HACKATHON BEYOND HACKATHON BY EUROBANK

Come along with your team

If you are a software developer, marketer, designer, business developer or startup, you can take part in Beyond Hackathon with your team. You must have already formed a team and prepared the idea you will develop at the competition.

1. Fill in your application form.

2. If you are a team leader, fill in the Team Leader application form. You must fill in all the fields that describe your team’s idea.

3. If you are a team member, fill in only your personal details in the Team Member form and accept the terms and conditions.

4. Upload a video to introduce your idea and your team.

We assess all the applications and shortlist the top 20.

Read the terms and conditions for Beyond Hackathon.

Participate and win

At Beyond Hackathon you meet mentors and discuss the idea you want to develop at the competition. If your team finishes in the top 2, it wins a cash prize: €7,000 for the winning team or €3,000 for the runner-up.

Whatever the case, you have the opportunity to showcase your idea and your team to the media. You get to meet distinguished entrepreneurs and expand your professional network.

You attend talks on business operations or technology. You come into contact with the global startup community.

Open innovation and creativity

We encourage open innovation in FinTech. Through working together, we improve our services and enhance the banking experience of our customers.

Beyond Hackathon is held for the 3rd year running by the Eurobank Innovation Centre, in partnership with The Cube and Foundation.

To date 52 teams have taken part in the competition and the 7 most innovative ideas have received awards.

Indicative Areas

Efficient money management
  • - How can our customers manage their money more efficiently and have control over it?

  • - How can we better leverage personalised customer insights?

  • - How can we help SMEs do business better; manage their cash flows more efficiently; track revenues and issue invoices; develop an online expense management service?

Paying in/out seamlessly
  • - How can we make sure our customers never miss a payment?

  • - How can we leverage all the available channels to make payments seamless?

  • - How can we become the bank of choice for customers in the PSD2 era?

Customer asset growth
  • - How can new technologies such as Blockchain and AI transform banking?

  • - How can gamification be used to enhance learning and promote financial literacy/education?

  • - How can personal data availability and enabling technologies (Robotics, AR, VR) facilitate greater customisation?

Financing projects
  • - How can credit scoring improve leveraging on social media and personalised data?

  • - How can we help SMEs increase their financing opportunities?

  • - How can we help SMEs get faster access to better credit?

Eurobank will add a powerful tool to your toolkit by offering its APIs. We encourage you to use it to build solutions that improve the digital experience. The use of APIs is not mandatory; however, we highly recommend that you make the most out of the options they offer you.

Prizes WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

TALKS; EVENTS; HACKING; schedule

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DAY 01
22.06.18
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DAY 02
23.06.18
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DAY 03
24.06.18

THE PEOPLE

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    Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

    Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

    Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University

    Dr. Marie Bountrogianni is Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to joining Ryerson, she was president and executive director of the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Board of Governors.

    As a former Ontario cabinet minister, Marie served as minister of a number of portfolios. She authored and oversaw the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) from conception to royal assent, which established Ontario as a world leader in accessibility.

    Prior to entering politics, Marie was the chief psychologist for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Marie has advised governments nationally and internationally on accessibility and other issues, including New Zealand, Ukraine and Japan.

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    Dimitris Kalavros

    Dimitris Kalavros

    General Partner @ Velocity.Partners VC

    Dimitris "DKG" Kalavros-Gousiou is a 30-year-old technology entrepreneur and investor. He serves as Co-Founder and General Partner at Velocity.Partners, a pre-seed and seed Venture Capital Fund active in Greece and SEE. He is best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens, the most impactful platform for ideas, dialogue and talks in Greece. Prior to his role at Velocity.Partners, Dimitris co-founded Found.ation (a leading startup acceleration and innovation hub in the Balkans), TechTalent School (a coding school) and TechTalent Pool (a recruiting SaaS for developers).

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    Astyanax Kanakakis

    Astyanax Kanakakis

    CEO and co-founder, norbloc

    Astyanax is the CEO and co-founder of norbloc, a leading company on blockchain based regulatory applications. He has spent more than 12 years in Finance and Consulting, most recently as Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company, specializing in banking and corporate finance. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer in KnCGroup, the bitcoin blockchain pioneer, and Chairman of the Board in XBT Provider, the global leader in cryptocurrency ETNs.

    Astyanax holds a BSc. In Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from University College London, an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College, an MSc in Information Systems Management from London School of Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

    Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

    Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University

    Dr. Marie Bountrogianni is Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to joining Ryerson, she was president and executive director of the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Board of Governors.

