Georgios I. Doukidis is Professor of eBusiness in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He holds an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he taught in the 80s. He is the Director of ELTRUN - the largest eBusiness Research Center of all European Business Schools- that has participated successfully in more than 40 international R&D projects with leading Universities and global companies. His work has been recognized internationally in awards such as the European Microsoft Retail Application Development (RAD) award 2002, the European Case Study Award 2009 in "Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management" category and the European ECR award in "Retail Innovation with Business Analytics" in 2015. In the last 30 years he has acted as consultant or board member in more than 50 local or international organizations in the fields of business development, innovation and re-engineering, digital transformation, e-business and business analytics. He was the first chairman of TANEO (the Greek New Economy Fund of Funds) and the director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of AUEB and currently he is an independent board member of ATHEX.
Dr. Ioannis Mourtos is an Associate Professor in "Mathematics of Operations Research" at the Department of Management Science & Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He studied Computer Engineering and Informatics at the corresponding department of the University of Patras and obtained both his MSc and PhD from the Operational Research Department, London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Patras.
His research is focused in the areas of Combinatorial Optimisation and Integer Programming, examining also the integration of Integer Programming with Constraint Programming algorithms. He has published in Operations Research journals like Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics Operations Research Letters, European Journal of Operational Research and Discrete Mathematics, for several of which he has served as a reviewer. He has also participated in national and European research projects, in most of them as a Scientific Coordinator.
Adam Vrechopoulos is Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), School of Business, Department of Management Science and Technology (DMST). Since 2003 (when he elected Lecturer) he is Member of the Teaching and Research staff of the DMST of AUEB and Member of the ELTRUN Research Lab of the Department. Since 2008 he is a member of the Associate Teaching Staff of the Hellenic Open University in Marketing I and Marketing II sections, while in the past he has served as researcher in the Electronic Business Interaction (EBI) Research Group at Brunel University, UK. He has an extensive teaching experience in the context of several Undergraduate, Master and PhD Programs, significant research activity in the areas of Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce and extensive university administrative experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Retailing and Digital Marketing from Brunel University, Department of Information Systems and Computing, UK, an MBA (major: Marketing) from the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) and a BSc from the AUEB, Department of Informatics. He has participated in the submission and implementation of many research proposals and projects, and he has wide administrative experience in the organization and coordination of conferences, conference tracks, educational programs, research, and professional seminars, working groups, etc. as well as significant teaching experience in the context of research and professional training seminars. He has successfully supervised 6 PhD Dissertations and approximately 190 Master Theses and Field Study Projects, while he has designed and developed a significant number of new courses in Undergraduate, Master and PhD Programs. His published work includes more than 150 publications in scientific conference proceedings, edited volumes and scientific journals (Journal of Retailing, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Information & Management, European Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Electronic Commerce etc.), 2 books, 2 sections in textbooks, 1 edited volume (as co-editor) with an international publisher, digital educational material (e.g. case studies, lecture notes, etc.), series of articles in business journals and press, etc. According to Web of Science (last update: 07/11/2023) he has 1144 (H-Index=12) citations (Times Cited without self-citations) on his published work, from which more than 40 citations refer to "4*" and "4" journals of the ABS list, positioned in different disciplines. Also, according to Scopus (last update: 07/11/2023) he has 1956 (h-index=18) citations and according to Google Scholar (last update: 07/11/2023) he has 5341 (h-index=31) citations on his published work. He has served as Senior Editor, Associate Editor, Guest Editor, Editorial Board Member and Reviewer in international scientific journals, as Program Scientific Committee Member, Associate Editor, Track Chair, Session Chair and Reviewer in international scientific conferences and he has received awards and international distinctions for his research work. Also, he has served as member in various scientific bodies and he has an extensive professional experience through participating in various industry events and taking initiatives relevant to his research interests (e.g. invited speaker, member of judging committees of business contests, organization and coordination of sessions in business conferences, member of scientific committees of sectoral bodies etc.), while in the past he has worked as business executive and freelancer in the fields of Marketing, Sales and Public Relations. Finally, he holds the 5th Dan of the Hellenic Karate Federation (December 2017), he has served for several years as member of the National Karate Team of Greece with series of significant international distinctions, he has participated in 18 annual National Men (+18 years) Championships of the Hellenic Karate Federation (from 1990 to 2023) and he participates until today in championships of the Olympic sport of Karate (e.g., ranked 5th, 7th, 7th and 7th in the 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021 Annual National Championship, respectively, in the +84kg, +18 years category).
