MARCH 17 - 19. 2017

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to co-create the future of banking

HACKATHON BEYOND HACKATHON BY EUROBANK

Beyond Hackathon is part of Eurobank Innovation Center’s initiatives designed to spark, cultivate and promote open innovation in the Financial Services industry by working collaboratively with the global startup community.

Beyond Hackathon is a regional FinTech Hackathon, bringing together Global Industry Leaders and regional startup ecosystem participants, aiming to develop a generation of FinTech companies that will build products & services to transform customer experience with the use of Eurobank APIs.

Apply today for a chance to pitch your idea, build innovative products & services and co-create the future of digital banking!

Indicative Areas

 

Customer Acquisition & On-boarding
How can we acquire and on-board retail or corporate clients seamlessly?
Loyalty & Engagement
How can we retain retail customers and strengthen engagement?
SME Banking
How can we help SMEs do business better?
Banking in the age of Blockchain & IoT
How can new technologies such as the Blockchain and Internet of Things transform banking?

Eurobank will add a powerful tool to your toolkit by offering its API. We urge you to use it to build stuff that will improve people's digital experience. API use is not mandatory for your participation yet we highly recommend you to take advantage of it!

Prizes WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

BLOCK 17
HACKING SQUAD
WIRE BUZZ

TALKS; EVENTS; HACKING; schedule

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DAY 01
17.03.17
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DAY 02
18.03.17
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DAY 03
19.03.17

THE PEOPLE

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    Efi
    Pylarinou

    Efi Pylarinou

    Daily Fintech & Fintech Genome Co-founder

    Efi Pylarinou, Ph.D. in Finance, is included in the 2016 Women in Fintech powerlist by Innovate Finance. She is the co-founder of Daily Fintech, a global insight driven platform with over 16,000 subscribers and of the Fintech Genome, a P2P knowledge platform for Fintech conversations and connections.

    With more than 50,000 Linkedin followers and a domain focus on Digital Wealth Management & Capital Markets, she is riding the wave of transformation in financial services.

    Efi holds a Doctorate in Finance and brings bold Wall Street experience (Salomon Brothers, Bankers Trust, SGCowen) in a broad range of asset classes (fixed income, structured products, hedge funds). She also brings a global mindset (worked in the US, France, Greece, Canada, and Switzerland) and a broad strategic viewpoint (having worked in various businesses). Efi is the author of Wiley Fixed income books with Frank Fabozzi.

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    Olga
    Theodoratou

    Olga Theodoratou

    Ηead of Retail Transaction Banking & Lean Retail Banking, Eurobank

    Olga Theodoratou is Ηead of Retail Transaction Banking and Ηead of Lean Retail Banking in Eurobank.

    As Head of Retail Transaction Banking, she has been instrumental in shaping retail transaction banking strategy driving growth and profitability. Since 2008 she has been leading daily transactions pricing strategy, transactional services’ development for retail customers as well as sales motivation and coaching initiatives.

    As Head of Lean Retail Banking she applies the Lean Methodology to improve and simplify processes within the Retail Business and thus transform the customers’ journey.

    Ms. Theodoratou 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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    Athanassios
    Daflos

    Athanassios Daflos

    Head of i-Services, Global Transaction Banking, Eurobank Group

    Athanassios has served as Head of E-Services at Eurobank Corporate Transaction Banking Sector and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Eurobank Factors SA. He is also member of the Eurobank Factors SA Executive Committee.  Before joining Eurobank S.A. (2004), he has served as IT Consultant at Scientific Institutions and as IT Director at Tech companies. He holds a degree in Physics along with an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Athens, and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics & Business. He has been engaged in several scientific projects in the areas of Technology and IT at the University of Athens.

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    Alex
    Drimiotis

    Alex Drimiotis

    Head of Payments & Cash, Global Transaction Banking

    Alex Drimiotis started his career in 1989 working for Delta Informatics (First Data Hellas since 2004).

    He contributed towards the growth and development of all major activities of the company, focusing mainly on financial / banking applications and payment systems.

    Additionally, he worked with most of the new banks that started in the ‘90s, in order to help them establish online connections with Delta’s systems or with each other.

    In parallel with these activities at Delta, he always had a significant role in supporting the ΙΤ systems for Greek elections, a project that he successfully redesigned, reengineered and managed for SingularLogic (Delta-Singular successor), from 2006 up to 2015.

