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Welcome - The secret power of POSITIVITY

Welcome to ITPRO | DEV Connections 2020

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The secret power of POSITIVITY - Anastasios Stalikas, Ph.D

In this talk we address the main questions surrounding the importance and the beneficial role that experiencing positive emotions plays in our lives. We will answer questions like: what is the value of positive emotions? What’s the difference between positive emotions  and positive thinking? What can we do to increase our levels of positivity? What are the reasons we do not experience positive emotions more often? Why are negative emotions  more frequent and more intense  than positive emotions? And finally, What is the secret power of positivity?

Evangelos Kapsalakis
Anastassios Stalikas, Ph.D
Start
10:00
End
11:00
.NET Core stack at work
An opinionated approach on Clean Architecture implementation with .NET Core an a selection of frameworks/libraries for all layers that is has been proven to work well in high traffic e-Commerce environment.
Georgios Gkogkolis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Applied AI Practical Use Case : Content Classification of Network drives
Most of the organizations have humongous file shares/network drives where the contents are not organized and labeled as per the organization’s liking. This poses a high problem when organizations want to move the legacy contents in the public cloud. In this talk, we will cover the case study of a recent file share migration project we did where we used Microsoft Cognitive Services (Applied AI) for intelligent content classification.
Prashant G Bhoyar
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Azure Challenge - an Open Source learning platform for Azure
Azure Challenge is an open source web-based platform that has been developed to help anyone that wants to learn Azure technologies using a hands-on approach. Modeled after CTF-style events, where to proceed to the next challenge you need to complete the current one, Azure Challenge offers a way for learning that does not involve copy-paste but rather do-it-yourself. During the presentation, I will present the web platform explaining how it was built, how to use, potential use cases as well as how the community can contribute.
Ioannis Stavrinides
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Build the Project HQ in Microsoft Teams
Project management isn't a simple task. We use many different tools and applications, invite Customers to a process, generate tons of documents, send tons of emails and… It’s easy to end up in chaos and poor performance. But can we do it better? In this session I will show you to create Project HQ using Microsoft Teams. How to consume data from multiple sources, simplify communication channels, automate tasks, and use modern features to make it easy to be a PM or a project member. Session plan: • How to aggregate data from multiple sources (internal and external) • How to simplify communication with project members and Customers • Let’s Automate – use Power Platform to automate common project tasks • Building report for a project • Take project meetings to the next level with Teams app
Marcin Siewnicki
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Cosmos DB: An Azure Odyssey
[Node.js edition] In the vast IT Universe, there are two dominant types of particles: the SQL electron and the NoSQL positron. Everyone has seen SQL, but not many have seen NoSQL, or even understand it. Spark your imagination in an IT Universe where replication works at a magical quantum level, and Node.js planets coexist with Cosmos DB star clusters. Disclaimer: Mixing SQL electrons with NoSQL positrons may lead to the destruction of the known universe. Doing it right however, you can create the brightest supernovas!
André Melancia
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Disaster Recovery Solution With Azure Site Recovery
"It is not the biggest that will survive, it will be the fittest" This year was definitely the most challenging year for IT infrastructure, Business Continuity had a major role in order for the companies to continue their IT operations. At this presentation we will analyze Disaster Recovery Solution with Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Starting from the basics and continue with a Live Demo of deploying and testing our DR solution in real time! This may easily be your first step to the Cloud..! Do not forget to join!
Lazaros Katanas
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Let's go Phishing

Phishing emails are getting more and more sophisticated. It is one of the ways that a hacker uses in order to gain access. But, how do we define a phishing attack? How can we train our users and how can we test what they learned?

George Kavvalakis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Live Demo- Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, the Cloud enabler

 Enterprises embracing Cloud strategies need a more consistent network and security infrastructure across these clouds while optimizing costs to align with budget.

By leveraging an application aware network with integrated security, businesses can improve application experience for users, strengthen security and compliance while reducing operational overheads.

Watch the Fortinet Secure SDWAN Live demo and learn how enterprises can achieve better business outcomes with a secure and intelligent remote-sites-to-cloud, remote-sites-to-HQ & cloud-to-cloud network.

George Anastasopoulos
Panos Kanellopoulos
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Shattering the skies: The Cybersecurity perspective on modern cloud deployments

The increasing adoption of cloud technologies alongside with “traditional” IT infrastructure and Operations such as SDLC, has made it a very luring surface for cyberattacks. Building and deploying applications in a more secure way, currently should involve cross-disciplinary teams. As part of our agenda, we will present the latest trends in cyberattacks against modern cloud deployments, and a break-down on a case study. OBRELA team will also present key considerations on monitoring of cloud services to identify cyberattacks effectively, efficiently and better respond to relevant incidents.

Maria Vasiou
Nikos Mantas
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Using Github and Azure DevOps to publish to Nuget.org
In this session we will cover: • Create a dummy .NET Core library and parameterize it • Push it to Github.com, setup branches and take a quick tour of some of the Github settings • Setup Azure Pipeline to build, test and deploy • Test our solution, push some updates!
George Kosmidis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
AIOPs – The value of Network Data

What is AIOps and why it is a must in the era of digital transformation.Network data as a source of truth for AIOps, extending beyond IT to SecOps. Description of ADAPTERA’s development that contributes to AIOps utilizing the value of Network Data

Petros Panayis
Start
11:45
End
12:00
A hybrid IT world is becoming new normal. It's not as complex as you think it is.
Organizations are trying to manage the additional complexity hybrid IT brings as dissimilar systems and processes are brought together. The way people consume, deliver, and govern IT services changes. We will discuss how to to manage that technology transformation and go through a live demo on how to manage workloads hosted on multiple clouds (private and public).
Nikos Karatzas
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Agile and Microsoft - A Golden Braid!
Using MS Technology to develop and drive an Agile project throughout...
Nick D. Dendris
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Azure AI on-premises by using Docker
Azure Cognitive Services provide support for Docker containers to let you use the Azure APIs on-premises. In this session, we are going to see which services support containerization, the benefits a container like Docker provides and how to export, configure and install your app for use in a container.
Georgia Kalyva
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner
Are you a DBA or data professional working with out-dated technology or feel your skills are quickly becoming irrelevant? Stay ahead in today's ever changing tech space and take your career to the next level. Join Mohammad Darab this session to explore the cutting-edge technology that SQL Server 2019 has to offer: Big Data Clusters. Topics include: -Big Data Cluster architecture and its components such as: Containers, Kubernetes and the newly enhanced Polybase -Unique advantage of SQL Server Big Data Clusters -Data Virtualization, Scale-out Data Marts, and Data Hub concepts
Mohammad Darab
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Cloud Accelerator Journey powered by Office Line

·       Cloud Strategy

·       Cloud Adoption

·       Azure Migration Program

Panagiotis Kouris
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Deep Learning in Xamarin apps! Enter ML.NET
ML.NET is an open-source framework for machine learning that is available for .NET developers. We can train, build and deploy ML models for several scenarios: sentiment analysis, value prediction, and image classification with deep learning. The models can then be saved and consumed from other applications (web, desktop & mobile for instance, mainly exposing it as a REST API). In this session, we will explore ML.NET and the above scenarios. Then, we'll create a deep learning model for image classification that will be saved & included in an ASP .NET Core REST API to make this ML task available to a Xamarin mobile app that sends images as part of a request to a server.
Luis Beltran
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Enable Distant Learning Synchronous and Asynchronous with SharePoint and Teams
Presentation about how to enable distant learning during Covid-19 with SharePoint Online and Teams.Also you can see how to make Powershell scripts to build educational procedures and sites
Konstantinos Boutsioulis
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Introduction to Azure Stack HCI
Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) cluster solution that hosts virtualized Windows and Linux workloads and their storage in a hybrid on-premises environment. Azure Stack HCI, version 20H2 is a new operating system and it's intended for on-premises clusters running virtualized workloads, with hybrid-cloud connections built-in. In this session we'll explore together the benefits of using Azure Stack HCI, why use such a solution made for Azure and what do you need to implement it.
Chris Spanougakis
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Let's Develop Power Apps & Power Automate/Flows on Office 365 from scratch
In this session I will introduce Power Apps & Flows on Office 365. We will develop a complete functional app on Office 365 and learn how the collaboration of Power Apps, Flows & Office 365 will work on real time scenarios. We will take a look on the capabilities of Power Apps and Flow and demonstrate how to develop the same process on this collaborative platform which is currently being done by other 3rd part tools in today’s businesses.
Manpreet Singh
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Live Demo- Fortinet Dynamic Cloud Security

Cloud Migration results in having business-critical data and services being scattered across different

clouds and data centers with expanded attack surface and a corresponding increase in security risk.

During the webinar we will showcase how Fortinet Dynamic Cloud Security was purpose-built to close

these cloud-driven security gaps through native integration with public cloud infrastructures,

a broad set of security services and products

Antonis Valakas
Piotr Nowotarski
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Optimize your Azure costs

Control Azure spending is critical during this time of economic uncertainty.

Many cloud services, provide a consumption billing model and optimizing resources can have a large impact on the size of your monthly bill.

You can learn how to reduce the cost by improving efficiency.

Giannis Aidinis
Start
12:00
End
13:00
Remote Work: How we can succeed and be productive.

Panel Discussion regarding the Remote Work. Join us to find how you can be productive and succeed to your role.

