Stefanos Giourelis is Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations SA (HCAP).
Mr. Giourelis studied at the National Technical University of Athens from where he obtained a degree in Mining Engineering & Metallurgy. He has worked for the past 25 years in Information Technology sector and in various projects (data centers, business continuity, hybrid and public Cloud, disaster sites, etc) in private and public sector in Greece and abroad. He worked for 19 years at Hewlett Packard for Greece, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa based initially in Athens and afterwards in Dubai, 4 of which as a General Manager (Greece) and 8 of which as Managing Director in Greece, Africa region and GRAF (Greece & Africa) region.
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).
Marco was born in Athens, in 1973. He holds a BA from the University of Warwick and an MPhil from Oxford University. Marco started his career in 1996, as a marketing strategist with Omnicom, WPP and IPG, where he developed global communication strategies for brands such as Nestlé, Smithkline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson and Sony Electronics.
In 2002, he returned to Greece and, along with Alex Vratskides, co-founded Upstream. Since then, Upstream has evolved into a leading global technology company within the field of mobile commerce, conducting business in over 45 markets. Marco served as Upstream’s CEO until June 2017, and today is its Executive Chairman of the Board, whilst also a partner at BigPi Venture Capital.
Director of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (IIΤ) at NCSR Demokritos and Member of the National Council for Research and Innovation (ESETEK). My research interests are in the areas of content analysis, big data management, knowledge representation, human-machine interaction. Head of the Software & Knowledge Engineering Lab (SKEL) at IIT, from 2004 to 2019. Coordinator, scientific and technical manager of many European and national projects and organiser of numerous international conferences, workshops and summer schools. Having been responsible for the Institute’s educational activities for more than 10 years, I initiated the joint PhD scholarship program with several Universities abroad, launched the new MSc in Data Science and MSc in Artificial Intelligence programs for NCSR Demokritos, and set up the new educational program for primary and secondary schools
Dimitris Plexousakis is the Director of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), FORTH, Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of FORTH and Professor of Data and Knowledge Base Systems at the University of Crete, Department of Computer Science. Since 2012, he is the Head of the Information Systems Laboratory of FORTH-ICS. He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Kansas State University (1995-1997) and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida (1997-1998).
He was appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Crete in 2000, Associate Professor in 2004 and Full Professor in 2007. He held appointments as Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna and the Universite de Paris – Sud, Orsay.
Katerina Pramatari is founding partner at Uni.Fund, a Greek VC fund of €30M in the tech-transfer and innovation window of Equifund that invests in start-ups and spin-offs at pre-seed and seed stage, supporting the growth of new ventures and leveraging the hidden potential that exists in the Greek Universities, R&D and Tech Space.
Katerina has extensive entrepreneurial experience and has been the founder of two technology start-ups. She also serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and is among the top European experts/academics in the fields of Internet-of-Things (IoT), retail and business analytics.
She is a key founder of ACEin, a leading University accelerator that has been awarded for bridging the corporate world with University start-ups. Over the last years she has supported more than 200 teams in the setup of their own ventures and has been among the initiators and supporters of various activities fostering youth entrepreneurship.