Iraklis Agiovlasitis holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and has done academic and research work in the fields of Information Systems, organizational change and management. His current interests focus on supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and digital technologies. Apart from this, he is an enthusiast of the Greek start-up scene and culture. He has been working since 2000 as funding consultant in both companies and public institutions, focusing on informational technology, cultural and research projects as well as development projects. Since 2014 he has been working at the National Documentation Center as Innovation Manager and Technology Transfer Consultant for Enterprise Europe Network.
I consider myself to be hard working and energetic, always enthusiastic and keen on learning new skills and techniques in the web design and web development area.
I have more than 10 years of professional experience both in a freelance basis, co-operating with major advertising companies and working on the field, sometimes as part of a team and sometimes as a team leader and I have been honored to work alongside some great people for some great projects and clients.
I feel that I am a well organized, reliable team member, easy to work with and I am so passionate about my work that I don’t stop till it’s perfect.
Demetres Drivas currently works as Communication Officer at Onassis Foundation.With 20+ years of experience in the communications industry, he has worked at top advertising agencies: Adel/Saatchi & Saatchi, Fortune, Leo-Burnett and Publicis (as a Deputy GM). He handled the brand-building of numerous mega-brands in our market. He holds a MSC in Public Relations (Stirling University), a Diploma in Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and a BSc in Business Administration (Deree College).
Mr. Eliakis is the General Manager of Sleed which is one of the most innovative e-business and digital marketing agencies in Greece. He has been one of the founding members of the company and has significant experience in the area of e-commerce and e-business. He graduated from Dept. of Informatics of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and he holds an MSc in Information Systems from the same university. After finishing his MSc level studies he joined the research team of ELTRUN lab as a PhD candidate in the Dept. of Management Science and Technology of AUEB. Stelios has demonstrated significant research activity in the areas of interoperability, e-commerce and supply chain management and optimization, by participating in a large collection of national and european projects. He has published his work in international conferences and international book publishers.
Virginia Evangelatou is an attorney at law, member of the Athens Bar Association. She holds an L.L.B. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens, as well as a Master’s (Master II Research) Degree in Public Law from the Faculty of Law of the Paul Cézanne – Aix – Marseille III University in France. Since 2008, she is acting as legal counsel for numerous foreign and domestic legal entities, her expertise covering a wide range of matters of corporate and public law. She has been awarded several scholarships from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, European institutes and legacies. She also regularly participates in conferences and contributes in books and legal reviews on commercial and public law.
Thomas Filippou works as Senior Product Innovation Manager at Vodafone. He joined the Vodafone team in 2004 and held various commercial positions within the company. He has broad experience in the telecommunications industry, having launched many innovative products and services in Greece.
He holds academic degrees from the Technical University of Munich -Germany (www.tum.de) in Electrical & Information Technology Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.Univ., M.Sc.) and Master in Business Administration.
Holding the position of “Digital Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation” at the department of Applied informatics at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, I am teaching in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, e-business and development of new products and services. I also currently teach at International Hellenic University and University of the Aegean related topics and also collaborate with a number of other Academic Institutes in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. My research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and I have participated in research consortia for more than 15 International and National research projects, including research projects in Developing countries.
I teach because I am passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and development of new ventures. I also have been a serial entrepreneur developing a number of Business ventures mainly related to provision of Digital, innovative services, others resulting in success and others in teaching me valuable lessons. My background is widespread and is combining studies and experience ranging from crafting and aligning a corporate strategy and responding to competition with innovative actions to handling and rearranging business operations and filling in accounting and financial information to analyzing pricing decisions. This diversity has allowed me to obtain a broader view in developing new business ventures ranging from evaluation of the business proposition to financial projections analysis. To this end I am happy to assist new entrepreneurs of any age that pursuit their dreams. I am doing so through various Incubator programs such as Orange Grove, Ace-In, EkinisiLab and by personal coaching and innovation competitions such as innovation and iBank.
I have also been extensively engaged with business advisory, trying to assist established firms with limited organizational capabilities to evolve to viable, competitive players in their markets and organize their internal resources in a more efficient way. I have also been a member of the European Space Agency (ESA) Technology Transfer initiative team.
I believe that entrepreneurship is very important and can significantly advance economic prosperity and improvement of the national level of innovation through the utilization of ICT and smart ways to approach current customer pains worldwide.
Eva Kavaliotou is a User Experience & Usability Analyst. She delivers strategy, research and testing across all aspects of the User Experience and Usability as well as Conversion Rate Optimization for transactional websites.
The latest 2 years she is working for ATCOM Internet & Multimedia S.A. (UXlab Business Unit), were she conducts user experience and usability optimization studies for some of the biggest brands in Greece. Currently, she is also offering services as a UX & Usability Expert at Athens Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science & Technology and a Master in Business Administration (MBA International) from Athens University of Economics and Business.
She was awarded with scholarship by MSD Sharp & Dohme (full tuition scholarship for Innovators for MBA International Program) on June 2014. She also holds an award from E-nnovation 2012 Contest for the most Innovative idea applied on SMEs.
Yannis Kirimkiridis was born in 1979 in Ioannina, Greece. He has studied International Economics at Athens University of Economics and Business, and has an MBA from AUEB and Rotterdam School of Economics. Yannis has created several startups mainly in the music industry such as Themusicase.com, Otherlap.com and BEAM application. Since 2012 he works as an advisor for startups and medium size companies. Yannis is also co founder of WIDGET, a software development company based in Greece.
