Innovation in Higher Education

“The time has come to reimagine higher education and to reinvent pedagogical approaches.” Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014 — Reimagine Education Promoting Innovation in Higher Education Around the World By Maya Plentz London, 9 April, 2014  —  The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publisher of QS…

Horizon 2020: European Commission

In September 2016 the European Commission set up a High Level Group of experts, following a call for expression of interest to which over 350 candidates responded.  Ms. Plentz  was appointed by Commissioner Moedas to contribute her communications and innovation ecosystems’ expertise to the mid-term evaluation of H2020 and make recommendations for the new funding cycle, Horizon Europe.

In the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Group’s mandate was to provide recommendations on how to maximise the impact of the EU’s investment in research and innovation.  The group was chaired by Pascal Lamy, former World Trade Organization Director-General, former EU Trade Commissioner, and President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute.

Policy and the Internet of Things

By Maya Plentz Paris, December 2014 Day one at LeWeb, the digital conference founded by Loïc Le Meur, was about the increased adoption of wearables to track workers’ health stats, IoT generated data and its attendant issues of privacy and data ownership, and how 2015 will see the collaborative economy take off for good. At the “Crowd…

The Future of Retail

London, April 2015 By Maya Plentz In our increasingly connected world every layer of an organization, from press relations to marketing and customer service, has become digital.  The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is the connective tissue binding the IT and the marketing communications spheres of a company, startup, or institution. Why do we need this new…

India: QS University Rankings

*Wall Street Journal Asia By Shanoor Seervai May 15, 2014 In a survey of 300 Asian universities released this week, Indian schools — even the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology — once again failed to reach the top of the ranks. Delhi’s IIT is the first Indian institution to surface in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds rankings,…