    As a former Ontario cabinet minister, Marie served as minister of a number of portfolios. She authored and oversaw the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) from conception to royal assent, which established Ontario as a world leader in accessibility.

    Prior to entering politics, Marie was the chief psychologist for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Marie has advised governments nationally and internationally on accessibility and other issues, including New Zealand, Ukraine and Japan.

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    Aristos Doxiadis

    Aristos Doxiadis

    Partner in Big Pi Ventures

    Aristos is Partner in Big Pi Ventures, a new innovation fund for Greece that will focus on science-based and deep-technology ventures. Starting from 2012 he has also been a Partner in JEREMIE Openfund II, an early-stage VC fund that has invested in digital technology ventures. He is a pioneer of private equity in Greece, with over 20 years of investment and management experience in many industries, from banking software to table grapes.

    Aristos has also been researching and writing on the institutional and cultural determinants of the Greek economy. His book The Invisible Divide: Institutions and Behaviors in the Greek Economy (in Greek; 2013) has been widely read and discussed.  He is on the Board of IOBE, of the Hellenic American University, of Solidarity Now and of diaNEOsis. He blogs at aristosd.wordpress.com

    Aristos’ earlier experience includes working on anti-poverty programs for the European Commission, planning industrial policy for the Greek government, and managing consulting and auditing companies.  He has a B.A. degree in social studies from Harvard University, and an M.Sc. degree in economics from Birkbeck College at the University of London.

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    Stavros Ioannou

    Stavros Ioannou

    Deputy CEO, Group COO & International Activities, Eurobank

    Mr. Stavros Ioannou is Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Eurobank.

    In 2005 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Eurobank A.D. Beograd, which he was heading for three years, until 2008, since when he continues to be a Member of the Board of Directors.

    He has served as Head at Barclays Bank PLC with responsibility in the areas of Retail, Private Banking & Operations and for the period 2013-2015 as Vice President of Cardling S.A. In 2003 he was elected Member of the Board of Directors of Millennium Bank.

    He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Banking Association for the period 2015-2016, where he is Member of the Executive Committee since 2017.

    In April 2017 he was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Grivalia Properties REIC.

    He holds a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus and a Masters Degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Wales, United Kingdom.

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    Konstantinos Mavros

    Konstantinos Mavros

    Co-Founder & Partner at Velocity.Partners Venture Capital

    Konstantinos holds a Masters’ degree in Finance from Imperial College London and has completed high level executive education programs in Harvard Business School. He has significant and diversified experience in the fields of corporate finance, the broader energy sector and has also been active as an investor in ICT companies. With a track record in cross sector activities Konstantinos has Co-Founded Velocity.Partners VC fund, that focuses on tech companies in verticals where the Greek economy can provide global validation and real market traction. He has worked in the past with Renault VI in Brussels and later joined Société Générale Bank, Intracom group in Athens, PINS Olympic Consortium for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Positive Energy group and Sense One Technologies in London. He is an active member and holds key positions in several international professional and academic associations as Imperial College Management School Alumni Advisory Board, CEO clubs Athens Chapter, EO Greece, Hellenic Economic Chamber and he has been a visiting lecturer at the Athens University International MBA program.

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    Fivos Pantazis

    Fivos Pantazis

    Venture Partner at Speedinvest (Si) FinTech Opportunities Fund & Managing Partner at Pipeline Capital Management

    Fivos is currently a Venture Partner at Speedinvest (Si), a leading Pan-European early stage technology VC fund and one of the most active FinTech investors in Europe. Fivos is helping Si establish its early to growth capital FinTech Opportunities Fund (Si F) fundraising, sourcing investment opportunities and supervising portfolio companies when needed. He is also a Managing Partner at Pipeline Capital Management, an emerging markets alternative asset management & advisory firm based in London.

    An entrepreneur at heart, he has previously incubated Taxibeat in Brazil and set up a real estate private equity fund in Rio de Janeiro both of which were successfully exited.

    His career spans various roles in financial services around the globe. He started in 1999 at PwC in California advising private (pre-IPO) or publicly listed telecom, media & technology (TMT) companies and later joined ABN AMRO’s European TMT M&A team in London. From 2006-2010, Fivos was a Vice President at Credit Suisse’s Fixed Income Investment Banking Division in London.  

    He holds a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA, an MBA from INSEAD and is also a CPA in California.