    In 2016 he joined Eurobank, to address the needs for new and innovative payment products in the new era of open / connected banking.

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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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    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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    Kostis
    Vougioukas

    Kostis Vougioukas

    Head of Network Operations Division, Eurobank

    Kostis Vougioukas is Head of Eurobank’s Network Operations Division. As part of the Branch Network Team for more than 30 years and Head of the Network Development Division for 17 year, his main management tool is an in-depth knowledge of branch network optimization requirements and conditions, branch needs and features, location idiosyncrasies and dispersion fundamentals. He has therefore shaped the strategy of almost every Network rationalization and development initiative in Eurobank. From 2014 Kostis Vougioukas has also attained the coordination of network business and operations optimization and in this short amount of time, he and his team have introduced breakthrough initiatives that promote process agility, efficiency and effectiveness.

    Kostis Vougioukas holds a Master’s Degree in Business administration.

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    Iakovos
    Giannaklis

    Iakovos Giannaklis

    General Manager Retail Banking

    Mr. I. Giannaklis was born in Athens in 1971. He started his career in 1988 at the Branch Network of the National Bank of Greece. In 1994 he joined Eurobank, initially as an Officer in the Branch network while later on he assumed various managerial positions within the Branch Network Division. He has been, Head of Customer Service and Development Division for the period 2004-2009. Since 2009 he has held the positions of Sector Head and Commercial Director for the Retail Branch Network while in 2014 he was appointed Head of the Branch Network General Division. In 2016 he assumed the position of General Manager Retail Banking.

    He is a member of the Executive Board, the Group Asset & Liabilities Committee (G-ALCO), the People Advisory Committee and the Loans & Products Committee of the Bank and a member of the Board of Eurobank Business Services S.A. and Eurobank Asset Management MFMC.

    He holds a BA in Business Administration from City University of Seattle and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis.

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    Gregoire
    Michel

    Gregoire Michel

    Head of Ecosystem, Startupbootcamp Fintech London

    Greg is currently Head of Ecosystem at Startupbootcamp Fintech London. Drawing from his past experience in venture capital in Silicon Valley and being a seed investor himself, he currently manages the investor facing activities of the program and advises startups on funding matters. Greg spent the first part of his career on the trading floor of Deutsche Bank in London. A Swiss native, he holds a BA in Economics from the University of St.Gallen.

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    George
    Saliaris-Fasseas

    George Saliaris-Fasseas

    President SWE, IPG MediaBrands

    Since September 2013, George is President of SouthWestern Europe for IPG MediaBrands, responsible for Interpublic’s (NYSE:IPG) media buying, planning and digital performance companies in Austria, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey. More than 300 clients in this region are served by 412 experts in UM, Initiative, bpn, Reprisemedia and PromoQube who deliver creative ideas, targeted planning, efficient media buying, digital performance and engaging social and mobile media solutions.

    Prior to IPG Mediabrands, George was the Executive Director of Ogilvy&Mather, Greece, Country Manager of Google Greece, Partner & CEO (following the merger of his digital agency yellownetroad) of OgilvyOne, Athens.

    George holds an MSc (with distinction) In Information Systems from the London School of Economics, a BSc in Management Sciences from Warwick University.

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    Sotiris
    Sirmakezis

    Sotiris Sirmakezis

    General Manager, Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer (Group CDTO), Eurobank Group

    Sotiris Sirmakezis is General Manager, Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer (Group CDTO) at Eurobank Group, reporting to the Deputy CEO. He heads the Group Digital Banking & Technology, supervising the Group IT General Division and the Group Digital Banking General Division. The latter includes Digital Banking Channels (e-banking, m-banking, e-services), Self-service Banking Channels (ATM, APS, Call Center), Digital Marketing, Customer Experience Management, Customer Analytics & Marketing Campaign Management, Innovation Center, Bank-wide Digital Transformation Program and Egg (enter•grow•go), the Bank’s startup incubator.

    He is responsible for the strategic initiatives aiming to the effective use of technology and the adoption of digital technology, methodologies and policies across the spectrum of Group’s activities. Upgrading and strengthening of technology and responding to the challenges of the new "digital era", the Eurobank Group aims to become the most technologically advanced and innovative financial institution in southeastern Europe, which stands out for providing superior, personalized experience to all customers, an experience that will be provided through a set of innovative digital products and services which will contribute significantly to the Group's profitability.

