Implications for Business and Education
October 5-7, 2022, Kaunas (Lithuania) / Venue: Santaka Valley (K. Baršausko g. 59)

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Conference Tracks:

Survival and adaptation based on networking and collective learning

Lessons learned during the Covid-19 and the War

Exploring the emerging geo-economic landscape and its implications

Exposition of practical cases and insights on the “new realities”

Poster Session.

Conference Background:

It is increasingly clear that our era will be defined as a fundamental pivotal point between two historical phases: the era before Covid-19 and the War and a post-viral and post-War period of – as yet – largely undefined and uncharted geo-economic and geo-political contours. Today, leading academic, business, and policy circles and seasoned analysts seem to converge around an emerging consensus that we are entering an era where we will witness a dramatic restructuring of the economic and social order in which business and society have hitherto operated.

At the same time, we are likely to see the rise of heated debate about what the so-called “new normal” could and should entail regarding the roles, rights, and responsibilities of all stakeholders and key actors in civil society, the state, and institutions of public governance. For the devastating effects of the virus and the War on human life and socio-economic systems will most likely leave an indelible sense of fragility and uncertainty with unforeseeable consequences for future patterns of social behavior and interaction, powered by disenchantment with the present and new expectations of the future.

On the other hand, the dynamic interdependencies between the pandemic and the War with the emerging structural features of the Fourth Industrial Revolution raise fundamental questions regarding the future possible scenarios and trajectories of business and the geo-economic systems in which they operate.

Against this background this Conference proposes to focus on an approach that it is critical in opening paths of effective transitions from digitalization to adaptation, value creation, and sustainability. The concrete forms of such a framework vary across the industrial sectors in which firms are located as well as the social, regulatory, and institutional contexts in which they operate. Paths from digitalization to value creation and sustainability are dependent on the reconfiguration of existing structures of production and consumption, civil society and public administration.

Hotels

  • Standart single room with breakfast – 68 EUR
  • Standart double room with breakfast – 78 EUR

Price includes gym, sauna, VAT and breakfast

Price does not include “Pillow fee” 1 EUR per night
Special reservation code: „BMDA2022“.

Please book the room through booking agent using the contact below:
SAMANTA LIUGIENĖ, Reservations agent
Radisson Hotel Kaunas
P: +370 37 306 100 | D: +370 37 306 106 | M: +370 655 65395
kaunas.reservations@radisson.com
K. Donelaicio str. 27 Kaunas LT-44240, Lithuania

Info about hotel: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-kaunas

  • Moxy Queen ar Twin Sleeper room for 1 person – 69 EUR/per night
  • Moxy Queen ar Twin Sleeper for 2 persons– 77 EUR/per night

Price inludes: breakfas, VAT, WiFi, GYM

Price does not include “Pillow fee” 1 EUR per night. Parking 10 EUR/ per 24h

Į pasiūlymo kainą įskaičiuota: pusryčiai, PVM, WIFI, galimybė naudotis sporto sale.

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Day 1 – October 5

Social event organized in order to get acquainted and create cozy and productive atmosphere for the Conference, including Dinner

Day 2 – October 6

Issues for consideration:

  • What is the nature and range of challenges presented by Covid-19 and the War?
  • How have business organizations responded? Best cases?
  • What are the key elements of adaptation, value creation, and sustainability strategies?
  • What are the key leadership qualities in the current context?
  • What should be the role of government and public policy?

Prof. Eugenijus Valatka (Rector of Kaunas University of Technology).

Prof. Edita Gimžauskienė (BMDA President, Coordinator of IN4ACT, Dean of KTU School of
Economics and business).

Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas (Honorary president of BMDA, Dean of Adizes graduate school).

Prof. Takis Damaskopoulos Panagiotis (the Industry 4.0 ERA Chair holder at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology and the Executive Director and Head of Research of the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR) in Paris, France).

Virginijus Sinkevičius (European Commissioner for the Environment).

The social contract is being renegotiated involuntarily around the world. “Reliable” institutions like democracy, capitalism, employment and journalism have been cracking for years and will be different in 2050. How can we make sense together through this turbulence, plus anthropogenic chaos, so we can construct a better world, especially at a moment where some actors are intentionally undermining discourse, facts and the notion of “us”?

Keynote speaker: Jerry Michalski (an American technology consultant, former managing editor of Release 1.0, founder of Sociate.com and ReX).

