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Working with others when you do not know them, their backgrounds and have never met

Today’s problems and issues are complex. To solve them we need to cross borders across professions, languages and cultures. There is no simple way. Technically this may seem easy. I agree. What many of us do not consider is that the users of technology are people. We need to work together!

Collaboration in a digital workplace requires us to learn how to work together without knowing what we understand with all our senses when we meet in person.

Developing ideas into solution requires critical thinking.

How do you tell someone that your idea, approach or solution might be a better choice without hurting this person’s feeling and then win them to build on existing ideas and knowledge together?

At the #3CityCreathon in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome participants were able to train this :

  • Selling your ideas in only 3 minutes – Elevator Pitches
  • Give feedback in a form that can be accepted
  • Digital communication between three cities

This combination between digital communication and analog collaboration developing an idea in teams is the digital workplace of the future present.

A perfect illustration for the eSkills conference in Bratislava where 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts discussed how digital technologies are transforming our lives at a pace never seen before.

Many thanks to all participants, organizers, decision makers, jury members, experts and our digital audience.

If the spark has reached you and you are eager to run a creathon or hackathon yourself, contact your local NetAcad contact.

Until next time

Inspirational Regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

Read all #3CityCreathon articles

News vom MMBBS

Digital transformation and skills in Europe

Read the Bratislava Declaration

www.netacad.com

www.makesense.org

@CiscoNetAcad #CiscoCreathon #3CityCreathon

@Cisco_Germany @CiscoItalia @CiscoSlovakia

#DigitalTransformation #Digitalisierung #IoT

@eskills4jobs @DigitalSkillsEU @eskills4jobsDE @DIGITALEUROPE

 

Prototyping in wonderful sunshine

Day 2 #Netacad Instructor prototyping at the #openBerlin Innovation Center

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At the instructor hackathon in Berlin, we have the most wonderful weather you can imagine. Still we have 3 project groups whereas each team consists of 5-6 people.

Today is the prototyping day and here are the problems and the proposed solutions selected during the initial phases the teams will design intelligent IoT solutions for.

Very curious about how the prototyps will look like …

traffic light

Problem: The green phase of a traffic light is not long enough for older people or for people with limited mobility.

Solution: A Sensor / App-Solution can influence the control in such a way that everyone has the required time to cross the street.

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Problem: Lots of food is thrown out because too much was bought and they seem to be spoilt or are spoilt.

Solution: A sharing platform, where user can offer food available for pickup in the neighbourhood. With a link to a food blog or „Thermomix“ recipes with ideas on how to cook the food.

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Problem: People searching for parking spaces create a considerable part of inner city traffic.

Solution: a sensor / app soluton showing free parking spaces. People can reserve their parking spot before they get there for a fee.

Thanks to everyone investing their time, contributing their products and knowledge in this educator hackathon.

To be continued tomorrow … pitching day.

The Hackathon Team

Carsten, Jutta and Tobias

#hackathon
#netacad
#EDUhackathon

#openberlin #DigitalTransformation #digitalskills
@Cisco_Germany @CiscoNetAcad

Reduced to the Max

Day 1 #Netacad Instructor Hackathon at the#openBerlin IoT center

IMG-20160506-WA0015The key qualifications for starting your career are not so easily defined any more as it used to be.
Sounds like a platitude. If you take the time to think, how our life today looks like compared to 20 years ago … it becomes quite clear that our society faces a huge unprecedented challenge.

Our reality changes to fast, affecting all generations. It has become almost impossible to stay on top of the information tsunami.

It is the task of our education systems, to prepare the future generations to enter their work life, for a future that we do not fully know yet.

How do you do this?

Typen

A Hackathon … a teaching and learning format that opens the door for understanding digital value creation processes, showcases the technology behind it and inspires everyone to be part of the solution.

Organizing and running a hackathon is quite complex and extensive. The best way to  learn how is always to experience it yourself.

Today the FIRST #hackathon for teachers / professors / instructors/ #educators started in Berlin.

