The 4th Industrial Revolution has been accelerated by the pandemic and the way we live, work and relate to one another has radically changed. We are entering a new chapter in human development, the new era of intelligent connectivity, one in which we are being forced to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value and even what it means to be human. At this conference, speakers from the world’s biggest tech companies will present the future of technology and the major new trends that are expected to reshape the business and social landscape in the coming years. The accompanying exhibition will offer unique technology solutions that can help Cypriot businesses grow and improve the lives of their people and their customers. Discover how technology is going to change the world and make your business future-ready now.
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Kyriacos Kokkinos is the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, since March 1st 2020. He previously served as Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation (R&I), Chairman of the Research & Innovation Foundation and Member of the National Board of R&I. He is a distinguished professional with 30 years of experience in Executive Management, Technology and Business Consulting, having served at senior Executive roles in global corporations eg. IBM Europe and PwC, and the Board of many Organisations, including Invest Cyprus and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. He is the recipient of numerous awards for professional excellence, including ‘Business Leader of the Year 2016, by Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. His Academic qualifications include Executive MBA in Strategic Management and MSc & BSc in Electrical Engineering.
Head of GZGTech, Lawyer, George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC
Vasilis Charalambides is a Lawyer and the Head of GZGTech at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, advising public and private sector clients on emerging technology and personal data issues including Blockchain, Crypto-assets and Distributed ledger technology. He is an alumni of the University of Leicester (LLB) and Portsmouth University (MSc) and a member of the Technology committee of the Cyprus Bar Association as well as the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications.
Principal Expert PLM Process Innovation, Siemens Advanta Consulting, Germany
Dr. Peter Fassbinder is Principal Expert for PLM Process Innovation at Siemens Advanta Consulting. Based on over 15 years hands-on experience in Lean / Agile and 5 years transforming an industrial company to Continuous Delivery and DevOps, he drives innovation of PLM processes, organizations and ecosystems. His current focus topics are application of Continuous Delivery and DevOps in industrial environments, Agile Scaling and Lean / Agile Leadership. Prior to joining Siemens, Peter worked as project lead, architect and subject matter expert at various other blue-chip companies. Peter is member of the advisory board, chairman and regular keynote speaker at international events.
Vassilios Argyriadis currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Huawei Technologies South Balkan Region with responsibilities of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and North Macedonia. He has more than 20 years of experience in telecom industry, serving from different companies and roles the ICT objectives. His expertise is in broadband evolution of carriers’ business, and how ICT industry can assist operators’ digital connectivity efforts, innovation and sustainable development, but also how ICT practices can lead towards the digital awareness and transformation of the local society. Vassilis Argyriadis holds a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Telecoms from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB). He has also obtained a Bachelor Degree (BSc) in Physics from University of Ioannina.
Engineering Manager for Search Platform, Twitter, UK
Barbara Fusinska is an Engineering Manager for Search Platform at Twitter. While working with a variety of different companies, she gained experience in building software systems and diverse teams. This experience brought her focus to the Data Science and Machine Learning field. She believes in the importance of the data and metrics and teams collaboration when growing a successful business. Currently speaking at conferences in-between working in London. Tweets at @BasiaFusinska and blogs on http://barbarafusinska.com.
Product Manager, Open Networks,Amdocs (ex-IBM), Ireland
Anton Palagin is presently Amdocs’ Product Manager in Open Network organization. Anton has worked in the telecommunication industry since 2006 and has been delivering CEM, SQM, NOC/SOC, and orchestration solutions as an engineer and a Product Manager. Of late, he has been working on an edge cloud offering for the telco MEC at IBM. He has a deep understanding of the telecom industry standards, customer requirements, and multi-vendor integration projects across the globe. Anton comes from an academic research environment where he spent many years working on digital signal processing and science measurements automation.
Spyros Plessas is Agency Development Manager at Google, driving customer success by empowering trusted partners in Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Malta to leverage Google solutions and achieve customer marketing objectives. Before joining Google, Spyros spent 6 years in the financial and technology sectors of Athens, Barcelona, and Berlin in a variety of companies including National Bank of Greece, Delivery Hero SE, and Dreamcheaper. Spyros holds an MBA from IESE Business School, an MSc in Information Systems Management from London School of Economics, and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.
Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft, UK
April Edwards is a senior software engineer and cloud advocate for Microsoft specializing in application transformation and DevOps ways of working. Her focus is on advocating Microsoft Azure to take customers of a journey from legacy technology, to serverless and containers, where code comes first, while enabling them to take full advantage of DevOps. April was previously a cloud consultant and solution architect for various partners in the UK and brings her years of experience in helping customers plan their journey. April is often asked to present at events to showcase the latest Microsoft technologies and also to present live demos that are industry specific and applicable to real life use cases.
CIO, Eurobank Cyprus
Spyros Loizou is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Eurobank Cyprus, leading the bank’s digital and business transformation initiatives. Spyros has over 15 years of experience in the financial services sector in Cyprus and the UK. He was previously employed by Morgan Stanley Investment bank in London where he as leading the quantitative risk modeling team with Technology and Data division before his repatriation to Cyprus to lead EY’s IT Advisory services as a Director in the local practice for a number of years. He has been awarded with a 1st class honors in BSc in Computing from Northumbria University at Newcastle and an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), an ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) as well as a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer.