Dr. George Lekakos is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science! and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. He is also Director of the MSc in Management Science and Technology. Before his current position he was Assistant Professor of e-Business at the Department of Information and Communication Systems, University of the Aegean, Greece. He leads the Intelligent Media Lab (IML), which is a research group within the ELTRUN Research Center (http://www.eltrun.gr) at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. He is Director of the FinTech Research lab of the! School of Business at AUEB.
His research interests include Business Analytics, Recommender Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, ICT Strategy and e-business. He has been involved in several R&D and consulting ICT projects either funded by the EC or by Νational funds. He has been member of several consulting committees for the Greek State or professional associations (such the Association of Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, ! Greek e-commerce Association etc.). He is founding member of the EuroiTV steering committee, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video and the IFIP TC14 working group on interactive television (WG 14.6).
He has published more than sixty papers in leading journals (e.g. British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Operational Research, User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction) and conferences, and he is co-editor of books, conference proceedings, journals’ special issues and serves as editorial board member of international journals. He has been involved in more than 10 conference! program committees and Program co-chair of two international conferences.
Katerina Pramatari is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and scientific coordinator of the ELTRUN-SCORE research group. She holds a BSc in Informatics and MSc in Information Systems from AUEB, and a PhD in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management also from AUEB.
She has worked as a systems analyst for Procter & Gamble European Headquarters and in the Marketing Department of Procter & Gamble Greece, as well as in the setup of B2B ventures. She has won both business and academic distinctions and has been granted eight state and school scholarships.
Her research and teaching areas are Supply and Demand Chain Collaboration, Traceability and RFID, e-Procurement, e-Business Integration and Electronic Services. She has published more than 18 papers in scientific journals including the Information Systems Journal, The European Journal of OR, Computers and OR, Supply Chain Management-An International Journal, Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Information Management.
Katerina Pramatari is an Associate Professor of the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and Scientific Coordinator of ACEin, the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at AUEB and responsible for the ELTRUN-SCORE research group. Since January 2018, it has been a Partner at Uni.Fund, a new fund with the participation of the European Investment Fund (EIF) as part of the Equifund initiative to support new startups and spinoffs. She holds a B.Sc. in Informatics and M.Sc. in Information Systems from AUEB, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management also from AUEB. She has received various academic distinctions and scholarships and has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals, peer-reviewed academic conferences and book chapters. Prior to joining the academia, she has worked as systems analyst and assistant brand manager at Procter&Gamble. In parallel to doing her PhD and growing-up two daughters, she was heavily involved in the setup of a B2B e-business startup that is now an established company. Over the last years she has supported several teams in the setup of their own ventures and has been among the initiators and supporters of various activities fostering youth entrepreneurship.
Dr. Angeliki Karagiannaki is a part-time Lecturer for the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” module at the Department of Informatics of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She is also a founding member and the director of Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (www.acein.aueb.gr), the incubation center of AUEB. She holds a PhD from AUEB with a thesis entitled “RFID-enabled Supply Chain Process Redesign using Simulation” and a Masters in Management Science and Operational Research from Warwick Business School. Her research interests lie in innovation and entrepreneurship, ICT entrepreneurship, research commercialisation and innovation for supply chain management. In the last years she has had active participation in several national and European research projects. Angeliki has published articles in academic Journals, such as Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers in Industry, Industrial Management and Data Systems (IMDS), as well as in conferences, including the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), the International Annual EurOMA Conference, the Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC), the European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS), the European Conference in Operational Research (EURO). Angeliki is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Research and Innovation in Attica Region, that is the advisory body that provides strategic advice and recommendations to the Regional Governor of Attica. She has published a book in Greek titled “Quantitative & Qualitative Business Process Modeling”.
Dr. Dimosthenis Kotsopoulos is a postdoctoral researcher at ELTRUN research laboratory, where he has participated in projects funded by the EU since 2016. His work experience also includes eight years as an executive in the field of production and marketing of pharmaceutical products. He holds a PhD in Organizational Energy Saving Behavior & Motivational Information Systems from the Department of Management Science & Technology (DMST) of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He also holds an Executive MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business, graduating first in his class, an MSc in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from University College London (UCL), and a BSc degree from the School of Sciences of the University of Athens. He has published over thirty scientific papers in academic journals, proceedings of international academic conferences and edited books. His research interests include: Pro-Environmental, Motivational, and Organizational Information Systems, Organizational Behavior and Motivation, Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Gamification, IoT, Indoor & Outdoor Geolocation.
