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High-level Conference in Brussels Celebrates the Work of Sofia and 40 Other European Cities on Their Individual Digital Transformation Strategies

 

Watch live now: CEO Vladimir Danailov will join the panel discussion “Cities as market creators”, 16:30 – 17:45.

Link to the live broadcast: 2019.digitallytransformyourregion.eu

 

We are excited to attend the high-level closing conference ‘Digital Cities Challenge: A strategy for EU cities in the 21st Century’, taking place in Brussels today. The conference will celebrate the work of the cities on the development of their individual Digital Transformation Strategies as part of their participation in the Digital Cities Challenge Programme – the initiative by the European Commission helping over 40 European cities, including Sofia, to reap the benefits of advanced technologies, develop digitization strategies and achieve smart and sustainable growth.

As part of the conference programme, CEO Vladimir Danailov will present initiatives undertaken in Sofia and the achieved results. Due to a special invitation from the organisers, Mr. Danailov will join the discussion “Success stories of market creation through the Digital Cities Challenge initiative” part of the “Cities as market creators” session. The panel will discuss how cities can enhance growth and innovation at local level, by bringing together the new and the old economy, investing in advanced technologies and promoting innovative solutions.

During the last several months, our team had to design the roadmaps for the individual Digital Transformation Strategy for Sofia, plan its implementation and monitoring. Sofia is now part of a network of over 40 European partner cities within the framework of the Declaration on our commitment to cooperation on digital transformation and smart growth. We are looking forward to future collaboration between Sofia and other cities across Europe on mutual Digital transformation projects and City-to-City programmes that will help our cities achieve economic, social and environmental sustainability.

The event is expected to bring together 400 participants from all over Europe. Cities, industry and business experts, smart city practitioners, international organizations, and EU, national and local policy makers will celebrate the end of the Digital Cities Challenge and the beginning of its successor the ”Intelligent Cities Challenge” Programme.

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