The Athens Partnership is coordinating the operation of the Athens Digital Council, a strategic advisory body that brings together leaders of the largest digital and telecommunications companies in Greece, as well as distinguished professors from leading Greek universities, to advise the municipality on cost-effective ways to harness technology.
According to Mayor Georgios Kaminis: “Convening our first Digital Council is a ground breaking step towards becoming one of the top digital cities in the world. The Athens Digital Council will support the Municipality in achieving our goals to reach more neighborhoods and create more jobs in Athens.”
The Athens Digital Council is helping drive the City’s digital transformation, which includes a 15 million euro investment plan through to 2020. Early outcomes of the Digital Council’s work with the City of Athens include prototype solutions for waste management and smart lighting in the city’s center. Also, thanks to Digital Council members, digital skills training is being offered for free to thousands of residents, in Athens Open Schools and other Municipal venues.