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    Anestis Petridis

    Anestis Petridis

    Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), Eurobank

    Anestis is Eurobank’s Group CIO overseeing IT activities across the 7 countries that the group operates. He has 20 years’ experience in Financial Services & Consulting, working both on a strategic and operational level. He joined Eurobank in 2001 and has held various management positions in the areas of IT Applications, Strategy & Enterprise Architecture. He also served for two years as Head of Business Planning & Management office for the Group COO & International Activities, before been appointed as Group CIO.

    Prior to joining Eurobank, he was worked in IT consulting for Deloitte & Touche in Athens and Logica plc in London. He holds a degree in Applied Informatics from Athens University of Business and Economics and an MSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary and Westfield College.

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    Vasilis Trapezanoglou

    Vasilis Trapezanoglou

    Executive Advisor, Viva Wallet SA

    Mr. Vassilis Trapezanoglou is an Executive Advisor at Viva Wallet SA, President and Owner of DISC SA - Digital Innovation Services Center. He has studied Mathematics (Salonica), Applied Informatics (Grenoble, France) and post-graduate Regional Development (Panteion, Athens). During his career he has assumed the responsibilities of IT Manager at Oil Refineries (ELPE, Motor Oil) and Xiosbank, of General Manager for Retail Banking, Electronic Banking (Winbank), IT & Organization at Piraeus Bank and of Executive Counsellor at Eurobank (IT and e-Business).

    He has served as Chairman and/or CEO of IT and Services companies (LogicDIS, e-Solutions, Business Exchanges, e-Vision, Exodus, Piraeus Direct Services, ABC, Multifin, Sigma Securities). Member of BoD at DEH (2000-2004), Vice-President of TESYP, member of Investment Committee of TANEO and member of Executive Jury for European ICT Prize during 13 years. Member of BoD and President of EPY, the Greek Association of IT Scientists (1997-1986).

    He has undertaken several innovative initiatives in the digital area and he is the author of the e-book “Innovation and Technology: The role of ICT for extrovert and customer focused business models” (2010, available at www.think-act.gr) . Since 2011 he supports, as a mentor, evaluator or judge, several initiatives and institutions promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship, such as incubators, accelerators, innovation competitions (Egg of Eurobank/Corallia, ACEin and e-nnovation of Athens University of Business & Economics, Innovathens of Technopolis). He is a member of ICT Steering Committee at General Secretary Research & Technology.  Born in Sochos, Salonica (1947).

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    Chris Gasteratos

    Chris Gasteratos

    Analyst at Marathon Venture Capital

    Chris Gasteratos now 26, is an Analyst at Marathon Venture Capital for the past 2 years.

    He started trading stocks at the age of 18 acquiring professional experience through stop-losses and margin calls. Still, he managed to create a sizeable, high performing portfolio of a number of private investors. 

    Chris holds a BsC from the University of Piraeus. Upon his graduation, he ventured to set up a secondary market for unlisted startup equities in the likes of Second Market©. However, the project never took off. Soon after, he joined Marathon Venture Capital to assist in raising the fund. Nowadays, Chris is entrusted with a wide range of responsibilities from deal flow management to assisting portfolio companies in various operations.

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    Dimitris-Ilias Gkanatsios

    Dimitris-Ilias Gkanatsios

    Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

    Dimitris-Ilias Gkanatsios works as a Senior Technical Evangelist at the Developer Experience group in Microsoft Greece. Spanning over a decade of experience in software business, his primary focus is to guide 600 software houses and 500 startups in Greece to use innovative cloud solutions and develop their business. He has a degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Athens and an MSc in Cloud technologies from the University of Piraeus. In the past, he has worked as a software engineer in leading software houses and as a CS professor in private universities. Moreover, he participated at a startup, creating world-class educational games winning numerous awards and thousands of customers. Feel free his blog at www.dgkanatsios.com where you can read about various topics such as IoT, Cloud, chatbots and game development.

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    Dimitris Dimitrelos

    Dimitris Dimitrelos

    Agile Coach, Technology Delivery Lead Manager, Accenture

    Dimitris has been practicing, teaching and preaching Agile and Scrum since 2011. He holds a PhD in High Performance Computing and an MBA. He has considerable experience in the Software Industry as a Project Manager and a Project Management Office head. He is a certified PSM I, PSPO I and PMP. In 2016 he founded AgileForValue.com, and in September 2016 he joined Accenture. Dimitris is an active member of the Greek Agile Community.

