Scientific Advisor Pr. Theodore Chadjipantelis

Theodore Chadjipantelis is a Professor at the Department of Political Science in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from its establishment (2001). He works in Aristotle University since 1981. He graduated from the Department of Mathematics and received his PhD for the Department of Statistics and Operational Research. He taught in the Department of Mathematics (1981-1990), in the department of Education (1990-2001) as well as in the University of Thessaly (1994-1995) and the Hellenic Open University (2008, 2010). He has been elected vice head of the Department of Education (1995-97) and head of the Department (1997-2001), vice head in the Political Science Dept. (2004-06) and head (2006-09), (2013-2015).

Since April 2010 till 2012 he was Board Member ofInformation Society SAand since 2011 he is President of the Managing Committee at the University of Western Macedonia. He was a member of the Special Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Interior Decentralization and E-government for the new architecture of Administration and Regional Administration as well as the Special Committee for the electoral law.He has been member of the National Committee for Administrative Reform of the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization (as a representative of Aristotle University). He is also a member of the scientific Committee of the “Institute of Local Government” (Κ.Ε.Δ.Κ.Ε-Τ.Ε.Δ.Κ.Ν.Α.).

He has been President at the Central Macedonia branch of the Hellenic Mathematics Society, member of the board in Hellenic Statistical Institute (1994-2006) and he is also a member of the Managing Committee at the Greek branch of Association of Balkan Statisticians since 1997He has also been adjunct manager of the ProjectCareer Services Office” at Aristotle University (2000-2001), member of the board in the Educational Research Centre (2000-2004), representative of the Hellenic Ministry of Education in EUROSTAT and national representative at FP6 Initiative 7 (Citizens and Governance in Knowledge Society). He is member of the Committee for Control of Public surveys (established following agreement of the Committee with the Ministry of Media) He is responsible for vocational training of the Political Science Department and the program: “Innovation and entrepreneurship”. He is administrator of the Hellenic section of the CSS (COMPARATIVE CANDIDATES SURVEY) Program which is a cooperation of 30 research units.

He represents Greece in the COST action with title “The True European Voter: A Strategy For Analysing the Prospects of European Electoral Democracy that Includes the West, the South and the East of the Continent (TEV) (ISCH Action IS0806) approved in November 2008. He is member of the Management Committee of the COST Action: ISCH Action IS0806 The True European Voter: A Strategy For Analysing the Prospects of European Electoral Democracy that Includes the West, the South and the East of the Continent (TEV) including 30 countries. This Action is about identification and analysis for the history, methods and data for elections and electoral behaviour research. He is involved in the PIREDEU Program (European University of Rome) working in analysis of the recent European elections as regards to the parties, the public opinion and candidates.

He is responsible of the greek helpmevote VAA (http://helpmevote.gr). The current electronic platform is a common initiative of the Applied Political Research Lab (Dept. of Political Science, AUTH) and the e-Democracy Centre of the Aarau e-Democracy Centre (ZDA) in Zurich University. Development and technical support have been done by Pit Solutions. This is an independent research initiative.

Dr. Evangelia Markakis, Post Doc

Dr. Evangelia Markakis (Post Doc) with post doc in Applied Statistics at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki. In 2016 she had completed her post-doc studies in Applied Statistics with Scholarship for Innovation and Research from Aristotle University Thessaloniki. since 2008 in the field of vocational guidance, career development and career planning. Dr. Markaki has been specialized in the application of statistical psychometric tools, the types of learning styles and brain function. She is responsible for career planning and development processes in organizations, providing career guidance services to adolescents, to adults and to unemployed as well as outplacement programs in companies.

Dr.Markaki is responsible for conducting surveys and researches both in Greece and abroad. She collaborates in the private sector as head of the management for recruitment and staff selection procedures, conducting interviews, planning of human resources, developing training and development programs as well as assessment programs. She has conducted more than 3,200 interviews in recent years.

She has worked in the Greek Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), the regional channel Blue Sky, the Athens 2004 Athens Olympic Games in Athens Olympic Broadcasting (AOB) in consulting companies and in VPRC a polls and surveys company.

She has over ten years of teaching experience. Since 2009 until today she is teaching in higher education in the public and private sectors.  She teaches courses on Human Resources Management, Leadership, Employee Relations, Professional and Personal Development, Applied Statistics, Game Theory and Strategic decision making. She is a graduate of Communication and Mass Media Studies department at University of Athens. In 2007 she graduated from the Master of Human Resource Management program at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

She participates presenting academic work in workshops and conferences in Greece and abroad. She has been speaker in conferences and seminars of private and public institutions. She speaks four foreign languages: French, English, Italian and German. She is a member of Scientific and Professional Unions such as: the European and International Research Association, the International Political Science Association, the Institute of Communication, Human Resources Management, Business Management Associations and Data Analysis.

Since 2016, she is a member of management board of the Institute for Human Resources Management of Hellenic Management Association.

Agathi Galani

Agathi Galani has a 24-year working experience in IT and business sectors, dealing with both operations and sales in international environments.

Agathi Galani has studied Electrical Engineering & Information Technology at University of Patras, specialized on Telecommunications & Electronics. She has also acquired MBA in Quality Management from the University of Sunderland, UK, specialized on the Total Quality Policy in the IT&T sector.

