Rua D.Manuel II
Porto, Porto 4050-345

As part of the partnership between the University of Texas at Austin and Portugal, the University of Porto will offer a short course in July 2008 titled "Digital Transformation of Organizations. This course will be an introduction to the interesting changes brought to organizations by new information technologies, particularly the Internet and "Web 2.0."

This course is meant for non-technical students and professionals, meaning that it presumes no technical background or preparation. But technical professionals may find it useful as well, as an introduction to managerial, social and political trends that are influenced by information technologies.

The theme of the course will be that all organizations are being transformed from an older paradigm of bureaucracy to a new paradigm of the network and that organizations and economies that navigate this change will succeed and thrive.

The course will consist of six three-hour sessions, from July 14 through July 19, 2008. In addition to covering a list of topics, students will also be engaged with developing a collaborative Web site that will demonstrate the capabilities of new online tools.

How to apply

If you interested in applying for this workshop, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, occupation, short CV and a motivation letter (In English and max. 150 words) until June 30th.

About the Instructor

Gary Chapman is director of The 21st Century Project and a member of the faculty at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, the university's graduate school of public policy. He is also associate director of the university's Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute. The 21st Century Project is a research and education program about bridging public policy about technology with civic participation and democracy. Chapman was the first executive director of the national U.S. organization Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, he has served as chairman of the selection committee for the Turing Award -- the world's highest award in computer science -- and in 2000 he was named one of the "25 Most Powerful Texans in High Tech" by Texas Monthly magazine."

NOTE: Final meeting location is to be determined.

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Added by riddle on May 5, 2008