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Online Program Helping to Build You as the Leader of Smart City

 17 ก.ย. 2564 17:29 น. | อ่าน 1369
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Smart City is the guidelines for developing city that was firstly created at the end of the 20th century by utilizing technology on data and telecommunication. It is mutually applied with infrastructure planning in order to improve potential and obtained effectiveness. All big cities are dreaming to become pleasant with good environment, healthy populations, and good welfares. Urban environment has efficient quality on energy consumption in Thailand. The agency acting as the official host of Smart City Project is Smart City Thailand Office under Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) with the goal to performing operation for developing Smart City to be consistent with the direction of national development under Thailand 4.0 Guidelines and 20-Year National Strategy.

In southern border provinces, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) mutually work with provincial and local agencies to establish Development Plan for becoming declared as Smart Cities including Pattani Province, Yala City Municipality, Satun Province, and Hat Yai City Municipality. They were 4 of 27 cities proposed to Smart City Driving Committee at the end of 2019.  Development Plan for Promoting New Smart Cities is improved in order to be consistent with New Normal. Development of each Smart City is different based on context of the way of life of local people depending on environment, culture, and belief. Even in southern border provinces, including Yala, Narathiwat, and Pattani, there are also different formats and details. Therefore, making social infrastructure turns to be Smart City society is challenge of all related persons throughout the system.

Online Courses of Fundamental Program on Smart City Development

As a result, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) develops knowledge media as an online course presenting fundamental knowledge on Smart City Development. The first program is developed as the online program, i.e., “Fundamental of Smart City”. This program is suitable for leaders who lead transformation of Smart Cities of Thailand and anyone interested who wants to have foundation on planning for developing Smart City in order to be more developed in advanced learning and training for occupations in the network of Leader s of Smart City. This is 1 of 5 elements of Chief Smart City Officers (CSCO) Program.

This course consists of 6 major topics as follows:

1. Introduction of Smart City Thailand: This course is taught by Dr. Patsakorn Prathomboot, the Deputy Director of Digital Economy Promotion Agency. This first lesson explains why Smart City must be developed, meaning of Smart City, and Guidelines for Developing Smart City.

2. Smart Cities: Urban Infrastructure Plan for Smart City Development: This course is taught by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phawinee Eiamtrakul. This second lesson helps to build understanding on development of Smart Cities, integration of infrastructure of Smart Cities, examples of successful case studies, and integration of Smart Cities planning in order to promote further development to sustainable University Cities.

3. Smart Cities: City Data Platform, Big Data, loT, and loC: This course is taught by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Theeranee Arjalakul, the Director of Government Big Data Institute, Digital Economy Promotion Agency. This lesson will lead to understanding on Big Data Behavior, Big Data Timeline, Smart City Focuses, Data Platform, and Data Governance.

4. Citizens at the Center: A Practical Approach to Building a Smart City: This course is taught by Dr. Non Akaraprasertkul, Senior Officer (Digital Economy Promotion), Digital Economy Promotion Agency. Lesson 4 will explain on 3 main concepts and design thinking process as well as business model canvas used in developing a Smart City.

5. Smart City, Technology and You: This course is taught by Dr. Non Akaraprasertkul, Officer (Digital Economy Promotion), Digital Economy Promotion Agency. This lesson will stress on importance of data influencing on decision making of people leading to Data Platform and IoT Solution Technology that is 7 dimensions of the guidelines for building a Smart City.

6. Smart Cities: Development Economics and Financial Feasibility for Smart City Project: This course is taught by Mr. Wisit Petchchuphong, the Director of Activity Department of Digital Economy Promotion Agency. This course consists knowledge on Smart City management including project feasibility, evaluation on organizational potential, evaluation on marketing opportunities, evaluation on worthwhile of investment, and decision making on investment.

Anyone interested can apply for this program via:

https://www.coursesquare.co/course/courseInfo/The-Fundamentals-of-Smart-City . After passing all elements of the program and test, the participant will receive certificate.

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