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Oracle Academy Roundtable on Preparing for an Automated Future Held in Turkey

Jane Richardson
Senior Director, EMEA

The new wave of technological advancements such as cloud computing, automation and artificial intelligence continue to reshape economies and industries both domestically and around the world.

As technology allow companies to hand over increasingly sophisticated tasks to machines, ensuring that students have the necessary digital skills to carry into the future workforce is much more important than in the past. While technological progress affect traditional jobs, it also creates new exciting ones.

Recognizing the importance of continuing collaborations between industry and higher education institutions to prepare students for the future, Oracle Academy in Turkey held an Academic Roundtable event that brought together 15 faculty members and students from eight key universities. Participants from Koc University, Bogazici University, Yildiz Technical University, Galatasaray University, and others met in Istanbul on October 23, 2019, to discuss how to prepare for an automated future and provide graduates with the skills and technical competencies relevant to the future labor market.

The participants had the opportunity to network and hear directly from Oracle Solution Engineers about the innovations and technologies triggered by digital transformation, such as cloud computing, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, and discussed the challenges that they face in keeping up with this transformation.

We also took a deep dive into Oracle Academy’s more tech-centric, computing education resources focused on building workforce skills. The event concluded with discussion around how teachers and students effectively utilize these resources and sharing best practices.

Our thanks to all participating universities, faculty members and students.

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