We are happy to have Jens joining EIT Digital as Head of our Professional School. His knowledge, skills, and experience position him very well for a successful execution of this important leadership position.
Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB UK) 22 February 2017
Dr. Jens Ohlsson is appointed EIT Digital’s Head of the Professional School. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy, management, execution, and sustainability of the Professional School.
The EIT Digital Professional School supports the digital transformation of companies, organisations and public bodies by providing high quality blended learning for executives and managers with operational management duties. The Professional School is part of the EIT Digital Academy. The Academy aims to equip people with digital and entrepreneurial skills in order to make Europe frontrunner in the digital transformation. In addition to the Professional School, EIT Digital also runs a Master School, a Doctoral School, and has advanced online learning programmes.
Dr. Ohlsson comes to EIT Digital with significant Entrepreneurial and Innovation experience. He was a business developer at one of the first companies in the world delivering an e-learning platform. In addition, he had several functions in large corporates, including Solution Advisor and Business Developer at SAP, Consultant at Aptus Consulting, Key Account Manager and Business Developer at IDS Sheer. Furthermore, he was one of the founders and CEO of the technology company Movelo. In recent years, he received his PHD, writing his thesis on ‘How companies can work with business innovation and business improvements supported by digital abilities while simultaneously working as a Digital Advisor on executive and board level.
Prof. Dr. Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital says: “We are happy to have Jens joining EIT Digital as Head of our Professional School. His knowledge, skills, and experience position him very well for a successful execution of this important leadership position."
Dr. Ohlsson says that he wants to contribute to EIT Digital’s ambition to make the Professional School “an important factor for making European companies and professionals able to stay at the forefront of digital innovation. I want to contribute to catalyse and create synergies between the EIT action lines and the Professional School in collaboration with the Doctoral and Master School.”
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About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European innovation and education organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.
EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. Our innovation and education activities are organised in and around our co-location centres, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs come together to drive the digitalization of society.
EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since 2010, EIT Digital has consistently mobilised talent, ideas, technologies, investments and business across Europe and beyond to stimulate disruptive digital innovation. EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.