Talent Management in e-Society: How Investments in Human Capital Work in the Community of World Class Programmers

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 674)


In this paper we describe how investments in human capital are managed in the quintessential e-Society type of community, namely among the students of programming in ITMO University (Russia) who are famous for the unprecedented achievement of 6 times absolute winning of the ACM Student International Collegiate Programming Contest Championship (ICPC) (The team of ITMO University became absolute champion of The ACM-ICPC in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015. ACM ICPC is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world and is sponsored by IBM. https://icpc.baylor.edu/). The three-stage process, described in the article, is the answer to the question of how to nurture the best programmers in the world. When reproduced exactly, this process can be applied to guarantee high quality education and research in any area of science, since the model of investments in human capital can work across different disciplines and create sustainable world-class creative environments in almost any area of science.


e-Society Human capital development Change management Computer science education Olympiads in computer science Advanced curriculum Employability of ICT graduates 


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  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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