This very condensed day took us through 3 (of the 5) hackathon phases:

Inspiration phase – Ideation phase – Consolidation Phase

It is not so easy to decide and choose which idea to work on or problem to solve.
We argued, discussed, asked experts, looked at our ideas from all different angles and viewpoints … do we have a project now?

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The NetAcad Hackathon Team

Carsten, Jutta, Nico and Tobias

#hackathon
#netacad
#EDUhackathon

#openberlin #DigitalTransformation
@Cisco_Germany @CiscoNetAcad

Day 2: #CLHackathon Berlin

#CLEur #CLHackathon #benetacad @CiscoNetAcad

day2 hmm day2 gadgets day2

Inspiration : Ideation : Consolidation : Prototyping

On day II prototyping starts with opening the box and getting the gear out – sensors, arduinos, more sensors …

Theme: Urban Living - sharing and caring

I had the pleasure to get to know the teams and their projects. Here is a short glimpse into the IoE Solutions that are in the process of being born:

 


Layer8

Layer 8

Layer 8

The team is creating a smart, cloud based pill dispenser that makes life easier for patients, doctors and insurances. Quite a challenging idea with a need for cooperation with different stakeholders. Challenging also for IT students who are in need of medical and mechanical knowledge for the implementing their project.


PlantNet

PlantNet

PlantNet

The solution being developed is a monitor for parameters critical to plant development and well-being. There are similar products on the market already but PlantNet will consist of a platform, an app and community where exchange of information as well as teaching and learning can happen. This taps into the urban gardening culture in Berlin where it is trendy for bankers to go to an after work gardening party.


The Fast for the Tourists

Smarter Transport Tasks Force

Smarter Transport Tasks Force

This application collects information about tourist locations and connects them through the interest and wish of tourist in your city. It should also have a function to determine capacity of the locations to distribute visitors in your city more efficiently. The business model is based on the win-win situation created for tourist locations, the city and the tourists.


NoPe (No Pollution)

NoPe

NoPe

Smart trash containers. But the team specialized on the particular situation of mobile installations, fairs, exhibitions and concerts where network connectivity, theft, vandalism plays a role. Through an integration with social media people who do clean up are being rewarded for their actions. This is something I would love to see on my next concert.


Smarter Transport Tasks Force

The fast for the tourists

The fast for the tourists

They are developing a system that is monitoring the number of people in transport unit for better distribution plus additional benefits for public transport operators, users and city governments.

 

 


Pimp my road

Pimp my road

Pimp my road

All of the team members grew up in big cities and they hate to stand in traffic jams. Their application is aiming to optimize traffic in cities and they want to use sensors for real-time measurement of traffic movement.
>>> the group later changed their name and project to “Heavy Breathing”

 


 

To be continued …

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The last days before the NetAcad Hackathon in Berlin

#CLEur #CLHackathon #netacad

Logbook: These are the last days before the NetAcad Hackathon from 15. – 17.2.2016 at OSZ IMT in Berlin

See the world as it can be …  rather than as it is.

This is how you can describe the a Hackathon:

A group of young talents from OSZ IMT, G18 Hamburg and MMBbS Hannover decided to spend 3 days together to think about ideas and solutions, usually for a certain purposes, using their IT skills and competencies to create, shape, design and prototype solutions.

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Guided by experts from diverse disciplines following stations are ahead

  • Inspiration – brainstorming social challenges, identifying issues to solve
  • Ideation – understanding the problem to address, modelling ideas in teams
  • Consolidation – deep dive on the proposed solution with expert checkpoints
  • Prototyping – implement, tinker, adapt

It is great to part of the process when a group of people with an open mind take on this journey with all its highs and lows. These will be 3 days you will never forget … the results are always amazing.

The ideas will be presented – pitched – in front of more than 700 people, the visitors at the Cisco Live Academy Day on the 18.2.2016 at the CityCube Berlin.

We are looking forward to the starting signal !

