Adaptations have been made. Plans had to change. Let’s carry on and get inspired from cloud leaders and experts all around the world that deal with the same problems and worries for the future.
Dr. Vassilios Zografos is the founder and CEO of interworks.cloud. Vassilis’ vision, credentials and more than 17 years of experience, make him an expert in cloud computing and a highly acknowledged entrepreneur. He is passionate about delivering top cloud solutions to IT companies worldwide. Vassilis holds a BSc in Computer Science, a MSc in Information Systems and a PhD in eBusiness Components Architectures. He is a father of two sons and enjoys playing Strategy games every Sunday with the rest of the team
Giorgio is a Senior Partner Development Manager at interworks.cloud. Prior to joining interworks.cloud, Giorgio spent several years working across 6 countries for global institutions and organizations such as Microsoft, European Parliament, United Nations where he designed and executed profitable growth campaigns and successful partnerships. Currently ranked by Linkedin as a top 1% IT industry professional (SSI 84).
Karina Pereira has been with Microsoft for 5 years and has been working in technology companies from Holland, UK and Turkey over the past 20 years. As a Partner Development Manager, she works closely with the Microsoft partner ecosystem to drive their cloud business and create jointly new offerings and drive innovations. She has also been mentor in start-up communities and part of the Dragons Den for the selection of new ideas to invest into.
Harry Kambanis serves as the regional sales director for corporate clients in CEE, with responsibilities encompassing 34 countries. Working with sales and technical teams he is focused on delivering innovation, transformation and has developed expertise on cloud adoption, change management and sales transformation. Harry has nearly 30 years expertise in the IT sector and before Microsoft has served with companies such as Dell, HP and Xerox.
Candid Wüest is the VP of Cyber Protection Research at Acronis, where he researches on new threat trends and comprehensive protection methods. Previously he worked for more than sixteen years as the tech lead for Symantec’s global security response team. Wüest has published various articles and books and is an advisor for the Swiss federal government on cyber risks.
Myladie Stoumbou is Regional Director of Commercial Partner Channels and Programs for Multi-Country cluster in Microsoft Corp. She leads a diverse multi-national team responsible for driving the strategic transformation of Microsoft partner ecosystem across 24 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. She joined Microsoft in 2011 and since then she has been in various leadership positions, such as Enterprise Solution Sales Manager for Greece, Director of Technology (Developer Evangelism and Experience) for Greece, Director of Cloud Productivity Sales for Germany and Central and Eastern Europe as well as Solution Sales Director for Multi-country Europe. Before Microsoft, she worked in senior positions in Greek companies, namely SingularLogic, Velti and Intracom, mostly in sales and business development positions in Greece and in the SEE region. She is mentor at MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, The People’s Trust and Women on Top network, supporting young women professionals and entrepreneurs. She is an international keynote speaker addressing topics like leadership, digital entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, future of work, and diversity and inclusion. She has 3 TEDx talks on these subjects and also writes articles in renown sites (Huffpost, LinkedIn, etc.).
Enterprise Account Manager, Fortinet
As an Enterprise Account Manager Panos Kanellopoulos is responsible for Large customers’ business development, sales & end-customer satisfaction related to Cybersecurity. Furthermore, he is responsible for the account strategy, account planning as well as the end customer relationship.
For the execution of long-term vision of business/technology directions, he provides feedback and guidance for marketing activities of channel partners and end customers. He provides consulting and guidance to respective teams to create native cybersecurity inclusive solutions for modern and efficient datacenters, leading to digital innovation. Panos qualifies complex sales opportunities in the terms of business / technical requirements, competition, decision making process and funding.
In a nutshell, he is responsible to continuously increase shared wallet through innovative and successful cybersecurity solutions, ensuring along with channel partners that our end-customers get the best experience and value.
Aimilia is responsible to drive the HPE business for Public & Enterprise Sector customers in Greece & Cyprus since November 2017. Aimilia joined HP in 2009 as an Inside Sales Representative, acting as point of contact for top Enterprise customers. In 2010 she assumed the role of Partner Business Manager & Territory Sales driving strategy and business development with top integrators in Greece and Cyprus, as well as developing new Mid Market accounts and expanding existing ones. Her professional interests have taken her to the certification as Life & Executive Coach (EMCC EQA Practitioner Level) as well as the certification as Team Coaching Foundations Coach (EMCC TCQA Foundation Level). Aimilia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science & Technology from Athens University of Economics & Business. She is based in Athens, Greece.
Vassilis Tsiamis has a successful career as senior advisor in EU institutions, with long experience on shaping EU policies, an important element to ensure eligibility of projects to access EU funding. He was personally involved in the design of EU funding schemes and he demonstrates hands on experience on preparing successful applications to access EU funding in various sectors such as digitalization, research, sustainability and others. Vassilis is currently leading EY Greece portfolio on Access to EU funding and Incentives.
More than 10 years of proven track record in customer service, account management and sales. Achievement of high-standard goals and corporate distinctions. Powerful communication and strong empathy. Full familiarity with delivering presentations and training. International mentality and adaptability
Born and raised in a family with 48 years of activity in the aluminium sector, his whole life revolves around aluminium production, with a focus on architectural systems and the building sector. After finishing his bachelor’s degree (Business Administration) in 2012 at the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece), he travelled extensively for a year, and from that point on, he’s been a fully fledged, unstoppable, unrelenting, undisputed member of Alumil. Today, Alex serves as the Sales Director of Alumil Group.
