Technology at the service of citizenship in smart cities, the main topic of the session of the Telefónica Chair of the URV
On October 25, a session organized by the Telefónica Chair of the URV was held at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili on the role of technology in smart cities and its impact on the quality of life of citizens. The session was attended by institutional, students, academic and business representatives
The session was opened by the vice-rector of Knowledge Valorization, Transfer and Employability of the URV, María Ercilia García, and the director of the Telefónica Chair of the URV, Mario Arias Oliva, who highlighted the importance of collaboration between university and business for innovation and social development. Next, a round table moderated by the director of the Diari de Tarragona, Javier Díaz, was held with the intervention of the government subdelegate in Tarragona, Santiago Castellá; the deputy mayor of the City Council of Tarragona, Nacho García; the head of IoT & Smart Cities Business Development at Telefónica, Llorenç Rubio; and the researcher of the Erasmus+ In-Work project, inclusive communities at work, Teresa Torres.
Dr. Torres participated giving her opinion from the point of view of the In-Work project. The researcher explained how a smart city can help break barriers to education and work for this group, through the use of digital tools that facilitate personalized learning, professional guidance, access to the labor market and social integration.
The session ended with the closing by the director of the Telefónica Chair of the University of Barcelona, Ana Ma Lauroba Pérez.