Technopolis City of Athens

6 days / 58 sessions
Celebrating digital health innovation

OCTOBER 19-24, 2017

Speakers

Adrià Garcia Font

Communications Manager at TicSalut Foundation, Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia
Adrià Garcia Font (Barcelona, born 1985) is the Communications Manager at TicSalut Foundation, Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

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Alessia Montanari

Coordinator of Italian Programs Department, Committee for Medical Cooperation
Alessia Montanari is Italian. She holds a University Degree in Science of Communication and two Masters of Science, in International

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Alexander Berler

Chair HL7 Hellas, Director at Gnomon Informatics S.A.,
Dr Alexander Berler has an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Medical Informatics. He was affiliated with the

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Alexander Schanner

Lower Austria Hospital Provider Holding, Austria
Dr. Alexander Schanner is a promoted electrical and biomedical engineer and started his career as a university assistant with the

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Alexandros Bregiannis

ICT Sales Manager, OTE
Alexandros Bregiannis holds an MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Patras in Greece and a Bachelor degree in

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Alexandros Nousias

Legal Lead of Creative Commons Greece and Data Protection Εxpert, Open Technologies Alliance – GFOSS
Alexandros Nousias is a freelance law professional, Legal Lead of Creative Commons Greece, Associate of Greek Free Open Technologies Alliance

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Alexandros Potamianos

co-founder and CEO, Behavioral Signal Technologies
A rare mix of scientist and businessman, Alex is a well-regarded innovator in the field of speech and natural language

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Aliki Xochelli

Post-doc researcher, Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH
Dr Xochelli studied medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and was trained in Hematology at the Hematology Department

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Andreas Persidis

CEO, Biovista Inc , Biovista / HBIO
Dr. Andreas Persidis is the co-founder and CEO of Biovista Inc. He is a member of the European Innovation council,

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Andy Wilkins

CEO, BE Advisory
Andy started his career in BT before moving into strategy consulting for the US firm Arthur D Little. Andy has

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Ane Fullaondo Zabala

PhD, Research Project Coordinator, Kronikgune
Ane Fullaondo obtained MD in Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (2005) and PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology

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Anthe Papageorgiou

Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer, “Henry Dunant Hospital Center”. Data Protection Executive services
Anthe Papageorgiou is Regulatory Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer in a big healthcare provider. Also, a certified DATA PROTECTION

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Artur Pruszko

Director of e-Health Forum Poland Center for Integrated Care and e-Health Medical University of Gdansk,
Artur Pruszko is Ph.D. in mathematics and graduated from Executive and MBA program of University of Minnesota (US). Artur Pruszko

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Athanassios Vozikis

Assistant Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management, University of Piraeus
Vozikis Athanassios is Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Information Systems at the Department of Economics of the University of

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Athina Triantafillidi

Director at the eGovernance for Social Security S.A, (IDIKA S.A.)
Athina Triantafillidi holds a Master’s degree from the National University of Athens in the ‘Health Information Systems’. She is Director

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Babis Tsitlakidis

Policy Officer, European Commission, Unit for eHealth, Wellbeing & Ageing, DG CONNECT,
I am currently working as a Policy Officer at the European Commission, in the Unit for eHealth, Wellbeing & Ageing

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Brian O’Connor

Chair, European Connected Health Alliance
Brian O’Connor was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has developed his career as a consultant, manager and/or investor in

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Catherine Chronaki

Secretary General, HL7 Foundation , HL7 International
She is active in eHealth Policy and Standardization projects, leading Trillium Bridge on the transatlantic exchange of Electronic Health Record

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Charles Jaffe

CEO, HL7 International
Dr. Jaffe is the CEO of Health Level 7. Previously, he was the Senior Global Strategist for the Digital Health

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Charles R. Parisot

IHE-Services Chair; Manager, Architecture and Standards, GE Healthcare, Buc, France
Charles Parisot is the Chair of the IHE Services operation of IHE-Europe that provides interoperability consulting services and testing tools

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Christina Karamanidou

BSc, MSc, PhD Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology
Christina Karamanidou is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Applied Biosciences at CERTH (Center for Research and Technology Hellas),

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Christina Papanikolaou

President of e-Health and Cross Border Care Sector of the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association,
Christina Papanikolaou is doctor bio-pathologist, graduate of the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her post graduate studies are