Additional certifications and consulting experience on the following topics: Digital Marketing Practitioner from the "Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi S.A. Piraeus Bank Group - Greece" (11/2017 -3/2018). Women on Board from Westiminster University -UK(1/2014 - 6/2014). Professional Training: Data Management, Hybrid Cloud, Data Lakes, Data Protection, IT Issues, Digital Transformation, IoT, Resource Management. Self-Development Training: NLP, Psychology, Methods of Self-Improvement, Emotional Intelligence. Consultant/Instructor: Mentoring MBA students and entrepreneurs on launching start-ups. Topics include Managerial Skills, Sales Strategy, Business Development, Total Quality Management, Preparation of Business Plans, and Information Technology. During 2017, she has been Alliances Sales Director in CEE for DELL EMC, driving sales of Dell EMC portofolio through global and local Service Providers and big system integrators.

From February 2012 to January 2017, sha was the EMC General Manager for Greece, Cyprus, Malta, leading sales and operations efforts across the three countries. Legal representative of EMC Hellas until Ocrtober 2017. Member of EMC team since 2007, she has worked as Channel Middle Market Manager, as well as Account Manager for enterprise and commercial accounts. In the rest 14 years of her professional experience, she was actiong as Sales Manager in Eastern Europe (in Sun Microsystems), as Head of Operations & Project Management Divisions(in European Dynamics), Auditor - Business & Investement Consultant (in Haraxos SA) and as Presales and Support Engineer in other Greek companies.

She has been member of several Greek and International Business & ICT Associations and has participated in various conferences as speaker and presenter. Visionary and forward-looking leader with demonstrated success in driving market development through strategic partnerships and alliances with blue chip companies. Highly adept at understanding local market complexities to oversee innovative technology solutions, in an extended geographical and multicultural environment, such as Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Luxemburg, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, FYROM, Kosovo, Armenia, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Israel and the Baltics. Digital transformation advisor, IoT, cloud & hybrid solutions, storage & security products, and big data with a focus on emerging technologies and markets to achieve ROI and enhance business competitiveness.

Nikolaos Fragkos

Nikolaos Frangos is an expert executive with proven experience in the successful creation and implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in large organizations. He was a Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Emporiki Bank Group / Credit Agricole Group and is now a Senior Consultant for Information Security and Information Systems Control. He has studied Electrical Engineering at the Rutgers University, USA, and has a Master's degree in Organization and Business Administration. He also holds the C | CISO, CISA, CGEIT certifications. He has over 26 years of experience in multinational companies (HP, Citibank, ANZ) and has held positions in Information Security, Information Technology, Information Systems Control, Business Continuity and Risk Assessment. He has done a variety of seminars and presentations in prestigious institutions and educational institutions such as the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the National Technical University of Athens, the Hellenic American Union, the European Network and Internet Security Agency (ENISA).

Spyridon Fotiadis

Spyridon Fotiadis has a total of 26 years of professional experience, in the fields of stock / derivatives markets and banking. He has worked in Brokerage firm, Custody, Treasure Bank Office, Risk Management and Internal Audit units, in several managerial positions.

He has been certified by the Athens Derivatives and has attended - among others - Fraud Risk Management, VAR, Internal Audit Seminars in Greece and abroad. He has worked in "Athinaiki" Securities, Bank of Athens, EFG Eurobank, Credit Agricole and Alpha Bank, in the areas of brokerage activities, custody, derivatives of Greek and foreign markets, operational and market risk management and as a senior internal audit in various management roles.

Georgios Michalagas

Georgios Michalagas has more than 20 years of professional experience in IT and more specifically in programming and 13 years of experience in Project Management and Microsoft tools (VS, VB.NET, ASPX.NET SQL). He has worked as a lecturer at I.I.E.K. AKMH, in the consulting company E.E.O. GROUP S.A. as IT Manager, at TELETEL as IT technician, in the S.C.A.D.A. control center of TEO and as Project Manager in satellite communication company.

He holds an Electronic, Internet Technician, Multimedia Development degree and master in MBA from the university of East London, London. 

Ada Markakis

Ada Markakis, MSc graduated from Lycee Leonin Nea Smyrni and studied Psychology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She made Postgraduate studies in France (Toulouse) with professional direction on Developmental Psychology for Children and Adolescents. Her professional training includes topics concerning the children’s and adolescents’ development in the family and the school as well as the use of  diagnostic tools.

She works in Greece and in France in early special education structures in the evaluation and the assessment of children with learning, emotional and mental difficulties, administering tests of intelligence and projective tests (personality test), design tests  and other scales, working with parents and teachers.

She works as psychologist and training expert in Centers that deal with Learning Disabilities issues, communication difficulties and behavioral problems. She is coordinator in children groups with behavioral problems, psychosocial or emotional difficulties. She works as counselor with children and she is one of the first scientists that brought parent training in Greece as a service provided to parents. She collaborates with "Evgenidio Therapeftirio" as well as “Evaggelismos Hospital"  in research programs.

Kyriakos Petropoulos

Kyriakos Petropoulos is Mathematician, with a degree from the Mathematics Department of  the Kapodistrian University of Athens with expertise and experience in applied mathematics. He has worked in the IT sector, the Marketing as well as the Pharmaceutical Sector. He has teaching experience in the private education sector for over seven years.

Mariantina Papalevizopoulou

Mariantina Papalevizopoulou, MSc studied Computer Science in University of Piraeus. She made her postgraduate studies in Athens University of Economics and Business in Human Resources Management specializing in HR information systems. She has also completed a second master's program at Hellenic American University in the Computer Science focusing in Data Mining. She is working in the private sector as a Software Developer and she has experience in very important projects of Warehouse Management in multinational companies and large organizations. She has worked in large companies and organizations such as the D.E.I., Altectelecoms and Saralee company. She has teaching experience in the public sector in computer science. She speaks English and French. She has presented various scientific papers in International Conferences.