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Greece’s Digital Strategy Spelled Out in High-Level Webinar

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Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Greece’s Digital Governance Minister will conduct a webinar on Greece’s digital strategy on Tuesday. Credit: Twitter/Pierrakakis

The Greek Minister of Digital Governance, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, will be joining the next Hellenic Innovation Network webinar on Thursday, May 6 to analyze the future digital strategy of Greece.

Minister Pierrakakis is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT. Since taking office in July of 2019, his efforts have focused on streamlining the digital landscape of Greece by radically simplifying the interactions of citizens with governmental services through the help of innovative software.

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Kyriakos Pierrrakakis, Ambassador to the US Alexandra Papadopoulos and other officials will speak on the digital governance of Greece in a webinar on Thursday. Credit: Hellenic Innovation Network

Under his leadership, the Greek government will issue a new digital identity card by the end of this year, to work as a personal key for each citizen to these new digital services.

While the groundwork was being laid for this ambitious project, Greece has managed to rank second among EU member states in bandwidth concession for 5G networks.

Thursday’s webinar will be moderated by the HIN’s Michalis Bletsas, the Director of Computing at the MIT Media Lab, and will feature an introduction by the Ambassador of Greece to the US, the Honorable Alexandra Papadopoulou.

HIN on mission to accelerate innovation, digital strategy

The webinar will be live-steamed through zoom and youtube at 12:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm Athens time.

The Hellenic Innovation Network (HIN) has a mission to accelerate technological innovation and entrepreneurship in Greece to world-class level by 2030, thereby fueling the economy and job creation.

As an outgrowth of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, HIN was created with the support of the Consulate General of Greece in Boston to facilitate access to resources, partners, and best practices by building bridges between the diaspora in global tech hubs and the Greek tech community.

Driven by an advisory group of global innovators, HIN disseminates startup news, broadcasts educational webcasts, organizes monthly CEO group meetings, and hosts in-person pitching and networking events.

All those interested may register for the webinar by clicking on this link.

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