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Vilnius University| Lithuania |http://mif.vu.lt/lt3/en/

How does your current role allow you to make a difference to the education and learning space?

I have two separate roles. First - I am a hiring manager in company in finance industry – meaning I know what are market trends and needs in terms of skills needed when hiring new employees. Second – I am p’ship professor in Vilnius University – meaning I work directly with students, and understand their motivation and background. Though the roles are separate by nature, in reality they overlap a lot, and I reuse the knowledge from one in the other, with one goal - to make a different (even smallest) in higher education.

What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?

Increasing innovation via digitization in everyday life is definitely one of the more important trends, driving the demand for life-long learning, as more and more tasks (in some cases – jobs) are getting automated and/or replaced.

Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?

Any modern IT delivery team today is not only agile, but cross-functional as well. I strongly believe in cross-functional teams, and in broader sense – in cross-functional collaboration not only in business, but in education as well.

What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech innovation in your country?

Education (lifelong learning, more specifically) will get more and more important in modern world. Ability not only to learn, but to re-learn in certain domains will be deciding factor. Education technology will be one of the key areas defining success.

When you think about joining London EdTech Week and EdTechXEurope Summit this year, what are you looking forward to?

Looking forward to meet colleagues from diverse backgrounds, but with the same ideas and passion for education and technology.

Who would you like to meet at the event?

Industry leaders

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