Nasos Koskinas

Nasos Koskinas studied in Patras at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Patras with postgraduate studies in the Physics Department. His scientific research and work as an engineer is on renewable energy systems and bioclimatic design.

Nasos is the founder of “POS4work – Point of Synergy” which introduced the coworking model in the city of Patras. Today, he is a key player at the local startup ecosystem with numerous speeches, workshops and events but also the founder of the pre-incubator “reSTART U.P”. Recently, became member of the board of IntermediaKT, a non-profit organization that promotes business, technology and entrepreneurship. He is also a volleyball athlete, member of the TEDxPatras core team and supporter of voluntary actions that promote Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Antonis Chalkiopoulos

Antonis Chalkiopoulos has obtained the Degree of Computer Science (Network and Computing Systems) from University of Piraeus (Greece) in 2008 and an MSc in Computer Science (Advanced Information Systems) from the same university in 2012. He is currently Chief Executive Officer at TOORISTAS PC, leading a multidisciplinary team of five, comprising of software engineers and a UI/UX designer. He has previously worked for 4 years as Software Developer and Systems Administrator at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research focusing mainly in oceanographic In Situ data management (distribution, visualization, standards); and 4 years as Technical and Project Manager in EU funded projects in the field of Operational Oceanography and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Ilias Alexakis

Ilias was born in Athens, Greece. He holds a BSc in Marketing and Communication and an MSc in Electronic Marketing from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He was a visiting lecturer at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, teaching electronic marketing from 2002 until 2004. In 2005, he founded Alluvion, which mainly developed an integrated solution to transfer data from one mobile phone to another. The flagship product, ALV POS, is installed in various mobile operations, one of which is the OTE Group in Greece. In 2016, after selling his shares of Alluvion S.A., Ilias founded smart AIR deals, which is a meta-meta air tickets aggregator identifying the guaranteed cheapest air fares, providing value added services to news portals and hotel booking engines.

Vasileios Theodorou

Vasileios Theodorou, Ph.D., is an R&D Engineer, leading architectural design and code integration at Intracom Telecom. He has been a Research Associate at the Database Technologies and Information Management Group of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain, and a Research Assistant at the Adaptive Systems Research Lab of York University of Toronto, Canada. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, a M.A. in IT from York University, Canada and a joint Doctorate Degree in BI, from UPC, Spain, and from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Dr. Theodorou has authored publications in renowned international journals and has received numerous awards and scholarships for achieving academic excellence.

Ioannis Charchantis

Ioannis Charchantis, most known as “Harhas”, is an undergraduate student of Applied Informatics at University of Macedonia and founder of a youth volunteering team about digital media called “InfinityGreece”. In 2017 he graduated from New Conservatory of Thessaloniki and participated at an entrepreneurship training program called “Venture Garden” by “The Hellenic Initiative”. He’s currently working at WE multiplex producing digital content for advertising purposes and also as a music theory teacher at New Conservatory of Thessaloniki while taking over occasionally video projects as a freelancer. One of his favorite hobbies is creating entertainment videos for YouTube (the last one got viral).

Constantinos Skouris

A highly-driven professional who is blending disciplines such as BA in Mathematics, MSc in Finance/Banking and MSc in Negotiations. Currently attending an executive education program focused on Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption in INSEAD.

Worked, collaborated and contributed within international organizations regarding Technology and its business applications in different industries, Finance & Banking institutes and Social Entrepreneurship in Education project with major social impact.

Paule Mckenna

Paule Mckenna is a business marketing, SEO pro and entrepreneur. Her business and Hollywood career as TV makeup artist on Extra, Hard Copy and Supermodel fine-tuned her PR skills. A Greek American with roots in Dimitsana, Paule founded fintech app VAZOE for tourists to save and plan their holiday in Greece to #make life richer.

Andreas Didonis

Andreas Didonis is a Mechanical Engineer with long-term experience in product design and development. He has a bachelor in engineering and he has worked in both Greece and Italy as mechanical product designer and as energy inspector. Currently he manages myakinito.gr and ANKOMA, which is a technical office. His responsibilities ranging from sales and marketing to customer support and architectural designing. Also, he is owner of pergoles.com, a platform that connects customers, architects and engineers around Greece. Pergoles.com aims at providing an efficient and legal way to install customized pergolas, shades and awnings imported from Italian suppliers. He has also worked as graphics designer and he is adept in the use of various design tools such as AutoCAD (2D, 3D and Solid Model), Arten 4D from Steel & Graphic, Digiplan, Architectural Desktop, Inventor, Solid Edge, Visi, Photoshop.

Anastasia Griva

Anastasia Griva is currently PhD Candidate at the ELTRUN Research Center of the Athens University of Economics and Business. She holds a BSc in Management Science and Technology with a specialization in Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management, and a MSc (with honors) in Information Systems, both from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She has long-term experience in working on international research and industrial projects in the retail sector and strong data analytics and managerial background. She has worked as consultant at Intrasoft International SA and ICAP GROUP SA, and she is co-founder at ShopMind: a retail analytics solution, and at Bespot.: a 360o IoT- enabled mobile rewarding service. Her research interests lie in the areas of business analytics, retail analytics, data mining, internet of things and customer behavior. Her research has already been published in Academic Journals, it has also been presented and awarded in international conferences. The excellence of her work has been recognized by various business awards.

Christina Katsikani

Christina Katsikani is an MBA student of University of Macedonia, with a bachelor degree in Economics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is specialized in Human Resources Management and this semester writes her thesis for the MBA. Also, she has a strong interest about tourism and she has a diploma in Travel & Tourism.

She lives in Thessaloniki and searches for a job that is especially in the HR sector, and that it could be combined with the tourism industry. She is a very communicative person and likes to work with other people. She always seeks for challenging projects and experiences to evolve her career. Finally, she believes that the experience of CruiseInn will be an important part of her life and hopes that all the participants will enjoy it.