University of Thessaly, Greece
Dr. Leonidas Anthopoulos is a Professor in e-business at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He is the Director of the Smart City Research Center of the University of Thessaly and he served as a Special Advisor of the Mayor of Trikala, Greece. He has an extensive experience of complex ICT projects such as the smart city projects. During his current mission and at his previous job positions (as an Expert Counselor at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as an ICT project manager at the Information Society S.A. (Greece)) he planned and supervised several critical projects, worth mentioning the smart city of Trikala.
He is the Director of the Smart Cities and Systems Research Institute of the University of Thessaly, Greece and the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Project and Programme Management of the University of Thessaly, Greece.
He is a member of numerous committees, worth mentioning the ITU United for Smart and Sustainable Cities Group (co-rapporteur of Q5 of the SG20), he is the head of the Smart and Sustainable cities’ working group for the Greek Standards, the Associate Editor of the IET Smart Cities journal etc. He is the author and editor of several book collections, which can be located in Cities, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Government Information Quarterly (ElSevier), ACM Computing Surveys, monograph for Springer etc. His research interests concern, among others, smart city, e-Government, Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Management, etc.