    Mr. Sotiris Sirmakezis is a member of the Executive Board of the Bank. He is also a member of the Hellenic Banking Association’s (HBA) Coordination Committee and HBA’s representative to the Payment Systems Committee of the European Banking Federation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Institute of Customer Service.

    He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete. Previously, Mr. Sirmakezis worked for 15 years at Piraeus Bank Group, as General Manager of Retail Banking (2012-2015), Deputy General Manager of Electronic Business (2008-2012) and Electronic Banking Director (winbank) (2000-2008).

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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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    Konstantinos
    Vassiliou

    Konstantinos Vassiliou

    General Manager, Head of Group Corporate & Investment Banking, Member of the Strategic Planning Committee and Member of the Executive Board and the Management Committee of Eurobank

    Konstantinos Vassiliou is heading Group Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Executive Board of Eurobank. He is responsible for the Corporate Banking Units, Large Corporate & Commercial Banking, as well as for the specialized units of Shipping, Structured Finance, Global Transaction Banking, Eurobank Equities, Hotels & Leisure, Investment Banking & Principal Capital Strategies and Loan Syndications & Debt Capital Markets on a group basis. Mr. Vassiliou is also member of the Board of Directors of Eurobank Factors, Eurobank Equities and Athens Exchange Group S.A.

    Before joining Eurobank in late 2005, Mr. Vassiliou was Country Manager for Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans region at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, based in London. Having more than 15 years of experience in Corporate & Investment Banking, he has been actively involved in most major debt financings completed in Greece and Southeastern Europe and has led some of the largest and most visible debt restructurings in Greece. Mr. Vassiliou received an MBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management in 1998 and a B.S. in Business Administration from the Economic University of Athens in 1994. He was born in 1972.

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    Nick
    Arapkoules

    Nick Arapkoules

    Founder & CEO of Heliix

    Nick Arapkoules, was born in Athens, Greece in 1988. He is an innovator, entrepreneur and passionate team leader. He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and he has designed a novel thermodynamic cycle, suitable for transforming low-grade heat into electricity. He is the founder and CEO of Heliix, a multi-awarded company that empowers industries to improve efficiency of existing infrastructure, through scalable, highly efficient, waste heat recovery products. Nick was featured in the first ever Forbes 30under30 Europe Industry list in 2016, for scaling up a personal project into a highly impactful venture. He was also featured in the Fortune Greece 40 under 40 list of the same year.

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    Athanassios
    Daflos

    Athanassios Daflos

    Head of i-Services, Global Transaction Banking, Eurobank Group

    Athanassios has served as Head of E-Services at Eurobank Corporate Transaction Banking Sector and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Eurobank Factors SA. He is also member of the Eurobank Factors SA Executive Committee.  Before joining Eurobank S.A. (2004), he has served as IT Consultant at Scientific Institutions and as IT Director at Tech companies. He holds a degree in Physics along with an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Athens, and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics & Business. He has been engaged in several scientific projects in the areas of Technology and IT at the University of Athens.

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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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    Fotis
    Draganidis

    Fotis Draganidis

    General Manager of the Microsoft Innovation Center and the Director of Technology in Greece, Cyprus and Malta

    Fotis Draganidis holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from the same university. He has been working with Microsoft in Greece since 2000 and he is currently the General Manager of the Microsoft Innovation Center and the Director of Technology in Greece, Cyprus and Malta. Fotis is a mentor in several Greek and international initiatives for supporting. You can read his blog at www.draganidis.com and his latest tweets here.

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    Alex
    Drimiotis

    Alex Drimiotis

    Head of Payments & Cash, Global Transaction Banking

    Alex Drimiotis started his career in 1989 working for Delta Informatics (First Data Hellas since 2004).

    He contributed towards the growth and development of all major activities of the company, focusing mainly on financial / banking applications and payment systems.

    Additionally, he worked with most of the new banks that started in the ‘90s, in order to help them establish online connections with Delta’s systems or with each other.

    In parallel with these activities at Delta, he always had a significant role in supporting the ΙΤ systems for Greek elections, a project that he successfully redesigned, reengineered and managed for SingularLogic (Delta-Singular successor), from 2006 up to 2015.

