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Do you know what it takes to be a truly innovative thinker?

In this Masterclass, Amber Wigmore Alvarez is joined by Marko Bervanakis, Lead Serviceability Deployment Program Manager at ERICSSON, who will discuss how to cultivate an innovative mindset for action.

During this interactive session, you will learn how to identify and reflect on your existing innovation power within and help nurture its continuous development. It will take you on a personal journey of reflection via seven essential innovation skills that a student MUST nurture – to be “future ready” for any industry.

Based on a plethora of real life experiences – from historical truths to modern industry leaders- and from Marko himself. Participants in this Masterclass will get a chance to do a self-check of their current “Innovation future readiness” via a quick innovation gap activity & digital handout.

Join us 10 April at 17:00 CET. Register today!


Meet the Speakers

Marko Bervanakis

Marko Bervanakis (B. Electrical/Electronic Eng., Dipl. Education. VUT & Melb. University, Aus.) is currently based in Croatia within ERICSSON Nikola Tesla d.d. Croatia. In the past – he has also worked in other Global Telecoms companies (i.e. both within the EU & in Australia) in various R&D environments, Engineering Customer Support Services, as a technical trainer-educator and innovation coach. Along the way, he has also worked as a Science & Mathematics teacher in both primary & secondary schools. In turn, he is currently involved in piloting and scaling up Ericsson’s Connect-To-Learn solution (i.e. which brings educational resources & access to developing countries) as part of Ericson’s corporate social responsibility initiative.


Amber Wigmore Alvarez, PhD MBA

Considered one of the foremost references in Employability and the Future of Work on a global scale, Amber Wigmore Álvarez was recently appointed Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Highered EFMD Global Career Services.

Amber brings more than 8 years of experience from the world of global career services at top-ranked IE, where she was until most recently Executive Director of Talent & Careers, managing a team of more than 37 talent professionals who delivered services to 6,000 students and 65,000 alumni globally, increasing satisfaction on behalf of students, alumni and more than 4,000 corporate partners and organizations.

As a Doctor of Economics and Business Science, Amber’s research is focused on University Social Responsibility (USR) and business ethics. She holds an International MBA from IE, as well as a BA in Hispanic Studies and International Economics from Wheaton College (Norton, Massachusetts), where she received a largely feminist education, which has driven her on her mission to empower women in their careers.



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