ahedd DIH supported the “Major Cities of Europe” conference

The annual conference of Major Cities of Europe “From Chaos to Cosmos-Innovative Communities, Places and Cities” was held this year in Larissa, Greece between 2 and 4 November 2022. ahedd DIH supported the conference and Periklis Terlixidis, Operating Officer, George Giannakopoulos, Scientific Officer and Denia Kanellopoulou, Innovation Services Expert attended the conference in person.

George Giannakopoulos held a talk about “Artificial Intelligence – Personalizing and optimizing services in smart cities” in the context of the session about Platforms and Data for cities, on Wednesday 2 November.

From Chaos to Cosmos

Digital and environmental transformations are driving innovation while at the same time our societies are under unforeseen pressures provoked by external threats: pandemic, climate change, energy crisis, war, immigration, refugees, inflation etc. Local governments are not always prepared to manage such transformations together with unexpected emergencies. These imperatives show that it’s now time for local governments to become resilient and capable of innovating while guaranteeing security, effectiveness, and service improvements. Under the motto “From Chaos to Cosmos”, the MCE conference intends to address different priority areas and discuss case studies to show the way ahead in innovation while focusing on the key transformations required to be prepared for possible future unexpected circumstances.

About Major Cities of Europe

Major Cities of Europe (MCE) was created 40 years ago, as a non-profit and independent membership association. It includes CIOs, IT managers, Smart City
managers, Green and Sustainability managers, heads of departments and policy makers of Cities and Regions. It also includes partners from Academia, associations of Local Governments and other public organisations. The objective of MCE is to support its members in designing citizens’ services, citizens’ participation, and local economy for the wellbeing and wealth of the community by sharing good practices driven by the utilisation of modern technologies.

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