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Christos F Kampolis

Consultant Physician in Pulmonary Medicine, “Laiko” Athens General Hospital; Research Collaborator of the eHealth Unit, “Sotiria” Athens General Hospital of Chest Diseases,
Dr Christos F Kampolis, MD, PhD is a Consultant Physician in Pulmonary Medicine at “Laiko” General Hospital (Athens) and a

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Christos Schizas

Professor – Special Advisor to The President of the Republic of Cyprus on eHealth and on the National Health System Reform, University of Cyprus
Professor of Computational Intelligence, University of Cyprus. He was born in Cyprus and studied at QMC, University of London, UK,

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Constantinos Angelopoulos

Director of Investment Promotion, Enterprise Greece
Constantinos Angelopoulos, during the last thirteen years, has been designing, assessing, promoting and supporting investments and investment policies. He has

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Dasy Papathanasopoulou

National Coordinator of the Hellenic Healthy Cities Network & Chair of the Advisory Committee, WHO Europe for the National Networks, Hellenic Healthy Cities Network & Advisory Committee, WHO Europe for the National Networks
Dasy Papathanasopoulou is the National Coordinator of the WHO Hellenic Healthy Cities Network Project, and has been Chair of the

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Despoina Mitropoulou

Director, Open Technologies Alliance – GFOSS
Despina Mitropoulou received her BSc (Hons) in Digital Media from the University of Portsmouth and her MSc in Child-Computer Interaction

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Dimitrios Katehakis

Head of Center for eHealth Applications and Services, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Institute of Computer Science
Dimitrios G. Katehakis holds a Diploma (1991) and an M.S. (1993) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Patras,

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Dimitrios Kouvelas

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitrios Kouvelas is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory of the School of Medicine, Aristotle

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Dimitris Georgopoulos

Founder & CEO Rethink Business Lab, GDPR Advisor
Dimitris Georgopoulos is the founder & CEO of Rethink Business Lab (RBL), Global Partner of the Irish company Tenego. In

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Dimitris Koutsouris

Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Prof. Dimitris Koutsouris was born in Serres, Greece in 1955. He received Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1978 (Greece), DEA

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Dimitris Tsakiridis

Co-founder and CEO, Dravity Health
Dimitris Tsakiridis has graduated from Hellenic Open University of Patras and holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. He has

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Dimitris Zografopoulos

Privacy and Data Protection Expert, Lawyer (PhD) – Legal Auditor at Hellenic Data Protection Authority
He has been working as a Lawyer – Legal Auditor at the Hellenic DPA. He has a solid experience of

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Elena Stafyla

Legal and Bioethics Consultant, HealThink, Thessaloniki, Greece
Elena Stafyla graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and since 2002 she is practicing law.

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Eleni Theodoridou

CEO / Senior Business Analyst,
Mrs. Eleni Theodoridou acquired her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Piraeus in the field of Industrial Management and Technology

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Elpida Kyriakou

Evangelismos Hospital IT Manager,
Elpida Kyriakou holds a Computer Engineer Diploma from the Polytechnic School of Patras University. She received a Master Degree in

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Enrico Gianluca Caiani

Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Milano
Enrico G. Caiani (MS 1996, PhD 2000) is Associate professor at the Electronics, Information and Bioengineering Dpt., Politecnico di Milano,

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Eva Kaili

Member of the European Parliament; Head of the Hellenic Delegation for the Progressive Alliance of S&D (Pasok/Elia); Chair Scientific Foresight Unit #STOA; Chair EU-NATO Delegation,
Eva A. Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament, elected in 2014. In her capacity as the Chair of

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Evdokimos Ourountzoglou

Member of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Patient Group with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia,
He was born in Thessaloniki in 1970. He is a technical highschool graduate. He works in the private sector as

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Filoretta Velica

Project manager, Abrumet
Filoretta Velica is currently working as a project manager for Abrumet. Abrumet is a nonprofit organization that manages the Brussels

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Fotis Romoudis

Chief Commercial Officer in SIGMASOFT SA, Greek innovative Software Development Company
Mr. Romoudis is the Chief Commercial Officer of SIGMASOFT. His work is focused not only in the company’s strategic planning,

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George E. Dafoulas

Research Fellow, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece,
Dr George E. Dafoulas has completed his training as an Internist and holds a Master in Business Administration in Health

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George Hatzimarkos

Governor, South Aegean
George Hatzimarkos, the Governor of South Aegean, was born in Rhodes. In 1997 he got involved in community politics, when