Concerns about threats to sovereignty in Europe have risen to the top of the political agendas. This development is driven by rising geopolitical tensions with China and Russia, global challenges from the pandemic to cybercrime and climate change, and disruption by digital technologies that are dominated by a few very large companies. The war in Ukraine has only exacerbated these concerns.

The EU is increasingly putting forward policies to strengthen its strategic autonomy in terms of capabilities, capacities and control necessary to safeguard sovereignty. Digital, industrial and international relations policies are centerstage. Examples are the EU Chips Act, the Digital Markets Act, the European Digital Wallet, and batteries and materials initiatives. International cooperation with like-minded partners is part and parcel of these policies such as the EU-USA collaboration in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Technology Council. The EU Member States likewise are increasingly developing their strategic autonomy initiatives. The keynote will address these developments and their relevance for government and business leaders.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Paul Timmers (Research associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Professor at European University Cyprus, Visiting professor at KU Leuven and the University of Rijeka; Senior advisor EPC Brussels President of the Supervisory Board Estonian eGovernance Academy and CEO of iivii.)

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break

This panel is dedicated to the analysis for the key geo-economic and geopolitical changes of our time and their implications of management and sustainable economic development. Even though it might be too early to confidently extrapolate current trends too far into the future few would doubt that they will have a significant impact in the restructuring of the economic and, indeed, political order in which business and society have operated to this day.

Key questions to be addressed include, among others:

  • Are we experiencing the end of globalization? Entering a period of what some call ‘slowbalization’? Or are we likely to see the breakup of the world economy into rival regional blocks with all this has implied historically?
  • In this emerging context how do we understand ‘strategic autonomy’ or sovereignty in matters of technology, systems of economic development, environmental protection and social sustainability?
  • What are the key elements of these changes and how can we begin to map their implications for business, sustainable economic development? Main focus here might be supply chains, and energy.

Key expected benefits for participants in the session include:

  • Better insights into the current geo-economic and geopolitical transformations;
  • Insights for mapping and assessing the emerging challenges, threats, and opportunities.

Moderated by Prof. Takis Damaskopoulos Panagiotis (the Industry 4.0 ERA Chair holder at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology and the Executive Director and Head of Research of the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR) in Paris, France).

Panelists:

  • Jerry Michalski (an American technology consultant, former managing editor of Release 1.0, a technology newsletter, founder of Sociate.com and ReX);
  • Prof. Paul Timmers (Research associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Professor at European University Cyprus, Visiting professor at KU Leuven and the University of Rijeka, Senior advisor EPC Brussels, President of the Supervisory Board Estonian eGovernance Academy and CEO of iivii);
  • Dr. Marius Jurgilas (Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania);
  • Dr. Rolf Alter (Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Member and Vice Chair of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA));
  • Ričardas Valančiauskas (Director of Innovation and Industry Department, Ministry of Economics and Innovation).
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

This panel addresses the responses of the financial sector and relevant government policymaking organs to the post-pandemic period and the context of the above mentioned geo-economic and geopolitical transformations. The main theme concerns the issue of digitalization and its role in sustainable value creation, but equally important, how ‘value’ itself is becoming a subject of economic and social contestation.

Key questions to be addressed include, among others:

  • What have been the dominant characteristics of the responses of the financial sector during the post-pandemic period and the context of the current geo-economic and geopolitical changes? Are they adequate and in alignment with the needs of the rest of the economy?
  • What have been the dominant characteristics of the responses of the financial sector during the post-pandemic period and the context of the current geo-economic and geopolitical changes?
  • What should the role of policy and regulation be in the emerging business, economic, and geopolitical landscape? What are the gaps?

Key expected benefits for participants in the session include:

  • An updated perspective on the current concerns and strategies of the financial sector on the transition from digitalization to value creation;
  • Updated insights and gap analysis on the role of government policy in support of digitalization and value creation.

Moderated by Prof. Monika Petraitė (Full Professor and Principal Researcher of the Research Group Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology).

Panelists:

  • Nicholas Coutts (Former Vice President, Global Distribution Channel Strategy IBM, a visiting lecturer and tutor on executive education on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design MBA Programmes at multiple business schools in Europe);
  • Aidas Malakauskas (Head of financing transformation Swedbank);
  • Nikita Kazakevičs (Director of the Innovation and Technology Department of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia).
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break & networking session

This panel turns attention to concrete cases of processes of digitalization and vale creation as they have been experience is selected organizations and in the wider context of the geo-economic and geopolitical changes of our time, as well as those associated with the post-Covid period.