Dimitrios Theodosopoulos
George Anastasopoulos
Panagiotis Kokkonis
Vassilis Papoulias
Alexis Panousis
George Nolis
Manos Pepis
Start
12:00
End
13:15
SECURE CODING! Εμπεδώνοντας την Ασφάλεια
Presentation about secure cding principles
George Blathras
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Building a Blazor Web Assembly app to identify developer's expertise from Github repos using LUIS.
A GitHub profile is becoming an essential part of a developer’s resume enabling HR departments to extract someone’s expertise, through automated analysis of his/her contribution to open-source projects. At the same time, having clear insights on the technologies used in a project can be very beneficial for resource allocation and project maintainability planning. In the literature, one can identify various approaches for identifying expertise on programming languages, based on the projects that developer contributed to. In this presentation, we move one step further and introduce an approach (accompanied by a tool created with Blazor WebAssembly) to identify low-level expertise on particular software frameworks and technologies apart, relying solely on GitHub data, using the GitHub API and Natural Language Processing (NLP)—using the Microsoft Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS). In particular, we developed an NLP model in LUIS for named-entity recognition for three (3) .NET technologies and two (2) front-end frameworks. During the case study presentation we dive in to Blazor framework and the GitHub API as well as to the Microsoft Language Understanding Intelligense Service (LUIS).
Kourtzanidis Stratos
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Building Smarter Solutions Using Azure And Cognitive Services
There's a lot of discussion going on around Artificial Intelligence, and for good reason. AI and Cognitive Services are getting more powerful all the time, and it can be confronting to see all these developments. But how can we leverage this power in our own solutions, using it for making the life of our users and customers easier? In this session, you will see learn we can get data from the real world, and use this to drive our business, and all this in a serverless manner. Thanks to Microsoft Cognitive Services it's easy to integrate and work with speech, text, images and videos into our processes. Come and learn how to use this to your own advantage, driving your business forward.
Eldert Grootenboer
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Building Web APIs with Carter
Carter is an open source library continuing the tradition of Nancy for building web APIs using a thin and lightweight Sinatra-style routing on top of ASP.Net Core. We will be showcasing how simple it is to use for most common scenarios of building an API using .NET, contrasting it with vanilla ASP.Net Core Web API.
Kostas Stroggylos
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Cisco NGFWv scalable design in Azure
The cloud is changing the way infrastructure is designed, including the design of firewalls as the network is not physical or in VLANs anymore. An enterprise-grade security perimeter includes Network Virtual Appliances that are Highly Available and Scalable, but features like Floating IP addresses or broadcast traffic are not supported in Public Cloud Virtual Network. This demo heavy session will go through all the design considerations and the Azure technologies you can use, in order to deploy two Cisco FTDv appliances in highly available setup that can be easily scale in the future.
Vaggelis Kappas
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Implementing the "Zero Trust" strategy in practice
We are aware of the fact that most individuals and companies have embraced cloud computing nowadays and all the benefits it provides as such. The number of cloud users, especially users of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 is expanding every day. However, malicious users and criminal activists quickly realized potential advantages (or, eventually, disadvantages) of cloud technologies and are often few steps ahead of us. Today's data is in the cloud, on the go, on mobile phones, laptops, tablets - it is no longer residing solely on premises, or within company boundaries, but also in a public data centre. In order to effectively protect and combat attacks and data theft, it is necessary to fundamentally change how we think and to change the approach to the concept of computer infrastructure security we had until now. In this lecture you will learn what the "Zero Trust" strategy is, which is why it is extremely important, and most importantly, we will show the implementation of the "Zero Trust" strategy in the Microsoft cloud in practice.
Sasha Kranjac
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Microsoft Teams - A vision for intelligent communications
Microsoft Teams is the new core team chat tool built on top of Office 365. The focus is team collaboration, but you can extend this experience end augment more data and context into the conversations in multiple ways. In this session we will show how Intelligent Communications works. Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid change. In this session is shown the best practices and collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios and how to be your Journey to Microsoft Teams. With modern collaboration features and learn how to adopt Microsoft Teams quickly in a structured way to accomplish your goals. In a Modern Workplace, Microsoft Teams will be the tool to be more productive and keep the security, compliance and retention in a secure environment. Learn more about a success plan about Microsoft Teams deployment, adoption and ongoing operations.
Nuno Árias Silva
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Risks are there... be aware! The process to manage risk in tech projects.
In this session the attendees will familiarize themselves with the state of the art processes for managing risks in projects. Specific tools, techniques and tricks of the trade will be discussed.
Konstantinos Kirytopoulos
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Simplify data management with partitioning
The times of small database systems are now over. Even "small" systems already provide databases with several 100 GB data volume. It can be a real challenge for the DBA to complete the daily maintenance tasks, data backup, consistency checks, ... in a reasonable time frame. With the help of partitioning (also a feature of the Standard Edition since SQL 2016), considerable advantages in ETL processes, maintenance and backup / recovery can be achieved. The main area of application for partitioning is the optimization of the load paths for complex DWH solutions and the maintenance of large databases (statistics, indexes, backups, restores). The very strongly demo-based session shows partitioning scenarios that let the DBA do alternative things again and encourage ETL developers to dance the joys.
Uwe Ricken
Start
13:00
End
13:45
WSL2 & docker, turn your Windows 10 into a full flegged server
Leverage Windows 10's Windows for linux subsystem to run docker containers. Usefull tips and tricks as well as the ability to run docker desktop and Visual Studio code with full integration.
George Spiliotis
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Azure NetApp Cloud Solutions

A small summary of the presentation: 

Azure Netapp Files 

Cloud Volumes Ontap

Alexandru Vasile
Start
13:30
End
13:45
Lancom: From an Independent Cloud Provider to a Telecommunications and Data Center Key Player

Lancom, from its establishment in 2009, has focused on providing high-quality cloud and telecommunications services. It has made rapid growth in a decade, supporting leading Greek and multinational companies and organizations, offering innovative IaaS/PaaS/SaaS and telco solutions. Its proven success led to building the Balkan Gate I, one of the most modern and technologically advanced data centers in Europe. At the same time, Lancom developed a unique virtual infrastructure management panel, which can be applied directly to any cloud or local installation. It will be launched for the first time as a demo to all ITProDev Participants.

George Nolis
Start
13:30
End
14:15
A Pallet full of Cyber Security Solutions

Access to the organization's applications and systems is a complex and vital process, especially in the pandemic period. Applications can be anywhere and accessible from any device with the security perimeter completely changed. Organizations now not only need to simplify access, but also ensure a zero trust process. Watch this virtual roundtable and explore how you can: • Enable access to all users who now constitutes the new ‘’perimeter’’ • Offer zero trust access and authentication through an identity-aware proxy approach • Improve the user and administrator experience

Alexandros Nikainas
Start
14:30
End
15:00
Create your first Azure IoT Central app
Παρουσίαση των βημάτων που πρέπει να διεκπεραιωθούν με σκοπό την δημιουργία ενός μοντέλου προσομοίωσης, με χρήση του Azure IoT Central app. Η παρουσίαση περιλαμβάνει την εκπόνηση της διαδικασίας σε πραγματικό χρόνο (Hands On).
Nikolaos - Christos Panagis
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Developing a cross platform mobile application with flutter
Mobile is one of the most used access to the internet content/resources.. There are more than one mobile platform, so to develop application for those platform, the application will have to be created separately maintaining different codebase... Maintaining different codebase can be stressful, time consuming, resources consuming... This is the very gap flutter came to bridge, ability to create a cross platform mobile application and also maintain a single codebase.. With my talk.. I will discuss the following. 1. What's flutter 2. Why flutter 3. Getting started with flutter, (IDE and SDK for flutter) 4. Building components (Stateless and stateful) 5 Debugging and lot more
Damola Adekoya
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Developing a SQL Server Machine Learning Services Project
If you want to launch a Python or R project with data which lives in SQL Server, SQL Server Machine Learning Services may be right for you. In this talk, we will take a look at SQL Server Machine Learning Services, starting with an overview and installation, but quickly moving into custom development. We will deploy packages with sqlmlutils and investigate some of the nicest features of Machine Learning Services, including native scoring and parallel processing. We will also see how to develop and deploy custom code and tie everything back to .NET applications using stored procedures.
Kevin Feasel
Start
14:30
End
15:15
How Agile are Companies in Luxembourg?
After the success of a first survey about the level of adoption of Agile by companies in Luxembourg in 2017, the Project Management Institute (PMI) Luxembourg Chapter and PwC Luxembourg joined forces again in 2019 for a second research edition. The results of the 2019 survey will be presented, uncovering the extent of Agile adoption by Luxembourg’s multi-cultural companies. The presentation will include results from the same survey conducted in Croatia and Poland for comparison reasons.
Nassos Karageorgiadis
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Introduction to Logic Apps and automation solutions for IT's
An introduction to Azure Logic Apps how this service can help IT Dept to minimize the cost of the IaaS environments.
George Chrysovalantis Grammatikos
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Learn all about Azure Hybrid Management!
In this session, you will get an overview of the Hybrid Cloud offering of Microsoft Azure and how you can use the Azure Hybrid services like Azure Arc, Azure Update Management, and many more to Illuminate your environment.
George Markou
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Myth-busting Azure SQL VMs
Often, during lift & shift migrations, customers ask me to move their SQL Server workloads to Azure VMs. I love Azure VMs in all their aspects, but in a whole lot of scenarios, Azure SQL Database in one of its different flavors can make the difference. When are you supposed to deploy a VM, and when should you embrace the PaaS way? In this session, we will discuss the key aspects you should consider to perform a conscious design choice, and explore the common misconceptions about Azure IaaS and PaaS when talking about SQL Server performance, high availability, security, licensing, and costs.
Marco Obinu
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Offensive Azure Security
These days, working with a cloud platform is already commonplace. Companies choose Microsoft Azure for a number of benefits, including security. But there are some responsibility on the customer side and that's may become weakest link in the chain. A demo-based session shows attacks on the weakest link. Penetration testers and red teamers will find steps that can be used in their assessments, defenders will get ideas on what should be protected. The session includes: - Pentesting Azure AD Connect - Bypassing authentication & MFA - Getting control over Compute - Extracting secrets - Exploring Azure Web App Firewall
Sergey Chubarov
Start
14:30
End
15:15
PowerApps App In A Day
How to develop a power app with power automate application
Manos Pepis
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Start with a Cloud Adoption Framework enterprise-scale landing zone
The enterprise-scale architecture represents the strategic design path and target technical state for your Azure environment. It will continue to evolve alongside the Azure platform and is defined by the various design decisions that your organization must make to map your Azure journey. The term landing zone refers to an environment that's been provisioned and prepared to host workloads in a cloud environment like Azure. In this session we will go over the enterprise-scale approach to construct landing zones which includes three sets of assets to support cloud teams: - Design guidelines: Guide to the critical decisions that drive the design of the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure enterprise-scale landing zone. - Architecture: Conceptual reference architecture that demonstrates design areas and best practices. - Implementations: Azure Resource Manager template of the architecture to accelerate adoption.
Konstantinos Pantos
Start
14:30
End
15:15
The new Azure SDK for .NET
Learn about the new Azure SDK for .NET and the improvements to performance, authentication and configuration that Microsoft's engineers have been working on in the last couple of years. Besides theoretical concepts, we will write some code to explore the new and extensible HTTP Pipeline that all Azure clients internally use, implement authentication with the new Azure.Identity library and connect our app to an Azure Storage account.
Vyron Vasileiadis
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Ask me anything about Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance
Join this open mic session and grab the opportunity to ask George Smirlis and Michael Haggar anything related around Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance. Don't worry about the technical level! We will try to answer every question from deep technical to sales around Threat Protection, Data Loss Prevention and Compliance and give you insights of best practices and use cases that we encounter across our region.
George Smyrlis
Michail Angelos Haggar
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Azure Identity/Security
TBD
Nikos Lelidis
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Azure Synapse Analytics - When a table is not just a table
For SQL DBAs a table is just a table. In the Synapse Analytics world a table is more than just a table. In this session Armando Lacerda will explore the type of tables and how they impact model design and performance. You will learn how to make decisions on hash keys through live demos and performance metrics.
Armando Lacerda
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Cyber Security: Security challenges during remote access