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George Kakoulidis

CEO, Apollo SA
George Kakoulidis is the CEO of Apollo SA (www.apollo.gr), a healthcare IT relative company with many years of HL7 consulting

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George Paliouras

Coordinator of iASiS Project, Director of Research and Head of the Intelligent Information Systems division of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR “Demokritos”
George Paliouras is a senior researcher and head of the Intelligent Information Systems division of the Institute of Informatics and

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George Pangalos

Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
George J. Pangalos (B.Sc. University of Athens; M.Sc. and a Ph.D. University of London) is currently a professor in the

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George Patoulis

Mayor of Amaroussion; President of the Medical Association of Athens; Chairman of the “Hellenic Healthy Cities Network”,
Born in Athens. He entered the Athens Medical School in 1981 and specialized in Orthopaedic surgery at the Athens Laiko

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George Veliotes

General Manager Life & Health at Interamerican Greece part of Achmea; Chairman of Insurance Europe Health Platform and Chairman of the Eurapco Health Group,
Dr George Veliotes serves as General Manager Life & Health at Interamerican Greece part of Achmea. He is also Chairman

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Gurhan Zincircioglu

Orthopaedic Surgeon, CMIO/CIO. Consultant. HIMSS Europe Governing Council Member
Gurhan is Orthopaedic Surgeon and CIO&CMIO from Izmir Tire Public Hospital in Turkey. He is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery department

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Haralampos Karanikas

Senior Researcher at University of Athens (Medical School); Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada
Dr. Haralampos Karanikas is Senior Researcher at University of Athens (Medical School) and lecturer at the Department of Computer Science,

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Haridimos Kondylakis

Collaborating Researcher Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Institute of Computer Science
Dr. Haridimos Kondylakis is a collaborating researcher at CBML, FORTH and a visiting lecturer at Computer Science Department, University of

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Homer Papadopoulos

Senior Researcher at National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” ; co-founder of Syndesis Ltd.,
Dr Homer Papadopoulos holds a Physics degree and a Pre PhD on Telecommunications from the University of Athens and a

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Ignatios Kaitezidis

Mayor of Pilea-Hortiatis,
The Mayor of Pilea-Hortiatis, Mr Ignatios Kaitezidis holds a Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as

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Ioannis Fostiropoulos

Deputy Mayor of Administration-Finance and in charge of Social Structure,
Ioannis Fostiropoulos is Deputy Mayor of Administration – Finance and in charge of Social Structure at the Municipality of Palaio

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Ioannis Giannakakis

Legal Data Protection Expert, CFE, CIPP/E, CIPM, DPO Certified
Served in leading Greek (Babis Vovos International Construction Group) and international Companies, (ING, Unilever, Novartis, G4S Group) holding Executive Positions

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Ioannis Komnios

Senior Research Consultant, EXUS Software Ltd, London, UK
Dr Ioannis Komnios is a Senior Research Consultant at EXUS Software Ltd in London, UK. Since joining EXUS in 2016,

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Jan Korten

Solution Owner Clinicals, Healthcare Provider IBS, SAP SE, Germany
Jan Korten joined the Solution Management Healthcare team at SAP beginning of 2006. After completion of his academic studies he

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Javier Quiles del Rio

Head of IT project Unit, Regional Ministry of Health
Healthcare IT and Digital Health Program Manager, IT Department, Regional Health Ministry of Galicia –Galician Public Healthcare Service– SERGAS Javier

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John Rayner

Regional Director – Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics – HIMSS Europe
John Rayner is Regional Director of HIMSS Analytics for Europe and Latin America prior to which he undertook a professional

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Juerg P. Bleuer

FMH Specialist in General Internal Medicine,
Dr. med. Juerg P. Bleuer, MPH is Deputy Head of eHealth Suisse, Swiss Competence and Coordination Centre of the Confederation

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Jürgen Brandstätter

MSc, IHE Europe
I am a standards expert and passionate proponent of “standards-based interoperability” in the field of Health IT and active in

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Karima Bourquard

Director of Interoperability, IHE-Europe
Karima Bourquard (PhD) is working as director of Interoperability at IHE-Europe. Senior Consultant and founder of IN-SYSTEM (www.in-system.eu). She assists

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Kostas Bakoyannis

Governor, Central Greece Region
Kostas Bakoyannis has been Governor of Central Greece since 2011. He was born in 1978. He studied History and International

