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CITEA Digital Cyprus Conference – The Technology Revolution Reshaping Business

4 October 2022
Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA)

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Technology is the backbone of businesses in the new digital era and digital transformation, which has been a real buzz in IT circles for a few years now, is playing a key role in enterprise planning and growth. Big steps in Cloud Computing, Analytics Architecture, Edge Computing, and AI means that Digital Transformation is imperative. Due to the pandemic, new and transformative technologies are entering the workplace enabling businesses to innovate and thrive in an increasingly digital world. Therefore the ability to adapt is crucial.

At the CITEA Digital Cyprus Conference 2022, industry-leading digital experts 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, while the audience will discover key strategies for marking digital efforts a success; discover critical technologies and approaches needed to make better and more informed business decisions, improve operational efficiency, enhance customer engagement, and drive their organization’s digital culture.

*The conference will be held by physical presence, based on the health protocols that will apply in the given time and in accordance with the evolution of COVID-19.

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Speakers
Coordinator
Melanie Steliou

Melanie Steliou is an actress, television presenter and activist. She graduated from the Theatre of Arts School under Karolos Koun in Athens, Greece, known as Theatro Technis. From 2006 to 2011, she took a break from working in theatre and dedicated most of her energy in television. She worked for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, presenting a breakfast show, wrote produced and presented documentaries as well as taking part in many of the television series produced for the CyBC at that time. As a presenter she hosted the breakfast show, a weekly television show as well as being involved in documentaries in front of and behind the cameras. Melanie then went back to producing and in 2016 worked with the Romanian Broadcasting Company PROTV heading the Cypriot Production Team on the Romanian Reality Television series “Celebrity Farm”. She has lent her voice to documentaries and advertisements.

Speakers
Kyriacos Kokkinos
Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Republic of Cyprus

Kyriacos Kokkinos is the Deputy Minister to the President for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, since March 1st 2020. He previously served as the National Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation of Cyprus and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Research & Innovation Foundation. He is a distinguished technologist and professional in the high tech sector, with more than 30 years experience in Executive Management, Technology and Business Consulting, served at c-Level Executive roles in global corporations such as IBM Europe (Executive Director & Partner) and PwC. He also served at the Board of Directors of many Organisations, including Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency - CIPA), the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), the Cyprus Ports Authority (CPA), and the Board of Trustees of the Cyprus Research Institute. His Academic qualifications include Executive MBA in Strategic Management from Henley Management College (UK) and MSc & BSc in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA).

Natasa Pilides
Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Republic of Cyprus

Natasa Pilides was appointed Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry on July 10th 2020. She had previously served as the Republic of Cyprus’ first Shipping Deputy Minister (appointed March 1st 2018) and as Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), from April 2016 to March 2018. She has more than fifteen years of private sector experience, notably as Director and Regional Chief Op¬erating Officer at Baker Tilly South East Europe, heading the departments of Finance, Marketing, HR, Administration, Operations and IT, for Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova. She also worked in audit and tax consulting at PwC in Cyprus, Milan and London. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and holds a first-class honours degree, with distinction, in Modern Languages and Literature (French and Italian), from Oxford University.

Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos
Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation, Republic of Cyprus

Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos has extensive experience and a doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He also has a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He has been working at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics from 2006 and in 2012, he was appointed Lecturer and later Assistant Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM). On March 4th, 2020 Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos was appointed Chief Scientist of Research and Innovation by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos was also appointed as a board member of the JRC Board of Governors, the National Board for Research and Innovation, member of the steering investment committee of the Cyprus Equity Fund in collaboration with the European Equity Fund (EIF) and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Research and Innovation.

Demetris Nissiotis
President of the Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA)

Demetris Nissiotis is a highly experienced ICT professional and executive, with 25 years of working experience in various positions in the industry, a broad knowledge of the advances in the international ICT arena and a clear understanding of the ICT landscape in Cyprus, including the initiatives, developments, limitations and chal¬lenges of both Cypriot organizations and local ICT enterprises. He has been actively involved in numerous large, mission-critical ICT projects for important organizations in Cyprus and abroad, both in the public and private sectors, helping them achieve their business objectives through the utilization of effective and efficient ICT solutions. He studied at the University of Cyprus where he obtained a BSc degree in Computer Science. He works at NetU Consultants Ltd since 1997 and he holds the CEO position. Demetris Nissiotis is the President of the Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA).