Key questions to be addressed include:

  • What have been the main strategic objectives of digitalization and how does it contribute to novel forms of value creation?
  • How have digitalization strategies been designed and implemented and which employee profiles have been involved most? What have been the key objectives?
  • What have been the main benefits of digitalization? The main challenges?

Key expected benefits for participants in the session include:

  • Insights into processes of digitization as a strategic objective for value creation in concrete organizations;
  • Deeper understanding of the processes of design and implementation of digitalization benefits as well as challenges.

Moderated by Prof. Mantas Vilkas (Operations and Technology Management professor and a member of the Digitalization Research Group in the School of Economics and Business at the Kaunas University of Technology).

Panelists:

  • Paulius Bulota (Managing Director of „Peikko Lietuva“,  a forerunning manufacturer in Building Constructions Industry);
  • Tomasz Brzostowski (Vice President, Global Finance Shared Services. Strategie 2050The Institute Of Internal Auditors, Kraków, Woj);
  • Šarūnas Savickas (Digital Innovation Manager at Littelfuse);
  • Dr. Galina Robertsone (Quality Manager Baltics at HAVI);
  • Maxim Zakletskiy (Managing Director, Hella Lithuania).
17:45
Departure by bus to the Dinner place

Day 3 – October 7

Issues for consideration:

  • Perspectives of the emerging geo-economic and geopolitical environment
  • The changing topology of globalization: meta-globalization?
  • Risk management and adaptive capacity-building and sustainability strategies
  • Emerging critical compositions of skills
  • Implications for business and education

Prof. Takis Damaskopoulos Panagiotis (the Industry 4.0 ERA Chair holder at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology and the Executive Director and Head of Research of the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR) in Paris, France).

COVID 19 has not changed our future. We are back in the past pre-covid world, perhaps
worse, at least for many.

If we want a sustainable world, we must change mindsets – and education. Digitalization is
no vision.

Dr. Rolf Alter (Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Member and Vice Chair of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA)).

With the advent of Industry 4.0, a plethora of new issues are emerging that relate to sustainability strategies and the job market. Old ways of supply chain operations are being replaced with novel technologies, new skills are being demanded, many jobs are being automated. For this reason, it’s crucial for industry, academics, and politicians to comprehend the following:

  • What talents are in demand?
  • How soft and hard skills interact?
  • What well-known professions are developing, or which old ones might disappear?
  • How to keep supply chain resilient in time of war and pandemics and many more?

Participants of this panel may expect to receive multi-angular insights about the on-going issues and become more informed to tackle the industry 4.0 abruptions

Moderated by Dr. Andrius Grybauskas (Project researcher at IN4ACT, KTU, Lithuania).

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mari Avarmaa (The Head of Business Administration Department of the School of Business and Governance of TalTech);
  • Piotr Szynkiewicz (Rector of Collegium Prometricum, Poland);
  • Andrew Main Wilson (Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA – the Association of MBAs and the Business Graduates Association, United Kingdom).
11:45 – 12:00
Coffee break & networking session

This panel and the discussion on the relevant key questions are expected to provide the participants with the following benefits:

  • Deeper and early insights into the strategies and conceptual principles for developing dynamic curriculums that prepare students for future multiskilled jobs.
  • Identifying curriculum updating mechanisms to prepare the future workforce for lifelong learning where universities improve students’ competencies to engage in continuous learning throughout their professional carrier.

Grasping the role of curriculum development in striking a balance between addressing the skill gap crisis and learners’ social needs and rights (e.g., ethics and inclusivity).

Moderated by Dr. Morteza Ghobakhloo, (Project researcher at IN4ACT, KTU, Lithuania).

Panelists:

  • Andrea Brose (Director of Centre for Teaching and Learning (Hamburg University of Technology – TUHH and ECIU University Leader for Challenge Based Learning, Germany);
  • Gulnara Kurenkeyeva (Rector of Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Kazakhstan);
  • Natalia Ilina (Accreditation and Member Services Manager, EMEA & AP, AACSB);
  • Mindaugas Ubartas (Director of DigiTech Sector Association INFOBALT).
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch

Alfons Sauquet Rovira (Director Quality Services & EQUIS of EFMD).