Dr. Chris Lazaris is a member of the Laboratory Teaching Faculty at School of Business, Athens University of Economics and Business. He has been awarded a PhD by the Department of Management Science & Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business, studying the thematic areas of Omnichannel Retailing, Store Atmosphere and Consumer Behavior, following an interdisciplinary approach.
His teaching experience includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses: "Management and Information Technology", "Information Systems Management", "Customer Relationship Management", "Digital Marketing", "Electronic Commerce and Internet Applications", "Analysis & Design of Information Systems", etc.
His work appears at world-leading journals, such as the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, the International Journal of Technology Marketing and the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, as well as in prestigious international conferences: European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC), American Marketing Association (AMA) Conference and International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
He is a senior researcher of the eBusiness Research Center (ELTRUN) of AUEB and the Interactive Marketing & Electronic Services (IMES) research group, having participated in numerous EU funded R&D projects. His research interests focus on Digital/Omnichannel Retail Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Information Systems.
He holds a BSc in Physics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and a MSc in E-Commerce (MBA equivalent) from the Athens University of Economics & Business, achieving distinctions and honors. In the past, he has worked as a Business Consultant in Retailing and Information Technology companies.
Dr. Stavros Lounis is a Senior Researcher at the ELTRUN E-Business Research Center of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He holds a PhD in Management Science and Technology from AUEB, a MSc in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Systems from the School of Science and Technology of the International Hellenic University and a B.Sc. in Applied Informatics in Management and Finance from the Faculty of Management and Economics of the Technological Institute of Messolonghi. He has worked as a software engineer at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP/ “Athena” R.C.), as well as in relevant positions in the private and public sector. His research interests focus on Gamification of Electronic Services and Innovation and Entrepreneurship and his work has been presented in peer-reviewed academic conferences.
Stathis Plitsos is a PhD candidate at the Management Science and Technology Department of Athens University of Economics and Business. His research interests focus on Combinatorial Optimization and Decision Support Systems. He is a researcher at the ELTRUN research center and has worked on European and national research projects. He has published in various academic journals and conferences. He finished his MSc in Information Systems at the Athens University of Economics and Business and his BSc on Computer Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Dr. Vasilis Stavrou has been a researcher at the ELTRUN research laboratory since 2016. He holds a diploma degree in Computer Engineering from University of Patras, an MSc (with honors) in Information Systems from Athens University of Economics and Business and a PhD in Location Analytics (2019) from Athens University of Economics and Business. He has a long-term experience in working on the area of analytics varying from social media analytics to business analytics and IoT analytics. He has participated in projects funded by the EU, from the public sector and other projects of the private sector that require cooperation with the retail industry. His areas of expertise are Internet of Things, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Shopper Behavior, Data Mining and Machine Learning.
Eleni Zampou is experienced Research and Innovation Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. She holds a PhD on Environmental Informatics in the supply chain from AUEB. She has received her Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics and her MSc in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras. She also holds a MSc in Information Systems from AUEB. She has been awarded with scholarships for her PhD and MSc studies due to academic excellence. She has a multi-disciplinary background and her current research interests include environmental informatics, intelligent transport systems, sustainable supply chain management, collaborative logistics and supply chain management, and e-commerce logistics. She has applied research and industry experience in the design and development of solutions in the aforementioned areas. She also has long-term experience in the coordination of international research activities in the area of information systems for logistics and supply chain management.
Dr. Georgios Zois is Co-Head of the ADOPT research group of ELTRUN and Adjunct Professor at the Departments of Management Science and Technology and Informatics of AUEB. He holds a BSc. diploma in Computer Science from University of Ioannina, a MSc. in Logic, Algorithms and Computation from University of Athens and a PhD from Sorbonne University on algorithmic problems for energy and temperature-efficient computing. His research interests lie in the design and analysis of exact and near-optimal algorithms for real-life optimisation problems, including production scheduling and transportation. He has been awarded with various scholarships due to academic excellence (Heracleitus II, AUEB Action II, Google travel grant, etc.), while recently his algorithmic research in applications of Facility Location and Intermodal Transportation problems has been awarded with the "Thomas Makios" Supply Chain Award, by the Greek Cold Storage & Logistics Association. Dr. Zois has been working as technical coordinator on several EU-funded and private consulting projects, focusing on the design of optimisation services as part of Digital Twins in various industrial application areas, including process manufacturing, transport and logistics.