Eleni was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She has an MBA in Human Resource (Kingston University) as well as an MBA in Strategic Management (ICBS – Kingston University). She has worked as an HR Manager for many years in K & N Efthymiadis SA and as an HR and Administration Manager for Redestos Group. Since 2003 she is at KLEEMANN SA as a HR Manager, at the beginning for Greece and the last few years as Group HR Director. She works as a trainer in seminars and adult training programs and has participated as a speaker in many forums. Her field of experience is HR and Coaching.
She is a member of the Hellenic Management Association – Institute of HR Management and Sector of Woman Managers & Entrepreneurs. She has served as President of the Team of Labor Issues and Training of FING. Currently, as of 2017, She is President of GPMA NG.
Results-driven, motivated and enthusiastic professional with 18 years of experience in the ICT industry. Menelaos Makrigiannis is the founder and CEO of BEWISE – a corporation established 28 months ago. He is successfully running the management and sales of Bewise with great results, achievements and growth on all company’s figures.He is a “Cisco Train the Trainer” and a “Cisco Advanced Level Instructor” for a variety of Cisco courses (CCNP, CCNP Voice, CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, etc) since October 2003. He holds a number of Cisco certifications and has been awarded as one of the top 25% instructors globally.At the same time, Menelaos is an Assistant Professor at the Hellenic American College, where he teaches and coordinates a variety of courses in the networking and IT field, while mentoring students and developing new courses.
Evina Iliopoulou is Head of Occupational Health Psychology at Hellas EAP, with 15+ years of professional experience in the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) field.
She is a licensed psychologist, systemic and family psychotherapist, certified in the fields of Mediation in the Workplace and Critical Incident Stress Response (C.I.S.R)
Evina serves as President of the Hellenic Branch of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association International (EAPA Int) and as founding member of the Hellenic Employment and Workplace Mediation Center. She is also member of the Employee Assistance European Forum (EAEF) and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association Int. (EAPA Int.).
Constantinos started his career as a System Engineer in 1998 and he has been a senior IT sales and project manager & consultant since 2007. He drove the high-quality completion of systems engineering, software/database development and enterprise wide implementation projects for major companies in Cyprus, UAE, UK, Russia, Hungary and Greece.
Partner & Co-Founder, HR Partners
Silia has long experience in Management, Organization and Development of Human Resources and has worked as a Human Resources Management Consultant in multinational and Greek companies of all sizes and industries. She has conducted more than 15,000 evaluation and selection interviews of staff, for all specialties and has handled more than 500 projects. She has more than 1,000 hours of experience in counselling, mentoring and business coaching and has a high degree of expertise in the areas of personal development, leadership development, change management, performance management, strategy and organization.
Having built many multilayer, hybrid virtual networks from the very first days of Virtualization Technologies for large organizations, Nikiforos is well aware of the everyday challenges that all companies face regarding Digital Transformation and the actual need to Xpand. He will demonstrate how Grow 2 Cloud can measure a company’s Availability Score by using simple scenarios and help transform and improve this score by using Best Practices. He will also show you things to consider when designing a Modern, Highly Available Information Technology System
With 8 years experience in the transports and logistics sector. Graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany with a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics. Worked in four deferent countries around the world, Germany, the Netherlands, India and Greece, gathering knowledge and deferent perspectives for all kind of solutions regarding challenges in logistics. Today focused in some of the most interesting projects of my carrier, working in Intertrans. Also very happy to be a member of the Future Logistics Leaders group, which is active in many seminars and summits exchanging ideas regarding the changes in the logistics sector.
Managing Director, Eyetech Ltd
With over 30 years’ experience in the ICT business industry, Patrick Cutajar is Managing Director of Eyetech Ltd – offering IT Services & Consultancy. His vision is to help clients empower themselves and optimise their business processes through the use of the latest cutting-edge IT technologies. In his role, Patrick is responsible for driving the company’s organisational success. Patrick holds a Diploma in Management from the University of Reading.
Omar joined Eyetech in 2002 as a Junior Technician. Throughout his career with Eyetech he has built a wide range of experience in various positions within the company including responsibilities in logistics, engineering and business development. In his role as Operations Director, Omar is responsible for driving change, quality and improvement within the business operations whilst ensuring the structure, policies, systems and processes are in place.
BSc in Business Management, University of Surrey, Specialized in Retail Business Management. She started working in the family business in 2011, created the first e-shop and developed it over the years. In 2017 after her father passed away, she runs the whole company.
Graduate of the Department of Strategic Product Planning of the International Hellenic University, founder of the cultural content website Beater.gr and Marketing Director at Today Group. Ambitious, especially interested in culture, digital marketing, design thinking and new technologies. Experienced in the field of visual communication, online viewing and data management. He is passionate about what I do and I am always willing to see and learn more.
Dimitrios Grammatikopoulos has been a strategic advisor for Freee (2015 -2018) and from 2019 is the CEO of the company.
Finished he’s studies at RMIT in Australia and after working for a small period in Melbourne returned to Greece taking over a position as international business IT coordinator in the Goodys- Everest group.
Having an IT background he’s involvement with technology is always challenging when trying to give tools to society in order to improve and protect the next day.
Dimitrios is also a martial arts self-defense instructor learning people how to take measures to protect and improve themselves and has the same philosophy regarding the cyber world.
For him Life is a wisdom trip and try’s to learn everyday something new.
George Karathanasis is the founder of Freee.io, motivational speaker at industry events and visionary thinker. His educational background is rooted through US and continued to UAE for his masters in business.
Alongside, his family background led him involve in the F&B industry where he realized his skills and passion about IT. This allowed him to create his brainchild Freee.
George is fascinated by the people and organizations that impact and leave a foot print in the world. His unique talent which became his life moto is “Turning ideas into proven concepts”.
From the age of four, he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. That was a gift of life. Art is a breath of fresh air. He studied photography, graphic design, handcrafts and his mission is to make people happy.