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Become a DevOps Smart Cities Professional

Join the MOOC for Smart City professionals
Course fee: FREE

Classes start: 19 October 2020
Classes end: 18 January 2021

Estimated effort: 5-10 hours per week (aprox. 80 hours in total)

Level: Beginner
Language: English

About this Course

Smart cities are not a just a concept or a dream of the future. It is a sector that is very dynamic and vibrant and has seen an impressive growth and increasing offers of promising employability prospects over the last years.

The DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC (Smart DevOps MOOC) was developed to take on this challenge and offer high quality educational course that will enable the participants to develop and acquire essential competencies needed to tackle the challenges of managing and evolving of smart cities.

The Smart DevOps MOOC offers:

What you’ll learn:

The online course was developed and is organized by experts of the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project titled DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC (project number 601015-EPP-1-2018-1-EL-EPPKA2-SSA). The aim of the project is the professional development through appropriate training of the personnel who work or will work in municipalities, which are gradually transformed into Smart Cities. This will be achieved with upskilling them with new IT skills and knowledge that are required for smart city management, such as the DevOps methodology.

One of the main project’s objectives is to define new job profiles, for those who plan to work as smart city professional. These new job profiles are:

In the DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC participants will:


To enroll in the DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC please fill-in the registration form. If you have any questions about the registration process do not hesitate to contact us.


No prior DevOps expertise necessary.

Course Completion And Certification​​

A participant successfully completes a module if they have a grade of 60% or higher in the assessment test(s) of the module. An assessment test has multiple choice questions and can be taken twice. A participant who completes all courses successfully will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will qualify for a second round of specialized training (again without fees).

Course Approach

Unlike a traditional “course”, this one is delivered “on-line”. The lecture is through presentations and videos, which are available 24/7.  Take the course at your own pace, and interact with other students (and the trainers) through the community of practice. There are no late night calls, and you don’t have to travel!

Each week, one or more lessons will be released. Each lesson contains the learning materials to study, homework for you to work on, and a quiz to assess your learning.



Starting Date 





Creativity (1)

E. Dekoulou

A. Kokkinaki

A. Osta



DevOps Basic Concepts, Culture and Practices (2)

P. Fitsilis



Entrepreneurial Thinking (3)

V. Gerogiannis

L. Anthopoulos



Basic Concepts of Cloud Computing (4)

V. Palini



Basic Concepts of Data Analytics (5)

I. Kiouvrekis



Project & Process Management (part 1) (6)

P. Fitsilis



Stakeholder Management (7)

V. Damasiotis



Software Development Life Cycles and Agile Methods (8)

V. Gerogiannis



 Ability to Work in Teams (9)

E. Dekoulou

A. Kokkinaki



Reflection Week

V. Damasiotis



Smart Cities Platforms (10)

S. Rossi



Strategic Vision (11)

C. Sandbrink



Basic Concepts of Internet of Things (12)

C. Sandbrink



Social Skills (13)

E. Mei



System and Software Architecture (14)

S. Rossi



Smart Cities Business models and Financial Management (15)

L. Anthopoulos

A. Kokkinaki



Reflection Week


Creativity , Ability to work in a Team

Paraskevi (Evi) Dekoulou

Current posision: Training and Development Unit at the University of Nicosia. Teaches at the University’s Business School modules such as “Creativity and Innovation”, “Global Marketing” and “Social Entrepreneurship”. Part-time lecturer in marketing, media management and cultural economics at the Cyprus University of Technology and the Hellenic Open University.

Past degrees: PhD Degree in Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. MSc in Media Management, a Master in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Media Communication

Creativity , Ability to work in a Team , Smart Cities Business models and Financial Management

Angelika I. Kokkinaki

Current posision:  School of Business, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus, Associate Professor

Past degrees: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Suma Cum Laude, The Centre for Advanced Computer Studies, Lafayette, University of Southwestern Louisiana – USL, (now renamed to University of Louisiana at Lafayette – ULL), USA, 1995.Ph.D. Thesis: A Dynamic Planning System for Automated Manufacturing Environments. Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School, USL.

M.Sc. in Computer Science, Cum Laude, Department of Computer Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1991. Scholarship awarded by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.

Panos Fitsilis

DevOps basic concepts , Project and Process Management

University of Thessaly


Currently, Professor Dr. Panos Fitsilis is full Professor at University of Thessaly (UTH), Greece and Lecturer at Hellenic Open University (HOU).

Previously Prof. Fitsilis was Professor at University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly (UAST), visiting professor at Innopolis University, Kazan, Russian Federation. 

Prof. P. Fitsilis has extensive project management experience with the development and deployment of large IT systems and extensive management experience in various senior management positions such as:  Director of School of Business and Economics at UAST, Vice President of UAST Research Committee, Head of Project Management department at UAST, Director of Research Laboratory «Business Information Systems and eCommerce»,  Head of Business Unit at Intrasoft International, a large international IT company, etc. During his work as Business Unit manager at Intrasoft International he was responsible for the development, deployment and operation of a number of prestigious IT systems for European Commission, (CORDIS, and Electronic Proposal Submission System – EPSS), European Parliament, European Central Bank, etc.

Further, he has worked in more than 50 research or commercial projects, in various roles. He is the author of four books: “Contemporary Business Information Systems”, “A practical guide to entrepreneurship – case studies”, “Software Project Management”, “Object Oriented Development using UML” and author of approximately 100 papers published at scientific journals and international conferences. His research interests include Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Software Engineering, Business Information Systems, Social Media Applications, Smart Cities, etc.