Magnus Falk
Magnus Falk, CIO Advisor, Zoom Video Communications, UK

Magnus Falk has had a 30 year career using technology to help businesses innovate. He has led, advised and been a non-executive in the Financial Services, Government and Technology sectors. A mining engineer by training, he graduated with a first class honours from Imperial College and has mined gold, diamonds and coal. Following a short service commission in the British Army, he enhanced his technology delivery skills at Accenture, coding, designing, testing and project managing. Having delivered numerous projects for Credit Suisse with Accenture, he finally joined the firm and built the Investment Bank’s first Project Services function, delivering the ability for rapid change, core to Credit Suisse’s growth in the banking’s “premier division”. Moving into technology management in 2000, he held numerous leadership positions as Head of IT, COO for IT and CIO for EMEA, as technology became yet more important in the Bank. Subsequently, he joined the UK Government as a CTO in the Government Digital Service, building options to make delivery easier for hundreds of Government CIO’s. Following this, he joined the UK Financial Conduct Authority as their first senior advisor with a technology background, focussing on improving outcomes through the use of technology. Magnus has sat on the board of a bank and a data centre company. He continues to be a non-executive at the UK Serious Fraud Office.

Chris Weston
Chief Digital and Information Officer, Jumar, UK

Chris Weston has been a leading CIO/CTO for over ten years and has worked in com¬panies ranging from innovative start-ups to multi-national organisations. He has been recognised as one of the UK’s top IT leaders and has advised boards and CIOs on technology selection, IT team structure and organisation, digital strategy, innovation and business growth, most recently with global research firm IDC. He is now pro¬viding strategic direction and advisory services with Jumar, the UK-based technology services company.

Kelvin Camenzuli
Chief Digital Officer, GO plc, Malta

Kelvin Camenzuli is the Chief Digital Officer at GO plc, Malta, responsible for transforming GO into a fully digital organization. Also a member of the Operations Committee team of Cablenet, part of the GO Group, where he is responsible to foresee the technology plans of the company as it continues with its growth strategy in Cyprus. Mr. Camenzuli has extensive management experience at Chief Officer level where he has accumulated expertise in IT projects and operations across both the financial (banking) sector and telecommunications industries. An engineer by profession, with an MBA in Project Management, Global Trade, EU Studies Management & Finance from the University of Malta.

Felicity March
Global Vice President, Security & Resilience, Kyndryl

Felicity March, also known as Flick – is a lifelong technologist and now is leading the Industry in Cyber Resilience. She has spent her life designing & delivering IT Services and has over 30 years of deep knowledge and experience. Flick is passionate about Cyber Resilience from anticipate, to protect, to withstand all the way through to recovery of the systems. She is committed to a continuous global exchange of industry knowledge, technical ideas and promotion of best practices. She spends her time working with the C-Suite and their teams to ensure they are aware of their current “recoverability” risk and then helps them shape a strategy to improve their resilience stance. Flick has held many other positions in IBM and Kyndryl including Security and Resiliency Practice Leader, Security and Resiliency Director Europe, and Client Executive Leadership roles and apart of her passion for IT services, she is also passionate about human Resilience, and a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Flick is a ‘motorhead’, she loves cars and fast motorbikes. She lives just outside London with her partner and her son and 2 Golden Retrievers.

Paul van der Lingen
Director, Cloud Solutions Architects, Office of the CTO, Director Executive Briefing Center, NetApp

Paul van der Linger, following an already extensive and varied career in IT, joined NetApp from IBM in January 2013 as a Consulting Solutions Engineer and promptly transitioned to the role of Technology Strategist for Northern EMEA. As Director EBC International (EMEA&APAC), Paul boldly spearheaded creative initiatives for the award-winning program, helping shape customers’ perceptions of NetApp as a trusted advisor, while expanding their awareness of the breadth of the portfolio. After this 7-year stint in marketing, Paul has returned to his IT Engineering roots, as Director Cloud Solutions Architect (Office of the CTO) focused on the use of Clouds as essential business tools. His team is responsible for leading NetApp’s technical engagement with hyperscalers and key ISVs and for ensuring the technical integration of NetApp’s roadmap across Cloud products. Being an IT veteran with worldwide experience, Paul is an avid advocate for responsible IT&ESG, and as such, contributes to NetApp’s role in helping customers navigate a path to get greater return on their cloud investments, accelerate their business performance and minimize their risk. Recognized for his singular approach to storytelling - paired with his deep and versatile IT knowledge - Paul is a frequent guest speaker invited to grace the stages of some of the biggest industry events.