LINKS

Inspiration needed?
IoE Creathon Riga – parallel to the “eSkills for Jobs” Conference
Hackathon Milan – @ Cisco Live Milan
OSZ IMT logo

To be continued  …

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Seriously, why do we need a Digital Agenda?

IoE and IoT are acronyms that are familiar to me – when I use them with friends and family, they have a big question mark on their face (I learned how to read question marks on faces during my time teaching at universities in Japan.).

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

The fact is that there are lots of those networks of connected physical objects already out there
– list of countries by IoT devices online per 100 inhabitants

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… and they estimate that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things by 2020!

That is why we need a digital agenda – we need to make sure that this growing number of networks are reliable and secure.

Are you involved in the study, management, development and implementation of systems and concepts to combat information warfare?

Are you working on improving information systems security?arminSimma

Armin Simma from the Networking Academy at FH Vorarlberg is heading the Mini Track on Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things: Security and Privacy with his co-chair Nasser Abouzakhar from the University of Hertfordshire.

Join them, share your knowledge and experience:
CALL FOR PAPERS
15th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security ECCWS 2016
Munich, Germany, 7-8 July 2016

Armin Simma is a senior lecturer at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. After graduating at the University of Linz, Austria he worked 2 years at CERN, Switzerland, working in projects for DASA (Daimler Chrysler Aerospace), ESA (European Space Agency) and other organizations worldwide (e.g. IT services for tax office Oslo/Norway). Since 2001 he is teaching and doing research in the areas of IT security, virtualization, cloud technology, operating systems and computer networks.

Keywords:
Government’s Digital Agenda, embedded systems, industrial malware analysis, security and privacy, industrial IoT and Industry 4.0.

LINKS

Call for Papers:Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things: Security and Privacy

Conference Website ECCWS 2016

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

Internet of Things explained by Wikipedia

Pitching Ideas

#IoECreathon #eskills #netacad #IoE @CiscoNetAcad

 

The IoE Creathon for Social Good was organized in Riga in parallel to the eSkills Conference on March 12th and 13th. It is a kind of hackathon (48 hours of intense work from an idea to a prototype) open to all students from all background with all types of competences.

It is an event that stimulates creativity and innovation, using new tools and methods, fostering and fueling creativity in everybody (organizers, helpers, partners and jury included) involved.

Students worked in teams and had to come up with ideas – in a very very short amount of time !! – where the innovative use of technology enhances public services. The event lasted 1,5 days. The end of the competition was a 5 minute pitch explaining their projects aiming to convince jury members that their idea is the best.

The Teams

Impatient team 
Long waiting queue for medical specialists in Latvia sparked the idea of a screening device to collect data about your health status with sensors so you can know when you really need to go to the doctor.

Moodwatch
Lonelyness is something we all know, but it is also a feeling we are able to track and possibly manage. People with Moodwatch can mentor others and get mentored by other when one feels lonely.

Volt 
solves the question: How can we help people who need help in their daily life? by creating local networks of volunteers and professionals who come and help you with tasks at hand.

Something from nothing
aims to create electricity from used water to help overcome the energy crisis in rural India. As a community owned initiative the produced electricity is used to light one room per house.

The jury

  • Giuseppe Cinque – our Netacad IoE product manager
  • Davis Plotnieks- head of a Latvian Social Business Incubator
  • Janis Grabis – head of the RTU IT department and
  • Leo Truksans – Netacad instructor and head of the IT department at University of Latvia

The judging criteria were the level of innovation of the project, the economic viability, the potential positive impact on society and the quality of the presentation.

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IoE Creathon – от идеи к реальности!

Special thanks to Jelena Revzina and Gajane Valchevskaja

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Дорогие Студенты,

мы переживаем один из самых невероятных периодов в развитии технологий и инноваций!

Эксперты прогнозируют, что новые технологии Всеобъемлющего Интернета (IoE– от Internet of Everything) «будут в пять – десять раз более впечатляющими, чем вся Интернет-революция».
[J.C. Chamber, Cisco CEO]

Готовы Вы ли к этой большой возможности?