From Digitalization to Value Creation and Sustainability: the impact of business schools within the ecosystem Worldwide transformations on all levels – economical, political, and social – trigger changes that occur at an unprecedented pace. Crucial role of business schools in this ever–changing environment is to adjust their missions in order to respond to the societal and economical challenges accordingly.
Special BMDA session for Deans & amp; Directors general of the business schools is aiming to open the discussion about the relevance and impact of the business school in the ecosystem.
The key questions to be addressed:
  • How to return to the source of the impact that business education may have on it’s environment?
  • How to change current academic business education model based on academic research loosely coupled with societal needs?
  • What roles must different actors of the ecosystem play, including business schools, research funding agencies, publishers, ranking media outlets, accreditation bodies and associations?
Participants of this panel may expect to get insights from different perspectives – National and Global accreditations bodies as well as share their experiences and ideas actively participating in moderated workshop.

Moderated by Dr. Ainius Lašas (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at Kaunas University of Technology);

Panelists:

  • Natalia Ilina (Accreditation and Member Services Manager, EMEA & AP, AACSB);
  • Alfons Sauquet (Director Quality Services & EQUIS of EFMD);
  • Andrew Main Wilson (Chief Executive of AMBA & BGA – the Association of MBAs and the Business Graduates Association);
  • Dr. Jelena Stankevičienė (Member of the Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Research Council of Lithuania (LMT);
  • Aurelija Valeikienė (Deputy Director, Head of Lithuanian ENIC/NARIC Office Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education).

We are delighted to invite you to the DiHECO PhD Colloquium 2022 on sustainable value creation and data for digital healthcare and entrepreneurship organised by the consortium of Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, Lund University, Sweden, and University of Montpellier, France, Tampere University, Finland.

The DiHECO PhD Colloquium offers a unique opportunity for doctoral students to present their research and receive constructive feedback on their research projects and guidance on developing it further. The colloquium aims to establish a nice and comfortable environment, where you will feel welcome and be free to not only present and receive feedback on your research, but also address a wider range of questions concerning your PhD experience overall.

Under the topic of digital transformation of healthcare and stakeholder value creation, the submitted research might cover but is not limited to provided topics:

  • Digital healthcare start-up business models
  • Role of universities in healthcare platform start-ups
  • Digital healthcare technology challenges and keys to success
  • New and sustainable models of health data governance
  • Importance of Big Data, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies in healthcare
  • The effect of digital technology on healthcare start-up scaling and sustainable growth
  • The role of networks and different collaborative behaviours in digital healthcare
  • Multi-sided value creation by and for different stakeholders using digital healthcare platforms
  • Digital healthcare platforms value co-creation strategies
  • Digital healthcare stakeholder challenges

Moderated by Prof. Asta Pundzienė, DiHECO project.

Want to participate or submit your abstract?

More information about the DiHECO PhD Colloquium 2022 can be found at http://www.dihecoproject.com/phd-colloquium/

The complexities and scope of the problems to be tackled, institutional, technological and social uncertainties, and expanding multicultural environments of innovation raise the need for crosscultural and crossdisciplinary problem solving capabilities. The need for novel approaches to education and learning urges educators and researchers to reimagine the ways of higher education to evoke one’s most desirable thinking practices and also personal qualities. Accordingly, the workshop will address the challenges of educational design for future innovators’ skills and competencies.

The presentations and discussions will be oriented to the shift of the focus on creating and employing new methods for education, changing learning environments, and embedding the art and creativity approaches in order to provide versatile sources of ideas, experiences and knowledge for students.

Train the trainer workshop:

The participants will be presented with the concept of arts integration to STEAM education ArtIST project approach:

–       STEAM approach implemented during educational practice;

–       Piloted tools and methods for future education;

–       Research findings on required skills and competencies for the future.

The participants will be invited to ideate, discuss and provide their personal experiences on:

–       Competence profile building;

–       Competence development guidelines;

–       Student journey construction.

Moderated by Dr. Monika Petraitė.

Panelists:

  • Prof. Dr. Brigita Janiūnaitė;
  • Aistė Vaišnorė (Project researcher).

 

In this workshop we will work on lifelong learning challenge and generate various digital product ideas. Workshop session will be divided into three parts:

Empathize: share your experiences and decide on what target audience you want to focus?

Define: what problem your target audience faces in lifelong learning topic?

Ideation: what digital products, ideas could help us in solving this challenge?

During this workshop you will not only share your experiences, but will learn how other people learn and maintain their personal development.

Also you will understand the basic concept on how to setup new digital products.