    In 2016 he joined Eurobank, to address the needs for new and innovative payment products in the new era of open / connected banking.

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    Dimitris-Ilias
    Gkanatsios

    Dimitris-Ilias Gkanatsios

    Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Hellas

    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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    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 27 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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    George
    Kamtsioras

    George Kamtsioras

    Business Development – Financials, SAP Hellas, Cyprus & Malta

    George has a physics degree from University of Athens and MBA from University of Liverpool. He has been working for SAP Hellas for 15 years in various positions (consulting, Project Management, consulting Management). Currently he is Customer Solution Manager and responsible for the Business Development in the areas of Financial solutions (office of the CFO), Banking and Insurance.

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    Astyanax
    Kanakakis

    Astyanax Kanakakis

    CEO and co-founder, Norbloc

    Astyanax is currently the CEO and co-founder of norbloc, a company specializing on blockchain based regulatory applications. He has spent more than 12 years in Finance and Consulting, most recently as Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company. 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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    Yiannis
    Kanellopoulos

    Yiannis Kanellopoulos

    Practice Leader Greece, Software Improvement Group

    Yiannis Kanellopoulos is the Practice Leader Greece of Software Improvement Group (www.sig.eu), the Dutch management consultancy firm that started as a spin-off of CWI, from University of Amsterdam. He holds a PhD in "Supporting Software Systems Maintenance Using Data Mining Techniques", from the University of Manchester, School of Computer Science. Yiannis helps international organisations managing their risks and costs related to either the procurement or the development and maintenance of their software systems.  Yiannis is a keen supporter of startups and he has been a mentor at Orange Grove Athens, ALBA’s Venture Garder and ID-GC’s Founder Institute accelerator. Yiannis is also one of the co-founders of the Orange Grove Patras, an initiative started with the collaboration of the of the Dutch Embassy, in Patras to promote entrepreneurship and to help counter youth unemployment.

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    Yannis
    Larios

    Yannis Larios

    Business Development Director, Viva Payment Services SA

    Yannis Larios (PhD Electrical & Computer Eng. NTUA) has been in the Business & Strategy Consulting and Public Policy formulation and implementation in the fields of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), Digital Payments and Digital Policies since 1994.

    During the last 23 years he has worked on new business development on payment services, the development of Digital Policies and Strategies for Greece & other European countries within the framework of European Commission institutions, as well as advising & supporting top government officials at Ministerial Level, on digital policies.

    In the past, he has served as the VP of the Observatory for Information Society, providing credible data on the growth and beneficial impact of ICT to the Greek and European economy, and also provided consulting services on Strategy and Planning for business units and private sector corporations. His PhD thesis addressed issues of Electricity Suppliers’ financial risk management in Deregulated Electricity Markets, through the use of derivate Contracts-for-Difference.

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    Prof Giorgos
    Lekakos

    Prof Giorgos Lekakos

    Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business

    Dr. George Lekakos is the Scientific Coordinator of the MSC in Management Science and Technology. He teaches and pursues research on both technical (e.g. programming, data analytics) and e-services design topics (such as e-payments and digital currency services). The last 15 years He has been involved in several EU funded ICT research projects as well as in consulting projects for large organizations (e.g. Google), associations (e.g. SEV) and all major Greek banks. He has been member of numerous technical and advisory committees for Greek Ministries concerning the development of e-commerce and digital services in Greece (e.g. e-invoicing and e-payments committees). He has also served as mentor or evaluator in many innovation competitions (including Hackathlons).

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    Teo
    Maragakis

    Teo Maragakis

    UX Engineer, Accenture Multimedia Agency

    Being a traditional nerd, Teo started studying computer science, networks and development from a young age, making his choice to study Telecommunications Engineering a natural one. He has a bit more than a decade’s worth of experience in the IT field but his OCD and self-taught design skills led him to pursue a UX position in Accenture. Νow, he’s part of Accenture Multimedia Agency, a world-class design and development team based in Milan, Italy.

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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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    Alex
    Marousis

    Alex Marousis

    Art Director - Isobar

    Alex is an experienced digital marketing professional with over eight years’ experience within the Greek advertising market. He began his career as a User Experience (UX) and User Interaction (UI) designer working with national and international brands such as Nestle, Unilever, Athenian Brewery and Cosmote. Upon achieving multiple awards within his personal & professional projects, Alex contributes his efforts in his new role as Art Director at Isobar Greece.

