He holds a BSc in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of La Verne. Alexander Paterakis began his career as a Network Engineer and subsequently held a series of senior IT positions such as Head of Consulting Division in MicroAge, Management Consultant in Arthur Andersen (now Accenture) in the UK as well as in Greece. In 2003 he served as Information Technology Director at Tellas, a fixed & broadband Greek operator. Then he joined Vodafone where he was promoted to CIO.
He moved in Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), where he appointed as a Chairman of Mobily Infotech India Pvt Ltd and completed his career as a CIO in Saudi Arabia driving the ICT transformation. Since 2016 he provides business consulting services focusing in digital strategy field. Since 2018 he holds the position of CIO in AXIATA Celcom, a telecommunication provider in Malaysia.
Cristina Dolan is CEO of InsideChains, focused on building and growing businesses utilizing data, blockchain, cyber risk quantification, AI, IoT, telematics and serverless cloud architectures for new digitally transformative fintech, insurtech and mobility offerings. iHuddl is a revolutionary FinTech platform she recently cofounded with alumni from Blackrock, that democratizes access to accredited level investment opportunities, by utilizing open banking connectivity. She is a Co-Founder of Additum, an award winning European ‘Value Based Healthcare’ utilizing reward tokens to improve patient outcomes. iXLedger, was an early blockchain enabled insurance marketplace, which she co-founded, that initially offered blockchain insurance. In addition to being an MIT Media Lab alumna, engineer and Internet pioneer, she has over two decades of experience building transformational businesses and products form FinTech, InsurTech, Media, Telecom and Healthtech.
She was a co-founder of OneMain.com, which grew to be the 10th largest ISP after a successful IPO (Acquired by Earthlink). Formerly, Ms. Dolan held executive roles Disney, Hearst, IBM and Oracle. She is a member of Forbes Technology Council and the Vice Chair and former Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in New York, where she hosted several blockchain and fintech events with industry leaders. The award-winning student competition she founded, Dream it. Code it. Win it., was the subject of her TEDx Talk, Just Solve It. She earned a Master’s Degree from the MIT Media Lab and holds a Master of Computer Science and Bachelors of Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science, Data Communications and Business.
Born in 1965. Graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras where he also attended a postgraduate research program in Neural Network applications. He holds two patents in examination technologies. Co-Founder and for fifteen years CEO of Knowledge SA, a pioneering IT company with activities in innovative fields like Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing and large-scale distributed IT systems.
In 2003 he undertook the position of General Manager of ECDL Hellas SA. Starting from 2009 the company, based on innovation and technology, transformed into a global leader in certification of persons, under the brand PeopleCert. He served as Executive VP and COO/CTO of PeopleCert Group (2009-2018) and as the Chairman and CEO of PeopleCert Global Services SA (2016-2018).
He also served as Member of the General Council of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Board Member of Hellenic Association of Accredited Certification Bodies (HellasCert) and General Secretary of Federation of Hellenic ITC Enterprises (SEPE). Since 2019 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GAIAOSE SA and a member of the Innovation Advisory Team of Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participation.