Five expert workshops will be organized in the course of the service contract, five regional cluster events held and a high-profile conference organized towards the end of the activity. If you want to be involved, please get in touch.

Regional Cluster Events

Regional cluster event location


Berlin (Germany)

21 Apri 2015

 EIT ICT Labs Berlin Node

Madrid (Spain)

27 April 2015

 IE Business School, Madrid

Helsinki (Finland)

20 May 2015

Aalto University, School of Business, Helsinki

Lisbon (Portugal)

4 June 2015

EYIF  - European Young Innovators Forum

London (United Kingdom)

5 June 2015

Henley Business School, House of Lords

Paris (France)

10 June 2015

Medef, Pasc@line, Syntec Numerique

Prague (Czech Republic)

15 June 2015

EYIF – European Young Innovators Forum, Data4Youth


  • No. 1 e-Leadership requirements from SMEs, entrepreneurial and high growth start-up companies.  Mission statement, definitions and monitoring approach

  • No. 2 Skills requirements versus the European higher education course landscape and implications for e-leadership course development

  • No. 3 Definition and metrics, higher education offers, and national policies and initiatives for e-leadership in Europe

  • No. 4 SME requirements for e-leadership skills and demonstration of 5 newly developed e-leadership programmes and courses for SMEs

Workshop at ECIS2015

PRE-ECIS Workshop:

‚E-Leadership: the new frontier of management’

at European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015 on May 26th, 2015

from 9:00 - 16:00 h in Münster, Germany

The submission deadline has been extended to 18 March 2015.

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This workshop brings together scholars to discuss and develop research ideas related to the study and development of e-leadership skills. E-leadership skills are seen as those which enable people with very strong ICT skills to lead qualified staff from ICT and other disciplines towards identifying and designing business models and exploiting key innovation opportunities. Their success is defined as making best use of developments in ICT and delivering value to their organizations. They are crucial in the current competitive landscape, where effective organizations are demanding e-leaders who are both business and ICT-savvy, at the same time as there is an expected that there will be a lack of 500.000 qualified professional in the field in Europe by 2020. Our aim is to advance the state-of-the-art in this domain by encouraging participants to reflect on possible theoretical and empirical directions for future IS studies focused on e-leadership skills. In addition, we aim at discussing the design of e-skills education.

The submission deadline has been extended to 18 March 2015.
Please submit your paper to: 

European Conference

European Conference on digital and key enabling technologies skills - ENHANCING SKILLS FOR COMPETITIVENESS, GROWTH AND JOBS
1 - 2 June 2015, Brussels

The European conference on digital and key enabling technologies skills aims to become an interactive platform for exchanging opinions and co-creating solutions on the skills issues in key enabling technologies (KETs) and ICT and to bring together the representatives of all key stakeholder groups. The conference is organised in the context of two initiatives of the European Commission, namely KETs skills and e-leadership initiatives.

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A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)