Присоединяйтесь к  первому проекту IoE Creathon для социального блага. Организаторы проекта: компания Cisco совместно с Латвийской ассоциацией информационных и коммуникационных технологий (LIKTA), Рижским техническим университетом и компанией MakeSense.

Как Вы можете изменить мир с IoE?

IoE предлагает целый ряд новых возможностей. Как Вы будете их использовать, чтобы способствовать положительным изменениям в обществе? Зарегистрируйтесь на сайте, чтобы узнать больше об IoE. Вы получите приглашение для прохождения он-лайн курса «Введение во Всеобъемлющий Интернет» и участия в двух очных тренинг-сессиях еще до IoE Creathon!

Что ждет победителей?

Команда – победитель награждается поездкой в Инновационный центр в Берлине, Германия  openBerlin IoE Innovation Center. Также у Вас будет возможность представить свою бизнес-идею во время конференции высокого уровня eSkills for Jobs high-level Conference перед представителями правительств и руководителями бизнеса.

И, кто знает?  Возможно Вы осуществите свою мечту и начнете свой собственный бизнес!

Число участников лимитировано,регистрируйтесь сейчас!

LINKS

Read about the Hackathon Experience

Why every developer should attend a hackathon?

Latvian IoE creathon no idejas lidz realitatei

Russian IoE creathon ot idei k realnosti

 

You can change the world – Join us !

Russian IoE creathon ot idei k realnosti

Latvian IoE creathon no idejas lidz realitatei

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We are going through one of the most incredible times for technology and innovation in History!

Experts predict that the emerging technologies of the Internet Of Everything (IoE) “will have five to 10 times more impact than the whole Internet revolution has been”. [J.C. Chamber, Cisco CEO]

How will you use it to have a positive impact on society?

To learn more about the IoE we invite you to join our online course introducing the IoE and to attend two live training sessions prior the IoE Creathon!

Are you ready for this big opportunity?

Join us for the first IoE Creathon for Social Good organized on March 12th & 13th 2015 by Cisco in collaboration with LIKTA, Riga Technical University and MakeSense, organized in parallel to the eSkills Conference.

What’s for the winners?

If your team is selected by the jury you will win a trip to Germany and go through a special visit of openBerlin IoE Innovation Center. You will also have the chance to present your business idea during the eSkills for Jobs high-level Conference before an audience of Government representatives, non-profit and business leaders.

There are always more steps to take … build on this experience, live your dream and start your own business!

The number of participants is limited, register now!

Happy to answer your question? Reach me at jjerlich(at)cisco.com

LINKS

Read about the Hackathon Experience

Why every developer should attend a hackathon?

 

Talent – IoE Ideas – Connection

A few impressions from our Partner Talent Connection event at Cisco Stockholm

fullHouse   workgroup pres1 workgroup pres2   partner speed dating

We started with a brief Introduction to the Internet of Everything IoE followed by a workshop breaking up in several groups discussing IoE ideas – the most often mentioned ideas circled around solutions for the traffic in Stockholm. It was inspiring to see how young Networking Academy students took the opportunity to present their ideas in front of the auditorium. It was a great experience to be part of this connection formed between all participants and the Cisco Partners involved.

Cisco Sweden is determined to do more: a partnership with SUP46 – Stockholm’s home for entrepreneurs – and Dreamhack – a Hackathon for games – are a proof that going beyond traditional learning formats is building the skills industry needs.

We want to thank more than 70 of you to come and meet the Cisco Sweden team and our partenrs ATEA AB, TDC Sverige AB, Cygate ABNetwork services and Commsec in our Stockholm office.

Elin Khosrawi Enmark, Johan Ahlm, Anders Johansson Tapper

LINKS
Har du koll på Internet of Everything?

Students came from amongst others Thorildsplans Gymnasium, KTH, Chalmers, Iftac, Halmstadt University Mälardalen University

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