WEBINAR: Future digital skills and requirements from the market

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CET


This webinar is a great way to learn about the recent development in EUROPE education. There will be keynote speakers that will present an engaging and relevant topic concerning future digital skills and requirements from the industry, companies or market. This session is an excellent opportunity for all to be aware of what necessary contribution of education today to provide for a qualified workforce in 2030. Exclusive for our Worlddidac Members fee is free but registration is required. As for the Non member the fee is 75 EUR. 

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Worlddidac Host

Danny Gauch

Worlddidac Association, Switzerland

Danny Gauch is Director General of Worlddidac Association. His career history spans over more than 25 years, holding various positions in industry and education, ranging from being a Mechatronics Skills Competition Coach, Regional Sales Manager Asia & Pacific, Didactic Sales Manager, Head of Consulting and Strategic Development.

Mr. Gauch has qualifications as a Mechatronics Engineer and completed further studies in marketing, sales and administration. He is in his element when collaborating and networking with local and international stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial goals, creating better experiences, embracing ongoing change and development, and striving for continuous improvement in education.


Juha Merinen

Founder and CEO of SMART Internationalization

Vice President, Worlddidac Association

Mr. Juha Merinen, Founder and CEO of SMART Internationalization, is an experienced executive and international sales strategist with over 30 years hands-on experience in competence development, advancement, and management of business development and expansion operations in a range of sectors, especially with  Education and Wellbeing.

Myriam Bonilla

Chief Commercial Officer of EDIBON International, S.A. 

Council Treasurer, Worlddidac Association

Myriam Bonilla has more than 20 years of experience and practical capability for full designing and managing of labs for Teaching and Training for Secondary Education, TVET and Higher Education.

Gaëlle Girardeau

Co-Founder and CEO of COOD

Council Member, Worlddidac Association

Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Digital Strategy, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, and Ad Networks.

Keynote Speakers

Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta

VP of International Partnerships at Code.org

Leonardo is VP of International Partnerships for Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. His role is to drive partnerships with organizations from all over the globe, including governments, nonprofits and private entities, to scale Code.org´s mission by equipping students with the skills they need to better understand this new digital world and succeed in it.

Before joining Code.org, Leonardo held various communications, public affairs and corporate social responsibility roles at Microsoft Corp., including most recently Global Field Director for Microsoft Philanthropies. He started his career in Mexico, where he served as Deputy Press Secretary for the Department of Foreign Relations, Deputy Director for International Press at the Office of the President of Mexico, and Account Director for Edelman PR Worldwide. Born in Tijuana (Mexico), Leonardo has a BA in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana and a postgraduate degree in Political Marketing from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He is married, has three children, and is fluent in Spanish, English and has conversational skills in Portuguese.

Dean Stokes

Head of Education Adoption for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Google

Dean is the Head of Education Adoption for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Google. Working in an English secondary school for 9 years, he taught media and took responsibility for training teachers on the effective use of technology.

Since his time in a school, Dean has trained thousands of teachers around the world and now helps education systems at all levels think about their approach to supporting educators in making the best use of Google’s technology for learning, teaching and administration.

Anne-Charlotte Monneret

Director General of EdTech France

As a former teacher in disadvantaged areas, Anne-Charlotte has experienced first-hand how positive the use of new technology in the classroom can be for learning success. 

In her current managing position at EdTech France, she promotes the use of EdTech solutions in education and professional development throughout France, and beyond.

 EdTech France now gathers more than 350 EdTech companies across France, both startups and scale-ups, and is part of the European EdTech Alliance.

Before that, she has been working within the tech industry, at Criteo, a French unicorn in the tech industry. Anne-Charlotte holds a master’s degree in Finance & Strategy from Sciences Po Paris and University of Toronto, and a bachelor in Political Sciences.

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