5th Technology Forum

TF 2018

16 May 2018

Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center – Thessaloniki, GREECE


Diomidis Spinellis

Diomidis Spinellis

Head of the Department of Management Science and Technology

Henry Hatton

Henry Hatton

Sales Director, EBury Hellas

Ioannis Kaplanis

Ioannis Kaplanis

Director General, OBI

European Commission

Katerina Notopoulou

Katerina Notopoulou

Head of Thessaloniki Prime Minister's Office


Keynote Speaker

Diomidis Spinellis

Head of the Department of Management Science and Technology Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece


Keynote Speaker

“World-Changing Technology Developments: Outlook and Challenges”

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Ilias Chantzos is the Global Privacy Officer and the Head of Government Affairs programmes for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) of Broadcom.
Chantzos leads the global privacy program of Broadcom across the company’s multiple business units and regions. He also represents Broadcom before government bodies, national authorities and international organisations in EMEA advising on public policy issues.
Before joining Broadcom Chantzos spent almost 16 years in various government affairs and legal roles in Symantec. During his last post with the Symantec he was in charge of the Government Affairs for the EMEA and the Asia Pacific Japan regions and the Global Advisor for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Privacy. Before joining Symantec in 2004, Chantzos worked as legal and policy officer in the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission focusing on information security policy. He covered the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and the Framework Decision on Attacks against Information Systems. In addition, he worked on a number of EU legislative initiatives relevant to information society and security, including directives on Privacy on Electronic Communications, the Data Retention Directive and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He also represented the European Commission in various international debates and conferences.
Chantzos holds a law degree from the Aristotle University, a Master degree in Computers and Communication Law from Queen Mary College, University of London and a Master in Business Administration from Solvay Business School. He has also completed executive education at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and at the JFK School of Government in Harvard.
Chantzos is member of the Athens Bar Association. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of TechAmerica Europe. He also served for four terms as Chairman of the European Policy Council of Business Software Alliance (BSA). He is appointed member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and at Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Advisory Board. He also represented Symantec at the NATO Industry Cooperation Platform.
Chantzos is a member of the Young Global Leaders 2014 class of the World Economic Forum. He speaks English, Greek, Dutch and German.

The Era of Fake News: Misinformation and Disinformation on the Internet

Jochen Spangenberg

Innovation Manager, Research & Cooperation Projects, Deutsche Welle


Fighting misinformation. Handling and verifying social media content: approaches and challenge.

Nikos Sarris

Athens Technology
Center, Greece


Truly Media and Truth Nest: Practical services against misinformation.

Symeon Papadopoulos

ITI, Centre for Research
& Technology Hellas, Greece


Verifying Multimedia Content on the Internet: Recent Advanc es and Challenges Ahead.

“Industry 4.0” Session

Martina Lubon

Director, CeBIT, Germany


IoT - a paradigm shift for economy & society?!

Marc Schmettau

International Development Director, Agrino – EV.GE. Pistiolas ABEE


Industry 4.0 in the Food Industry.

Konstantin Zois

Head of Digital Factory Process Ind. & Drives, Siemens S.A.


On the way to Industry 4.0 Driving the Digital Enterprise.

“Agritech” Session

Zvezdan Zaric

Greensoft, Serbia


Agrolife nation.

Petar Indovski

Director, GORD Systems
Services, Former Yogoslav
Republic of Macedonia


IntelliSTEM, intelligent solution for Agriculture.

Aleksandar Prelevic

CEO, Jugodata,


Viticulturist; Honey Traceability Programme.

“Healthcare” Session

Stergiani Spyrou

Head of IT
Department 3rd Regional
Health Authority


EU Joint Actions and eHealth policy: Guidelines and Recommendations on Patient Summary and ePrescription.

George Nikolaidis

CEO & Founder,
Ergobyte Informatics


Decision Support in Healthcare: Preventing Medication Errors.

“Big Data” Session

Max Gurvits

Head of
– In – Residence Europe


Data actionability: the next big leap in "big" data.

Grigoris Chatzikostas

Head of the business development department, Biosense institute, Serbia


Big Expectations from Big Data in the European agrifood sector.

Anastasios Gounaris

Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Applying big data analysis in practice.

“Smart Cities” Session

Sava Zxivanovich

Director, Technology
Partnership doo,


TP TransParent! - Smart Cities Solution.

Leonidas Anthopoulos

Associate Professor,
TEI of Thessaly,


Smart City Standards: enablers or barriers for innovation.

Athanasios Tryferidis

Research Associate,


Smart City Standards: enablers or barriers for innovation.

“Blockchain” Session

Dimosthenis Ioannidis

CTO, Pragma-IoT,


Key enabling blockchain technologies for the Internet of Things ecosystem.

Claudia Pop

Research Assistant at Distributed Systems
Research Laboratory,


Towards secure & blockchain - driven energy trading platforms, the eDREAM concept.

Nikolaos Kaklanis

General Manager,
MindMed, Greece


A Blockchaing-Based Health Ecosystem.

“Machine learning and Data Mining” Session

Aleksandar Ubavkov

Regional Manager
of Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Musala Soft, Bulgaria


Transforming "a lot of data" to valuable insights. A business journey by Musala Soft.

Panagiotis Tsaparas

Associate Professor,
University of Ioannina


Data Mining and Machine Learning Algorithms for Social Networks and Media.

Petar Petrovski

Head of software development department, Elikosoft, Former Yogoslav Republic of Macedonia


Machine Learning in Industrial Internet of Things.

“Internet of Things” Session

John Vardakas

Senior Researcher,
Iquadrat Informatica,


An IoT enabled 5G platform for vertical applications.

Vassilis Koutkias

Researcher C’,
Institute of Applied Biosciences, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Greece


Applications and Challenges of IoT in Healthcare.

Panagiotis Pampalos

CEO & Co-Founder
at HAM Systems,


Chatting with your future home.

Keynote Speakers

Henry Hatton

Sales director, eBury,
London & Athens


Keynote Speaker

How Fin Tech is key to meeting the growing needs of SMEs.

Ioannis Kaplanis

Director General, Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI)


Keynote Speaker

IP as a Vehicle for Innovation and Economic Development

Katerina Notopoulou

Head of Thessaloniki Prime Minister’s Office


Keynote Speaker

How Fin Tech is key to meeting the growing needs of SMEs.


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