Carlos Sarmiento
SVP, Technology Cloud Engineering Leader, Oracle EMEA

Carlos Sarmiento is currently the Technology Cloud Engineering Leader for EMEA, responsible for growing the cloud business in the region. Prior to this, Carlos was Chief Strategy Officer for Oracle Latin America, responsible for designing, democratizing and executing Oracle’s strategy in the region. Prior to this role, Carlos was Senior Vice President of the Digital Sales Unit, Vice President of Sales for the Enterprise Segment, Senior Director of the Small and Medium Business segment, and Director of the Telesales Division for Latin America. Carlos has more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector, and is part of the executive committee of Oracle EMEA. He is a Systems Engineer from the National University of Colombia and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same university and specializations in Strategy and leadership from IESE in Barcelona and the University of Michigan.

Jean Philip De Tender
Deputy Director General / Media Director, EBU

Jean Philip De Tender has been Media Director at the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva since 2015, overseeing strategy, management, networks and content-related representation. Since 2015, Jean Philip has been Media Director at the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva, overseeing strategy, management, networks and content-related representation. In July 2021, he assumed the additional role of EBU Deputy Director General to support the current Director General, Noel Curran, in key management aspects of the organization, with a focus on strategy development and implementation, and an increased emphasis on knowledge exchange.For more than 25 years Jean Philip De Tender worked for VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster in Belgium. He started his career as a journalist working on various television and radio programmes. Later on, as television programme manager, he became responsible for a wide range of programmes covering all genres, from fiction to entertainment, current affairs and reality. From 2007 to 2013, he was the channel manager of Eén, the biggest television channel in Flanders. During his tenure, Eén grew to achieve enormous success, cornering a share of more than 33% and plotting a clear course for public broadcasting. During his last two years at VRT, he was in charge of all television channels (Eén, Canvas and Ketnet). Jean Philip De Tender loves writing and sharing his ideas. Social media has become second nature to him. In 2010, he published his first book, Alles is een verhaal (Everything is a story). An inspiring personality, he often lectures internationally, both inside and outside the media world. He loves reading books and is inspired by everything that crosses his path. His motto in life is to “create order in the chaos and chaos in the order”.

Vasilis Krassas
Head of Strategy, SOFTONE GROUP of Companies

Vasilis Krassas is SoftOne’s Group Head of Strategy responsible for shaping and managing Softone strategy by working with all the leaders of the organization. Before joining Softone, Vasilis was part of Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting practice, supporting leading organizations in SSE to shape and execute their Digital Transformation strategy. Vasilis holds an MSc in Energy Science, Technology and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, in United States and a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, in Greece.

Christina Kokkalou
Managing Director IMR/University of Nicosia™

Christina Kokkalou is the founder and Managing Director of IMR/University of Nicosia™, one of the leading and most acclaimed Market Research organizations in Cyprus. With over 25 years of experience in the field of Market Research and Strategic Consultancy, she has been working with the largest organizations in Cyprus and proprietors of international brands. Embracing the challenges of digital transformation and big data, she has established a Market Business Intelligence unit offering innovative and tailor-made solutions based on real time advance and predictive analytics, endorsing strategic business decisions, increasing market share and enhancing customer loyalty.

Michael Tyrimos
Managing Director, Capacitor Partners

Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of the technology consulting firm Capacitor Partners. He holds extensive experience in product management from his previous positions in Silicon Valley, California and Europe. He is an investor in Ergodotisi.com, Kodika.io, and other ventures. Michael is a graduate of King’s College London, Oxford University and Cambridge University. He is a recipient of the O1 Visa for Extraordinary Abilities by the United States Government; 40 under 40 Disruptor Award in the field of Technology/Research by CCCI; Associateship of King’s College London; and the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Trades and Commerce.

Andreas Neocleous
CΕO, Cyta

Andreas Neocleous is the first CEO of Cyta, Cyprus’ largest telecommunications organisation, to have been appointed from the private sector. On assuming his duties in January 2019, he redefined the organisation’s vision and set it on a course of growth and dynamic evolution, which has since resulted in a significant increase in revenue and profitability. His personal ambition is to see Cyta evolve its commercial orientation and assert with confidence and flexibility in every opportunity; a leader in the new generation of telecommunications in Cyprus, offering the technology of the future at affordable prices, impacting consumers’ lives and winning customers’ hearts and minds. He is Chairman of the Board of Cyta subsidiary, Cytacom and a board member of Tech Island. Before taking up his duties at Cyta, he was, among others, Director of Business and Customer Experience at MTN Cyprus, Commercial Manager at Ericsson and a Senior Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London and New York.

