Educating the Next Frontier of Digital Innovation
in Branding Digital Marketing Strategy & Trends | by David Capece
New and innovative technology and scientific discoveries yield constant change to enable advancement of humankind. The list of historic science and technology innovations includes the printing press, electricity, semiconductor electronics, nuclear fission and the Internet. More recently, virtual reality, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and the planned colonization of Mars have become a mainstream reality thanks to the new generation of discoverers and researchers.
As a Florida digital agency creating competitive advantage at the intersection of innovative technology and storytelling, Sparxoo is passionate about cutting edge trends in digital innovation. For the past year, we have been the digital agency for Florida Polytechnic University, the 12th state university poised to become one of the best engineering schools in Florida. Through our digital initiatives with Florida Poly, we have played an integral role in the collaboration between students, faculty, and industry that is at the heart of the University. Through Google Hangouts, web development initiatives and creative storytelling, we have deeper insight for the next generation academic experience focused on applied research, problem solving and continuous improvement.
We recognize that it’s challenging to teach what is constantly changing. It’s been said the most important skill of all, is the skill to be able to quickly and effectively learn new skills. Leaders must be equipped to face complexity and uncertainty, and to learn through experience. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the top skill desired by employers is the ability to make decisions and solve problems, a skill whose mastery often comes from experience in applied learning and experimentation.
Today, innovation doesn’t happen in silos. The engagement and alignment of a fast-changing industry with multidisciplinary learning serves as a catalyst for innovation, particularly in fields requiring technology innovation. Indeed, students and emerging leaders who are agile learners and are bold to disrupt at the cutting edge, are natural problem solvers and motivators. As an employer, Sparxoo looks for agile learners. The Association for Talent Development describes agile learners as those who “grasp new situations and instinctively know how to strike the right balance between risk and reward. Their experience helps them evaluate new business conditions, but it does not restrict their thinking.”
At Sparxoo, we are working with our client Florida Poly to champion the next generation of STEM leaders to make doing, developing and solving their second nature. This is the ultimate competitive advantage for students, emerging leaders, our industry partners, and the communities we passionately serve.
In conjunction with Florida Poly, Sparxoo has created the inspirational white paper, “Future Proof: Empowering the Next Generation of Extraordinary Discovery.” The white paper features digital and technology industry perspectives from Google, Mosaic, the Florida Chamber Foundation and Florida Hospital. Please follow this link for the digital innovation white paper to download the free white paper. We encourage you to share with others so that you can do your part as a catalyst to educate the next generation of technology and innovation.