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    Gregoire
    Michel

    Gregoire Michel

    Head of Ecosystem, Startupbootcamp Fintech London

    Greg is currently Head of Ecosystem at Startupbootcamp Fintech London. Drawing from his past experience in venture capital in Silicon Valley and being a seed investor himself, he currently manages the investor facing activities of the program and advises startups on funding matters. Greg spent the first part of his career on the trading floor of Deutsche Bank in London. A Swiss native, he holds a BA in Economics from the University of St.Gallen.

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    Nikos
    Oikonomakis

    Nikos Oikonomakis

    Customer Delivery Manager Greece, Cyprus & Malta - MasterCard

    Nikos Oikonomakis is employed the past eighteen months 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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    Thodoris
    Papadopoulos

    Thodoris Papadopoulos

    Unit Head UX, Eurobank

    After several years in  Business Development , Web Marketing  and having worked for Fortune 500 Companies, Theodoros followed his passion for improving Customer and User experiences and organizational transformation to deliver more value for both customers and the business and has been working on this ever since. Within Eurobank, Theodoros is leading the UX division  helping the organization  to develop the necessary capabilities, allowing the company to make the transition from a traditional bank to a highly  user friendly service.   Theodoros  also holds 2 Master’s focusing on Global Media and New Marketing Techniques.

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    John
    Papidis

    John Papidis

    IT Digitalization & Innovation Director for OTE group

    Mr. John Papidis is currently working as the IT Digitalization & Innovation Director for OTE group.  This new Division is involved in the formation of the strategy and vision of the company in its transition to the new digital era. His team coordinates the content of the actions of the digital transition and take further action to strengthen innovation within the company and its ecosystem.

    He has been with OTE Group since 2001 starting as IT Director of OTEnet and holding several positions within IT.   Before assuming his duties in OTE Group, He held the position of Director of Network and IT in Hellas On Line.

    Mr Papidis holds a bachelor degree in Software Engineering and a Master in Business Administration.  He started his professional career in 1986 working for Commodore BM and participated in 3 startups (Acropolis Net, ComNet, PowerLine   Alarm   System) in the late 90s. He has followed, closely, the evolution of ICT and the business models born through this.

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    Alexandros
    Paragyios

    Alexandros Paragyios

    Assistant General Manager, Head of Group IT Business Intelligence, Channels, and Packaged Systems - Eurobank Group

    Alexandros is Assistant General Manager of Eurobank, holding the position of of Group IT Applications Head responsible for Business Intelligence Competency Center, Electronic & Physical Channels, Packaged Solutions and Domestic Subsidiaries Applications. He joined Eurobank Group in 2001, as the IT CRM Manager responsible for the creation of Corporate Data Warehouse and CRM technological landscape of the Bank. Since then, Alexandros held various senior management positions in Group IT, leading Business Technology Group, Business Intelligence Competency Center, Applications Delivery Sector and Group IT Applications. Prior to that, Alexandros worked for Deloitte Greece in Athens as a senior IT consultant in the Telecommunications Industry for about five years and before that, he was working for nearly four years as a Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence & Decision Support Systems Lab of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). Alexandros has an IT academic background (from AUEB, Department of Informatics).

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    Fotis
    Pasiouras

    Fotis Pasiouras

    Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete

    Fotis Pasiouras is Associate Professor at the School of Production Engineering & Management at the Technical University of Crete, and a Co-Director of Research at the Financial Engineering Laboratory. He has held faculty positions and visiting research fellowships at various European and U.S. universities. Additionally, he has served as Co-Coordinator of the Board of the EURO Working Group on Efficiency & Productivity Analysis (European Operational Research Society), and Co-Director of the Centre for Money, Banking and Institutions (University of Surrey). Currently, he is Secretary of the Executive Board of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society. He has published over 60 research papers in international academic journals like: Management Science, Journal of Money Credit & Banking, Journal of Banking & Finance, European Journal of Operational Research. His name has appeared in various IDEAS/RePec lists like: Top Young Economists in the world and Top 10% authors in the world in the field of Banking. In January 2017, IDEAS/RePec included him in the Top 4% authors in Economics in the world based on research publications over the last decade.