Alexis Alexakis is a PhD student in Human Computer Interaction at Athens University of Economics and Business. His research focuses at the intersection of Information Systems, Neuroscience and Affective Computing with emphasis in Health and Positive Psychology. He is also a graduate from London School of Economics and Political Sciences with a Master’s degree in Management, Information Systems and Innovation (Distinction) and Athens University of Economics and Business with a Bachelor in Management Science and Technology (Distinction). In addition, he has over 5 years of work experience in the technology industry as a Product Manager and Technology Consultant.
Ioannis Avgerinos is a PhD candidate at Athens University of Economics and Business, specialising in Combinatorial Optimisation. He obtained his degree at Geomatics Engineers from NTUA, and his MSc in Management Science and Technology from AUEB. His research interests are focused on the implementation of decomposition methods on transportation and industrial environments.
Stratos Baloutsos is a doctoral candidate at the department of Management Science and Technology, and a researcher at ELTRUN. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with a major in Finance, from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics from the University of Patras. Prior to his doctoral studies he was an analyst for Octane Management Consultants. He has also worked as a project manager for the Debating Society of Greece, and as a freelance mechanical engineer.
Vasiliki Chronaki is a doctoral candidate at AUEB and Communications Officer at ACEin. Her research interests concern entrepreneurship and innovation, and more specifically entrepreneurial competencies, mindsets and actions that lead an educational organization towards becoming entrepreneurial. She holds a B.Sc. in Financial Management and Engineering and an M.Sc. in Management Science and Technology (AUEB). She has experience working on projects involving entrepreneurial education and action as well as sustainability and exploitation through various EU funded projects (ENINEDU, Digymatex, TAKE UP, entreTime).
Lila Despotidou holds an MSc in Applied Linguistics from the Faculty of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Her research interests lie in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, professionalism in business and business ethics and she has participated in research projects of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. Since 2018, she works as an Associate at Uni.Fund, an Athens based Venture Capital Fund supporting tech-transfer and innovation and investing in start-ups and spin-offs at pre-seed and seed stages.
Elli Diakanastasi (MSc, Phd. Candidate) is the Network and Operations Manager of the Athens Center for Entrepreneurhsip and Innovation. She holds a degree in Political Science and History from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, a post-diploma specialization in Business Administration from the Vocational Training Center of AUEB and a Master of Management on Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Business School of the University of Antwerp. She has worked as responsible of marketing in the private sector and as a researcher at the Greek Foreign Ministry as also at University of Piraeus. At the moment, she is a researcher at ELTRUN the E-Business Center in AUEB and a PhD candidate in innovation and entrepreneurship at the same university.
Ioannis Dimitriou is currently a PhD candidate at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Department of Management Science and Technology, focuses his research mainly on the areas of Artificial Companions Technology, Long-term Human-Machine Relation, Neural Dialogue Systems, bidirectional LSTM for NLP, DNN for personalized recommendations. He holds a MSc. in Quantitive Methods in Decision Making from the Department of Statistics of Athens University of Εconomics and Business, a BSc. from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration and a Diploma in Quality Systems Management from European Organisation for Quality.
Timoleon Farmakis is a Ph.D. candidate and works as a researcher for the Athens Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin) which is facilitated in the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds an Integrated Master degree in Civil Engineering from University of Patras and a M.Sc. degree “Design of Resilient, Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructures”, with a major in Construction Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He was Erasmus student at University of Rome III, he has worked as an intern at Politecnico di Milano and is now taking part in various EU funded projects.
Nikolaos Feloutzis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He completed his bachelor studies at the Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business. Furthermore, he is a master’s degree holder in Management Science and Technology from Athens University of Economics and Business. During master studies, he had worked as a Marketing Intern at a Greek startup, called Geotag Aeroview. Currently, he belongs to the buyers’ department of Jumbo S.A., a Greek retailer dominating within the area of Balkans. His research interests pertain to the disciplines of strategy and innovation. Blockchain technology and the world of cryptocurrencies constitute the main scope of his doctoral research.