Join us to discuss what are the security challenges that our experts have to adress during remote access. 

Antonis Proimadis
George Daglas
Mary Bina
Nikos Proutzos
George Blathras
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Flow Engineering - Boost velocity, quality and happiness in a few hours
How can you make time for real innovation and improvement? How do you know what to automate? How do you escape process prison? How can you get everyone aligned to make a difference? How can you show your team how much better things could be? Flow Engineering builds on Value Stream Mapping as a framework of techniques you can use right now, with materials you already have - to discover opportunities, build and share your vision and save hours of toil every week so you can invest in what's next. Sprinkle it on your: - Delivery/Data/Testing/Analytics/Logging Pipeline - Developer/Customer Onboarding - Environment Provisioning - Failure Recovery/Incident Management/Support Triage - SDLC - Toil/Process of choice, you get it :) …and start spending more time on what's next I’ve started using Flow Engineering after years of struggling to find time for innovation, rally buy-in, optimize processes and communicate ideas, issues, and risks. It has helped me many times go from tearing my hair out (and I have the baldness to prove it!) to knowing exactly how to level up. I structure the talk as a fun, story-based journey through enterprise IT, financial services, and a startup or two to share this powerful tool that gets incredible results. Attendees will get a link to all my materials and free examples to get started right away.
Steve Pereira
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Give life to your bot using Azure Bot Service
In this session we will cover how to create a more interactive bot, utilizing human language to communicate with the user while being able to extract the information required from the conversation. Make your bot seem smarter without compromising on any functionality.
Demetris Bakas
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Master Patching - Take the fate of updates in your hands
Showcase a solution for managing Updates on Windows/Linux server machines across cloud and on premises environments
Panagiotis Tsoukias
Start
15:30
End
16:15
ML.NET: No Magic anymore
Introduction to Machine Leanring and ML.NET
Talagozis Christos
Start
15:30
End
16:15
My WoW (Way of Working) is through PPM: A VUCA Driven Approach under Complexity & Agility
ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΟΡΓΑΝΩΤΙΚΩΝ ΠΑΡΑΜΕΤΡΩΝ, ΚΑΛΩΝ ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΩΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΗ ΠΡΟΤΥΠΟΥ ΠΛΑΙΣΙΟΥ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗΣ ΧΑΡΤΟΦΥΛΑΚΙΟΥ ΕΡΓΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΟ.
Panagiotis Chatzipanos
Start
15:30
End
16:15
Accelerated Database Recovery in SQL Server
Join us to learn more about how SQL Server's innovative recovery scheme works under the covers and how it can get your database online in a matter of seconds.
Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Start
16:30
End
17:15
I find your lack of Azure Governance disturbing!
Microsoft Azure is an awesome platform to run your organization workloads. It supports Cloud native and non-native workloads. It's easy and fast to getting started. After moving and creating several resources in Azure some customers are struggling by the lack of a robust cloud governance structure. This session is target at organization of all sizes, not only big large organizations need governance, every single organization needs it. We will review the native services in Azure that can help you on your governance journey. We will talk and see in action: Management Groups, Azure Policy, Tags, Azure Blueprints, CAF - Cloud Adoption Framework and even a little bit of Cost Management.
Tiago Costa
Start
16:30
End
17:15
Implementing AI solutions using the cognitive services in Azure
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is bringing big changes in the way people and businesses relate to technology. As well as the arrival of the personal computer, the cloud computing and smartphones, the AI is the artificial technology that takes you to where you're going so much faster, intuitive and smart. In this session we will discuss the basics of IA and how we can apply it in our business using the Azure Cognitive Services.
Vitor Fava
Start
16:30
End
17:15
Modern Desktop Development with .NET 5
No application is an island, neither are desktop applications. A session that will cover all aspects of Modern Desktop Development, including latest trends and options with .NET 5 and application development with WPF, WinForms, WinUI and even MAUI. Also, how to go beyond desktop with the latest webview2 and hybrid approaches., and finally how to use modern programming styles (MVVM and MVU) for Desktop development.
Konstantinos Ziazios
Start
16:30
End
17:15
Modernizing Infrastructure and Applications with VMware Tanzu
Tension between developers and IT teams is as old as software itself. Why? Developers want to access a wide range of software tools and libraries to make their job of delivering business logic easier. Who wants to reinvent the wheel, right? Meanwhile, IT feels the burden of supporting and securing so much different software. Can't we standardize on a few things?
George Boufis
Start
16:30
End
17:15
Post-phishing automation with Muraena and NecroBrowser
Phishing remains the main technique to remotely compromise targets having minimal or no knowledge of them. Cost is low, 0days are not required, and given the appropriate precautions phishing is difficult to track down. Moreover, even if the target realizes the phishing campaign, yours truly Sampei would already have all the necessary info to keep going, pivoting in the target's network. Sampei isn't happy with credential harvesting, he goes beyond, automating its techninques with new phishing tools like NecroBrowser. Sampei will also demystify two-factor authentication (2FA), as well as presenting those few cutting-edge protections that help mitigate phishing. Sampei will not drop any 0days, but plenty of fishing demos!
Michele Orru
Start
16:30
End
17:15
Skilling: What kind of skills are needed to cover market demand

Join us to discuss what kind of sills are needed in order to cover the market demand in Information Technology.

Andreas Tsouchlaris
Kelly Spilioti
Michail Pagiatakis
Nikos Tsigkos
Panagiotis Kokkonis
Petros Livanios
Konstantinos Boutsioulis
Start
16:30
End
17:45
Διαχείριση Επιχειρησιακών Πόρων σε περιβάλλον Lean Six Sigma
Το Lean Six Sigma αποσκοπεί στη λιτή διαχείριση Επιχειρησιακών Πόρων χρησιμοποιώντας παραγωγικά δεδομένα τα οποία συλλέγονται και συντηρούνται από συστήματα που χρησιμοποιεί κάθε οργανισμός. Η επίγνωση του ποια δεδομένα πρέπει να είναι διαθέσιμα σε ποιο format και με τι βάθος χρόνου είναι κρίσιμη πληροφορία για τα στελέχη Πληροφορικής που τελικά θα πρέπει να παράσχουν τα τελευταία στους Lean Implementors προς χρήση και, συχνά, περαιτέρω στατιστική επεξεργασία. Στόχος της παρούσας είναι να δώσει όραμα για το ποια εργαλεία Λογισμικού μπορούν και πρέπει να προδιαγράφονται και εφαρμόζονται σε διάφορα τμήματα της εφοδιαστικής αλυσίδας ώστε το τμήμα πληροφορικής να είναι enabler της Λιτής Διαχείρισης και όχι απλά το πρώτο, και ίσως το μεγαλύτερο, εμπόδιο στην εφαρμογή της.
Athanasios Bikos
Start
16:30
End
17:15
The path to technical leadership

We love to code! This is what we have learned to do well but the time to move to a leadership role has come. Is it easy to leave coding behind? Join me to find out

