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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 28 October, a team of international experts will meet in the Natural Sciences Academic Centre of the University of Latvia to discuss the growing role of IT in management processes.

«This discussion will help identify the main problems that worry IT managers in Latvia. This is because the topics for discussion have been selected in close cooperation with colleagues from the private and public sector,» – says CEO of Proact IT Latvia Dmitry Sharafutdinov.

«IT is becoming an engine for development. We can already see the first messengers of the fourth industrial revolution – UAVs, fast internet, artificial intelligence and others. Disruptive innovations will break through the barriers between physical, digital and biological environments. This is why to discuss popular topics, enhance the role of IT in management processes and unite Latvia’s IT community, we invite all those interested in this field to take part in Executive Forum,» – he said.

Alon Unger will share Israel’s experience dealing with UAVs. He has 26 years and 7,500 hours-worth of experience piloting UAVs. He serves in the Israeli Air Force as senior commander. Now he uses his own UVID conference to enhance UAV community in Israel.

Dylan Thomas from Hitachi Data Systems will tell his story about smart technologies in a city environment. The forum will also address the problem of labour availability and the role of IT managers in the organization of team roles.

«In 2020, nearly 50% less youngsters will enter the labour market than there was in 2009. It is a harsh reality we experience today,» – explains Liene Kublina, lead consultant and business development manager of CVO Recruitment Latvia. Kublina’s profession revolves around selection of managers and professionals, as well as management of talent attraction programmes. IT education contributes to the growing interest for this industry and labour market segment.

Adizes Latvia representative and RTU Riga Business School teacher Greg Mathers will explain at the discussion how to form a unified team consisting of business and IT representatives. Mathers consults companies across Baltics and Europe. He has also founded four successful companies. Adizes Institute services clients in 73 countries, including Latvia.

Executive Forum will take place in the Natural Sciences Academic Centre of the University of Latvia, Riga, Jelgavas Street 1 on 28 October. It is possible to apply for participation at www.exe4um.lv before 25 October.

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