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Kostas Marias

Associate Professor, FORTH-ICS and TEI Crete
Kostas Marias is an Associate Professor in Image Processing at the Informatics Engineering Department of the Technological Educational Institute of

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Kostas Stamatopoulos

Director, Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH
Kostas Stamatopoulos is the Director of the Institute of Applied Biosciences at CERTH, the Center for Research and Technology Hellas,

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Kostas Votis

Researcher Grade C, Information Technologies Institute/Centre for Research and Technologies Hellas (CERTH-ITI); Visiting professor, De Montfort University UK; Director of the Visual Analytics Laboratory, CERTH-ITI
Dr. Konstantinos Votis is a researcher Grade C’ at Information Technologies Institute/Centre for Research and Technologies Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Visiting professor

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Kostis Kaggelides

Founder & COO, Gnomon Informatics S.A.; President of the Board, Association of IT Companies of Northern Greece,
Mr. Kostis Kaggelides is founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Gnomon Informatics S.A. and is currently the president of

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Kristian Kidholm

Associate Professor, Head of Research – Center for Innovative Medical Technologies, Odense University, Denmark
Kristian Kidholm is associate professor in health economics at University of Southern Denmark and head of research at Center for

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Lefteris Thireos

MD, MSc in Public Health, General Practitioner; Secretary General, Athens Medical Society; Member (educational activities) HL7 Hellas
General Practitioner/Family Physician, Greek NHS Consultant, Vari Health Centre, Athens. Postgraduate Education in Public Health (National School of Public Health)

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Lila Stavropoulou

Regional Account Manager Turkey & Middle East , eHealth Forum
Lila Stavropoulou is a digital communication professional and a Top50 Global Health Technology Influencer working with startups, NGOs, and patients

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Lina Nikolopoulou

Managing Director, eHealth Forum
Lina, a biologist with extensive experience in: marketing, strategic planning and project management, corporate and product communication, sales and crisis

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Liz Mestheneos

50plus Hellas; in charge / Co-ordinator of the e-library,
Dr Elizabeth Mestheneos, a UK trained sociologist, has worked in Greece as an independent researcher since 1988 mainly in EU

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Lorena Macnaughtan

iCEE.health Event Director, Advisor at Omixy, PhD candidate focused on Digital Healthcare,
A Romanian who is currently based in the UK, Lorena Macnaughtan remains a world traveller for academic reasons, business and…

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Manuel Metz

Head of the Interoperability Program, ASIP Santé
Manuel Metz is managing the enterprise architecture and interoperability team of ASIP Santé and is the head of interoperability program

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Marc Lange

Secretary General, EHTEL
Marc Lange has a 20+ years’ experience in Project/Programme Management of international/European projects in social security, eGovernment and eHealth. His

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Marco d’Angelantonio

President and CEO of HIM SA, CEO of HIS GmbH and HIM S.L.
After 21 years with the Italian Group Olivetti, for which he worked in Belgium, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom,

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Maria Adaloglou

Head of Application Support Team, the IT Department of Hygeia Group, SingularLogic SA,
Head of Application Support Team, since 2014, for the IT Department of Hygeia Group which is outsourced to SingularLogic SA.

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Michael Crean

Project Manager, European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)
Michael graduated with a BA in philosophy, political science and sociological studies from the National University of Ireland before moving

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Michael E. Papadakis

Chief Information Officer, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center
Mr. Papadakis has been involved in the healthcare sector for the last 22 years, specialized in Information Technology and Quality

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Michalis Angelopoulos

Mayor of Samos Island, Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association
Michalis Angelopoulos was born in Athens. He studied Law at the Law School of the University of Athens, graduated in

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Mie Hjorth Matthiesen

Specialist consultant, MedCom Member of BoD, EHTEL
Specialist consultant at MedCom in Denmark. Background is Master of Development and International Relations and Master of Health Informatics. Currently

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Mikaela Nordenfelt

International Ecosystem Coordinator, European Connected Health Alliance
Mikaela is the International Ecosystem Coordinator at ECHAlliance. Based in Brussels and a Swedish national, she has professional experience in

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Natasa Mastellou

Solution Advisor, Analytics & Cloud Solutions, SAP Hellas, Cyprus & Malta
Natasa Mastellou is a Solution Advisor specialized in SAP Analytics & Cloud solutions. Her mission is to help companies in