Founder of “e–Business Law Firm”
(http://www.ebusinesslaw.gr). An IT & e-Business Law Specialist, having significant deep industry knowledge and expertise which she leverages for the benefit of clients in Technology and Innovation driven industries. She has significant domestic and European regulatory experience in e-commerce, data protection, IP, technology transfer, digital marketing, patents and trademarks, M&A, equity, funding and provides legal advices to e-businesses, innovative Start Up, IT & Media organizations, operating across SE Europe, EMEA and MENA. Key speaker in industry’s conferences, guest lecturer to IT & Innovation programs and mentor to young entrepreneurs.
Alexandros Kostopoulos received his Ph.D from the Department of Computer Science, Athens University of Economics and Business in 2013. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Computer Science, in FORTH. He is a visiting lecturer on the postgraduate programme “Computer Science”, in AUEB. He collaborates with the Laboratories and New Technologies Division of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.).
Evangelos Kotsonis is the CEO of e-satisfaction, a rapidly growing startup in the field of customer experience management, and Co-founder of Sleed, one of the most known digital agencies in Greece. Evangelos holds an experience in the fields of e-commerce and digital marketing, as he has been working in this field since 2010. Before focusing on e-commerce and digital marketing Evangelos has been working for 4 years as Information Security Consultant and since 2007 he has participated in a number of research projects related to data mining from large data stores, information security, retail, consumber behaviour. He graduated from Informatics department of AUEB and holds an MSc in Information Systems from the same department.
User Experience Designer
Katerina is a passionate professional User experience and User Interface designer with UI development skills. With over 9 years of experience in various fields, she could define and develop information architecture, interaction design and interface design for multiple platforms and products. Always eager to learn and face new challenges, she keeps herself up-to-date with the latest web trends and CSS techniques. She gets inspired by travelling with friends & listening to music. You may find her having a good time and designing amazing things with her fellow co-workers at Transifex.
Dimitris Melidis is an Attorney at Law, ΜSc., Ph. D candidate and Special Advisor of the Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights.
Dimitris is a graduate of University of Athens, Faculty of Law. He
holds a postgraduate degree (Full 2-year program) of Master of Science MSc. by the Department of Business Administration of Athens University of Economics and Business. Currently he is a doctoral candidate of Athens University of Economics and Business (Doctoral Program of Department of Business Administration, AUEB).He has attended many executive seminars the last five years around Europe. He holds 5 executive seminar titles from SDA Bocconi of Bocconi University of Milan, an executive seminar title from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and an executive seminar title from USI University of Lugano (Switzerland).
Dimitris works as a Special Advisor at the Minister’s Office of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights. Highlights of his professional experience include the Coordinating Office for Innovation of the Ministry of Development (Public Procurement Reform Project),the Chief’s Office of GEETHA at the Ministry of Defense, the Agora Market and Consumer Behavior Lab of Athens University of Economics and Business and the Greek Swimming Federation. His working experience include matters of Commercial Law, Sports Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Public Procurement Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc. He has also participated in trials before the Supreme Sports Court of Greece (ASEAD) representing sports clubs like Olympiacos SFP and Panathinaikos AO. Printed publications of Dimitris can be found at the “Peiraiki Nomologia” journal of Piraeus Bar Association.
Dimitris Niavis is a HumanCentered product and service designer. He holds a Diploma in product and systems design engineering issued by the University of the Aegean. He is certified in Sustainable Service Design by the Universities of the Aegean, TU Delft, Koln International School of Design and Lancaster. He is focused on applying contemporary design methodologies and practices in order to aid organization innovate, while keeping in mind aesthetic as a prerequisite.
He is the founder of the experimental Brand Platonics and a CoFounder of the GRIoT, a team that is focused on studying and promoting the emerging field of Internet of Things.
His research and practical interests involve amongst others systems design, social innovation, behavioral change, transitional design, UX, service design, strategic design, product design, entrepreneurship and Internet of Things.
Samples of his work have been featured in a number of major international design portals such as designboom, Core77, Yankodesign, etc.He has published work on umulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media as part of the “more for less design in an age of austerity” conference .
Dr. Ioanna Papafili is R&D Network Engineer at the New Technologies Laboratories of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE). She is working on cutting-edge technologies related to wireless communications, network management, and software-defined networking. She has good knowledge of the Greek and European telecom market, while she has conducted techno-economic analysis for several forthcoming technologies in the context of various international collaborative research projects and in the context of internal research activities at OTE/Cosmote. Ioanna is enthousiastic about telecommunications, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Konstantinos Penlidis (BA, MA) is an awarded digital designer, experienced in application design, interactive advertising, gaming, e-commerce, the web and mobile space. He is proficient in workflow, layout, UX and UI design for websites and apps. Worked for agencies (Tigerspike, OgilvyOne, Tribal WW, Upstream) and brands (Thames Water, Mondelēz/Kraft Foods, Toyota, Vodafone, Cosmote, Coca-Cola, Sprite, BP, Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, Pavlides, Mapfre, Interamerican) in various countries.
Filippos Protogeridis is a user interface and interaction designer, focusing on product design in the technology industry. Born in Athens, he studied Informatics at the Athens University of Economics and Business, while his passion for innovation and creative thinking caused him to specialize on digital product design, focusing on creating functional and pleasing user experiences. He is the Head of Design at Yatzer, while also working with several companies as a product designer, namely Transifex, Dopios, Incrediblue and e-FOOD.gr
Dr Aristeidis Theotokis is Associate Professor of Marketing at Leeds University Business School. He has industrial and academic experience in the fields of technology-based retail services, corporate social responsibility and consumer psychology. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Retailing, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing and European Journal of Information Systems.
Nikos Xenakis studied Economics in the university of Piraeus and is holding an MBA degree from the department of management science and technology of Athens university of economics and business. He is a co-founder of Concept Maniax and has undertaken numerous branding, web design and digital marketing projects in Greece and abroad. He has founded Concept Guides which is an international travel mobile apps network. Loves entrepreneurship and innovation.