Entrepreneurial Thinking , Software development lifecycle

Vassilis C. Gerogiannis

Professor, Department of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly, Greece


Vassilis Gerogiannis, Professor, Dept. of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly (academic subject: Analysis & Design of Systems & Projects with Emphasis on Decision Making). Adjunct Professor, Hellenic Open University. Visiting Professor, IPAG Business School (France), American University of Beirut (Lebanon). He holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Software Engineering (University of Patras). From 1992 until present, he participates in several R&D and educational projects. Author/co-author of 120 papers published in international journals/conference proceedings and cited in a plethora of citations. Co-author/editor of three scientific books. Guest editor/reviewer in international journals. Program chair/invited speaker in international conferences. He has received the “best paper award” in two international conferences.

Currently he is Member of the Management Board of the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), Member of the Council for Research & Innovation in Thessaly, Member of the Management Committee of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Institute of the Research Center IASON at the University of Thessaly, Member of the Management Committee of the Technical Chamber Central and Western Greece, Member of the Central Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece, as well as Member of the Scientific Committee of Electronics Engineers in the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Entrepreneurial Thinking , Smart Cities Business models and Financial Management

Leonidas Anthopoulos

Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Thessaly, Greece


Dr. Leonidas Anthopoulos is a Professor in e-business at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He also serves as a Special Advisor of the Mayor of Trikala, Greece and he has an extensive research and management experience of complex ICT projects such as the smart city projects. During his current mission and at his previous job positions (as an Expert Counselor at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as an ICT project manager at the Information Society S.A. (Greece)) he planned and supervised several critical projects.

He is a member of numerous committees, worth mentioning the ITU United for Smart and Sustainable Cities Group (co-rapporteur of Q5 of the SG20), he is the head of the Smart and Sustainable cities’ working group for the Greek Standards, the Associate Editor of the IET Smart Cities journal etc. He is the author and editor of several book collections, which can be located in Cities, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Government Information Quarterly (ElSevier), ACM Computing Surveys, monograph for Springer etc. His research interests concern, among others, smart city, e-Government, Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Management, etc.

Basic concepts of Cloud Computing

Valerio Palini

Graduated in Civil Engineering and obtained a Master’s degree in Smart cities design. i_LAB Smart Cities Design coordinator – International laboratory of Department of Engineering – University of Perugia – Italy PhD Student in Ethics of Communication, Scientific Research and Technological Innovation (UniPg)

Basic concepts of Data Analytics

Yiannis Kiouvrekis is a researcher in National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 2014. He is a member of the Logic and Formal Methods Group and his research interests focus on Logic, Logic Programming, STEAM, and application of Logic in Statistics. Yiannis Kiouvrekis has received his Diploma Degree from the Department of Mathematics of  NTUA, Master Degree “Applied Mathematical Analysis” from NTUA, and his PhD from Dep. Of Mathematics of NTUA. He has published papers on the role of Argumentation Theory in Decision Theory, with areas of application in the procedure of mathematical modeling and Statistics.

 Now, he is an adjunct faculty member of University of West Attica and University of Nicosia.

Stakeholder Management

Vyron Damasiotis

University of Thessaly


Dr. Vyron Damasiotis graduated from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Ioannina, Greece. Acquired his M.Sc. in Distributed Systems and High-Speed Networks from the Department of Computing Science, Oxford Brookes University UK and his PhD in Modelling Software Project Management Complexity from Staffordshire University, UK.He holds the position of Assistant Professor at University of Thessaly (UTH), Greece (since 2019). Prior to this he served as Lecturer of Distributed Information Systems at University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly, School of Business and Economics, Department of Accounting and Finance for more than thirteen years.He worked as software developer in various EU/National research projects and as part time lecturer at University of Applied sciences of Thessaly. His research interests include: Software project complexity, Project Complexity, Project Management, Software Development and IT competencies for professional accountants.

Strategic Vision , Basic concepts of Internet of Things

Prof. Dr. Christoph Sandbrink

Professor for IT Management and Digital Business

University of Applied Management Studies Mannheim

Oskar-Meixner-Str. 4-6, 69190 Mannheim, Germany


Academic Career 1 (1988-1992):
Studies of Business Administration and Information Management at  Universities of Münster, Osnabrück and Hull (United Kingdom): M.Sc.

Academic Career 2 (1992-1997):
Doctorate at University of Jena, Thesis: Geo-Marketing, Micro-Segmentation, Clustering, Fuzzy Logic: Ph.D. 

Business Career (1997-2015):
Industry Career from Project Manager to Vice President and Global Director at SAP, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica O2

Academic Career 3 (2015-Today): University of Applied Management Studies Mannheim, Board Member of SAP Academic Board and Chief Digital Officer

AdvisorResearch Topics: 
Customer Experience Management, Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Enterprise Systems, Internet of Things, Smart Cities

Smart cities platforms , System and Software Architecture



K-Digitale is an innovative Italian startup created to respond to the Digital Transformation request of companies and the public administration.

For our customers we design new business models based on Digital Platforms, which we have designed and built for the management of the Digital Company, Industry 4.0 and Smart City.

Social Skills

Mario Acciarri has many years of experience in the field of communication and socio-economic research. Over the years, he has taken part in numerous national and transnational research projects. He has collaborated with the University of Perugia and has worked as an expert lecturer in adult education courses.