Leon Gavalas holds MBA International in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Athens University of Economics and Business (2014), as MSD scholar fellow and a BSc in Management Science and Technology, with major in e-business and Information Systems from the same University (2012). Since 2011 he has been involved in research activities in the areas of environmental footprint monitoring, consumer behaviour and perceptions analysis, gamification, focusing on shopper marketing with new technologies as a PhD Candidate since 2016 at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He has worked in National, European and industry funded projects mainly in the FMCG industry with companies like Ahold-Delhaize, Barilla, L’Oreal, Nestlé, Johnson&Johnson, Metro, Carrefour. He has also worked in the industry Research & Development of Integrated systems for monitoring and processing fluid, solid and gas material, as a Business Development Manager. In 2011, he became a founding member of the first entrepreneurship student association in Greece, Thinkbiz, where he served as a President of the Board of Directors and in 2014 he joined the team that created the Athens Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the incubation center of AUEB, where he supported in the design and implementation of open innovation programs for large corporations like National Bank of Greece and Athens International Airport (Fraport). Since 2014, he has joined startup companies as a shareholder in the industries of Advertising, Information Systems and Fashion. In 2016, by exploiting the technical knowledge and the consulting experience that he has gained through his involvement in research and industry projects and combining them with his deep understanding on the dynamics and mechanisms of shoppers and online communities, he was one of the founding members of Bespot, which is an startup company in the fields of proximity & shopper marketing and analytics.
Sofia Gkika is a PhD Student at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. Sofia holds a BSc. from Computer Science Department from University of Crete (UOC) and a MSc. from Information Systems from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She is also member of ELTRUN Research Center at AUEB and more specifically research officer in the IML group of the ELTRUN, in which she has worked on projects including Horizon projects with focus on UI/UX and persuasion design and recommender systems. Sofia’s research interests lie in the areas of personalization, persuasion and UI/UX design.
Hello! I am Eirini. I was born and raised in Athens, Greece and I am passionate for mathematics and analytics. I have a background in Computer Science and a MSc in Management Science and Technology. I have another MSc in Geoinformatics as well. I have just started my PhD in Combinatorial Optimization and Machine Learning. I am really keen on Combinatorial Optimization and Machine Learning and I am searching all the time possible ways to combine them with other clever technologies. My vision is to create an innovative and unique high tech product or service that will change and improve people’s life.
Anastasios Koukopoulos is a PhD candidate at Athens University of Business and Economics,
in the department of Management Science and Technology. He holds a BSc. from Business
Administration department and a MSc. in Services Management from Athens University of
Business and Economics (AUEB). As a member of ELTRUN Research Center at AUEB his
research focuses on Digital Technologies, Marketing and the Tourism and Hospitality
Industry. Since 2009 he has been actively involved in the tourism industry, having a position
of responsibility within the leadership and management of a hotel unit.
Elias Polytarchos holds a BSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering [Technical University of Crete (2004)], an MSc in Information Systems [Athens University of Economics & Business – AUEB (2006)] and he is currently a PhD candidate in Big Data Analytics in the Context of the Internet of Things [Department of Management Science & Technology, AUEB]. From 2006, he works as an Embedded Software Engineer in the System Software Development Department, R&D, Intracom Telecom, specializing on Embedded Operating System, Libraries, Applications and Security Infrastructure design and development. He is a member of ELTRUN e-Business Research Center of AUEB, where he has participated in projects related with applications of the RFID technology in the Supply Chain and he has published a number of papers in related conferences. His research interests include Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, Information Security, Data Analytics and Algorithms, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning.
Emmanouela Sfakianaki is a PhD candidate in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and is a researcher of the eBusiness Research Center (Eltrun). She holds a BSc in Business Administration and a MSc in Services Management from the Athens University of Economics and Business, achieving distinctions and honors (9.57/10). In the past, she attended classes at Bellevue College, as an international student in the USA, and she earned certificates in the fields of Negotiations, Social Strategic Marketing and Management. In 2017, she represented the Athens Business School at the Warsaw Negotiation Round, as the coach of the Greek team. She has also worked as a Digital Marketing Manager and Analytical Consultant in the Forex, Shipping, Travel, Tech and Gambling Industries.
Marianna Skiada is a graduate (with honors) of the Department of Management Science and Technology from Athens University of Economics and Business and holds and M.Sc. (with honors) in “Technology Education and Digital Systems” with direction “Νetwork-oriented-systems” from University of Piraeus. Her PhD thesis deals with Recommender Systems algorithms and more specifically with the production of recommendations in ambiguous environments. She is a member of IML (Intelligent Media Lab) of ELTRUN Research Center of AUEB and has worked on national and european research projects such as e-invoicing and the use of RFID technology to generate user recommendations. Her research interests focus on machine learning algorithms, programming, data mining, and human-computer interaction
Theodora Trachana (MSc, PhD Candidate) is responsible for the Business Development and International Collaborations organized by the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, AUEB’s incubation center. She holds a BSc in Management Science and Technology from AUEB and she has received an honorary scholarship for her performance from the State Scholarships Foundation. She has also attended a Graduate Program in Information Systems, where she graduated first and received both a scholarship from State Scholarships Foundation and a titular scholarship from the Department of Informatics of AUEB. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in ELTRUN – the E-Business Center on Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship and she has presented her research in International Conferences.
