Prof. George Doukidis
George Doukidis is a Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a MSc in Operational Research and a Phd in Artificial Intelligence from London School of Economics (LSE), where he taught in the period 1984-1990. He was a Visiting Professor at Brunel University and he also taught at London Business School and Copenhagen Business School. Georgios is the Director of E-Business Research Center (www.eltrun.gr) which consists of 35 researchers, has completed more than 45 international projects and is one of the largest in its field among all European Business Schools. In 2009 he was awarded the European Case – Study Award for “Internet Enabled Collaborative Store Ordering” in the category “Knowledge, Information and Communication Systems Management”. He is the founder of the international university competition on Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (http://www.ennovation.gr).
Dr. Angeliki Karagiannaki
Managing Director, ACEin
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”.
Digital Media Manager, Nestlé Hellas
Panos Milias is a holder of Bachelor in Statistics and Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Athens University of Economic & Business. Panos has joined Nestlé Hellas in 2006 and has taken many different assignments.
In 2012, he moved to Communication department as a Digital Media Manager, trying to build both external (communication to consumers) and internal (employee’s capabilities) digital culture of Nestlé Hellas, developing the Greek Digital Acceleration Team (DAT).
Finally, for 5 years now, he is a member of the Hellenic Advertisers Association Digital team.
Continuous Excellence & Ignite Program Manager, Nestlé Ελλάς
Nikos Boucaouris holds a BSc in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School & an International MBA from the Athens University of Economic & Business.
He has worked in Greece, Switzerland and Spain and speaks 4 languages.
He has been working for Nestle from 2001 and has extensive experience working with cross functional teams in both project and operational roles in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia (Supply Chain Projects manager, Demand and Supply Planning manager, Operations Performance & Continuous Excellence Manager, …)
In his current role, he is the program Manager of IGNITE and he is responsible for the Nestle Continuous Excellence program in Greece aiming at strengthening the high performance culture with methodologies for developing leadership, solving problems, optimizing cross functional processes in order to become a LEAN enterprise. He is also the Value Steam Manager of the coffee business unit.
He is a PMP (project management professional – project management institute) and a Black Belt LEAN six sigma DMAIC certified.
Corporate Affairs Manager , Nestlé Ελλάς
Angeliki Papadopoulou studied Communication and Media in Athens University and continued her studies at Harvard University. After a long professional journey in journalism and publishing, she is managing Nestlé Hellas Corporate Affairs since 2010. This means that she is handling corporate reputation issues, media relations, the development and implementation of CSR initiatives, as well as crisis management. During her presence in the role, the company has been awarded for CSR initiatives, Corporate Communication, Internal Communication Tools and Crisis Management in the Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards of 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017.
She has been a founding member of the Corporate Affairs Committee of the Hellenic Management Association and today she is a member of the CSR Committee of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce. She is also a BoD member of the NGO Blood-e, the first digital platform for blood donations in Greece.
Assoc. Prof. Katerina Pramatari
Scientific Coordinator, ACEin
Katerina Pramatari is 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.
Digital Business Application Support & Compliance Manager, Nestlé Hellas
Periklis Koukas holds a BSc in Information Management Systems and an MSc in Computer Networks & Telecommunications from the Essex University, UK.
Joined Nestlé Hellas in 2008, initially in the IT department, where he participated in several successful projects like SAP implementation in new business units and the total renewal of network equipment.
In 2012 he takes over the role of Digital Business Application Support lead being responsible to ensure that all company’s digital assets are being developed and operated according to Nestlé’s standards and practices. In close cooperation with the Greek Nestlé Digital Acceleration Team they implement locally a number of global projects. From this role he successfully completes the migration project of all local websites to Nestlé managed environment while issuing new local operation procedures. In parallel he is a member of the team that successfully prepared the IS/IT function for the ISO 27001 certification.
In 2016 he is taking over the responsibility of the newly created team which from the same role supports the South Eastern Europe region: Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.
Since 2018 he is also leading the IS/IT Security & Compliance team, ensuring compliance and alignment of Nestle Hellas with the IS/IT practices and guidelines of the group.