George Tziortzis
Transformation and Digital Economy Advisor to the Bank of Cyprus

George Tziortzis has more than 23 years of experience in Management and Technology Consulting with a focus in Business and Digital Transformation. He has worked, on a full time basis, for KPMG in the United States, Switzerland and Cyprus and is currently the Head of Consulting Services for EY in Cyprus, servicing clients in different industry sectors including Banking, Telecoms, Retail and the Public Sector. He has acted as the CIO of the Bank of Cyprus for 5 years and a Transformation and Digital Economy Advisorto the Bank. His expertise includes business transformation of large organizations in terms of organizational and operational restructuring, performance improvement, digital strategy definition and digital services development and implementation. He also focusses on the design and development of initiatives, programs, and solutions for developing and establishing a digital economy at a national level.

Christos Eojourian
Head, Technology & Digital, Hellenic Bank

Christos Eojourian is the Head of Technology & Digital at Hellenic Bank since August 2021. He joined Hellenic Bank in 2018 as Manager, Channels & Digital Products responsible for the Digital Strategy of the Bank. Christos has 15 years of experience in the financial services sector. He started his career in 2007 at UBS in London working within Prime Brokerage Technology before taking a senior role within the Hedge Fund Client Integration team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). Prior to joining Hellenic Bank, Christos was a Director at BlackRock leading, a global team for the Aladdin platform, which provides portfolio management, trading, operations, compliance, and accounting tools. Christos graduated from the University College London (UCL) with a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Vasilis Ioannou
Business Units Junior Director, ECOMMBX Ltd

Vasilis Ioannou is the Business Units Junior Director of ECOMMBX Ltd. He is currently leading the customer onboarding and customer service units of the Company, being responsible for onboarding prospective customers as well as servicing the needs of existing customers, ensuring a smooth customer journey throughout. Prior to ECOMMBX, Vasilis was a Manager in Risk, Compliance and Regulation Advisory at PwC Cyprus, leading a number of projects for financial services firms, focusing on AML and regulatory compliance, as well as digital transformation, business planning and corporate strategy. Previously Vasilis worked within the International Banking Services division of Bank of Cyprus, in front line and AML compliance positions. Vasilis is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), holds the CySEC Advanced Certification, and is a member of ACCA, ICPAC and ACAMS.

Demetris Nicolaou
Chief Digital Officer, Bank of Cyprus

Demetris Nicolaou is the Chief Digital Officer at Bank of Cyprus and is responsible for the Bank’s Digital Channels, the Digital Economy Platform and the delivery of the Digital Transformation initiatives. He joined the Bank of Cyprus in 2017 as Manager Digital Transformation to oversee the delivery of the Bank’s Digital Transformation program. Prior to joining Bank of Cyprus, Demetris held various technology roles in the UK working for UBS Investment Bank from 2007 until 2012 and Citibank from 2012 until 2016 where he was most recently the Global Head of Futures eTrading technology. Upon his repatriation to Cyprus, he took the role of Chief Product Developent Officer at FxPro Financial Services. Demetris holds a BEng in Computing from Imperial College, London, UK and is also a CFA Charterholder.

Sotiris Prokopiou
PhD, Senior Manager, Digital Transformation Services Lead, KPMG

Sotiris Prokopiou has 14+ years of both academic and professional experience holding a PhD in Computational Mathematics (from UK) and two consecutive Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (from USA and France) with the main area of focus being on Digital Twins and Complex Systems Modeling in Biology and Personalized Medicine. Sotiris has also worked as a Systems Modeling Engineer in R&D and as a Solution Consultant at Cosmo Tech (a Digital Twins Tech company in France) on various In¬dustries (including Utilities, Smart Cities and Energy Planning), and most recently, for the past 4.5 years in PwC within the Technology Consulting working on various Technology and Digital Transformation engagements including the Digital Strategy of Cyprus, and currently in KPMG Leading the Digital Transformation Services and acting as the Digital Twins Expert.