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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

    Ηead of Retail Transaction Banking & Lean Retail Banking, Eurobank

    Olga Theodoratou is Ηead of Retail Transaction Banking and Ηead of Lean Retail Banking in Eurobank.

    As Head of Retail Transaction Banking, she has been instrumental in shaping retail transaction banking strategy driving growth and profitability. Since 2008 she has been leading daily transactions pricing strategy, transactional services’ development for retail customers as well as sales motivation and coaching initiatives.

    As Head of Lean Retail Banking she applies the Lean Methodology to improve and simplify processes within the Retail Business and thus transform the customers’ journey.

    Ms. Theodoratou 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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    Kiki
    Vasilopoulou

    Kiki Vasilopoulou

    Financial Services Business Director, Warply

    Kiki is Financial Services Business Director at Warply. A results-oriented professional, with more than 16-years experience in the digital banking sector. An expert in product and business development and capable of delivering projects combining both the digital and physical world. Kiki is passionate about identifying customer needs, designing the appropriate service to improve and to exceed the customer experience while pursuing customer engagement. Innovative savvy, creative, self-motivated, with strong analytical skills; with considerable experience in large scale, cross channel and international projects. Possessing excellent communication skills combined with the ability to relate to people at all levels and backgrounds.

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    Jon
    Vlachogiannis

    Jon Vlachogiannis

    CEO and A.I Investments at AgentRisk

    Jon V is a Serial Entrepreneur and risk taker, specialized in disrupting industries.

    He is currently the founder and CEO of AgentRisk, an A.I-powered investment platform.

    He loves flying planes and surfing in L.A and used to squash mobile bugs with BugSense (acquired by Splunk).

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    Aristotelis
    Vlachos

    Aristotelis Vlachos

    Analytical Lead - Google

    Aristotelis works at Google as an Analytical Lead for the markets of Greece, Cyprus and Malta. He is consulting advertisers efficiently promote their businesses online with the Google products that best suit their needs. He is responsible for the high performance of the largest Greek advertisers in the industries of Banking, Insurance, Retail, Telecommunications and Consumer Packaged Goods.

    Aristotelis has studied Electrical and Computer Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens majoring in Computer Software and Systems.

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    Kostis
    Vougioukas

    Kostis Vougioukas

    Head of Network Operations Division, Eurobank

    Kostis Vougioukas is Head of Eurobank’s Network Operations Division. As part of the Branch Network Team for more than 30 years and Head of the Network Development Division for 17 year, his main management tool is an in-depth knowledge of branch network optimization requirements and conditions, branch needs and features, location idiosyncrasies and dispersion fundamentals. He has therefore shaped the strategy of almost every Network rationalization and development initiative in Eurobank. From 2014 Kostis Vougioukas has also attained the coordination of network business and operations optimization and in this short amount of time, he and his team have introduced breakthrough initiatives that promote process agility, efficiency and effectiveness.

    Kostis Vougioukas holds a Master’s Degree in Business administration.

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    Teresa
    Zegkinoglou

    Teresa Zegkinoglou

    User Experience Architect, Wedia

    Teresa has 10+ years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility in design and user experience. She has a unique skill set of design strategy, information architecture and user interface design combined with an extreme attention to detail.
    She currently works at Wedia as a User Experience Architect, translating business goals and requirements into effective and delightful digital experiences for the clients and their end users.
    Teresa holds a BA degree in Graphic Design (First Class Honors) and has worked with companies such as Eurobank, Eurolife ERB, Piraeus Bank, Winbank, Olympiacos F.C., Singular Logic, Minoan Lines, Gazzetta.gr, ALBA Graduate Business School and Camelot Global.

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    Panagiotis
    Zeppos

    Panagiotis Zeppos

    E-Business Manager, Eurobank

    Panagiotis has spent his entire academic and professional life in the technology sector. He holds a BSc in Computing and Informatics from University of Patras (CEID) and a MSc in Internet Systems from King's College. Although he started his career as a hardcore developer, he quickly advanced to the business side, managing the digital banking channels of a major Greek Bank. At Eurobank he is responsible for enhancing and extending the Bank's digital portfolio with value added products and services (more on linkedin.com/in/zeppos).

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