Smart City Athen – The Greece Capital has worked on a digital agenda to become the most innovative European city. A bold project despite the series of financial crises. An aspiring way given the limited resources. A great example of leadership in a digital age. Therefore a showcase for other cities to innovate and get smart.
Many cities hired Chief Digital Officers years ago and their smart city drives are well underway. Athens has had other things on its mind. Since the Greek government debt crisis began in 2009, the income of many Greek people has declined dramatically, levels of unemployment have soared and the country has experienced political upheaval.