Dr. Angelos J. Amditis is Research Director in the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems and member of its Board of Directors. He is the Vice President and one of the founding members of ITS Hellas. He was one of the initiators of the EuroVR Association and has also served as President from September 2010 till March 2016. In June 2018 he became the ERTICO Chairman, while he has been a member of the ERTICO Supervisory Board since 2013.
He is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA). He is the National Representative on CCAM and C-ITS for Greece. He is a Member of the Executive Group of ALICE, co-Chairing the Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.). He is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Port Community System (HPCS) of the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) and a Member of the Innovation Platform of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A. (HCAP).
Michail Bletsas is a Research Scientist and the Director of Computing at MIT’s Media Lab. He was a member of the core technical and design team for the “One Laptop Per Child” initiative which created OLPC’s pioneering, award-winning “XO” laptop.
He has been involved with startups in many diverse capacities: cofounder, advisor, director, investor, consultant. Over the years, he has advised governments around technology policy issues and provided expert opinion in technical matters to top-level
He has implemented broadband access networks using cutting-edge technologies including one of the earliest ADSL testbeds and various wireless technologies. Mr. Bletsas has been a frequent keynote speaker in international conferences and has been
engaged in many civic activities.
Chronis Kapalidis is the Integrated Security Practice Leader for HudsonAnalytix in Europe, promoting the company’s synergies on issues related to security, both physical and cyber. Chronis is also an Academy Associate at the International Security Department, Chatham House and a Course Leader for Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.
Before joining HudsonAnalytix, Chronis was a Navy Officer at the Hellenic Navy for 15 years, specializing on Network, Information Security and Analysis, Threat Intelligence and Maritime Operations.
He stands as Visiting Research Fellow at the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy at Plymouth University, and as a board member in several academic and scientific bodies. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Warwick where he also teaches cybersecurity.