Pavlina Katiaj is a dedicated doctoral candidate at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a researcher at Eltrun, where her passion for digital marketing, social media, and e-commerce flourishes. Her research is driven by the pursuit of strategies and tactics that empower e-commerce businesses to organically boost engagement and sales.
Pavlina holds a B.Sc. in Management Science and Technology from AUEB and an MSc in Marketing and Communications. Her academic prowess is matched by practical experience, as she also serves as a consultant in digital agencies, drawing on her extensive background in e-commerce and entrepreneurship.
Stavros Vatikiotis is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Management Science & Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at National Technical University of Athens and holds a master's degree in Mathematical Modeling from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physics Sciences, National Technical University of Athens. His research interests lie in the design of combinatorial optimisation methods and their applications on industrial production environments.
Dr Cleopatra Bardaki is an Assistant Professor of Pervasive Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Dep. of Informatics and Telematics of Harokopio University of Athens (HUA). Dr Bardaki also leads the Technology Transfer Office of HUA. She holds a PhD in Information Systems (IS) enabled by Internet-of-Thing (IoT) in the Supply Chain from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), an MSc in IS from AUEB and a BSc (with honours) in Informatics and Telecommunications from University of Athens. Her research interests include Design & Evaluation of Information Systems, IoT-enabled Digital Transformation, Supply Chain Management, Data analytics for Decision Making, Information Quality of IS; and Business Process Management and Transformation. Previously, she was a Research Coordinator and Senior Researcher at ELTRUN E-business Research Center of AUEB and she has long experience in the research coordination and project management of leading-edge research and development projects funded mostly by the EU. The research projects she usually participates to are mostly concerned with the digital transformation of the supply chain utilizing state-of-the-art technologies. Dr Bardaki has published over sixty papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, proceedings of international academic conferences and edited books. Recently, she edited (in Greek) a volume proposing strategies for organizations and the government to overcome the challenges that the pandemic has caused titled «Στρατηγική και Διακυβέρνηση για την Eπόμενη Hμέρα» (Strategy and Governance for the Next Day), Γ. Δουκίδης και Κλεοπάτρα Μπαρδάκη, Εκδόσεις Σιδέρης, 2021.
Dr. Andriana Dimakopoulou is an Adjunct Lecturer and post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Marketing and Communication in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in Greece. She is also a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Economics, University of Patras. She holds a PhD from the Department of Management Science and Technology in AUEB, a MSc in Management Science and Information Systems (with distinction) from Warwick Business School in UK and a BSc in Business Administration (with distinction) from University of Piraeus. She has received various academic awards and scholarships from Foundations such as the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Propondis Foundation and the Onassis Public Foundation for the support of her undergraduate and postgraduate studies due to academic excellence. She holds research positions for 17 consecutive years in Research Institutions such as ELTRUN E-Business Research Center in the Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics in the University of Patras and the Hellenic National Research Foundation under thirteen (13) National and European funded projects. She has a postdoctoral academic teaching experience as a part-time Lecturer in several universities such as University of Patras, Athens University of Economics and Business, University of West Attica and School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. Her research interests lie in the areas of innovation, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, e-business, enterprise digital transformation, information systems management and investment evaluation of innovative information technology projects. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including International Journal of Production Economics and The Journal of Technology Transfer.
Pavlos Eirinakis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus. He received his BSc in Informatics in 2002 and his MBA in 2004 from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He fulfilled his PhD in 2010 at the AUEB, Department of Management Science and Technology, working mainly on Stable Matching problems. Within ELTRUN, he has worked on industrial and logistics research projects as well as on matching under preferences basic research. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at West Virginia University, focusing on computational logic, quantified linear systems and graph algorithms. Moreover, he has worked as an R&D Engineer in maritime, designing and implementing decision support algorithms and systems. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various Greek universities. His work has been published in several scientific journals (including Mathematics of Operations Research, Algorithmica, SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, INFORMS Journal on Computing, etc.) and presented in various international conferences. His research interests include the application of optimization methods and the design of decision support systems in industrial production, logistics and maritime.
Anastasia is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral research fellow at Lero | The SFI Software Research Centre at NUI Galway, Ireland. She holds a BSc in Management Science and Technology, an MSc (with honors) in Information Systems, and a PhD in Business Analytics, all from AUEB.
