CHAPTER 9

T-shaped Professionals in Europe Today and in 2020

Werner B. Korte, Tobias Hüsing, and Eriona Dashja1

Abstract

The T-Summit is promoting “T-shaped” professionals as the “future ready” adaptive innovators. In Europe the T-shape metaphor is also used by industry and the European Commission, for example, to describe ICT professionals and the individuals with the skills needed to initiate and achieve digital and other types of innovation. The T-shaped professional is called “e-leader,” that is, people with the skills for innovation which include the combination of strategic leadership skills, and high levels of business and digital savviness of an individual.

The present article provides a quantification of the T-shaped professionals in ...

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