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Econocom Netherlands nominated for two Computable Awards

Nieuwegein, June 13th, 2016 - Econocom Netherlands, specialised in financing, designing, and overseeing the digital transformation of Dutch companies in selected market segments, is nominated for two Computable Awards. The digital services provider is shortlisted for the 'Digital Company of the Year' award and Yann Toutant, CEO of Econocom Netherlands, for the 'CEO of the Year' award.   The Computable Awards are given to companies, projects and individuals who have clearly distinguished themselves in their field of expertise, over the past year, according to the readers of Computable. Yann Toutant says: "We are very proud to be nominated twice and value this...

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Coding: what all the cools kids are doing

What will schoolchildren be doing in the next academic year? Football, dance, basketball – or coding? Though not yet part of school curricula, computer coding is becoming increasingly popular as an extra-curricular activity. And it’s more than just a fad... “Code is everywhere these days. It’s essential for our children to be familiar with the digital environment. In order to do so, they need to learn programming language, which has become as important as foreign languages,” said French Secretary of State for Digital Axelle Lemaire earlier this year when speaking about a national initiative to promote digital in education....

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How the #flippedclassroom can help pupils with learning difficulties

The concept of the flipped classroom is attracting growing interest from education professionals, and recent research showed the positive impact it can have for children who are struggling with the traditional teaching methods. The concept in itself is hardly new: it was introduced in the early nineties by a Harvard professor and since then a number of teachers looking to innovate have been experimenting with it. “The flipped classroom isn’t just some passing fad from the States but the extension of a time-honoured movement of active teaching,” said Catherine Becchetti Bizot, head of digital education for the French Ministry...

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#Digital and #entrepreneurship: women still in the minority

To reverse this trend, trophies, incubators and talent pools, networks, and corporate and government support are on the rise. But there’s a long way still to go… On 14th June this year, applications for Excellencia, a trophy to award women in the high-tech industry in France, closed: the winners for 2015 will be announced at the end of September. Organised by the Commission Syntec Femmes du numérique and pasc@line, the purpose of the event is to promote the initiatives and projects implemented by female digital entrepreneurs. It also allows the organisers to attract women to the digital sector, an...

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How can #universities address the digital transformation?

Internal organisation, research, training, new places of learning: at an annual colloquium in May, the deans of various French universities looked at how to adapt higher education establishments to the digital era. Specifically, of the 10 proposals made during the event, the delegates identified the following as key for the future of their students: Lessons in eCitizenship from pre-school through to post-graduate level, to ensure students have a real digital culture Encourage teachers to invest in new teaching methods with services, vocational training Develop new learning venues that are conducive to collaboration and innovation Develop via digital a training...

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Econocom finances and accelerates companies’ digital transformation.
With more than 10,800 employees in 18 countries and revenue of €3 billion, Econocom has all the requisite abilities to ensure the successful implementation of large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management & financing of digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing.
Econocom has adopted European company status (Societas Europaea). The Econocom Group share has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986. It is part of the BEL Mid and Family Business indices.

For further information : www.econocom.com