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Nicos Porfiris

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Athens Exchange
Dr. Nicos Porfiris is currently Deputy Chief Operating Officer at ATHEXGroup. He has been with the Athens Exchange Group since

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Panagiotis Bamidis

Associate Professor, Medical Education Informatics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Associate Professor of Medical Education Informatics in the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

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Panayiotis Tsanakas

Professor, GRNET Chairman,
Professor Panayiotis Tsanakas received his BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Thessaloniki, his MSc in Computer Engineering

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Panos Stafylas

HTA & eHealth Consultant, CEO of HealThink LP, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Panos Stafylas is an HTA & eHealth Consultant, CEO of the HealThink LP. He has graduated from the Medical School

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Pantelis Lamprou

Director of Strategic Communication and Markets Analysis, Athens Exchange Group
Mr. Pantelis Lamprou has been an executive of the Athens Exchange Group (ATHEX Group) for the past nineteen years. He

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Pantelis Natsiavas

Research Associate, Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Mr. Pantelis Natsiavas is a Research Associate with the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), of the Centre for Research and

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Petros Papachristou

IT Manager, HYGEIA Group
Dr. Petros Papachristou (HYGEIA Group IT Manager) holds a degree in Production & Management Engineering from the University of Crete

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Philip Sotiriades

General Director, Telematic Medical Applications Ltd
As co-founder of TMA Dr. Philip Sotiriades has intensive knowledge of Telemedicine from the medical as well as the ICT

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Sarper Diler

Professor, Istanbul University, Medical Faculty CHTC
Dr Diler MD, PhD, is a Professor at Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty. He is a stemcell transplant coordinator (CHTC)

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Sotiris Papaspyropoulos

Director General, Hellenic Healthy Cities Network, WHO
Sotiris Papaspyropoulos is President and CEO of ACCURATE Health Auditing & Consulting S.A., and Director General of the Hellenic Healthy Cities Network, member,

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Stavros Pitoglou

Chief Technical Officer, Computer Solutions SA
Stavros Pitoglou received his BSc in Physics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2000. He currently holds the Chief

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Stéphane Spahni

Systems Architect, University Hospitals of Geneva, Division of eHealth and telemedicine
Stéphane SPAHNI has a PhD degree in Computer science (telecommunications) from the Science faculty of the University of Geneva. He

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Steve Lieber

President and CEO, Emeritus of HIMSS,
Steve Lieber is President and CEO, Emeritus of HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information

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Stratis Pelekidis

Innovation Architect, DGTAL EMEA South, SAP Hellas
Stratis Pelekidis joined the DGTAL Team in EMEA South in April 2016. Stratis has studied Chemical Engineering in Athens and

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Theodoros Vontetsianos

Director of Pulmonology, Scientific Manager of the Special Unit of Telemedicine at the “Sotiria” National Hospital, Head of the Greek EIP on AHA Network Coordination Group
Dr. Theodore Vontetsianos MD, PhD, was born in Athens, Greece. He graduated the Athens Medical School and received his PhD

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Thomas J. Erickson

Director, Technical Operations Personal Connected, Health Alliance
Thomas J Erickson is the Director of Technical Operations for the Personal Connected Health Alliance, where he is responsible for

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Vassilis Kontozamanis

Health Care Policy & Management Expert,
Vassilis Kontozamanis, MSc, MBA, is a senior health policy and management expert with a track record that is highly relevant

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Vassilis Koutkias

Researcher, Institute of Applied Biosciences, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)
Vassilis G. Koutkias received the Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering (1998) and the MSc (2001) and PhD (2005) in

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Vicki Kolovou

Director/Producer, Tech Talks Central
Vicki is a connector and firm believer in serendipity. She works with companies on their brand identity & digital marketing

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Vladimir Ljubicic

Clinical Lead SAP Health,
Vladimir is dedicated to improving use of technology within Healthcare. He is trained as a Medical Doctor, and holds a

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Xenofon Liapakis

General Manager, CIO & Services of Interamerican Group, Chairman of Hellenic CIO Forum,
Mr. Liapakis graduated from University of Patras with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics. He is a PhD Candidate at the

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Yowali Kabamba

Project Officer, European Health Management Association
Yowali Kabamba is Project Officer for the European Health Management Association (EHMA) in Brussels, Belgium. EHMA is focused on the

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