26 March, Sofia Event Center
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The event

Cities and technology in the 21st century are moving faster than the old systems of governance and analysis can follow. New ways of communicating, moving and making business are constantly arising. The future of urban life is disruptive. The challenge before companies and local government is to make sense of these changes and use them to provide a better service and better quality of life for a rising number of citizens. The “smart city” is a collective of the innovative technologies that can make urban life better. “How” is a question with multiple answers that can only be found through dialogue, insight and collaboration between city builders, businesses and most important of all - the people who live in cities.

The annual SMART CITIES AND MOBILITY FORUM is already becoming the leading platform in SEE for new urban technology and the transformation of mobility and living. Now in its 3rd year, the event is a meetup of the policy, business and citizen sectors, where you can get up to date with and explore new trends, business models and policies in urban development and mobility technology.

When and Where
March 26th, 2020 
Sofia Event Center

Registration Fee
50 BGN, VAT excl.

Deadline for Registration
March 23rd, 2020


  • Fabio Pianesi

    Fabio Pianesi Head of External Collaboration, EIT Digital

    Fabio Pianesi received his degree in Psychology from the University of Rome (magna cum laude), in 1980, and the specialisation in Computer Science from the same university in 1986. After working as clinical neuropsychologist, in 1988 he joined FBK-IRST, where he served as head of the TCC (Cognitive and Communication Technologies) division (2003-2008), head of the joint FBK-University of Trento "Computational Cognition Laboratory" (2008-2011) and manager of the Ambient Assisted Living activities of FBK (2008-2011). He served as chairman of the Board of Directors of CELCT, a spin-off company devoted to the evaluation of language and communication technology (shareholders: FBK and DFKI). Currenty he is vice-Director for Research at Trento RISE and Head of External Collaboration at EIT Digital. During the years, his research interests have covered topics such as Natural Language Processing, Formal and Computational Linguistics, HIC and Multimodal Interaction. Recently, they focus on ICT for Independent Living; Human Behaviour Analysis and Life Logging; Social Computing. Fabio Pianesi teaches Cognitive Ergonomics at the University of Trento.
  • Taavi Rõivas

    Taavi Rõivas Prime Minister of Estonia (2014 - 2016)

  • Vladimir Danailov

    Vladimir Danailov Deputy Mayor, Digital Transformation, Innovations and Economic Development, Sofia Municipality

  • Elitsa Panayotova

    Elitsa Panayotova Coordinator, Sofia Green

  • Manuel Dueñas

    Manuel Dueñas Head of Division for SCEE, European Investment Bank

  • Julian Popov

    Julian Popov Fellow, European Climate Foundation

  • Mark Boris Andrijanič

    Mark Boris Andrijanič Head of Public Policy in CEE, UBER

    Mark Boris Andrijanič is responsible for establishing partnerships with governments and cities in the area of urban mobility. Prior to joining Uber, Mark Boris was a Visiting Fellow at the Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels, where he worked closely with the European Parliament and European Commission on key EU policy issues. Before coming to Brussels, Mark Boris advised the Government of Sierra Leone on natural resource governance reform. In his native Slovenia, he co-founded and led some of the leading NGOs aimed at promoting active citizenship and entrepreneurship. He became a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission and Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council in 2017. He received his Master’s in public policy from the University of Oxford and has a degree in law from the University of Ljubljana.
  • Teodor Rachev

    Teodor Rachev Co-Founder & CEO, HOBO

    Teodor is the co-founder and CEO of Hobo Bulgaria. Since September 2019 Hobo is the only Bulgarian micro-mobility company providing scooter-sharing services. He has 10+ years managing experience in Sofia`s downtown area. Teodor was selected for the Forbes Under 30 for 2019.
  • Petko Anchev

    Petko Anchev Manager Bulgarian branch, Lime

    Petko Anchev is managing Bulgarian branch of the electric scooter sharing company Lime. Before that he held positions in the administrations of Sofia Municipality, the President of Bulgaria and in the Ministry of Economy. He also gained experience in the private and non-governmental sectors while working in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal. Petko has a BSc degree in Climate Change and recently graduated from the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza".


Key topics on the 2020 agenda:
  - Urban planning for future cities: best practices and lessons learned
  - Intelligent mobility: electric and autonomous cars, intermodality, mobility as a service 
  - Disruptive technology impact on cities: 5G, IoT, new mobility, smart utilities
  - Climate change, air quality as rising urban challenges 
  - The leading role of smart cities in the clean energy and circular economy agendas 
  - Challenging traditional models in the utilities, waste and energy management   
  - Data management and cybersecurity for smart cities
  - Smart home technology  



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