Antonis Skoullos
CITEA Board Member, CITEA

Antonis Skoulos has been deeply involved in the Cyprus and regional ICT markets for more than 30 years, and possesses a holistic understanding of the computing needs of the public, private and financial institutions. He participated in the provision, analysis, design, and implementation of complex integrated IT solutions to all sectors of the economy including Utilities, Telcos, Banking, Government, and Health. He led large departments of local IT companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers-Cycom, Demstar Information Group, and Logicom Group, serving in various posts, including sales, marketing, business development, to General Management. He is an active member of various Cyprus national professional associations as well as several social and charitable organizations. He joined Oracle in 2005, and as of 2007, he is the Managing Director and Country Leader of Oracle Cyprus & Malta and a member of the Oracle CEE management team. He holds a BSc University degree in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Marketing and Information Systems.

Harry Haramis
CTO/ Data Center Architect, Head of the International Tech Hub, MBA, MCSE, CCNP-DC, NetApp CLOUD expert ,NCSE, IT Trainer YouDream

Harry Haramis is a CTO/DATACENTER architect, Head of the International Tech Hub & IT Trainer for YouDream Consulting, responsible for enterprise accounts, with 22 plus years of experience in the international IT field. He is a Member of the Global Network of CTOs & Senior Tech Leaders CTO Circle, the CISCO and NetApp Community of specialized partners and CITEA. As an experienced IT professional, he has an extensive insight into developing IT strategies to align with operational requirements of organizations, resulting in improved business performance and IT network stability enabling and emphasizing on digital transformation and business continuity. Having the experience of international projects and working as a project manager with multinational Organizations, Harry Haramis has a proven track record of success in managing internal IT operations and providing consultancy services for the provision of IT solutions, delivering results on time and to client specification, with ongoing technical support. As a proactive leader he is in charge of the coordination and mentoring of an international network of specialized IT Engineers developing the Tech Hub. He is also a trainer, providing customized, specialized CISCO, NetApp, VMware and Commvault trainings.

Michael Papadopoulos
Chief Technology Officer, NetU Consultants Ltd

Michael Papadopoulos is the Chief Technology Officer at NetU Consultants Ltd and has over 15 years of professional experience in enterprise information technology solutions. As a solutions architect, he has been consulting multiple private and public sector organizations on the strategy, design, and implementation of mission critical systems, helping customers transform their processes and improve their operations. He is highly involved in the delivery of government digital services, leads the development of hybrid enterprise integration architectures, and specializes in law enforcement and border control solutions, regularly participating in project forums and industry round table discussions for European large-scale information systems.

Kostas Petsas
Service Delivery Manager, Kyndryl Cyprus

Kostas Petsas is currently the Service Delivery Manager of Kyndryl Cyprus (since September 2021), a focused, independent company that is building on its own foundation of excellence by creating systems in new ways. Bringing in the right partners, investing in its business, and working side-by-side with its customers, unlocks new business potentials. Kostas also worked for IBM Cyprus, during the last 27 years. He held the position of the Service Delivery Manager for the last 19 years, where he was responsible for the overall services delivery process of the Organisation. His responsibilities also covered the area of Sales and Business Development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Kiev University of Economics. Currently, Kostas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Organization (CITEA), since October 2021. He is also an elected member of the Municipal Council of Nicosia, since December 2016 and a member of the Ephorate of Greek Schools in Nicosia Council.

Therapon Therapontos
Managing Director, DataKnights Ltd

Therapon Therapontos is leading DataKnights Ltd, a digital consulting firm focused on digital acceleration, information security and data privacy. At his early career stages Therapon served IBM and later Logicom Solutions as a Managing Director. Also, during his last years of tenure at Logicom, Therapon, managed the Group’s technology strategy team and has led several digital transformation initiatives across the region. Therapon has extensive experience leading operations and driving digital business both in Europe and the Middle East. Since 2017 Therapon is focused solely on digital consulting through DataKnights, a boutique consulting firm that has already successfully managed an impressive portfolio of projects.

John Georgoulas
Chairman, ACEMPI

John Georgoulas is a Certified Board Director in Banking from INSEAD and a Certified Professional Banker from the Chartered Banker Institute. He has founded several companies in the fields of corporate communications and technology and he is specialized in corporate governance, regulation in the financial services and new technologies. He has served on the board of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission appointed by the Council of Ministers. Now, he is a Non-Executive Director of EcommBX, an electronic money institution regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus, a Non-Executive Director of TFI Markets, regulated by both the Central Bank of Cyprus and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and a Non-Executive Director of FXCM, an investment firm regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. He is the President of the Cyprus Association of Electronic Money & Payment Institutions. He has served on several boards in the private sector and at NGOs and he is an alumnus of IVLP from the Department of State of USA. He has an MBA, a BSc in Business Information Systems and a Diploma of Higher Education in Computer Sciences.