Moderated by Mr. Gediminas Buivydas, ISM.

Prof. Edita Gimzauskienė (BMDA President, Coordinator of IN4ACT, Dean of KTU School of Economics and business).

Prof. Takis Damaskopoulos Panagiotis (the Industry 4.0 ERA Chair holder at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology and the Executive Director and Head of Research of the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR) in Paris, France).

Prof. Edita Gimzauskienė (BMDA President, Coordinator of IN4ACT, Dean of KTU School of Economics and business).

18:00
Departure by bus to the hotels
19:30
Departure by bus to Gala dinner and the BMDA Awards ceremony

Conference Speakers:

Dr. Rolf Alter

Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin
Member and Vice Chair of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA)

Dr. Mari Avarmaa

The Head of Business Administration Department of the School of Business and Governance of TalTech

Dr. Andrea Brose

Director of Hamburg University of Technology’s (TUHH) Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Engineering and Higher Education Development at TUHH

Tomasz Brzostowski

Vice President, Global Finance Shared Services

Hitachi Vantara

Gediminas Buivydas

Chief Digital Officer of ISM University of Management and Economics

Paulius Bulota

Managing Director of „Peikko Lietuva“,  a forerunning manufacturer in Building Constructions Industry

Nicholas Coutts

Former Vice President, Global Distribution Channel Strategy IBM, a visiting lecturer and tutor on executive education on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design MBA Programmes at multiple business schools in Europe

Elijus Čivilis

Director of investment development agency “Invest in Lithuania”

Prof. Takis Damaskopoulos Panagiotis

The Industry 4.0 ERA Chair holder at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology and the Executive Director and Head of Research of the European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR) in Paris, France

Dr. Morteza Ghobakhloo

PERA Chair Team Member at the School of Economics and Management, Kaunas University of Technology

Prof. Edita Gimžauskienė

BMDA President, Coordinator of IN4ACT, Dean of KTU School of Economics and business

Dr. Andrius Grybauskas

Researcher at ERA Chair team, IN4ACT at the School of Economics and Business in Kaunas University of Technology

Natalia Ilina

Accreditation and Member Services Manager, EMEA & AP, AACSB

Dr. Marius Jurgilas

Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

Ņikita Kazakevičs

Director of the Innovation and Technology Department of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas

Honorary president of BMDA, Dean of Adizes graduate school

Dr. Gulnara Kurenkeyeva

Rector at Almaty Management University

Dr. Ainius Lašas

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at Kaunas University of Technology

Aidas Malakauskas

Head of Financing Transformation at Swedbank Baltics

Jerry Michalski

An American technology consultant, former managing editor of Release 1.0, founder of Sociate.com and ReX.

Prof. Monika Petraitė

Full Professor and Head of the Department of Strategic Management at School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology

Dr. Asta Pundzienė

Advisor to the Rector for Strategic Development of Research and Innovation, Chairman of the Doctoral Committee in Management and Administration, Visiting Scholar F402 Haas School of Business, University of California

Galina Robertsone

Quality Manager Baltics at HAVI

Alfons Sauquet Rovira
Former Dean and Professor ESADE, URL
Director Quality Services EFMD & Director EQUIS
Kęstutis Sabaliauskas

Industry 4.0 Policy Division at the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Šarūnas Savickas

Digital Innovation Manager at Littelfuse

Virginijus Sinkevičius

European Commissioner for the Environment

Dr. Jelena Stankevičienė

Professor at the Department of Financial Engineering

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Economics and Management

Prof. Piotr Szynkiewicz

Content supervisor of the Prometriq Executive MBA program in health care. President of the Prometriq Academy of Management in Sopot

Prof. Dr. Paul Timmers

Research associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute
Professor at European University Cyprus
Visiting professor at KU Leuven and the University of Rijeka
Senior advisor EPC Brussels
President of the Supervisory Board Estonian eGovernance Academy and CEO of iivii.

Mindaugas Ubartas

Director of DigiTech Sector Association INFOBALT

Prof. Eugenijus Valatka

Rector of Kaunas University of Technology

Aurelija Valeikienė

Deputy Director, Head of Lithuanian ENIC/NARIC Office
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

Prof. Mantas Vilkas

Operations and Technology Management professor and a member of the Digitalization Research Group in the School of Economics and Business at the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Andrew Main Wilson

Chief Executive, AMBA & BGA

Maxim Zakletskiy

Managing Director, Hella Lithuania

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