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Speakers

Roger Andersson, Senior Business Developer at Digital & Connectivity Consumer Services, Volvo Cars Corporation

Marios Issaris, Marketing & Operations Director, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta

Thomas Kelepouris, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jarosław Królewski,
CEO, Synerise.com - State of the Art Marketing Cloud

Thanos Loutsos, Small & Mid-Market Solutions & Partners Director, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta

John Mammous, Founder & CEO, Qwantum Leap

Nilofer Merchant, Business visionary, bestselling author, speaker

Belinda Parmar OBE, CEO, The Empathy Business Ltd

Dan Scarfe, Founder, New Signature UK Ltd, United Kingdom

Isidoros Sideridis,
Co-founder at SiEBEN & CEO at Pobuca

Mark Torr, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IoT & Advanced Analytics, Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe

Tereza Venetsanou, Channel Business Development Manager, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta

Roger works at Volvo Cars with developing new business opportunities through partner cooperation, from an idea to a product or service. Often acts as a bridge between business and IT internally at Volvo Cars as well as starting and aiding with new business initiatives. In the past he has served as IT Director for a Swedish retail company driving the journey from mail order to an on-line business and other companies where large changes had to be implemented.

Tereza is responsible for the Channel Transformation for Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta. For the past two years, she has been working together with Microsoft partners to enable them to build their solutions using Microsoft cloud technologies, while at the same time, she has brought new ideas to expand our cloud partners’ ecosystem. She brings experience from International Sales environments in the Telecommunications and Banking sectors, having worked for companies such as Wind, Vodafone and Vodafone Global Enterprise for the past 12 years. She is passionate for innovative business models and solutions that enable customers to realize their full potential. Her aim is to guide and support partners’ transformation during an era of rapid changes and great challenges. She has a great passion for Behavioral sciences and how they are applied in Consumer Behavior. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Metropolitan University in UK.

Originally from Zimbabwe, John has worked in technology at various enterprise businesses in the UK, such as Telewest (Telecommunications) and Credit Suisse (Investment Banking) as well as consulting for smaller not for profit organisations like The Advisory Committee On Protection of the Sea. In addition to founding his own online travel firm which he subsequently sold, John has consulted for various companies on their digital transformation strategies. He saw an opportunity to empower businesses with their own low cost, high frequency video marketing capabilities, and founded Qwantum Leap. The company is now in the process of launching epik, its elastic video cloud based solution.

Isidoros is an entrepreneur and co-founder in 3 technology companies since 2000: SiEBEN, InEdu & Pobuca. Since July 2016 he is a SiEBEN board member responsible for strategy and the CEO of Pobuca (http://pobu.ca), a SiEBEN spin off startup. He is also passionate about solving business productivity problems using technology. He was born in Athens and studied Mechanical Engineering in Patras University, where he was also member of BEST (Board of European Students of Technology - http://www.best.eu.org/) European management board.

Holds deep understanding of ICT and broad experience in technology management, sales & business development. He has represented SiEBEN for the Microsoft Partner of the year 2011 & 2016 awards in Los Angeles & Toronto and have been invited as a speaker in many events & conferences. He loves science & technology and won the science communication contest of FameLab in March 2011 (http://famelab.org/) for Greece.

Marios is the Marketing and Operations Director for Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta. He joined Microsoft in 2011 and he brings a mix of both Sales and Marketing experience from Telecommunications and FMCG industries, where he worked for Vodafone and Procter & Gamble. He is very passionate for Technology and more specifically in the implementations it can have in businesses and also in everyday life. He is a great fan of Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies and he helps Organizations realize their Digital potential. He holds a Degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a Marketing Certification from Kellogg School of Management.