Nicolas Mesaritis currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer for the last 3 years, the last 12 months working for EcommBX Electronic Money Institution. Previously, he worked as a software developer and payments consultant for financial software vendors TSYS and OpenWay. Nicolas is still actively involved in software development and he is fascinated by new development in the space of software development and by fintech innovations especially in the area of automations.
Konstantinos Botsaris is a Senior Manager within the Management Consulting department of KPMG in Cyprus, having more than 8 years of experience in the provision of technology consulting services both to private and public clients. Konstantinos is an expert and has deep knowledge in emerging technologies and how those can be leveraged to solve real business challenges. He is currently leading the Digital Innovation Service Line at KPMG in Cyprus. The main focus of the services provided is the design and development of innovative digital solutions, delivering those to various clients across different industries in order to introduce operational efficiencies.
Marios Tannousis holds the post of Deputy Director General at Invest Cyprus. He has more than twenty four years of international corporate experience, with twelve years in the international banking and financial services group Societe Generale, where he served at various key posts. He is a Member of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) as well as the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He also served as President of the Cyprus Finance & Leasing Association and Board Member in various other organizations and bodies. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ, USA and an MBA from Mankato State University (MSU), MN, USA. He is also Certified for offering investment services and has a special interest in Economic Development through Investments especially in Banking, Financial Services and Investment Funds. He represents Cyprus in various international and European Conferences.
Commercial Manager, eBOS Technologies Ltd, Cyprus
Panos Kyriakides is a business professional with more than twenty years of experience in the Financial and Banking sector. Throughout the course of his career, he has gained valuable insights in communicating with people at all levels and building and maintaining sound business relationship with customers and stakeholders. He has experience in compliance and due diligence of clients, analyzing and understanding clients’ needs, promoting business products and services to potential clients while strictly streamlining processes in line with regulations and ensuring compliance to enforced practices and policies. Panos is currently the Commercial Manager of eBOS.
Tryphon Papazoglou has graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1993 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. For the last 25 years, he has been working in the field of technology and in particular IT. Currently, is the Country Manager of SoftOne Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of SoftOne Technologies A.E. member of Olympia Group of Companies and one of the most successful IT companies in Greece. During the last 10 years he has been particularly involved with the convergence of Information and Telecommunications (ICT) especially in the Cloud services, always aiming to create a sustainable added value for end customers. Tryphon’s long and lasting experience in managerial positions, his continuous involvement in the processes, flows and regulations of large and International companies, are some of the traits that make him one of the most capable managers in the IT market of Cyprus.
Christos Tattis currently holds the position of the Senior Commercial Manager at NetU Group. While dealing with commercial matters both in the Private and Public Sectors, he is strongly advocating for the need of organizations to start their digital transformation journey, adopting to the new norms and conditions. Before joining NetU in 2016, he spent 15 years in various positions in the Banking Sector at Emporiki Bank and Alpha Bank, leading various transformational projects. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from University of Cyprus and an MBA from City University of New York, Baruch College.
With work spanning the world of B2B services, consulting, banking, branding and digital strategies, Paul Koronis has been providing dedicated customised and focused solutions by leveraging insights to create deliverables that foster creative leadership. He co-founded the workshop series titled ‘Unlocking Female Leadership’; using research-driven approaches and international best practices, the workshop addresses ways to manage gender bias and challenges in the workplace. With a passion in the world of ideas, creativity, curiosity and connected communities, he has produced TEDxNicosia events with his team. He holds a BSc in Natural Sciences (University of Durham) and an MA in International Management (Durham University Business School).
At ECOMMBX we specialize in B2B e-account management, cross-border payments, and competitive currency conversions. To ensure the most cost-effective and efficient execution of all your e-banking transactions, our innovative serving model is based on four cornerstones: Advanced technology that connects to the global banking industry, customized connections with banking partners around the world, stringent security, and maximum speed. The result is satisfied customers that rely on us for top-notch service.
For more than 30 years, ESET has been developing technologies which protect businesses across 200 countries worldwide. We are pioneers in building a stable and ultimate digital security for your endpoints, business data and users. For those who turn their attention to cloud solutions, we offer highly competitive bundles that can respond effectively to the most demanding environment. Maintaining a strong and leading presence in Greece and Cyprus and utilizing a long experience, we have those specialized teams, which offer our partners the required added value in order to jointly build a comprehensive, functional and reliable cyber security strategy, based on the specific needs of each case.
George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC is a full-service law firm, with 60 experienced lawyers, arbitrators, legal consultants and support staff. The Firm provides services in the areas of: FinTech, GDPR, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Litigation & Arbitration, Private Client, Property & Construction, Compliance & Regulatory, Employment & Pensions, IP & Media, Tax, and Family. It is a dynamic and modern law firm, priding itself on its devotion to professionalism, passion for excellence and commitment to the legal services it provides clients. The Firm is ranked in all the main legal directories - Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal.