Michael C.G. Charalambides
CEO/MD, ECOMMBX

Michael comes from a banking background with solid academic and strategic foundation in macro-economics and politics. Since the dawn of the Fin-Tech industry Michael has become a part of many leading industry projects and regulatory bodies via contribution through his network of projects. He has successfully launched with his peers the ECOMMPAY brand, was part of the project that launched the first private POS payments terminal in Cyprus and now has taken on a new venture and created the family of ECOMMBX as an EMI regulated under the CBC. Michael’s favourite words that lead his vision are: “positive disruption” and “always work in the light”.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Technology & Innovation Conference Partner
Research and Innovation Foundation

The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) is the national authority in charge of supporting and promoting research, technological development and innovation in Cyprus. RIF’s mission is pursued through a series of actions with a focus on developing national funding programmes for Research and Innovation (R&I), supporting the participation of Cyprus in European and International Programmes and Organisations, providing value add services, as well as implementing actions for nurturing an R&I culture. www.research.org.cy

Main Sponsor
ECOMMBX

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.

Sponsors
Capacitor Partners

Capacitor Partners is a Digital Transformation enabler and specialist in the provision of Product Management services. We are trusted by leaders in the retail, construction, energy, R&D, media and software industries and the public sector. Our company helps large organizations reshape their operations, adopt new technol¬ogies and increase their efficiency and market footprint. For organizations in need of outsourcing product management responsibilities, we offer to coordinate their development, marketing, operations, research and support functions, with the guarantee of launching and scaling products that are relevant to the market’s needs.

Cyta Business

Cyta Business, is the leading brand in the Cyprus telecommunications sector with 60 years of experience. Cyta Business by Cyta emerges as the “One Stop Telecommunications Solution” provider by offering a wide range of innovative and integrated electronic business solutions for Telephony, Internet, Mobile, Cloud and Networking services. It focuses on the overall needs of each business, irrespective of its size or sector of activity using cutting-edge technology that make it the ideal partner for every kind of business.

Hellenic Bank

Hellenic Bank is one of the leading financial institutions in Cyprus. It provides businesses and households a full spectrum of competitive banking products and services including insurance services through its two insurance subsidiaries (life and general insurance companies). With strong capital adequacy and robust liquidity Hellenic Bank is at the forefront of financing the growth and transformation of the island’s most important industries and businesses. The Bank’s success is based on its customer centric, personal approach and the wide range of products and services it offers. Hellenic Bank accelerated its digital transformation and introduced first-class technologies to its digital channels offering seamless customer experience.

Jinius

Jinius connects the entire Cypriot market in a single digital environment. It is the first digital economy platform in Cyprus that connects businesses and individuals in the Cypriot market, by offering to every business and its customers innovative services and tools that digitalize, simplify, and accelerate their daily transactions and activities. It empowers the Cypriot business ecosystem so that businesses, their partners, and their customers can transact in real-time, efficiently, smarter, faster and safely.

KPMG Cyprus

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.

Kyndryl

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) a multi-billion-dollar technology services company, is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s 90,000+ employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. Kyndryl also presented its global model to bring its mission-critical technical expertise to a broader set of core digital technology environments, which will be focused on Cloud, Core Enterprise & cloud, Digital Workplace, Application, Data & AI, Network & Edge, Security & Resiliency. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.

NAGA Pay

NAGA Pay is your ultimate money app, offering you a free IBAN with a Crypto debit card, authorized by VISA! With a seamless registration procedure of a little over 1 minute, NAGA Pay allows you to pay with crypto offline and online and withdraw money using crypto at any ATM worldwide. Through a single mobile app you can invest in stocks, pay with Crypto, make payments, send money to friends, exchange cryptos in real time, short and long the markets — all from your NAGA Pay app.

NetU

NetU is a leading Information Technology solutions and services organization in the Eastern Mediterranean region, recognized as a major provider of integrated solutions with strong local and international activity. Being a trusted Digital Transformation Partner to medium and large organizations in the Private and Public sectors, for more than 30 years, NetU provides world-class IT solutions in the areas of Systems Integration, Business Solutions, and Technology Solutions helping them achieve their corporate objectives.

