Smart Employees for Smart Cities Conference

DevOps competences for Smart Cities (Smart DevOps) project consortium organised a final project’s online conference titled Smart Employees for Smart Cities on Thursday, 25 November.

Representatives of the Smart DevOps consortium presented key project outputs and results of pilot activities. Specifically, they presented:
- Key transversal and specific competencies for Smart Cities professionals
- 3 new emerging Smart City job profiles (Smart City Planner, Smart City IT Manager, Smart City IT Officer)
- VET Curricula for the three job profiles delivered through the MOOC and Specialisation Courses
- Results of extensive pilot training attended by hundreds of trainees- Smart City Body of Knowledge

04:23 Welcome and introduction, Peter Palvoglyi (ALL DIGITAL)
13:09 Keynote speech: "Career challenges in smart cities – How does the digital transformation of cities affect careers and what has to be done towards a sustainable career ecosystem in smart cities?", Prof Dr Judith Hilde Semeijn (Open University of the Netherlands and Maastricht University)
32:44 Emerging smart city job roles and skills – The DevOps findings, Prof Dr Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann (The University of Applied Management Studies Manheim)
58:06 Design and delivery of the Smart DevOps Curricula, Dr Theodor Panagiotakopoulos (Hellenic Open University)
01:14:34 Fireside chat: Discussion with Stelina Chatzichristou, Department for Skills and Labour Market, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
01:52:57 Pilot delivery of the Smart DevOps Curricula – Smart DevOps Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Prof Angelika Kokkinaki (University of Nicosia)
02:18:03 Pilot delivery of the Smart DevOps Curricula – Specialization courses and Work-based learning, Vasileios I. Kyriatzis (University of Thessaly)
02:34:30 Fireside chat: Discussion with Smart DevOps MOOC and specialisation courses participants Giovanni Manco and Konstantinos Asikis
02:51:41 Smart Cities Body of Knowledge, Prof Dr Panos Fitsilis (University of Thessaly) and Prof Angelika Kokkinaki (University of Nicosia)
03:12:16 Q&A about project results
03:22:58 Closing of the conference, Prof Dr Panos Fitsilis (University of Thessaly)
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