Academy is a non-profit event, organized by a group of volunteers who provide their time, energy and skills for free. This event wouldn’t be possible without their work and the support of our
TEDxAcademy Curator and licensee, Niki Siropoulou is an idealist and believes that people and powerful ideas can make the world a better place.
Kostas is a journalist for
. He spent almost 25 years, working in media industry. He has an academic background in economics.
Katerina’s career spans more than15 years in Marketing and Project Management, with positions in Greece and abroad. A lifelong learner, Katerina believes that her avocation with TED makes her a better person. She is currently the Executive Director of TEDxAcademy.
My volunteer work at TEDxAcademy happened naturally after meeting a team of four, back then in 2010. Their enthusiasm, energy and creative ideas became a springboard for learning and exploring new worlds. After spending 16 years in the advertising sector, I learned that “sky is the limit”. Now, as an Executive of Destination Marketing at Aegean Airlines, I am exploring new skies spreading ideas around the world.
Klimis is a film producer of tv commercials in Greece and worldwide.
He owns PARASOL production company. He is a member of the board of the Greek producer's association.
Olga studied Communications and Media and currently works at Microsoft Hellas where she is responsible for the digital marketing activities for Greece, Cyprus and Malta. She believes in the power of will as it can change ourselves and our ecosystem.
Ioannis flirts with the term “Homo creativus”. His TEDx adventure started as a volunteer of TEDxAcademy back in 2011. 3 years later he brought TEDxHeraklion to life. He is currently an Agile Coach at Viva Wallet in Athens, disrupting the standards of electronic payments with his team to pave the way for the exhilarating industry of FinTech.
Niki has studied Business Administration at the American College of Greece and holds an MSc in Marketing from Alba Business School. She is a marketing professional experienced in project management, focusing on online, digital, web-based products and services. Niki believes that sharing ideas, lifelong learning, and passion can lead to a better world.
Giota has 15 years of experience in multinational companies as an executive assistant, supporting operations and coordinating events and activities. She enjoys to contribute to and support forward thinking initiatives.
Antigoni is a seasoned Marketing Professional with 17 years of experience in FMCGs most of them with the Coca-Cola International Company. She passionately volunteers her time and expertise as the Executive Director, Managing the 2016 TEDxAcademy Event.
Yannis is Online Marketing Director of the Realize/Viva group and is passionate about the internet and its effect on culture, business and society. He grew up in Egypt where he studied mathematics at the American University of Cairo. Returning to Greece he has been working for the Realize/Viva group since 2007 developing online services.
Kallissa has been working in the field of international relations for almost 10 years. She has focused her work on peacebuilding, initially with the United Nations and for the past five years with Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization, primarily in the Middle East and Africa. Kallissa received her Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Smith College (USA) and her Masters from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Eirini studied Physics and Astrophysics in the University of Athens. She also holds an MBA and a Diploma in Positive Organizational Psychology from Alba Business School. Since 2000, she works for a multinational company in various roles and countries, and for the last 6 years, in the Human Resources department. Deeply fascinated by the complexity, beauty and infinitely powerful human soul, she sees Tedx as a great stand for great minds.
Korina studied Communications and Media at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She currently works at Marketing Department of Viva Group and basically runs all the media & advertising campaigns. She loves communication, freedom and independence of thought and believes that if you want to power up your intelligence, the only thing you have to do is to hit the creativity button.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, is the founder of Raycap Corporation. Costas is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy. He received his MBA from Harvard University and his MSc in Engineering / Hydrometallurgy from McGill University. Prior to founding Raycap, he worked for Raychem Corporation from 1979 to 1987 and for Noranda Mines Canada from 1974 to 1977.
On Oct 2010, he joined Vivartia, part of the Marfin Investment Group, as its new CEO. Before that he spent 18years at Procter&Gamble, in a variety of positions in Marketing, Sales and Logistics, at international assignments in London and Geneva.
With a background in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems, Makis loves how science and technology constantly improve our quality of life in every aspect. Co-founded Viva.gr in 2006, and Viva Payments in 2010, where he passionately remains in charge of IT, operations and new services development.
President, Central & Southern Europe Business Unit, of the The Coca-Cola Company. Nikos is the chairman of the Board of Directors for Refreshments Canada (Canadian Beverage Association), as well as member of the Board ofGovernors for Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC). He is also a member of the advisory board of Canada Goose, and a trustee of the board of the American College of Greece (Deree).
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Microsoft following its acquisition of Metanautix, a Big Data Analytics startup he cofounded and which was funded by Sequoia Capital. Before Metanautix, he developed the processing infrastructure behind the world's largest photo repository at Facebook. He holds an MS and a BS both in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he also received the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching while pursuing his PhD (from which he dropped out to become an entrepreneur).
Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece. He has written the two award winning Open Source Perspective books, Code Reading and Code Quality, as well as dozens of scientific papers.
Director of Cloud Productivity Sales for Germany & CEE in Microsoft. She is a proud engineer and tech enthusiast, passionate about the role of technology in improving people lives. Myladie is a big believer in the power of personal motivation and ongoing learning. She actively supports women empowerment initiatives inside and outside Microsoft, she is mentoring young professionals and entrepreneurs and is a passionately promoting digital employment opportunities.
Elias is Associate Professor of Economics at the London Business School. After the completion of his doctorate at LBS in 2005 he worked at the European Central Bank. From 2007 till 2012 he served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, while during 2010-2012 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of Harvard University. His research has been recognized with awards from the European Investment Bank, the European Economic Association and the Royal Economic Association.