Her research interests lie in the areas of Business Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, and Customer Behavior. She has published in edited books, academic journals (e.g., Expert Systems with Applications, Information Systems Frontiers, IEEE Software, IT & People), and proceedings of international conferences (e.g., ECIS, MCIS, EURO).
She has served the community as Program Committee, Track Chair, Associate Editor and Reviewer in various academic conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, MCIS, EURO, I3E, IFIP WG8.6). Currently she is Guest Editor for Information Systems Frontiers, International Journal of Information Management, and Journal of Decision Systems; Associate Editor for the International Journal of Business and Data Analytics; and Conference chair for the 20th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, (I3E2021).
Vasiliki has a bachelor’s in Law from the Faculty of Law of the National Kapodestrian University of Athens,
and a Master’s on International, European and Comparative Law, majoring Law and Information Society from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tuku, in Finland. In 2021 she completed her Doctoral Studies, funded by the Academy of Finland, writing her dissertation on Internet Governance, Digital Constitutionalism and Human Rights online. Throughout her studies she has researched issues related to Internet Governance, privacy, data protection and freedom of expression, as well as the intersection of Internet Governance and
fundamental rights, and the normative aspects of technology. Her current research interest is centred around
Artificial Intelligence, the legal and ethical challenges in engineering and technology development, data trading and data sharing, and children digital maturity. She is also a Data Protection Officer and a passionate Privacy and Ethics in Research and Technology advocate. Since 2018, Vasiliki is a Research Fellow at the ELTRUN Lab of the AUEB, working in several EU funded Research Projects. She also offers legal counselling and workshops on issues related to law and technology, law and innovation, privacy, and Internet law.
Dr. Panos Kourouthanassis is Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. He has also served as visiting lecturer to the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Hellenic Open University, and the University of the Aegean. Dr. Kourouthanassis holds a PhD in Information Systems, a MSc on Decision Sciences and a BSc on Computer Science. His main research interests lie in the areas of electronic government, electronic commerce, pervasive computing, and information systems management. He has published more than 70 articles in international journals, edited volumes and international conferences including Information and Management, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, the International Journal of Electronic Commerce and the Journal of Information Technology. He has also served as guest editor in special issues of the International Journal of Electronic Commerce and the International Journal of Mobile Communications. He was member of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Mobile Business in 2010, while he has also served on the programme committees of numerous academic conferences. Dr. Kourouthanassis has extensive research and consulting experience. For the past fifteen years, he has been involved in more than 20 leading edge national and European research projects as project manager. He has also served as consultant of the Greek government on strategic priorities pertaining e-government and e-business.
Dr. Dimitris Papakiriakopoulos is Lecturer in Management Information Systems at the department of Business Administration of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. He holds a B.Sc. in Informatics, M.Sc. in Information Systems from Athens University of Economics and Business and a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management also from Athens University of Economics and Business. He has worked as researcher in various EU-funded projects and as special advisor in e-government for the Greek government. His research areas are management information systems, supply chain management and data mining. He has published in several scientific journals including Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Electronic Markets etc.
Athanasia (Nancy) Pouloudi is Professor in Information Systems Management in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. She holds a first degree in Informatics (AUEB, Greece), and an MSc and PhD in Information Systems (both from the London School of Economics, UK). Her studies were supported by a scholarship by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation.
Her academic career started as a Lecturer at Brunel University, UK (1997-2001). In 2001 she was appointed Assistant Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business and in 2006 Associate Professor.
She has published more than a hundred papers in academic journals and international conferences. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, IT for Development, Health Policy & Technology, and the International Journal of Society, Information, Communication and Ethics. In the past she has served on the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Information Systems as Senior Associate Editor and IT & People as Associate Editor. She regularly serves on the Board of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS). In the period 2010-2013 she was Region 2 (Europe/Middle East/Africa) Representative of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). She has served as principal investigator and researcher in research projects in e-business and e-government for the Research Center of AUEB. She is presently the director of the Management of Information Systems and Technologies research laboratory (ISTLab).
