The ability to understand, produce, and anticipate innovation is the only tool capable of improving the position of a company, a public organization, and players operating in the markets and sectors of their respective competence.

ICT applications, algorithmic procedures, implications related to the spread of artificial intelligence, Big Data, and Machine Learning systems, combined with the drive towards a more integrated globalization of the market, have fundamentally changed business models, organizational data management, and the competitive environment. Sometimes these stimuli have produced or are producing changes so rapid and unpredictable that they redefine not only the perimeter but also the essence of these models, processes, and environments, to the point of reshaping them into a continuum with previous experiences that are difficult to classify and even more uncertain to experiment with.

The dematerialization of products and resources and the rethinking of realities and processes that were previously taken for granted require new approaches in organizational management strategies, while new technologies impose a redefinition of business processes aimed at a more congruent and functional positioning in the market or in the context of related operations.

The International School in Digital Governance is specifically designed to prepare participants for the management of innovation processes within companies and organizations, which are now crucial for increasing competitiveness and efficiency, with a specific focus on the use of data and artificial intelligence and the implementation of digitization processes.

In particular, the School aims to provide participants with a deep understanding of the impact of technologies on organizational processes, preparing students to face digital transformation and technological adaptation, and paying particular attention to the genesis of technological phenomena and the implications of their future concrete applications.

The International School in Digital Governance is aimed at developing the managerial skills necessary to govern digital changes within companies, ensuring a broad and multidisciplinary preparation on the dimensions of big data analysis and artificial intelligence that will be central in the coming decades, as well as on the potential applications in terms of organizational and management solutions, based on the underlying idea that preparation for the unknown inherent in innovation strategies cannot be separated from the acquisition of the sensitivity of individuals, viewed in the systemic perspective of the group in which they operate, constantly facing the need to establish relationships based on mutual awareness of the epistemological and phenomenal issues inherently inherent in future choices and abstractly implementable strategies.

The International School in Digital Governance is promoted by the Future Lab active at the Departmental Center for Legal, Historical and Social Studies on Environment and Territorial Management of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Pavia, in collaboration with the Interdepartmental Research Center “Organization and Governance of Public Administration” of the University of Pavia, the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Therapy of the Pavese Ateneo, the Romagnosi Foundation School of Local Government and Appleby, the main sponsor of the School, a company specializing in digitalization processes for companies and Public Administrations.

The teaching activity will be carried out by international experts in digital governance and data science currently operating in international institutions, companies and large companies, by top agents of the public administration and by Italian and foreign university teachers in the sectors referred to.

The experience of the speakers involved will allow a deep understanding of, among other things, how data is used to make decisions and how to integrate Big Data and AI into business strategies and processes.

Below are some keywords of the International School in Digital Governance:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Big data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber risk
  • Data Governance
  • IT governance and management
  • Public policy

Target audience

The course has been designed specifically for:

  • Italian and foreign PhD students and researchers;
  • Professionals, executives and managers in both the public and private sectors;
  • Managers of regional and state entities, particularly in the local government sector;
  • Corporate managers, innovation managers, and process management specialists;
  • Anyone aiming for managerial careers or to consolidate their current professional position in innovative organizations and Data Protection, both in the private sector and in public entities.

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