Oracle

Our mission is to help our customers see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities. Scale: US$42,4 B total GAAP revenue in FY2022, 430,000 customers in 175 countries, US$56B in R&D since FY2012, 20,000 partners across the globe, 13,000 customer support and service specialists, speaking 29 languages, 18,000 implementation consultants. Innovation: World’s first and only autonomous database, Industry’s broadest and deepest suite of cloud applications, More than 18,500 patents worldwide, 5 million registered members of Oracle’s customer and developer communities. Find out more on www.oracle.com

SoftOne

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.

ΥouDream

ΥouDream operates as a technology hive through years of experience in the Tech spectrum. We have built strong relationships with IT industry leaders who set the future of the Global Tech World. That gave us access to specialization in on premises Datacenter and Infrastructure from designing, providing, implementing to supporting the establishment of the highly specialized and fully certified network of dedicated engineers across Europe and Middle East. Many of our success stories are coming from the Educational, Banking, Shipping Sectors, where using cutting edge technology from NetApp, Cisco, VMware and Commvault provides reliability, ROI, resiliency, security, and business continuity to our customers. We have the expertise and the experience to make it happen!

Exhibitors
Datatech I.T. Solutions Ltd

Datatech I.T. Solutions Ltd, established in 1989 is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions in the fields of Enterprise Content Management, Business process management and Supply Chain Management. With deep knowledge in the fields of its expertise and of the products it provides, it has earned the trust of large private and public companies, government and semi-government organizations, banks and other financial institutions. Datatechs’ solutions are based on products developed both in house and by Datatechs’ partners. Datatech strives to offer quality systems covering the whole software development life cycle. Its people have extensive experience in business and systems analysis, technical architectures, programming and support engineering.

 
Demstar

Since 1986, Demstar, is one of the leaders in the Cyprus Tech industry. Demstar has evolved with the changing needs of its customers. In partnership with global leaders, Demstar provides enterprise solutions in the areas of infrastructure and networking solutions, Security and data protection, printing, and info management solutions. Demstar is primarily focused in providing managed services to the SMB market of the highest quality through highly educated staff, utilizing technology tools. Instrumental to success has been a commitment to remain relevant to customers' challenges and enable customers to embrace change through technology solutions. To address DX, Demstar has developed Information management and workflow digitization solutions which form a crucial element in the Digital Transformation journey.

MS Electronics Ltd

MS Electronics Ltd, is a broadline distributor based in Limassol and focused on supplying technology and consumer electronic products to the Cyprus market. We are the authorised distribution partner for 50+ world class brands including Yealink, Ubiquiti, Dahua, Qnap, Viewsonic, Cyberpower, Mikrotik, PNY, Ajax, Sonoff, Anker and many others. In a competitive and ever-changing market, we are honoured to have gained the trust of hundreds of local companies and professionals who choose MS Electronics as their partner for success.

RALLITON

RALLITON is an award-winning innovation and technology managed services provider delivering advisory, consulting and management services in the areas of Cloud Adoption Strategy, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Modern Workplace, Cloud Governance & Compliance and Cloud Security. Since 2011, Ralliton has empowered small to large enterprises as well the public sector to achieve growth and success through focused solutions and services, accelerating digital transformation for businesses in the region. Specific solution areas include mass migrations, mission-critical apps deployments, automation, cloud optimization, vendor consolidation and Data & AI. Ralliton, a multi-cloud provider, works directly with AWS and Microsoft helping customers gain more value from billing to advanced support offers for their business.

Conference Experience Sponsor
Conferience

Conferience is the ideal web-app for event organizers, presenters, market researchers and team leaders all over the world. Engage your audience in any kind of online or/and physical event, facilitating direct interaction among them. It is excellent for any kind of online or/and physical event, including lectures, presentations, webinars, conferences, forums, trade shows, polls, training courses, seminars, workshops, school classes, universities, focus groups, research & internal (corporate executive) meetings.

Organizers
Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA)

The Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA) was established in 1987 and is an active member of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance WITSA, the European IT Federation DigitalEurope, and the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB). The Association’s objective is to play a determining role in the balanced growth of Information and Communication Technologies in the Cyprus economy, acting as the vehicle of change for the development of the information society. The Association is the principal representative of information communication technology (ICT) enterprises on the island and currently numbers over 50 member companies that cover all ICT areas.