Her current research focuses on organizational and social issues in information systems adoption, implementation and management. In 2016 she received the Sandra Slaughter Service Award of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
Angeliki Poulymenakou is Associate Professor in the Department of Management Science & Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to this, she has served as Lecturer in Information Systems at the Information Systems Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a first degree in Mathematics (University of Athens), and MSc and PhD degrees in Information Systems both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests over the years have addressed advanced knowledge analysis and management methods (PhD), inter-organisational networks, IT enabled organisational change and new methods of work, business processes level implications of ERP, e-learning particularly in workplace contexts, e-government (studies in Brazil and Greece), and implications of digital entrepreneurship (China). She has published 25 papers in international journals, 50 papers in peer reviewed international conferences and two books (by Springer Berlin and Kluwer Academic Publishers). Currently she serves on the editorial board of three international journals, while she has served on the program committee and as associate editor for international information systems conferences for multiple years (ICIS, ECIS, IFIP). She has been program co-chair and organising chair for the IFIP WG 8.2 & 9.4 conference (Athens, 2003), program chair for MCIS (Athens, 2009) and programme and organising chair for IFIP WG 9.5 (Athens, 2009). She has acted as research coordinator in 20 EU and national funded Research and Development projects most of them involving collaboration with academic and industrial partners across Europe. Since 2001 she is the Director of the Organisational Information Systems Research Group first in the ELTRUN and then in the ISTLab of the Department of Management Science and Technology of the AUEB.
]Dr Panagiotis Sarantopoulos is Lecturer at the University of Manchester’s Alliance Manchester Business School. He is also Research Fellow at ELTRUN, the e-Business Research Center of Athens University of Economics and Business, where he completed his doctoral studies. His research and consulting interests lie in the areas of Customer Analytics with an emphasis on Retailing and Pricing and teaches Marketing Research and Analytics. He holds a PhD in Management Science and Technology from Athens University of Economics and Business, an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, and a BSc in Industrial Management and Technology from the University of Piraeus. Prior to joining academia, he gained professional experience in Greece, Spain, and Sweden.
Dr Aristeidis Theotokis conducts research in the areas of consumer psychology, retailing and shopper marketing. His research has received strong recognition in the form of best paper awards and funding from research councils, government organizations and large multinational companies. His research has been published in leading academic journals, such as Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing and European Journal of Information Systems. He has also consulting and practical experience in the fields of e-business, services marketing, consumer behaviour and retailing.
Ο Παναγιώτης (Πάνος) Σαραντόπουλος είναι Επίκουρος Καθηγητής Διοίκησης Μάρκετινγκ στο Τμήμα Οργάνωσης και Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών. Έχει διατελέσει Επίκουρος Καθηγητής (Λέκτορας) Μάρκετινγκ στο Alliance Manchester Business School του Πανεπιστημίου του Μάντσεστερ στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο. Τα κύρια ερευνητικά του ενδιαφέροντα εστιάζονται στην εφαρμογή της Έρευνας και Αναλυτικής Μάρκετινγκ στο Ψηφιακό Μάρκετινγκ, το Λιανεμπόριο και την Τιμολόγηση Προϊόντων και Υπηρεσιών. Επίσης, ερευνά τις αντιδράσεις των καταναλωτών σε καινοτόμες εφαρμογές της Τεχνητής Νοημοσύνης σε περιβάλλοντα Μάρκετινγκ. Οι ερευνητικές του εργασίες έχουν δημοσιευθεί σε κορυφαία επιστημονικά περιοδικά του Μάρκετινγκ και των Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων όπως το Journal of Marketing Research, το Journal of Business Research, και το International Journal of Electronic Commerce ενώ έχουν τύχει ισχυρής αναγνώρισης με τη μορφή βραβείων σε συνέδρια και χρηματοδότησης από πολυεθνικές εταιρίες. Έχει βραβευθεί για τις διδακτικές του επιδόσεις με πολλαπλά αριστεία διδασκαλίας από το Πανεπιστήμιο του Μάντσεστερ. Στο Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών διδάσκει Αρχές Μάρκετινγκ, Στρατηγικό Ηλεκτρονικό Μάρκετινγκ, και Αναλυτική Μάρκετινγκ σε προπτυχιακό και μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο.
Katerina Batziakoudi is an undergraduate student at the Department of Management Science and Technology, with a major in software and data analysis technologies. In collaboration with the Athens Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, she has developed a web application to support the virtual acceleration process. She has worked as a data analyst and as a UI/UX designer and she has participated in numerous voluntary activities related to youth entrepreneurship. Her research interests focus on business analytics, data visualization, and human-computer interaction.
Marianna Galani (MSc) is the Project Manager of the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin), the Incubation Center of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She holds a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a post- diploma in Services Management from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She has worked for two consecutive years at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the Athens University of Economics and Business as a Communications and Event Management Officer and she has also attended with scholarship a one-year program organized by AUEB on Social Entrepreneurship.