Developing Smart City Ambassadors in Oman

Backhouse, Judy and Al-Hadhrami, Laila, "Developing Smart City Ambassadors in Oman" in Building on Smart Cities Skills and Competences: Human factors affecting smart cities development ed. Fitsilis, Panos (Cham: Springer, 2022), 201-216.

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  • Author Backhouse, Judy
    Al-Hadhrami, Laila
    Book Editor Fitsilis, Panos
    Chapter Title Developing Smart City Ambassadors in Oman
    Book Title Building on Smart Cities Skills and Competences: Human factors affecting smart cities development
    Publication Date 2022-07
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer
    Start page 201
    End page 216
    Language eng
    Abstract Developing skills for smart cities need not happen only through formal educational programs. This chapter describes an initiative in Oman to develop a group of smart city ambassadors who are expert in some aspect of smart cities and to use these ambassadors to share knowledge with other stakeholders and contribute their expertise to smart city projects. The program provided an innovative, low-cost approach that contributed to developing a supportive ecosystem for smart cities. This chapter uses a case study approach to examine the key factors of the structure and operation of the program that contributed to its success as well as the skills development outcomes that were achieved. We discuss the potential for replicating the study as good practice in other contexts.
    Keyword Skills
    Smart city
    Digital transformation
    Copyright Holder Springer
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783030978181
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-97818-1_12
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