Coordinators
IMH

IMH is a leading Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH services include the organization of conferences, summits, client events, exhibitions, business and mainstream media. Every year, IMH organizes more than 200 corporate events in physical, hybrid and online form: Conferences and Exhibitions on all market sectors, Investment summits and road shows in Cyprus and abroad, Client Conferences and other corporate events, Business award ceremonies. Our corporate events provide the biggest networking, business development, knowledge providing and career advancement opportunities in Cyprus. IMH media department operates, publishes and distributes: IN Business, the leading monthly business magazine in Cyprus, GOLD, the leading English-language monthly business Magazine in Cyprus, IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), GOLD Portal (http://www.golnews.com.cy), Over 40 annual business catalogues, supplements and directories, Reporter (https://www.reporter.com.cy), one of the most visited multi-thematic news portal in Cyprus. IMH recently acquired Super FM, the leading music radio station in Cyprus.

Audience

Digital Cyprus Conference is addressed to C-level Executives from Cypriot Corporations from all sectors of the economy, and decision-makers seeking to explore and evaluate new technologies and strategic approaches to drive innovation and establish a digital culture in their business.

Supporters
AdTech Holding
AdTech Holding is an Innovation hub based in Cyprus, which creates vibrant startup ecosystems and tech¬nologies for AdTech & MarTech projects. Since 2011, AdTech Holding has been a starting point for an array of industry leading advertising and digital marketing companies. Holding brings the most daring ideas to the market and creates cutting-edge solutions to deliver technology on a global scale.
IMR/University of Nicosia™

The worldwide transition into the era of Big Data and digital transformation, have driven IMR/University of Nicosia™, one of the largest market research organizations in Cyprus, to invest in an all new Market Business Intelligence unit. The Business Intelligence unit, through its collaboration with multiple teams of experts both in Cyprus and abroad, offers new and innovative solutions based on real time data collection, advance analytics and tailored-made visualizations endorsing strategic business decisions.

With the Support
EnterCY

The project EnterCY proposes the development of a platform, aiming to promote Cyprus as a premium tourism destination by enhancing tourists’ experience, before, during and after their visit, through utilizing contemporary technology. The Project INTEGRATED/0916/0020 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.

Invest Cyprus

Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment authority of the Government of Cyprus dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world-class destination for international business activity and investments. Invest Cyprus’ mandate is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a destination for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country.

ISACA Cyprus Chapter

ISACA Cyprus Chapter, the locally established chapter of ISACA International, is an independent non-profit organisation and its purpose is to help business technology professionals and their enterprises realize the positive potential of technology. Today, ISACA international serves more than 165,000 professionals in 180+ countries, who covers a variety of professional IT-related positions, information systems or IT auditors, internal auditors, governance, security and risk professionals, consultants, educators, and C-suite executives. They serve professionals in nearly every industry. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems and in the provision of the professional qualifications CISA™, CRISC™, CISM™, CGEIT™, CSX-P™, CDPSE™, ITCA™ and CET™.

Communication Sponsors
GOLD magazine

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. http://www.golnews.com.cy

IN Business Magazine

IN Business magazine has a monthly readership of over 89,000. It is the only monthly business magazine in Cyprus that provides a comprehensive overview of all segments of the economy, from retail to services, as well as reporting on new deals, presenting new faces and, generally, looking at everything that’s happening on the local business scene. IN Business has always been a pioneer in local business journalism, thanks to its in-depth analysis and research, often backed by previously unpublished facts and figures. www.inbusinessnews.com

Reporter portal

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. https://www.reporter.com.cy

OMEGA Live

OMEGAlive, the diverse and modern news portal of Omega Channel offers up-to-date, objective, and com¬prehensive news coverage to todays’ online reader. The portal utilizes the news team of OMEGA Channel together with editors specialized in digital newsfeed, covering a diverse range of news reports, conveying quickly and reliably daily events in Cyprus and around the world. Live updates, video reports from the station’s main news bulletin and other broadcasts together with photographic material compose the recipe for swift news updates at the fast paces of the internet. With core categories in Politics, Economics, Local News, Crime Reporting, International News, Health and Lifestyle, OMEGAlive is dynamically present in the battle of news updates.

Contact us

Project Manager
Despina Chiladaki
Despina is responsible for the speakers and content of this event. If you have any content-related or other queries, you can contact her on +357 22505543 or via email at despina.chiladaki@imhbusiness.com.

Marketing Officer
Georgia Efthymiadou
Georgia is responsible for the marketing and promotion of this event. If you have any marketing-related questions or suggestions, you can contact her on +357 22505575 or via email at georgia.efthymiadou@imhbusiness.com.

 

Date And Time

4 October 2022@ 08:30 AM -
02:30 PM
 

Registration End Date

03/10/2022
 

Language

English
 

Location

Hilton Nicosia
 
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