Alexis Panousis
Start
17:00
End
17:15
AKS and App Gateway: the ideal combo
Come to see how to deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster, with an Application Gateway/WAF, to deploy your applications, securely, with Let's Encrypt integration
Florent Appointaire
Start
17:30
End
18:15
Automating Azure SQL Database maintenance tasks
Azure SQL Database hasn't got a native scheduling service comparable to SQL Agent that is present in the on-premise instances. When database solutions are implemented in Azure SQL, after the design phase of DB schema, possible solutions to perform database maintenance activities like Integrity Check, Index Rebuild etc… have to be studied. On the contrary, Backup activity already has an excellent default configuration given by Microsoft Azure platform. In this session we will learn the necessary activities to undertake in order to perform the maintenance of databases in Azure SQL; moreover, possible solutions will be explained and more convenient services will be described.
Sergio Govoni
Start
17:30
End
18:15
But First, the Team!
Do you want great tech products or services? Among other things, it takes a great team! Enter Bruce Tuckman's phases of team development — a model that’s stood the test of time because it remains highly relevant and beneficial. If you are a leader (or aspire to be one), a member of a team (or may be in one in the future), or a just looking to develop your skills, this unique talk (based on real-world application of Tuckman's model) will give you a practical framework with actionable tips for working in and leading teams successfully. You'll learn about the five phases — Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning — including detailed descriptions of each along with proven strategies for addressing challenges or issues that may occur along the way. You'll understand how to use the model to your advantage by effectively navigating all of the phases, from team set-up to the after-party!
Scott Graffius
Start
17:30
End
18:15
Machine Learning crash-course
There is a misguided conception that we all need to be rocket scientists to use machine learning in production - to this I say balderdash! ... Machine learning is an engineering skill that developers need to add to their bag of tricks, and the journey doesn't have to be painful. The aim of this session is to give a solid crash-course in "just enough" Machine Learning that attendees can apply the skills learned in a practical manner, in code, immediately. So, leave your calculus and trigonometry at the door, and learn how to predict the future in 45 minutes, no math required :)
Allen ONeill
Start
17:30
End
18:15
Programming with TypeScipt's type system: interfaces to love and hate
Newest features of TypeScript 4.0 and upcoming 4.1 are making its type system literally a one more programming language - not only to reduce declaration files, but to make expressive and eloquent statements. There is a types algebra - and even numeric algebra - with addition and substraction, array iteration and strings operations, and, which is most important, a conditional recursion. And, what is weird, it stands somewhere between Lisp and Prolog. It is now good enough to write code that acts like it has runtime-level types, and smart enough to make people who will read your PR with that code think of you as an intellectual. Come & listen for it if you want to impress your collegues (and also make them hate you while trying to understand complex types you wrote).
Vsevolod Rodionov
Start
17:30
End
18:15
The definitive deep dive into the .git folder
What's in the .git folder? How are commits stored? How do branches work? We'll dive deep into the objects folder, unpack commits, look at the types of DAG nodes, examine object content, and build a complete visualization of the stored content. We'll also quickly look through Git hooks, Git config, and ref logs. Come experience the zen of git.
Rob Richardson
Start
17:30
End
18:15
Your application, in Azure, Secure!
One of the reasons a lot of IT Professionals < strike > are < /strike > were skeptical about the Cloud was security and the concept of the "shared responsibility model". The goal of this presentation is to demystify Azure Security and explain how you can launch securely your application on Azure. We will go through the activities you need to follow and explain the tools that Azure provides to secure your application. Topics that we will examine include network security, identity and access management, data protection and encryption. We will present how you can cover security requirements set during the Secure Development Life cycle (SDLC) as well as compliance requirements, such as the OWASP Top 10, GDPR and PCI DSS. At the end of the presentation you will realize that securely deploying an application can actually be easier, and more secure, in Azure!
Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
Start
17:30
End
18:15
13
Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Pool Workload Management
Από τη στιγμή που κάποιος θα ασχοληθεί με το Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Pool, ή είχε ασχοληθεί με τον προκάτοχο του το Azure SQL DW πρέπει να επιλύσει μια αρκετά περίπλοκη άσκηση. Η άσκηση αυτή αφορά την διαχείριση των φορτίων που δέχεται το σύστημα του με τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε να έχει πάντα διαθέσιμους πόρους, ενώ παράλληλα να καλύπτει όλα όσα έχει υποσχεθεί το SLA που έχει οριστεί. Η λύση της συγκεκριμένης άσκησης δεν είναι πάντα εύκολη καθώς υπάρχουν πολλοί παράμετροι που πρέπει να ληφθούν υπόψη. Δεν πρέπει να αγνοήσουμε ότι τα φορτία που δέχεται ένα τέτοιο σύστημα είναι ποικίλα καθώς άλλες ανάγκες υπάρχουν κατά το data loading, άλλες για το data transformation, άλλες για το data query, άλλες για το data management κ.ο.κ. Το Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Pool παρέχει επιλογές που πρέπει αυτός που θα ασχοληθεί μαζί του να γνωρίζει αρκετά καλά καθώς είναι αυτές που θα το βοηθήσουν στην επίλυση της άσκησης και που θα εξηγήσουμε στο session αυτό.
Antonios Chatzipavlis
Start
10:00
End
10:45
Demystifying TLS
ssl/tls description and how it works. news on tls 1.3 and conversation solution with F5 full proxy scenario. a little of app protection with nginx...
Panagiotis Koutsios
Start
10:00
End
10:45
Distributing files to cloud with github actions
We will use github actions to automatically setup a docker container which will automatically distribute our files on cloud providers(e.g. one drive) on every push. Why do that? for example if we create our CV and we need it on all our storages for easy apply. It's also an easy introduction to the fundamentals of ci/cd
Achilleas John Ifantis
Start
10:00
End
10:45
How to survive Black Friday by using VMSS
Azure's capabilities are big, especially if you want to host the application in the cloud. Automation, scaling, pay per use model ... But, what if your app is not ready for App Service, Functions and similar services, because it relies on 3rd party services / tools? Will your app still be able to use the benefits of Azure? If you are curious, let's go through the demo together to collect answers to your questions.
Vladimir Stefanovic
Start
10:00
End
10:45
Industry: Post-Covid Era

Join our discussion regarding the Post Covid era. Will everything remain the same; What will Change; What will be replaced and are new industry roles are needed;

Nikos Makris
Nikos Zachariadis
Panagiotis Kouris
Panos Kanellopoulos
Theodoros Konstantatos
Vangelis Morfis
Start
10:00
End
11:30
Make your own IoT System
Learn who to build an IoT system with Arduino, connected with a server with Raspberry Pi and Azure.
Maria-Anastasia Moustaka
Start
10:00
End
10:45
Publishing a Blazor WebAssembly app and. NET API with Azure Static Web Apps
In this session we will learn how we can automate the deployment of a Blazor WebAssembly app and its Azure Functions API with GitHub Actions.
Michalis Nikolaidis
Start
10:00
End
10:45
Social Media Automation in Azure Logic Apps
Introduction to social media automation in the Azure Logic Apps as a way to connect to the social world.
Burak Tamturk
Start
10:00
End
10:45
Difficult times require fast and smart solutions

Remote managed work requires tools and processes in order to be more productive

Manos Pepis
Start
11:00
End
11:10
Extending SharePoint spaces
SharePoint spaces is a web-based immersive platform , which lets us to create extensible mixed reality experiences :rendered by a WebGL-based graphics engine , Babylon.js , SharePoint spaces can be provisioned with provisioning services but are not open for third party extensibility at this time . Or is it …? In this session learn, how to extend SharePoint Spaces to include your custom components that will take the experience to a new level
Rodrigo Pinto
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Getting Started with Progressive Web Apps
Never before have we had the opportunity to make web apps really offline first, installable on our devices, and use some native features such as push notifications. We’ll develop a car deals website using some of these new APIs and features that will transform it from a simple web page into a progressive web app.
Bill Stavroulakis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
How VeloCloud SD-WAN accelerates the adoption of Public Cloud

The right cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution can enable organizations to address the challenges they face with traditional WANs, through a flexible, manageable overlay that employs ordinary broadband internet links. By using these inexpensive links, companies can reduce network TCO by 58 percent2, while improving branch deployment times. The approach supports a variety of flexible deployment options for every type of branch location. It provides highly secure, reliable ways to access SaaS and IaaS applications, so that organizations can realize the full potential of the cloud. An effective cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution, such as the VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud®, ensures highly secure and reliable application access over any transport link

