Third keynote speaker at Makelearn & TIIM 2022 conference will be Prof. Petru L. Curșeu from Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands. His keynote speech will be entitled “Smart Cities as Socio-Technical Systems: Reflections on Sustainable Careers” and held on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 10.00.
Petru L Curșeu is professor at the Open Universiteit, the Netherlands and Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His research interests include team dynamics, social cognition (in particular the study of stereotypes and prejudice in organizational settings), multiparty collaboration as well as decision making in organizations. He has published articles on related topics in journals such as: Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Studies, Journal of Information Technology, British Journal of Psychology, Small Group Research, European Journal of Social Psychology, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Group Dynamics, Business Ethics, Applied Psychology and Human Relations.
Keynote speech abstract
Technology changes the world in more profound ways than ever and at a rate never witnessed before. Cities are no exception to the impactful changes brought about by the development of technology and the concept of “smart cities” is the leading example on how (among other aspects) the embedding of IT in urban environments changes the physical, social and economic dynamics of cities. Technology allows modern cities to tackle some of the modern urban challenges, yet technological advancement also brings forth various challenges. In particular, the emergence of sustainable careers in smart cities is deeply impacted by technology. In this talk I will use a socio-technical perspective on smart cities, I will explore the systemic roots of these career challenges and present some ways in which we can support the emergence of sustainable careers in smart cities.