We have chosen the spectacular island of Santorini for this program on Leading Change – Transforming Business, Society and Government in the Digital Age, as Santorini was host to the most advanced civilizations in the ancient world. It was a leader in change and transformation. It was a leading trading center. Its society enjoyed the oldest water utilities system ever discovered with both hot and cold water supplies. The dual pipe system, the advanced architecture, and the apparent layout of the archaeological finds on Santorini resemble Plato’s description of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.
Today, Santorini boasts of a thriving business community and a society that has transformed itself to welcome over 1.5m visitors every year and to be one of the world’s best known and most sought after islands.