Antonis Paravalos
George Boufis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Introduction to Microservices, Docker, Kubernetes and how to deploy them in Azure Kubernetes Service
Σε αυτό το session θα κάνουμε μια εισαγωγή στα Microservices, Docker και Kubernetes. Θα μάθουμε πως χρησιμοποιούντε στην βιομηχανία της πληροφορικής, θα δούμε πως μπορούμε να φτιάξουμε τα δικά μας Docker Containers και πως θα τα διαχειριστούμε χρησιμοποιόντας το Kubernetes, ενώ τέλος θα μας δωθεί η ευκαιρία να δούμε πόσο εύκολο είναι να τα κάνουμε deploy στο Azure Kubernetes Service
Konstantinos Karantzalis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Landing on the Azure
Join my session to learn how to build strong foundations for your cloud journey, based on best practices from Microsoft employees, partners, and customers, focused on the Azure landing zones part of the Cloud Adoption Framework.
Pantelis Apostolidis
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Power BI dataflows : Going beyond the self-service
What was already good has became even better. We were already able to make ETL in Power BI using M, now, using the Power BI Data Flows we are able to store the ETL on the Power BI Portal, control the ETL execution, the data among many ETL steps and share the result with many Power BI files, instead of having to duplicate M scripts across different .PBIX files This feature allow us to create a more complex and re-usable ETL solution, creating small dataflows and allowing them to be reused in a dataflow hierarchy, which can be re-used in many different datasets, creating a more robust and reusable architecture. In this session you will understand better how the dataflows are an important feature in making Power BI go way beyond the self-service
Dennes Torres
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Self-Service AI with Power BI
AI is everywhere – and now even included in Power BI Desktop. Power BI Desktop is Microsoft’s free tool for self-service BI. It’s updated every single month with exciting new features and Gartner declared it since 2019 to THE leading BI Tool (which led Tableau and Qlik behind). Sometimes AI might be very apparent when you enrich your data with predictions by explicitly calling an Azure Machine Learning web service in Power Query. Sometimes it might be hidden in a nice little context menu when Power BI is automagically explaining the reason of a difference or a change over time in your data to you. No matter if you are a business user, analyst or data scientist – Power BI has AI capabilities tailored to you. In this session we will compare features (built-in, DAX, R, Python, and Azure services) by applying three typical machine learning applications in Power BI Desktop: time series analysis, correlation analysis, and text mining. We will spend the majority of time in live demos. Come in this session to learn how you can enrich your very own Business Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence and make the step up from Power BI to AI.
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Swedish Project Review 2020: Decoding the Path to Digital Adoption
We all know that IT projects can be difficult, it is not uncommon that the reason for failure is due to inadequate or insufficient change management. Even if technology in itself can be challenging, the most critical factor is still people and how they respond to change. In this session, key success factors for implementing new technologies and IT solutions will be presented alongside key topics and trends highlighted in the report. We hope to inspire you and your organizations in your journey to deliver world class projects. The Swedish Project Review is Sweden's leading index on project related capabilities. It is a collaboration between KPMG Project Advisory and PMI Sweden Chapter and it provides industry-specific benchmarks, points out trends and areas for improvement. This is the fourth consecutive issue of the report with 429 respondents from almost all sectors and industries.
Konstantinos Viglas
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Testing a Spring Boot Application
Spring Boot is considered to be the industry standard for implementing Java enterprise applications and one of the most famous technologies for implementing microservices. This presentation shows how we can test a Spring Boot application from unit to integration and finally its performance.
Konstantinos Sidiropoulos
Start
11:00
End
11:45
Azure Kubernetes Service for the Enterprise
How to setup a cluster that meets a baseline for production-ready workloads? In this session we will outline the common recommendations for networking, security, identity, management, and monitoring of an AKS cluster that will help you architect a successful AKS Implementation.
Thodoris Theodorou
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Building a CRUD application using react, web api and EntityGraphQL
In this session a react function component will be presented that provides CRUD functionality to a web application. The component gets the layout (metadata) from simple json configuration files. It then requests and manipulates data using graphQL. To facilitate the development of the component, a web api exposed to an azure app service will be used. This app service uses the Entity GraphQL to process graphQL queries. At the end, some ideas will be presented for further extensions on both layers (backend and frontend).
Elias Kanakis
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Cloud Accelerator Journey powered by Office Line

·       Cloud Strategy

·       Cloud Adoption

·       Azure Migration Program

Panagiotis Kouris
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Cloud Adoption Framework: The first step to a successful Cloud Migration

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework provides guidance for moving to Microsoft Azure, offering enterprises a reliable methodology designed to help them create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for an organization to succeed in the cloud.

Fanny Kofina
Start
12:00
End
12:30
Increasing the security of on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD
Would you believe a networking infrastructure can become more secure by adding cloud to it? In this session, Sander Berkouwer shares his real-world experience with how Azure AD-based technologies make the on-premises environments of his customers more secure. Air-gapping and the accompanying immense challenges for updating, activating and monitoring for admins are truly referred back to the 80s in this session. Sander has met a lot of old-fashioned CISOs the last couple of years that truly believed air-gapping their environments and requiring multi-multi-multi-factor authentication for access off-premises was the way to go. In this session he’ll show how organizations can: 1. Require multi-factor authentication only when needed because of risk 2. Get notified of leaked credentials 3. Ban bad passwords 4. Manage fragile Domain Controllers better 5. Get back on top of the millions of events that currently burden down their current SIEM solution Sander has built a couple of exciting demos to showcase the strengths of Azure AD, Azure AD Connect Health and Azure Sentinel to really blow these CISOs’ minds!
Sander Berkouwer
Start
12:00
End
12:45
IT vs COVID. The Info Quest Technologies experience

- Σύντομη Παρουσίαση της εταιρείας Info Quest Technologies και των δραστηριοτήτων της 

- Πώς η Πανδημία και ως αποτέλεσμα αυτής το Lockdown, μετασχημάτισε τον τρόπο λειτουργίας μας 

- Τί ευκαιρίες δημιουργούνται στην Αγορά και τί προσφέρουμε εμείς

Antonis Stamatopoulos
Start
12:00
End
12:30
Living with Big Data Clusters
A journey with Big Data Clusters on a production environment
Yannis Angelis
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Performance Technologies - AIOps with Dynatrace
Dynatrace is a Software Intelligence platform that is based on AI to provide automatic root cause analysis. AI baselines are based on topology and metrics that the OneAgent collects from the monitored machines. By installing OneAgent in all tiers of the application, Dynatrace is able to track each individual request end to end, create baselines and alert automatically. Dynatrace also supports monitoring in cloud and containerized environments. Integration with Azure Monitor offers infrastructure monitoring insights even in serverless scenarios, while integration with Kubernetes provides all Kubernetes API related metrics. Monitoring all these metrics and transactions in today's complex environments require an automated way of analysis and alerting. Davis the AI root cause analysis engine of Dynatrace can help you spend more time innovating than debugging.
Nikolaos Leventis
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Tips & Tricks to Secure Microsoft Teams
We will see some Tips & Tricks how to easily secure Microsoft Teams in Office 365 (Demo & Presentation)
Joanna Vathis
Start
12:00
End
12:45
Business Process Management as the basis for Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is about shifting an organization to new ways of doing business using modern and emerging digital technologies to improve internal operations or the interaction with the customers or partners. However, it is the internal processes that support the organization's competences and cause the observed organizational behaviour. Business Process Management (BPM) is about supervising how works are performed within an organization to ensure the consistency of outputs and to explore improvement opportunities. Working on processes will not only highlight opportunities and priorities for Digital Transformation but will also support IT projects by facilitating the implementation of the organizational change.
Panagiotis Papaioannou
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Developing a Speech to Text component using Azure Logic Apps and Cognitive Services
A high level overview on the architecture of the Speech to Text component developed for the European Union Intellectual Propery Office.
George Spyrou
Start
13:00
End
13:45
DevOps MacGyver

Φτιάξτε ένα Enterprise Azure Infra με ένα συνδετήρα (Terraform,Ansible,Json και μία έκπληξη).

Μέσα από αυτό το Session θα εξερευνήσουμε τη χρήση του IaC για γρήγορα αποτελέσματα.Warning minimum PowerPoint. Speaker Level is 998+1.

Panagiotis Pataridis
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Late Night Analysis Stories

What kind of open source tools and methodologies you can find to automate your Malware Analysis? Maybe Docker is a solution but is it ready to go live? Can i receive my analysis results in Microsoft Teams? Should i use Cloud to collect attacks even 0 days? And more interesting stuff that we are currently working with.

Please join our session to see how you can build an end to end Malware Analysis Engine based on Hybrid Cloud technologies, how you integrate different silos and what happened during our research. 

