills imbalances. Equally important, speakers delved into how to activate ecosystem leadership to guide small businesses in their progressive acquisition of strategic digital skills.