Digital Competence and Future Skills

Handbook Digital Competence and Future Skills

How companies are preparing for the digital future.

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (May 14, 2021)
Language: German
Hardcover edition: 600 pages
ISBN-10: 3446467386
ISBN-13: 978-3446467385

Book Contents

The handbook Digital Competence and Future Skills offers a comprehensive view from different perspectives on the future-oriented alignment of companies.

Areas of competence

Which competencies are to be built up in which group of employees and managers? Which topics are relevant? Which learning level is necessary?


What should the digital learning journey look like? Gamification, storytelling, self-learning phases, reflection and much more. Different people need different approaches to learning.


How do you turn matter of fact, technical topics into exciting and relevant content? This is precisely the task that our content experts take on in the complete content research and preparation. Storytelling is the central tool in this process.

Book Details

The world is changing continuously and rapidly - especially for companies. In this volatile environment, there is much talk about the need to build digital literacy and lifelong learning. To remain competitive, 21st century executives, departments and HR managers must succeed in empowering employees and management for the future. To do this, competencies must be managed holistically and dynamically, learning systems require consistent further development, and a learning culture must emerge that creates motivational moments for the company's own employees and customers. Building digital competence is not a short-term training project of the typical kind; rather, a holistic approach is needed that affects all areas of the company and raises numerous questions.

Book Details

  • Which digital competencies are needed in which departments?

  • Who defines these and who should implement this and how?

  • What role does HR play in this?

  • What do companies need to not only build digital competencies, but to constantly develop them, and what needs to change in the corporate structures?

The Handbook Digital Competence Development offers a comprehensive look from different perspectives on the promising future direction of companies. In addition to cutting-edge findings from research, the book includes a variety of concrete contributions from the field, which help to understand the different approaches and industry-specific differences and compare them with their own approaches.

DigiKompetenz Podcast

Philipp Ramin, CEO and founder of the Innovation Center for Industry 4.0, and Anne Koark will discuss all aspects of digital competence development with exciting personalities from companies, research, academia and institutions. In casual conversations, we get to know the people behind the terms and shed light on various aspects of the digital mindset and adjusting screws for future-proof learning - all with a dash of British humor. Out of the box into the future!

Authors and contributors

Dr. Alexander Röck

Head of Corporate Data Strategy
Robert Bosch GmbH

Andrea Schindler

Global HR Project Manager und Global HR Business Partner

Andrea Stich

Director Frontend Academy
Infineon Technologies AG

Angela Luft

Business coach and consultant, PhD candidate
FH Aachen

Annika Müller de Vries

Bundesbank Principal, Head of Training Section, Directorate General Economic Education, University and International Central Bank Dialogue
Deutsche Bundesbank

Barbara Ofstad

Head of Siemens Professional Education Germany

Beate Kreiner, MSc, MBA

Founder and CEO BOLD Enterprise Business-, Organizational- & Leadership Development GmbH
BOLD Enterprise Business-, Organizational- & Leadership GmbH

Dr. Elvire Meier-Comte

Vice President Head of HR, Airbus DS Operations
Airbus Defence and Space

Dr. Philipp Ramin

CEO Innovation Center for Industry 4.0
Innovationszentrum für Industrie 4.0

Dr. Wolfgang Gallenberger

HR Expertise Center
Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen

Dr. Rahild Neuburger

Senior Lecturer at the LMU Munich and General Manager at MÜNCHNER KREIS

Dr. Erich Renz

Universität Regensburg

Felicitas Birkner

Head of Fujitsu Academy Central Europe

Grit Zimmer

Member of the Organisation Development Team
Volksbank Mittweida

Dr. Herbert Prickarz

Business Chief Digital Office BBM
Robert Bosch GmbH

Jürgen Hollatz

Head of Siemens Professional Education Germany – Region South

Katharina Schüller

CEO & Founder STAT-UP Statistical Consulting & Data Science GmbH
Geschäftsführerin STAT-UP

Katharina Winkler

Policy advisor / Scientific consultant

Kathrin Droste

Head of the organisation development/HR department.
Volksbank Mittweida

Kim Leonardo Böhm

Researcher and Lecturer at University of Duisburg-Essen
Universität Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Laura Stiller

Senior Consultant, IBM Consulting
Universität Regensburg

Leonhard Zintl

Volksbank Mittweida

Luise Ortloff

Head of National Economy, Education and Labor / Policy Advisor

Dr. Lutz Marten

"IBM Transformation & Culture | Squad Leader Europe & MEA | Learning & Leadership Development"

Martin Dowling

Managing Director PROLED Group
Innovationszentrum für Industrie 4.0

Nils Luft

Professor Intralogistics in Manufacturing Companies
FH Aachen

Nils Stamm

CDO Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn

Chair and Full Professor of Information Systems Management at the University of Bamberg
Universität Bamberg

Prof. Dr. habil. Robert Neumann

Founder and CEO BOLD Enterprise Business-, Organizational- & Leadership Development GmbH
BOLD Enterprise Business-, Organizational- & Leadership GmbH

Prof. Michael Dowling

Faculty of Business, Economics, Information Systems & Real Estate, University of Regensburg; Chairman of the Board, Münchner Kreis - Association for Communications Research
Universität Regensburg

Sebastian Borchers

Head of Talent Management & Organizational Development Germany | Head of Continental Institute of Technology and Transformation (CITT)

Sebastian Kiefer

Doctoral Researcher and Data Scientist at Datev eG.

Silvio Andrae

Associate Director
Deutscher Sparkassen und Giroverband

Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid

Professor of Applied Computer Science and Cognitive Systems at University of Bamberg, Head of the Fraunhofer IIS Project Group Comprehensible AI
Universität Bamberg

Yannick Hildebrandt

PhD student at the Information Systems Group, Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg
Universität Bamberg

Heiko Schmidt

Head of Dealer Development /Training Germany

Christiane Nicolai

Training manager for specialists and managers after-sales, digital learning design and gamification

Caroline Heide

P&C Digital Innovation Lead
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Anna Simon

Referent Capability Development | People & Culture
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Ann-Kathrin Heinemann-Becker

"Vice President People & Culture Vacuum Technique Service Division Atlas Copco Group AB"
Atlas Copco

Nina Rauwald

Manager Talent, Learning & Development
Atlas Copco

Daniel Breitinger

Education Policy & Public Affairs Officer

Steffen Fischer

CHRO ifm group services gmbh & Executive Board Member, Head of the Strategic Personnel Management Specialist Group at the German Association of Personnel Managers e. V. Berlin (BPM)
Bundesverband der Personalmanager

Andrea Alboni

General Manager Western Europe
Universal Robots

Sven Krüger

Global Master Trainer, Industry Program
Universal Robots

Dirk von Gehlen

Director Think Tank, SZ-Institut Süddeutsche Zeitung
SZ Institut /Süddeutsche Zeitung

Roland Stürz

Head of Think Tank Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt)
Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation

Milaid Stephan

Head of Capability Development

Jana Sonntag

Vice President Innovation & Business Excellence

Roman Gaida

Head of Division EMEA Mechatronics CNC
Mitsubishi Electric CNC