Evangelos Kapsalakis
Kyprianos Vassilopoulos
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Microsoft Azure Architect: Designing a database strategy for the cloud
Sometimes it can be challenging to choose the proper data service to fit your needs, even if you know and work daily with the Azure platform. In this session, we will see the Azure data services offerings and identify the best match for a solid solution addressing any requirements. We will also see the different deployment and capabilities options available in the Azure cloud. Then we will dive into configuring for redundancy and high availability for an Azure SQL database. Note: This session addresses partial skills towards the AZ-303 exam certification.
Vassilis Ioannidis
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Using Azure Policy initiatives for organizational governance
Challenges arise within a cloud environment when resources can be created that may affect, cost, security, or regulatory jurisdictions. Role-based access control (RBAC) and the principles of least privilege provide levels of restriction to users and groups within the environment as to what resources they can access or create, but they do not set parameters on where they can be created, the level of cost, or the security requirements. Azure policies are created, assigned, and utilized to govern the resources within your Azure subscription. Policies should be put in place based on the business, security, and financial requirements of the organization. This session will explore these three areas and examples of each that can be assigned and monitored.
Dwayne Natwick
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Τα νέα χαρακτηριστικά στο .NET Framework 5.0 και τη C# 9.0
Σε αυτήν την παρουσίαση θα δούμε τα κυριότερα νέα χαρακτηριστικά και τις βελτιώσεις που έρχονται με το .ΝΕΤ Framework 5.0. Θα μιλήσουμε για την πορεία ενοποίησης στις πλατφόρμες καθώς επίσης για τις νέες προσθήκες στη C# 9.0
Manos Kelaiditis
Start
13:00
End
13:45
Azure Kinect: AI in the Age of Spiritual Machines
Azure Kinect isis part of Microsoft's Mixed Reality strategy and the next step in computer evolution. Using cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, Kinect allows machines to sense the world in three dimensions and understand the physical environment. During the session, we'll showcase live demos, including: - Tracking human body joints. - Generating 3D Point Clouds. - Creating fitness apps. - Connecting to the Azure Computer Vision services. If you are looking for real-world SciFi inspiration, this session will remind you of Minority Report-like interactions. If you are a software developer, you'll learn how to use the powerful C# APIs to program the Azure Kinect device.
Vangos Pterneas
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Designing Apps on the Microsoft Teams Platform
Learn how to design great apps for Teams with new design libraries, guidelines and SDKs
Sophie Chanialaki
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Introduction to Azure SQL
We will explain the terms used in Azure SQL and the differences between the Deployment options (IAAS vs PAAS). After that we will talk about Data Security, Availability and Consistency in Azure SQL.
Stavros Markopoulos
Start
14:30
End
15:15
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Η Scrum, που προέρχεται από το rugby, είναι η ποιο απλή ιδέα στον πλανήτη για το πώς να κάνεις manage οτιδήποτε: «βρες τι πρέπει να κάνεις και κάντο γρήγορα (fast delivery!)». Οι μικροί κύκλοι στους οποίους δημιουργούμε παραδοτέα (deliverables) στην Scrum, έχουν διάρκεια από 1 έως 4 βδομάδες και ονομάζονται Sprints. Η υλοποίηση της Scrum σε εταιρικό επίπεδο έρχεται όμως σε αντίθεση σε κάποια από αυτά που διδάσκονται στα business schools και περιγράφονται σχεδόν σε όλα τα βιβλία management: Το “command and control”. Σύμφωνα με τον golden circle του Simon Sinek, σε κάθε έργο απαντούμε σε 3 ερωτήσεις: WHY, HOW, WHAT. To WHY είναι ο λόγος για τον οποίο κάποιος κάνει το project. Το WHAT είναι το τι τελικά παράγεις (παραδοτέο / deliverable). Τέλος το HOW είναι το πώς παράγεις τα παραδοτέα (project management). Πολλοί πιστεύουν ότι η Scrum και οι άλλες Agile προσεγγίσεις (AUP, TDD, DSDM, Kanban, EssUP, OpenUP, Pragmatic Programming, Adaptive Software Development, FDD, Agile Modeling, XP, Crystal, Lean, MSF) είναι αδιάρρηκτα συνδεδεμένες με τα software projects. Πιθανώς γιατί το Agile Manifesto που δημοσιεύτηκε το 2001 είχε να κάνει αποκλειστικά με software development. Όμως τόσο ή Scrum όσο και το Agile Project Management ΔΕΝ είναι μόνο για software projects. Είναι για κάθε τύπο από project και προσέγγιση όπου το φυσικό αντικείμενο δεν είναι πλήρως καθορισμένο ή απαιτείται συχνή παράδοση φυσικού αντικειμένου στον πελάτη (εσωτερικό ή εξωτερικό). Η Scrum δεν είναι ένα set από εργαλεία αλλά ασχολείται με τον θεμελιώδη τρόπο με τον οποίο χειριζόμαστε την εργασία και ενσωματώνει νέο τρόπο «thinking, speaking, και acting» στον εργασιακό χώρο για όλους, διοίκηση και εργαζόμενους. Γενικά η Scrum βασίζεται στην δημιουργία cross functional teams που εργάζονται full time πάνω στο έργο και είναι empowered για την λήψη αποφάσεων. Σε αυτές τις ομάδες η πλήρης διαφάνεια και η εμπιστοσύνη είναι κυρίαρχα στοιχεία. Οι περισσότερες εταιρείες που ξεκινούν με την Scrum εστιάζουν στο delivery (παραδοτέα στο τέλος του κάθε sprint) για θεωρούν ότι η Scrum έχει να κάνει με το “project delivery”. Αλλά τελικά το Scrum έχει να κάνει με την “διαχείριση της αλλαγής” (change management). Και ένας καλός Scrum coach μπορεί να προετοιμάσει την εταιρεία για αποδοχή των “on-going changes” που παραδίδει σε τακτά χρονικά διαστήματα (sprints) η Scrum. Με τη σωστή εκπαίδευση και καθοδήγηση οι εταιρείες επιταχύνουν την παραγωγή των παραδοτέων. Δεν είναι τυχαίο ότι το τελευταίο βιβλίο του Jeff Sutherland (co-author της Scrum) που κυκλοφόρησε στις 30.9.2014 τιτλοφορείται: «Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time».
Theofanis Giotis
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14:30
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15:15
Why I don't use "relational" databases anymore
RDBMS' have been around for a long long time, but it's been 4 years since I used one. As a matter of fact, I can barely remember how to write a stored procedure. What changed? Am I insane? Milk or cereal first? Please join me in this session to learn how you can design and build a better solution for your customers..
Nick Chapsas
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14:30
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15:15
Azure Bastion: One does not simply walk into my VNet!
Security is one of the most important things that a Cloud admin (IT Administrator) should always keep in mind, especially when managing business critical workloads in Azure. With Azure Bastion you remain able to connect to your IaaS VMs in a secure an easy way. In this session you will not only discover how Bastion natively integrates with the Azure Portal but also how you can harden it with JIT and NSG's to enhance your overall VM access security. So join us in this session to learn some best practices, tips and things you should keep in mind when working with this "jump-box-as-a-service".
Micha Wets
Wim Matthyssen
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15:30
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16:15
Collaboration Power hour
Οι περισσότερες επιχειρήσεις κάνουν χρήση καθημερινά πολλαπλών συστημάτων για να πετύχουν τους στόχους τους και να αντλήσουν πληροφορίες. Παρόλα αυτά τα περισσότερα από αυτά τα συστήματα δεν επικοινωνούν και παραμένουν διαχωρισμένα. Φέρνοντας τα δεδομένα πιο κοντά στους χρήστες παρέχοντας ευκολότερα πρόσβαση στην πληροφορία και συνδυάζοντας την, μπορούμε να οδηγήσουμε το digital transformation και να επιτύχουμε περισσότερα με μικρό κόστος. Σε αυτή την παρουσίαση θα τις που επιλογές έχουμε για να υλοποιήσουμε λύσεις που μπορούν να εμπλέξουν τα επιχειρησιακά δεδομένα σε διαδικασίες για την λήψη αποφάσεων ή ακόμη και την ολοκλήρωση ροών εργασίας ακολουθώντας ένα σενάριο που προέρχεται από μια πραγματική υλοποίηση.
Elias Markelis
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15:30
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16:15
DevOps: Return of Security
In DevOps processes, security is often forgotten or neglected and increasingly more companies are recognizing this problem. But this doesn’t have to be a problem as long as you start implementing security in DevOps on time. Lot of features that DevOps processes use, like Infrastructure as a Code or Configuration as a Code, can be used to secure your security. Using and rotating secrets can help and if you really want to increase security you can add JEA and JIT for secure deployments. Join us in this feature-packed session where you will discover DevOps security nuggets, see real world examples and learn to become DevOps security expert!
Mustafa Toroman
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15:30
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16:15
Flatten the curve with Azure
In this session we'll show how to leverage Azure and in particular PaaS services like Azure API Management, Azure Functions, Azure CosmosDB and Bot Sevices to develop and architect applications that can scale to millions of users, quickly and easily to help towards flattening the curve.
Konstantinos Pantos
Nikolaos Antoniou
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15:30
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16:15
Get started ML.NET with C#
Using Visual Studio to get in the data and use C# to train the model and predict the result.
Chan Ming Man
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15:30
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16:15
Incident Response: Lessons learned
Security incidents pose a constant risk for organizations which may impact them with devastating consequences. Through findings and conclusions from various security incidents, this presentation will focus on threat actors’ tactics, success factors and what can we learn from them.
Thanassis Diogos
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15:30
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16:15
Αξιόπιστος και φθηνός VPN server για remote workers με χρήση pfSense opensource firewall
Φτιάξτε ένα αξιόπιστο, γρήγορο και φθηνό VPN server για remote workers ή site to site, με το pfSense, το πασίγνωστο δωρεάν network firewall distribution. Θα καλυφθούν (hands-on) παραμετροποιήσεις OpenVPN και IPSec VPN, και θα εξηγήσουμε ποιό είναι προτιμότερο ανάλογα με την περίπτωση. Best practices για χρήση με AD domains, DNS, file services, security. Συμβουλές για χρήση budget-wise hardware, πολλαπλές WAN συνδέσεις, πολλαπλούς servers.
Kostas Backas
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15:30
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16:15
Applying Agile Outside of Development
How can we bring the Agile Mindset to places outside of software development? In this chat, I will outline how we can bring the Agile mindset to places such as HR, finance, marketing. This chat will provide new insights into how we can use Agile methods to transform our organizations. Attendees will learn: The organizational physics and theory behind the Agile methodology in a simplified/ easy to apply manner *How to take an in-depth look at the Agile methodology application in a specific non-software development department (this case example will be Human Resources) through department function simplification and collaboration Practical application in applying Agile methodology to non-software development departments as a whole How to increase buy-in and embracement from non-software departments to the Agile methodology from pitch to implementation to improvement
Amber Vanderburg
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16:30
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17:15
Azure Functions and APIM
You want to go serverless. You think Azure functions are cool, but you're not sure how to use them. You also have put something out there but you don't know how to secure it. Another problem you've encountered is the fact that your users don't like having "all of those links and keys". What do you do? In this session, we'll see a practical approach for all of this using azure functions and APIM, and we'll see how to lock everything down and get the right information to the correct users with one entry point, regardless of how many different back-end operations we have.
Brian Gorman
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16:30
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17:15
Build your own Machine Learning Model with Azure ML
World is moving to an era where the use of Artificial Intelligence is increasing exponentially. It has become an important field and is constantly developing. The session covers how to deploy machine learning models using Azure Services with a hands-on session. So don't miss this important opportunity.
Muhammad Junaid Iqbal
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16:30
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17:15
Digital Verifiable Credentials for Consumers
Verifiable Credentials based on Decentralized Identities and public ledgers are the future of Identity and access management for privacy, security and simplicity reasons. Join us to discuss how we can bridge the current Customer Identity and Access Managements systems with the future of verifiable credentials in consumer, retail, healthcare or financial scenarios.
Christer Ljung
Nasos Kladakis
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16:30
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17:15
Lessons learned trying to get to 99.99% SLA on PowerApps
Let's take a look what it takes to run a service with a 99.99% SLA. We recently started hitting this goal on PowerApps and I will share what technologies and techniques we're using to achieve this number.
Panagiotis Kefalidis
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16:30
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17:15
Monitoring with Application Insights / Microservices Design Pattern
A demo on how to use Application Insights in order to monitor a Microservices Design Pattern Solution running "anywhere".
Vassilis Salis
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16:30
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17:15
Closing & Gifts draw

The outro of the event!

Make sure you join in on time as the gift lottery will take place!