KPMG operates in Cyprus since 1948 and currently employs more than 900 people working from 6 offices across the island (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaka, Pafos, Paralimni and Polis Chrysochous). We are a member of the global network of KPMG, one of the world’s largest professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, employing more than 236.000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world in 144 countries and territories. Our clients look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight, local knowledge, and expertise.
MAPiTek offers a wide range of IT solutions specializing in comprehensive IT Support, Networking, Network Security, IT Infrastructure, IT Governance and Security, ERP, Fleet Management Software, CRM and Business Intelligence Systems. We are committed to promoting a modern, innovative process to provide our customers with the most worthwhile, transparent IT solutions that solve problems and inspire change. MAPiTek is a member of MAP S.Platis Group, a leading Financial Services Consulting Group with clients that include regulators, banks, funds and fund managers, investment firms, brokers, fintech firms, insurance firms and payment and electronic money institutions.
NetU Consultants Ltd. is a leading IT solutions and services provider in the Eastern Mediterranean region; awarded by the Cyprus BITE Awards as the “ICT Company of the Year – 2020”, NetU is recognized as a major provider of integrated solutions with strong local and international activity. Since its founding in 1991, NetU has been consistently selected by medium and large organizations to be their IT business partner, providing solutions in the areas of Systems Integration and Business Solutions (Oracle NetSuite, Salesforce, and Infor) helping them achieve their corporate objectives and obtain a competitive advantage.
SoftOne is one of Europe’s most dynamic software vendors, focusing in the development of ERP, CRM, Mobile Solutions and innovative Cloud Services. SoftOne delivers both on-premise and SaaS solutions for growing midsize and large organizations. Soft1 solutions are powerful, intuitive and simple. They unify business processes across the enterprise, using a single, integrated platform. With more than 22.000 customers in several international markets and a wide Channel Partners Network, SoftOne provides its customers with top quality business software and services. Counting more than 6.000 Cloud installations, SoftOne’s advanced Cloud solutions stand out for their innovation, reliability and effectiveness.
“TalosCo Business Solutions Ltd is a software solutions company that primarily consults, implements, customises, and maintains E.R.P and Business Intelligence Systems. These feature rich systems utilise the latest technology trends built on the backbone of tried and tested, best practice solutions. With over 35 years’ experience inhouse TalosCo was started with the simple goal of providing an uncompromising solution to our clients that not only fulfils their need but surpasses them allowing TalosCo to aid in bringing clients’ software solution into the new era of business technology.”
MIEEK is a Public School of Higher Vocational Education and Training accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education and operate under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. MIEEK provide students with the necessary qualifications by imparting academic and technical knowledge, as well as professional and practical skills. They contribute to tackling the problem of skills mismatch and youth unemployment, since the programmes offered have been designed to be relevant to labour market needs and respond to the requirements of emerging economic sectors.
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Traditionally the biggest technology-related event in Cyprus, this year’s 11th ICT Conference & Exhibition – Tech Revolution will be attended by 400+ professionals and senior executives from the following:
• Stores and Department Stores
• Clinics and Hospitals
• Banks and other financial institutions
• Accounting/audit/tax firms
• Law firms
• Insurance companies
• IT and ICT companies
• Relevant governmental bodies and associations
• Retail businesses in all sectors
Cyprus Tech Association is a non-for profit entity registered in the Republic of Cyprus, and an initiative of Invest Cyprus. The “Cyprus Tech Association” provides the right platform for all international ICT related companies and individuals that invested in Cyprus to discuss, promote and address common challenges. It will also provide a formal representation of its members to all forums, public and private entities, and direction on a number of key strategic issues, including the economic importance of the sector and policy advocacy. For more information please visit: www.cyprustechassociation.org.cy
The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) is a professional, scientific and independent non-profit organization, founded in 1984 with the aim of developing, upgrading and promoting the IT sector in Cyprus. CCS seeks to set high standards among industry professionals, recognizing the impact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has on employment, business, society and the quality of life of the citizen. Playing a key role in connecting academics with the professional sector, the Association promotes key issues in the industry, especially in the fields of digital literacy, professional skills, professionalism, education, training and research. (https://ccs.org.cy/en/)
The Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA), founded in 1987, has been an active Member of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB). At the same time, CITEA is the representative of Cyprus in the European IT Federation, DigitalEurope for several years. The purpose of the Association is to play a key role in the promotion and balanced development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Cyprus, utilizing modern technologies as a vehicle for economic development and change in the information society. CITEA is currently the foremost representative of the island's ICT enterprises and has more than 50 member companies which cover the whole of the ICT spectrum (software, hardware, specialized solutions, consulting services, telecommunications and internet services, training, etc).
GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy
Dedicated to the objective presentation of valid news, with a focus on immediacy, REPORTER is a 24/7 online news and entertainment hub presenting what’s happening in Cyprus and the world. IMH’s new digital media also includes the REPORTER application for IOS and Android tablets and smartphones, as well as a daily newsletter sent to 100,000 subscribers. REPORTER’s large team of journalists publishes authoritative and timely news every minute of every day. www.reporter.com.cy
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