95. Future Education — how it will change in 10 years? | With Paulo Silva

In the 3rd episode of Productized Podcast Season 11 — Future Cities — we are talking about future of education with Paulo Silva. Paulo is the founder & CEO at Miles in the Sky — an online education platform with exceptional experience and courses. Paulo has more than 20 years of C-level roles, covering the full range of top management responsibilities. Now Paulo is focusing on developing an online education platform and programming school “42”.

Main topics covered:

🚀 How will future education look like?

⚖️ How to keep balance in top-level manager’s life and not burn out?

🏫 Role of governments in the change of educational system for adults

Time notes:

Paulo introduction [1:00]

What is the mission of Paulo’s company [2:00]

A typical day in Paulo's life — what helps him to keep balance in life [3:00]

What is Miles in the Sky? [5:40]

How learning in Miles in the Sky is different from regular learning model [7:30]

Learning should be personalised, relevant material for each individual. That’s our main goal — make people learn to learn.

The future of Miles in the Sky [10:00]

What can we do about youth who are smart, but still fail in specific courses [13:00]

Things change when you expose people to a challenge.

Paulo’s career development, 20+ years in C level roles [16:30]

How Paulo started work in technology [19:00]

Experience in Vodafone — starting as a CTO [22:10]

Period of self-searching [25:00]

Paulo decides to choose to study architecture at the University [26:00]

Burnout problem of top-level roles [29:00]

At the end of the day, all these things are a personal choice.

How did studying architecture help Paulo in his life and career [32:00]

How did this rich experience in companies help Paulo with starting his own company “42 Lisboa” and “Miles in the Sky” [33:10]

Education will change dramatically over the next few years.

How a view on education has changed recently, thanks to zoom and online classes [36:00]

People will start to learn and apply their knowledge in Metaverse? [37:30]

Digital experience course at Miles in the Sky [38:40]

Re-skilling adults: what concepts are the key to implement it [40:30]

Not everybody is re-skillable for digital technology.

Willingness to learn in the era of limitless resources [43:20]

Being part of a cohort, being part of a community is a key element to learning in a different way. — P. S.

Why would Paulo learn blockchain and cybersecurity if he had to choose a new technology to learn? [45:30]

I think everybody will have to learn about data. It will be applicable to every single activity.

Is it difficult to recruit talents to Miles in the Sky? [49:00]

Campus-based “42 Lisboa” school [52:00]

What is the biggest challenge for Miles in the Sky [54:20]

Role of governments in the change of educational system for adults [55:00]

The competition of cities is going to be about talent.

Creative development will be a base for growth and development in the cities.

Words of advice to younger self [59:20]

  1. Always be aware for opportunities, because things will go in your way.
  2. Don’t stay too long in a place where you already understand deep inside you that it’s not what you want to do.

Go to where you find a passion, a belief, that you are doing something useful to yourself and society.

Paulo recommends:

💻 www.42lisboa.com

💻 www.tumo.org

💻 www.code.berlin

💻 www.near.university

PRODUCTION

This podcast was hosted by André Marquet, with research done by Evelina Bogdiun and sound edited by Miguel Sousa.

The Productized Podcast is a series of interviews with product innovators, successful makers, and entrepreneurs. We hope to inspire the listeners of this show to be courageous and productize!

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