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Academic Roundtables in Turkey Focus on Digital Transformation and Computer Science Education

Jane Richardson
Senior Director, EMEA

The next wave of digital transformation is utilizing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to transform economies, industries, and employment. These technologies are creating a demand for new skills and are requiring students to think computationally so they are prepared to participate in the digital workforce of the future.

Recognizing the importance of bringing these real-world technology skills to students, Oracle Academy held two round-table events that brought together 30 faculty members from 18 key universities in Ankara (on October 24, 2018) and Istanbul (on November 6, 2018) to foster collaboration between industry and higher education.

These participant-driven roundtables allowed us to inform faculty members about current developments in emerging technologies and hear from them on the challenges they face in equipping their students with the skills needed to move successfully from college to career.

We concluded the events with fruitful discussions around the ways that Oracle Academy can enhance our engagement with universities. Part of the discussion focused on how they can better implement our new course curriculum on artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as the modular Education Bytes, which offer instructional materials on database, programming, and data science for them to use within their classrooms.

We thank these dedicated faculty members for their interest in continuing to enhance their computer science offerings to help prepare their students for fulfilling careers in today’s economy. 

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