Entrepreneur and Investor with 10 years experience in Internet Industry. Managing Director and co-founder of Synerise.com - State of the Art Marketing Cloud
Researcher and teacher at AGH University of Science and Technology (during PhD). Initiator and co-author of the bestselling E-Marketing book, published in 2013 by the most famous scientific Polish publishing house. Initiator and co-founder of program studies, such as: Digital marketing (X editions), Social Media, E-Economy and Social Informatics at AGH University of Science and Technology. Professionally, he had the pleasure to participate in several interesting projects for/and with clients (brands) such as: Orange, Procter&Gamble(global campaigns), Deloitte and many others :) Sociologist and programmer (higher education). Active participant of academic and international IT conferences.

Thomas Kelepouris is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company Athens office, which he joined in 2010. He specializes in Banking and Credit Risk. Over the past years, Thomas has supported many financial institutions in transforming their operations, leveraging on Digital Technologies. Before joining McKinsey, he worked as a software engineer in large scale supply chain management information systems. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Cambridge.

Belinda Parmar OBE is the CEO of The Empathy Business and pioneer of the world’s first empathy index, featured in the Harvard Business Review. Belinda leads a team of empathy geeks that measures and embeds empathy into businesses to make them more profitable. She is also author of Little Miss Geek and The Empathy Era, founder of the Little Miss Geek campaign.

Thanos Loutsos is the Commercial & Channel Director at Microsoft, responsible for the Small & Mid-Market Solutions & Partners. Within his role, Thanos is driving the strategy and execution of the end-to-end Partner ecosystem, with primary emphasis on cloud solutions to enable our customers' digital transformation. Prior to this role he was the Services Director at Microsoft, while before joining Microsoft, he served as General Manager Integrator & Outsourcing Services at SingularLogic. In the past he has held leadership positions at ING, senior positions at Oracle Greece and consulting positions at Bull SA. He holds an M.B.A. from ALBA University, a MSc on advanced information technology from Imperial college with distinction and a B.S. in IT engineering from University of Patras.

A bestselling author on innovation and collaboration, a TED speaker, and a business leader with 20 years of experience, Nilofer Merchant challenges audiences to do more than just think differently—she helps them to do what it takes to succeed in modern times. She has been called the "Jane Bond of Innovation" for her ability to guide companies through impossible odds. Merchant has personally launched more than 100 products that, in total, have netted 18 billion dollars. Her leadership and business models encourage innovation and growth, and she collaborates with teams to create this enduring advantage. Offering prescient guidelines for taking the future into your own hands, Merchant brings her world-class pedigree to any stage.

Dan is Founder of New Signature UK Ltd, Microsoft’s FY15 UK Country Partner of the Year. Dan works very closely with the Microsoft account teams, serves as a mentor for Microsoft Ventures and is one of only three Brits currently sitting on the global Microsoft Azure Partner Advisory Council and Partner Engagement Board. Dan is also vice president of IAMCP UK and sits on the EMEA and global boards.

He is a renowned Microsoft Cloud evangelist and often presents at conferences and events around the world about the advantages Cloud can bring to organisations. He is co-author of the book ‘Delivering Solutions on the Windows Azure Platform? Ask the Smart Questions’. He is an avid technologist and entrepreneur. In his role at New Signature UK he leads technical strategy, product innovation and heads up the presales and evangelism teams.

Mark is responsible for Advanced Analytics and IoT for Microsoft across the CEE region. Mark brings over 20 years of experience working with Big Data and Analytics with the majority of that spent in various senior roles at SAS. Mark has worked with customers throughout the world, and across all industries, helping them to see how they can transform data into a strategic asset through the use of Analytics and more recently various big data technologies. Mark is a TOGAF certified enterprise architect who holds a 1st class degree in Software Engineering from Hull University, England. He is well known in the field of analytics and big data having spoken on a wide variety of thought leadership topics at external conferences.  He is an active blogger (www.marktorr.com), has over 17,000 Twitter followers and was recently named at #85 of the top 100 Big Data Experts and #62 of the top 100 IoT Experts to follow on Twitter. Mark is also very active on LinkedIn.

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