Born in Athens, April 20, 1952. Former Minister of Labour and Social Security (Sept 2010 - June 2011). Former Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping of the Hellenic Republic (Oct 2009- Sept 2010). State member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PA.SO.K) since 2007. On March 2012 she formed the new "Social Pact" party. Married to former Minister Mr Gerassimos Arsenis. Ms Louka T. Katseli, Professor of Economics, has served as Director of the OECD Development Centre from 2003 to 2007. Prior to joining the OECD, Prof. Katseli has held several academic and non-academic positions in Greek and international organizations. She has been chair of the Department of Economics of the University of Athens (1997-2001), economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece (1993-96), special advisor to the Minister of Education (1996-97),Director General of the Athens based Centre of Planning and Economic Research (1982-86), Assistant and then Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University (1977-1985). In 1996, she was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as Member of the Committee for Development Policy, where she served as Acting Member, Reporter and Vice-Chair until 1999. In 2000-02 she was the Greek Representative to the UN Financing for Development Conference and Preparatory Committee Conferences. A fellow to several international research institutes, including the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Louka T. Katseli holds a BA in Economics from Smith College (1972), a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University (1974), an M.A. in Economics (1975) and a Ph. D. in Economics (1978) from Princeton University. Prof. Katseli has widely published in international and Greek academic journals. Her fields of specialization include international trade and finance, economic development and macroeconomics. Most recently she has focused her research activities on the economics of legal and illegal labour migration, public policy effectiveness and institution-building in developing countries.
Tatiana Karapanagioti was born in Athens An accomplished TV Producer, Photographer and Illustrator Karapanagioti left Greece in 1989 to pursue Photography at the London Institute. In 1997, she earned her MA in Illustration, specializing in Ancient Greek mythology, from the Royal College of Art in London. From 1998-2000 she directed the publishing house “Salvo Publications” at the Royal College of Art. As an artist, Karapanagioti’s work has earned several international distinctions and has appeared in several high-profile exhibitions in London and Berlin. She has also illustrated for several renowned publishing houses in the UK (Penguin Books, Faber & Faber, Granta Books, Hamilton Press) and in Greece (Okeanida). In 2000, Karapanagioti returned to Greece and formed Urgh Cine and TV Productions. Under this umbrella, she has served as Executive Producer for the leading investigative programs in Greek television, including “Fakeloi” with Alexis Papahelas [SKAI], “Erevna” with Pavlos Tsimas [MEGA], “Protagonistes” with Stavros Theodorakis [MEGA], and “Elli” with Elli Stai [MEGA]. She also produced the documentary series “A Modern Pafsanias” [ERT DIGITAL/PRISMA+]. In addition, Karapanagioti has spearheaded numerous advertising and promotional productions for clients such as Athens Concert Hall (Megaron), Zoumboulakis Galleries, the Lambrakis Publications Group, the Greek Film Center, and DESTE. Renowned for her ability to capture and promote cultural activities on screen, Karapanagioti has been enlisted to produce numerous educational documentaries for leading Greek institutions, including the Acropolis Museum, the Cycladid Museum, the Athens Concert Hall, the Kamerata Orchestra, the Association for Friends of Music, the Greek Ministry of Education, and the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism. From 2001-2002, she served as Director of THEATIS Monthly, a Magazine for the Arts. Karapanagioti was elected as a Member of Parliament on the Panhellenic Socialist Movement’s [PASOK] State Ballot in 2012. In May 2012, she was appointed Greek Minister of Culture & Tourism for the caretaker government of Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikramenos.
Studied maintenance in wood and stone in the City and Guilds of London Art School in London, where she practiced for two years after the end of her studies. In 1996 he returned to Greece and then works in the gallery Zoumboulakis Kolonaki Square, in which takes its direction since 2000 by organizing shows of emerging artists. Since 2007 she curated the creation of Zone D, a flexible chassis concept for the presentation of contemporary art in different places each time, depending on the needs of each project
Betty Tsakaretsou works as an Assistant Professor and Head of Advertising and Public Relations Lab at the Dept. of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University. She teaches ‘Advertising and Public Relations’, ‘Social Issues and Corporate Responsibility’, ‘Crisis Management’ and ‘Digital Culture and Consumption’ ,Cultural Marketing and Communication (postgraduate). During 2006 to 2010, she has also offered postgraduate courses on ‘Media Responsibility’ and ‘Corporate Responsibility in Public Sector .
Dr. Mylonopoulos has instructing and research interests in the areas of Information Systems Management, Electronic Business and Mobile Commerce. He has taught at Loughborough University Business School, Warwick Business School, Birkbeck College (University of London), Bordeaux School of Management and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Since 2001 he is a Visiting Professor of Electronic Business at the Bordeaux School of Management, France. His research focuses on the management and economics of Information Systems in organizations and the society. Among others, recent topics of interest include the strategic outsourcing of information technology services and the economic analysis of mobile commerce business models. His work has been published in international refereed journals and conferences, including the International Transactions in OR, the Communications of the ACM, and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce. He has served as guest editor for the British Journal of Management, the Journal of the OR Society and the Journal of Knowledge and Process Management and is co-editor of the International Journal of Information Technology Education. Recently he co-organised the Third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities and was Program Chair of the First International Conference on Mobile Business. Dr. Mylonopoulos has been actively involved in over ten national and European funded research projects in the areas of telematics, electronic business, mobile commerce and recently eBusiness in Eastern Europe. He has served on various national advisory boards and committees and was a consultant to various large organizations. Dr Mylonopoulos is a member of the Association for Information Systems, the UK Academy for Information Systems, the Information Resource Management Association and the Greek Computer Society.
Mr. Lucas holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Athens, a MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and a MBA from INSEAD. Having previously worked at Coca-Cola Southeast Europe and Procter & Gamble, where he held positions in finances, Mr. Lucas joined Microsoft Hellas in February 2005. In this company he has served as deputy chief executive for three years, chief financial officer and commercial director. Over the last two years, he had the responsibility of designing and implementing strategic marketing, as well as the responsibility of the operational organization the company. Since January 2012, he holds the position of General Manager at Microsoft Cyprus and Malta.
Yannis Rizopoulos was born in Athens and studied Electronics, yet even as a student he started working in the Media sector. He has worked for 26 years in “Kathimerini” first as a member, then as the head of the Foreign Desk, as well as in “Naftemporiki” and “Sunday Eleftherotypia” newspapers, focusing on Technology and Innovation issues. For almost four decades, he has served as editor-in-chief or member of the staff in dozens of magazines on a wide area of subjects and he has also many years of radio and television experience. Five years ago, he joined the portal “Pathfinder” as the creator and editor of the specialized section “Technologein” (http://technologein.pathfinder.gr) where he has already produced more than a 110 multimedia presentations on innovative tech solutions and best practices.