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    Gasser Haridy

    Gasser Haridy

    Head of Group IT Architecture & Integration Management - Eurobank Group

    Gasser is the Head of Group IT Architecture and Integration Management in Eurobank Group. He is a business oriented senior IT executive with 28 years’ experience in Business and IT Consulting, Business Integration, IT Strategy Formulation, IT Transformation, IT Governance, Cross-functional IT Management, Program Management and Solution Integration. Since he joined Eurobank Group in 2004, he led various IT units and functions including Strategy & Governance, Application Management, Solution Delivery, Infrastructure and Operations Management, as well as the delivery & optimization of critical business and IT capabilities. Before joining Eurobank Group, he worked in Accenture as Partner in the Financial Services Market Unit, where he led Solution Engineering and Solution Operations service lines in Greece and managed major Financial Services clients’ engagements and accounts. He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications and Electro-physics from the University of Alexandria, Egypt.

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    Nikos Karlovits

    Nikos Karlovits

    Strategy & Analysis in SB segment, Eurobank

    Nikos is engaged  in Strategy & Analysis for the Small Business Banking Segment since 2015. His field of activity covers the transactional banking, financing and advisory support to SME In terms of improving operational efficiency. Nikos works in Eurobank since 2006 and has experience in Retail Banking, having served as Relationship Manager  in the Branch Network. Also has experience in Product Development (loan & transactional products) for SMEs. He is a graduate of University of Piraeus, Department of Economics.

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    Xanthippi Lemontzoglou

    Xanthippi Lemontzoglou

    Data Scientist, OCL

    Data scientist who is an Agile and UX enthusiast. She is interested in the trends and challenges of the startup community. Xanthippi has participated in various Startup Weekends and works at UK based OCL.

    At OCL she is part of the team creating frameworks and applications for the music industry in the areas of authentication, analysis of relations between actors and objects and their related permissions clearance with security, anonymity and privacy.

    Xanthippi graduated from the Technical University of Crete, as a Production and Management Engineer with a specialization in Operational Research.

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    Andreas Marneris

    Andreas Marneris

    Head of Loyalty Programs & Portfolio Management

    Andreas has more than 15 years’ experience across Western & Eastern Europe, having worked in commercial & remedial positions in the United Kingdom, China & the Ukraine.

    Andreas joined Eurobank almost a decade ago, as Head of Consumer Lending in Universal Bank (Ukraine) & currently serves as Head of Loyalty Programs & Portfolio Management for the Bank’s Individual Banking General Division.

    He holds an MBA degree from SDA Bocconi (Italy).

    For more information please visit www.linkedin.com/in/marneris/

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    Nikos Oikonomakis

    Nikos Oikonomakis

    Customer Delivery Director Greece, Cyprus & Malta - MasterCard

    Nikos Oikonomakis is employed the past 3,5 years by MasterCard as customer delivery manager for the Greek, Cypriot and Maltese market, being responsible for all new innovative technology projects (such as Masterpass, MDES, mobile proximity payments, InControl). In the past, he has worked in Alpha Bank, where from the position of business analyst/project manager was responsible for the implementation of the first contactless card product and the first mobile payments application in the Greek market. Moreover, he has worked in Eurobank as junior developer in the Front end card system of the bank. He is a graduate of the Polytechnics school in Patra in Computer Engineering and also has a MBA in IT diploma from University of Leicester, UK.

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    Costis Paikos

    Costis Paikos

    eBusiness Services Subdivision Manager, Eurobank Group

    Costis Paikos engages in the digital business of Eurobank Group since 2002. Today, as the e-Business Services Subdivision Manager of Eurobank Group e-Business Sector, he is responsible for the development and marketing of the Bank's award winning electronic services for retail customers, such as e-Banking, m-Banking, e-Statements, Alerts. Additionally, he also specializes in Interactive Marketing, having designed the implementation strategy for several initiatives in the digital media. Since 2009, he has been a Board Member of the Hellenic Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Hellas), responsible for the financial and the educational activities of the organization. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the U.K and Postgraduate Degrees in Business Administration from the U.S and Greece.

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    George Papastergiou

    George Papastergiou

    Investment Analyst, Velocity Partners

    George is the Investment Analyst of the Velocity Partners Venture Capital.

    He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with specialization on Robotics & Automation and Industrial Management & Operational Research.

    He has founded two startups where he led the product design and development efforts. As a member of the Control Systems Laboratory (CSL) of the NTUA he has worked on robotics projects for large institutions and has gained substantial experience on autonomous control, hardware implementation, mechanical design and manufacturing processes.

