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Digital Badge Symposium 2019: REGISTER NOW

26 Sep 2019
Digital Badge Symposium

The Future of Workforce Learning: Application of Digital Badges and Micro-credentials



We are delighted to confirm our full list of speakers for the Digital Badge Symposium 2019 taking place on Thursday 14th November at Devere Hall, UCC.


This half day event is hosted by Taste 4 Success Skillnet and University College Cork (UCC) and will consider the value of Digital Badge credentials, the opportunity for further development of these for the Irish food and agri-food sector, and the impact for industry across all sectors. The symposium is relevant to all those involved in recruitment, training and upskilling of staff, those interested in CPD and micro-credentials, and any person wishing to increase their awareness about how Digital Badges can be used to enhance workforce learning.


Speaker list is below and presentation titles and summaries are available at the following link


Per-Fredrik Hagermark
Head of DACH LinkedIn Learning Solutions, LinkedIn

John Counihan
Head of Organisation and Talent Development, Musgrave Retail Group

Colin Hickey
Management Consultant in Digital Transformation, Grant Thornton

Anne Rigney
Head of Behavioural Change & Retailer Development, Musgrave Retail Group

Rob Horgan
Entrepreneur & Owner of Velo Coffee

Professor John O’Halloran
Deputy President & Registrar, University College Cork

Paul Healy
Chief Executive, Skillnet Ireland

Tom O’Mara
Head of Digital Learning, University College Cork

Dr Karen McCarthy
Research Co-ordinator, UCC Food Institute and Manager, University College Cork/Teagasc Strategic Alliance



If you have not registered for the event, you can do so by clicking here and completing the form. 

Please contact Dr Amy-Jane Troy at or on 021 4902799 if you have any questions.



For more on this story contact:

Dr Amy-Jane Troy

021 490 2799


Programme Manager

Food Industry Training Unit

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

University College Cork

Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork