Council of Cities

The Council of Cities (CoC) represents the member cities. The CoC is coordinated by the Council Coordinator and supported by the OASC secretariat.

The Council of Cities consists of the Network Coordinators of each national and regional OASC network. The Network Coordinators are elected by the cities, coordinate local activities and serve as a first contact point.

In the following you can find the national network coordinators for each OASC member network. If your city is interested in joining OASC, you can contact the representative responsible for your region. If your region has not yet joined, contact us: info@oascities.org.

Council Coordinator

Bart Rosseau, OASC Belgium

Bart is Chief Data Officer at the Belgian City of Ghent and is also chairing the task force on Urban Digital Foresight of the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum. With a background in political sciences, he has been working on data and smart city technology in the public administration for over 20 years.

1st Vice Council Coordinator

Ola-Eirik Klingen, OASC Norway

Ola-Eirik Klingen is portofolio manager and strategic IT adviser for the City of Trondheim. He also coordinates OASC Norway and is actively involved in the EU Lighthouse project +CityXchange.

2nd Vice Council Coordinator

Olaf-Gerd Gemein, OASC Germany

Olaf-Gerd is founder of Smart City Lab and member of the Board of Directors of the FIWARE foundation, where he also chairs the Smart Cities committee.

Network Coordinators
Argentina

Rudolfo Torrallardona, City of La Plata

Australia

Derek Meggitt, City of Brisbane

Austria

Brigitte Lutz, City of Vienna

Belgium

Bart Rosseau, City of Ghent

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Darko Knezovic, City of Mostar

Brazil

Cláudio Nascimento, Prefeitura Municipal de Olinda

Croatia

Stjepan Cavar, City of Dubrovnik Development Agency

Denmark

Bo Fristed, City of Aarhus

England

Adrian Slatcher, City of Manchester

Finland

Tarja Vuorinen, City of Turku

France

Vincent Demortier, Faubourg Numerique
Check also the website of OASC France for more information

Germany

Olaf-Gerd Gemein, Smart City Lab

Greece

Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Leonidas Anthopoulos, TEI

Hungary

Samu Szemerey, Lechner Tudásközpont

Ireland

Martin Serrano, Insight Centre
Check also the website of OASC Ireland for more information

Italy

Chiara Bresciani, City of Milan

Mexico

Miguel Gonzales, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Netherlands

Frans Jorna, City of Almere

Norway

Ola Eirik Klingen, City of Trondheim

Poland

Marek Stawinksi, Ekinno Lab

Portugal

Vasco Lagarto, TICE

Romania

Mihai Chirica, City of Iasi

Scotland

Iain McCreaddie, Scottish Cities Alliance

Spain

Juan José Hierro, Fiware Foundation; Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, and Luis Muñoz, Universidad of Cantabria

Slovenia

Dalibor Baskovc

Sweden

Michael Carlberg Lax, Municipality of Skellefteå

Switzerland

Laurent Horvath, City of Carouge