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    Yannis Seimenis

    Yannis Seimenis

    Head of Sales, Global Markets, Eurobank

    Yannis is a well experienced Treasury personnel, having rotated since 1999 through all the basic Treasury roles (MM, FX, FI Trader, Sales O‑cer, Head of Desks), currently running a team of 20. He is familiar with risk management and enjoys to discuss with clients about investments, hedging strategies or even for daily routine Treasury operations. The last 3 years allocates most of his time to more managerial issues like product offering, optimization of procedures, coaching people, regulatory compliance, operational risk and crisis management.

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    Achilleas Stathopoulos

    Achilleas Stathopoulos

    e-Business Services Manager, Eurobank Group

    Achilleas is a Mechanical Engineer from the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens), and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). He joined the Bank in 2000 and throughout these years he has been responsible for the strategy, development, marketing & promotion of the Bank’s e-Channels & e-Services (i.e. internet banking for individuals & businesses, mobile banking services, payments & e-commerce, websites & social media, etc.). He represents the Bank in several committees, such as the Hellenic Bank Association for the entire eBanking Channel, as well as for specific projects (currently e-Government initiatives, MyBank payments scheme, e-Invoicing, mobile P2P payments) and has served for 6 years as the General Secretary for the Interactive Advertising Bureau Hellas. Before joining the Bank his professional & management experience derived from large multinational FMCG companies (Metaxa/IDV & Diageo), in the areas of Brand Management/Marketing, International & Strategy.

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    Olga Theodoratou

    Olga Theodoratou

    Head of Retail Business Process Redesign (Eurobank)

    Olga drives initiatives that apply Lean Six Sigma Methodology to improve and simplify processes within the Retail Business and thus transform the Customer’s journey.

    In the past, Olga has been instrumental in shaping Retail transaction banking strategy, driving growth and profitability. Since 2008 she has been in charge of daily transactions pricing strategy and transactional services’ development for Retail Customers.

    Olga holds an MBA from ALBA Business School, an MSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business and a BSc of Physics from Athens’ University.

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    Christos Tsounis

    Christos Tsounis

    Digital Transformation & Knowledge Transfer, Found.ation

    Christos is an entrepreneur with a good grasp on both the STARTUP scene and the DIGITAL PERFORMANCE market. From a young age, Christos has undergone multiple times the difficulties and the pressure of a startup, participating in several successful projects such as Yourse (the first Greek Job Search Engine), and E-MAILiT (one of the biggest social media sharing platforms). Later, as the Head of Quizdom™ (one of the the biggest Quiz apps in the world with millions of users) he lead its global expansion. Moreover, Christos has founded JNBC, a Digital Performance Agency specializing in e-commerce platforms.

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    Stavros Vassos

    Stavros Vassos

    Computer Engineer, entrepreneur, Helvia.io

    Dr. Stavros Vassos is passionate about Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an interface to the modern computing world. He holds a MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in Canada, and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. During 2012-2016 he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy. In 2016 he moved to Athens and co-founded Helvia.io, a startup that develops custom AI business solutions and Chat/Voice-enabled Assistants. He teaches and works in a variety of scenarios related to Interaction Design, Internet of Things, Videogames, and Chatbots!

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    Eleftherios Vlachogiannis

    Eleftherios Vlachogiannis

    Head of Cash & Trade Services, Global Transaction Banking, Eurobank

    Eleftherios Vlachogiannis, has an extensive experience in the financial services industry. Since 1998, he has worked for Citigroup Inc., where he fulfilled various client-facing roles in Transaction Banking Services (Global Custody, Securities Services, Fund administration) across various markets (Greece, UK, Nordics and Netherlands). In his current role, he is heading Cash and Trade Service for Eurobank Ergasias S.A having both product and commercial responsibility of Cash Management & Trade Finance services. He holds a BA degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the American College of Greece – Deree. He has been participating as a keynote speaker in a number of national and international conferences and industry events.

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    Alexandros Vlagkoulis

    Alexandros Vlagkoulis

    Head of Strategy and Analysis for Affluent Segment, Eurobank

    Alexandros joined Eurobank almost four years ago, as Head of Business Development for the Personal Banking.  Currently he serves as Head of Strategy and Analysis for Affluent Segment.

    Alexandros has more than 17 years’ experience in Wealth Management having worked in Citibank for 13 years where in his last position was the Head of Citigold Personal Banking.

    He holds an Msc in Management from University of Surrey (UK).

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