Cheers!The IT PRO | DEV Connections team

Evangelos Kapsalakis
Chris Spanougakis
Antonios Chatzipavlis
George Markou
Vassilis Ioannidis
Pantelis Apostolidis
Vaggelis Kappas
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17:30
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18:15
Speakers
Keynote

Evangelos Kapsalakis

Evangelos Kapsalakis

Vangelis is one of the founding members of autoexec.gr, cloud experts and IT PRO | Dev Connections event. He works for Microsoft Hellas as a Sr. Partner Specialist covering Greece Cyprus and Malta customers and partners. 

Anastassios Stalikas, Ph.D

Anastassios Stalikas, Ph.D

Anastassios Stalikas is a Psychology Professor at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and a visiting professor and research associate at several universities in Europe and in Canada. He is currently Chair of the Psychology Department of Panteion University and President of the Hellenic Society of Positive Psychology. He is a business consultant, trainer, coach, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. His research program focuses on understanding the manner in which people psychologically flourish by implementing their character strengths, experiencing positive emotions, and finding meaning in their lives, He is the author of more than 12 academic books, more than 60 chapters, and over 200 articles in scientific journals. 

DevOps

Achilleas John Ifantis

Achilleas John Ifantis
Young software engineer, trying to share all of my knowledge and learn as much as possible from everyone around me.

Fotios Stathopoulos

Fotios Stathopoulos
Software passionator, enterpreneur, innovator, cloud enthousiast, MCP/MCTS

George Kosmidis

George Kosmidis
I am George, a .NET Software Engineer with almost 20 years of professional experience. I work and live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Munich, where I enjoy my free time studying and cycling. As a forever learning nerd, I am always attending conferences and meetups, to learn, discuss and interact with professionals all around the world. I like it that much, that I organize my own .NET meetups here in Munich, the Munich .NET Meetup with more than 900 members and the Munich TypeScript Meetup with more than 400 members.

Konstantinos Karantzalis

Konstantinos Karantzalis
Konstantinos Karantzalis is a Microsoft Learn Student ambassador currently studying on Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also an Indie Game Developer with 4 years of experience and 3 games released on the Playstore platform for android devices. Areas of expertise: • C# Development • Linux Systems Engineering • Microservices •Technical Troubleshooting and Debugging

Konstantinos Pantos

Konstantinos Pantos
Kostas is a Solutions Architect specializing in bringing complex, innovative highly available, scalable software solutions to the cloud. Since 2001 when he started his professional career he was given the opportunity to work for some of the largest Greek Software development Companies and worked with cutting edge Microsoft technologies. One of his main interests is helping out IT communities and to that end he participates in various events and from time to time give speeches in various tech conferences. This participation had been recognized by Microsoft by awarding him with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award which he held since 2007 till joining Microsoft

Mustafa Toroman

Mustafa Toroman
Mustafa Toroman is a solution architect with Authority Partners. With years of experience of designing and monitoring infrastructure solutions, lately, he focuses on designing new solutions in the cloud and migrating existing solutions to the cloud. He is very interested in DevOps processes, and he\'s also an Infrastructure-as-Code enthusiast. Mustafa has over 50 Microsoft certifications and has been an MCT for the last 8 years. He often speaks at international conferences about cloud technologies, and he has been awarded MVP for Microsoft Azure since 2016. Mustafa also authored ‘Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure’ and ‘Azure Networking Cookbook’, and co-authored ‘Learn Node.js with Azure’, all published by Packt.

Panagiotis Pataridis

Panagiotis Pataridis
Panagiotis Pataridis is a former Microsoft MVP in Remote Desktop Services. He is currently working for Microsoft as a Customer Engineer in Azure Infrastructure specializing in Compute, Virtualization and High Availability

Peter De Tender

Peter De Tender
Peter is a +20 year IT expert, with a background in Microsoft datacenter technologies. Since early 2012, Peter started shifting to cloud technologies (Office 365, Intune), and quickly jumped onto the Azure platform, working as cloud solution architect and trainer. Mid 2019, Peter took on a position as Azure Technical Trainer within Microsoft Corp, providing Azure Readiness Workshops to larger customers and partners within the EMEA Region and global, with a focus on Azure DevOps, Apps and Infra and SAP workloads. Peter was an Azure MVP for 5 years, is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for +12 years and still actively involved in the community as public speaker, technical writer, book author and publisher. You can follow peter on twitter @pdtit and check his technical blog on http://www.007ffflearning.com

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, React and Vue. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks at https://robrich.org/presentations and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.

Steve Pereira

Steve Pereira
Steve is obsessed with making tech human, using simple tools and techniques to make big changes. Ever since he was an infant he\'s been taking things apart and reimagining how they fit together. He had the wonderful fortune of being a child of a technical manager and a teacher, in a family of 6 kids. He once moved into his closet for a week because it would keep his room clean and bed made without touching it. He\'s become a bit more practical and less idealistic over the years, but no less obsessed with simplicity and optimization. He was always encouraged to be curious and resourceful and to speak up, experiment and think big - and that\'s always how he\'s lived and worked. He\'s currently providing coaching and tools to ambitious and struggling teams through https://visible.is Examples of past talks are here: https://vzbl.io/stevetalks

Thodoris Theodorou

Thodoris Theodorou
Thodoris has more than 18 years experience in application development and consulting. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and focuses in empowering enterprise customers solve their business problems with cutting-edge software solutions. He holds an MSc in Computer Science and an MBA from ALBA Graduate Business School.

Tiago Costa

Tiago Costa
Tiago Costa is a Senior Cloud Architect and Advisor focusing on Microsoft Azure, International Speaker, Trainer and Author. For the past 20 years has been architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft technologies. In the last years Tiago have been helping companies to migrate and build Cloud native workloads in Microsoft Azure. Tiago has been working as at the Senior Architect level, but he always like to do some hands-on tasks on the Azure Administration and Development side of things. You can find him regularly in the classroom or online teaching Microsoft Azure. All this real-world experience allows him to deliver amazing trainings on Microsoft Azure. Tiago has several Microsoft Certifications and awards: - Microsoft Azure MVP (2016 – …) - MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer (2006 – …) - MCT Regional Lead (2013 – …) - Microsoft Certification Council Member (2020 – …) He loves diving into new technologies and share his experience at conferences and training classes. What excites him about it\'s work is to help others exploring new frontiers in technology and to become better professionals. He\'s free time is spent with his family in the surroundings of the sunny Lisbon, Portugal, and building some cool geek projects.

Vassilis Salis

Vassilis Salis
Developing, designing, building, porting, optimizing, monitoring ... solutions for more that 15 years. My day-to-day revolves around Azure, .NET stack but also Java and Mobile apps (Android, iOS) Current focus areas are DevOps, Microservices, Monitoring and .NET stack
AI & ML

Allen ONeill

Allen ONeill
Allen is CTO for ‘The DataWorks’, delivering AI-driven web-data solutions to top tier organisations worldwide. His core focus is designing innovative technology solutions at scale, and his primary background is in enterprise systems. He has deep cross platform and vendor expertise using Azure, AWS, Google, AliBaba and on-premises cloud platforms. Allen is an avid community contributor, sharing knowledge wherever anyone will listen. He has written over 250 articles and his current readership exceeds 4m worldwide. Allen is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the British Computing Society, and holds qualifications in both technology and law. He is currently competing a PhD in AI. His current obsessions are machine learning, big data and IoT/robotics. When not chained to his desk he can be found fixing broken things, playing music very badly or trying to shape things out of wood. He writes for CodeProject, C-Sharp Corner and DZone and is also a ball throwing slave for his dogs. Recognized as: Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional in AI and Cloud technologies Chief Advisor, Community Development, C# Corner  C# Corner Most Valuable Professional 

Chan Ming Man

Chan Ming Man
Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 29 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform supporting different key functional areas in the organizations such as engineering, sales, and marketing. He is familiar with the architecture design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400. He is familiar Application Life Cycle Management using the Agile and CMMI methodology.

Demetris Bakas

Demetris Bakas
Demetris Bakas is a Computer Engineering & Informatics student at University of Patras. He became a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador at 2015 and is currently the community manager for Patras University, Coordinator for South Greece Universities and Event Coordinator for Greece. He is passionate about AI, many other Azure technologies, game development and whatever else software related draws his interest.

Eldert Grootenboer

Eldert Grootenboer
Eldert can be described as an Azure MVP, Cloud Solution Architect, blogger, public speaker and technical author. He can regularly be seen on conferences and user groups, speaking on Cloud related topics, with a strong focus on Azure. His experience with the Cloud comes from his daily work with these technologies in many innovative projects with various clients, as well as his drive to further dive into the latest developments in his spare time. Eldert enjoys sharing his knowledge with the community, and believes this is the best way to each other obtain more and better opportunities.

George Spyrou

George Spyrou
Software Engineer at Intrasoft International S.A.

Georgia Kalyva

Georgia Kalyva
Georgia Kalyva has graduated from the University of Piraeus, is a Microsoft AI MVP with years of experience in software engineering and is currently working for ITT as Web Applications Developer. She is passionate about AI and Azure and has represented Greece in global competitions in Technology and Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Microsoft Learn Ambassadors team and has taken over the role of mentor in several Microsoft competitions and trainings.

Kevin Feasel

Kevin Feasel
Kevin Feasel is a Data Platform MVP and Engineering Manager of the Predictive Analytics team at ChannelAdvisor, where he specializes in T-SQL and R development, fighting with Kafka, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL (curatedsql.com) and a contributing author to Tribal SQL (www.tribalsql.com). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather\'s nice enough.

Maria-Anastasia Moustaka

Maria-Anastasia Moustaka
Maria-Anastasia is an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras, Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, Digital Leader & Coordinator for New Members and Communities. She teaches robotics and she has excelled in global robotics competitions with the Robotics Club of the University of Patras.

Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen

Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen is the founder of Savory Data and works as a project leader, data engineer and BI architect since 1994. He is an educated software-engineer, graduated business educator and professor for databases and project engineering at HTL Leonding (technical college) and certified as MCSE Data Platform and MCSE Business Intelligence. Markus speaks regularly on international conferences (eg. SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits London, Power Platform Worldtour, SQL Saturdays, SQL Days, SQL PASS Austria, ...) and writes articles for well-known journals. In 2013 he co-founded SQL PASS Austria and in 2016 Power Platform Usergroup Austria and organizes SQL Saturdays in Vienna since 2014. For his technical leadership in the community he was awarded repeatedly as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2017.

Muhammad Junaid Iqbal

Muhammad Junaid Iqbal
Junaid is a dedicated, hardworking and proactive Developer with a strong background in programming. Junaid has work experience in designing, testing, developing and analyzing processes to increase the overall efficiency of operations. He has hosted 31+ sessions and workshops on Microsoft Technologies and Artificial Intelligence i.e. Azure Cloud Computing, GitHub, Machine Learning - Complete Course, Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Network, LinkedIn, and Awareness/Motivation Seminars also. Award-winning .NET developer and programmer with 1 year’ of well-rounded experience in LOXVO Technologies, object-oriented and user-centered design. Strong in design and integration problem-solving skills. Expert in JavaScript, C++, C#, .NET, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and SQL with database analysis and design. Skilled in developing business plans, requirements specifications and user documentation. Strong written and verbal communications. Junaid feels comfortable with his identity and has a strong sense that his environment is comprised of clear, logical, and consistent rules and features. Junaid displays great curiosity and attempts to fit his diverse experiences into a clear understanding of the world. For more: www.thejunaidiqbal.com Email: hello@thejunaidiqbal.com

Nikolaos Leventis

Nikolaos Leventis
Working as a Sofware Engineer in Performance Technologies for the last year. During this time I helped many customers to adopt AIOps using Dynatrace. I am a Dynatrace Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert

Nikolaos - Christos Panagis

Nikolaos - Christos Panagis
Student at University of West Attica, Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering

Prashant G Bhoyar

Prashant G Bhoyar
Prashant G Bhoyar is a Microsoft AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional. He currently works as a Senior Solution Architect at WithumSmith+Brown, P.C. (formerly Portal Solutions), one of the top 30 advisory and accounting firms in the United States. He is a trusted advisor and Subject Matter Expert in Intelligent Business Process Automation, development and post-implementation adoption of complex custom solutions in AI, Machine Learning, Bots, Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint. Prashant has supported a multitude of government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant is the co-author of the book “PowerShell for Office 365 “and is the technical reviewer of the book \"Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration.\" He serves on the leadership committee for the Azure Data Fest conference, Artificial Intelligence Fest conference, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning User Group, DC Metro Office 365 User Group, SharePoint Saturday Baltimore event, and SharePoint Saturday Washington DC event. He is a renowned speaker and actively speaks at technical conferences, most recently in Washington DC, Austin, New York, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Fun fact??, Prashant is a recipient of the \"Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America\" for his outstanding service in Antarctica.

Vangos Pterneas

Vangos Pterneas
Vangos Pterneas is a professional software engineer and an award-winning Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (2014-2019). Since 2012, Vangos has been helping Fortune-500 companies and ambitious startups create demanding motion-tracking applications. He’s obsessive about analyzing and modeling every aspect of human motion using Computer Vision and Mathematics. Kinect programming started as a hobby and quickly evolved into a full-time business. Vangos shares his passion by regularly publishing articles and open-source projects that help fellow developers understand the fascinating Kinect technology.

Vitor Fava

Vitor Fava
I\'m a DBA with extensive experience in the areas of Database and Information Technology, working on planning, implementation and maintenance of large corporate database servers. I have several professional certifications and good experience in development activities and management of entrepreneurial environments using SQL SERVER. I\'m a speaker at various technology events such as SQL Saturday, The Developers Conference, InteropMix and also in various discussion groups focused on database technology. I teach advanced training in SQL Server and Azure SQL Database and also acting as MCT in Microsoft official training. I\'m the Chapter Leader of SQL Maniacs PASS chapter.
Project Management

Alexandros Ziomas

Alexandros Ziomas
Alexandros Ziomas, Director, Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Unit Alexandros Ziomas joined the Athens International Airport in April 2016 and now holds the Director position of Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Unit, with main objective the high level of quality and reliability of the IT&T services provided to internal and external stakeholders, to companies operating within the wider Airport Community, as well as to the passengers and airport visitors. Α professional with 20 years’ experience with Senior Executive positions in major Banking and Financial Services organizations (HSBC Bank and Allianz Hellas), managing and controlling new business ventures, activities and projects, in line with the overall planning strategies, technologies and market trends. He holds a BSc in Physics and Computing as well as a MSc in Applied Statistics from Greenwich University in the UK and he is also a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP). Alexandros has extensive experience in team management, in organizational effectiveness solutions, operating models, process reengineering and standardization, as well as in analyzing, planning and implementing strategic programs across organization and support functions. Analytical and creative thinking with immediate problem-solving skills, self-confidence, determination, and team spirit are some of his key features.

Amber Vanderburg

Amber Vanderburg
Amber Vanderburg is a multi award winning international businessperson, keynote speaker, and founder of The Pathwayz Group. Amber is passionate about equipping teams to improve performance. In 2016, she was the only female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. She worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training development, and corporate culture to cultivate a higher-performing team. Today, Amber and The Pathwayz Group work with international teams that struggle with co worker tension, inefficient processes, and unmet performance expectations in an action focused approach to guide teams in the path to becoming more effective, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

Athanasios Bikos

Athanasios Bikos
Supply Chain Specialist και Change Manager εκπαιδευμένος από γκουρού των Cap Gemini, Ernst and Young, σε Toyota Production Systems, με πολυετή εμπειρία πάνω σε συστήματα ERP, WMS, MRPII και MIS. Project Management Professional© εκπαιδευμένος και έμπειρος στην εφαρμογή αρχών Συνεχούς Βελτίωσης (Lean Manufacturing principles) σε έργα πολλών εκατομμυρίων δολαρίων σε περιβάλλοντα παραγωγής και διανομών σε Ελλάδα, Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, Ισπανία και άλλες Ευρωπαϊκές χώρες.

Konstantinos Kirytopoulos

Konstantinos Kirytopoulos
Based at the School of Mechanical Engineering - National Technical University of Athens, Prof. Kirytopoulos works mainly on project and risk management. His main professional goal is to diffuse project and risk management disciplines, as well as to inspire people use it, not only in order to achieve business but also their personal goals. His experience on project and risk management spans across Industries, he has worked as an Academic in Greece and Australia and is widely known for his papers and work on risk management.

Konstantinos Viglas

Konstantinos Viglas
Konstantinos serves PMI Sweden Chapter as the Director of Research. His main contribution within the Chapter has been the establishment and development of the Swedish Project Review (SPR), Sweden’s leading index on project related capabilities. Konstantinos comes with a solid experience in executive management roles, specialized in organizational change and the development of competence centers, with significant exposure in mergers and acquisitions. He currently works as the CIO for Atea Logistics, the leading distributor and service provider in the Nordic region within IT infrastructure. In the past, he served as the COO for Bihr Nordic, IT Manager for Delhaize Group, as well as the Global Head of IT for BB Energy Group. He is a proud graduate of the International MBA from AUEB, a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Hellenic Open University and the PMP certification from PMI. Based in Växjö, Sweden, he enjoys the Nordic lifestyle & nature with his wife and dog. Ice hockey (watching, not playing!) and padel (playing, not watching!) are his latest interests.

Nassos Karageorgiadis

Nassos Karageorgiadis
My over two decades work experience in top-tier corporations is diverse; from managerial positions in the telecommunications industry, logistics, shipping and tourism to consulting. My areas of specialization include Process and Project Management, Business Analysis, Business Excellence, Corporate Strategy, Change Management, Business Communications, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) & Sustainability maintaining an excellent track record of successful endeavours. Since 2015, I leave and work in Luxembourg serving as Senior Project Manager and Business Analyst in Intrasoft International SA, a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group that delivers value to over 500 EU institutions, national governments, telcos, banks and private sector enterprises. I hold an Honours Bachelor Degree and Masters in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Crete along with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from the American College of Greece – Deree College. I also possess a Master’s of Science Degree in Marketing and Communications using New Technologies from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). I\'m a holder of the PMI-PBA, CBAP and PRINCE2 practitioner certifications. I\'m also a certified Trainer-Coach in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence from Dale Carnegie Training and a certified Assessor & Validator for the European Quality Awards scheme – Levels of Excellence – of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). I have been an Associate Professor of Project Management, Total Quality Management, Internal Auditing and Marketing at the Greek National Centre for Public Administration & Local Government and a Visiting Lecturer of Strategy and Marketing at the Postgraduate programs of the University of Wales, the Paris School of Management, and the Institute Universitaire Kurt Bosch. Since 2017, I serve as Director of Marketing & Communications of the PMI Luxembourg Chapter. I\'m also a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), a founding member of the Greek Chapter of the European Business Ethics Network, a member of the Hellenic Management Association and of the Hellenic Institute of Marketing, in which I served as a member of its Board of Directors from 2003 until 2006. I have also served as Vice President of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Marketing & Communications Alumni from 2012 until 2015.

Nick D. Dendris

Nick D. Dendris
Technology Enthusiast. Working in the IT for the last 20+ years, in all delivery positions. Studied Computer Engineering and Informatics, PhD in AI and Complexity Theory. Photographer, runner, diver, small planes pilot.

Panagiotis Chatzipanos

Panagiotis Chatzipanos
Dr Panos Chatzipanos is a resourceful and diverse revenue producer with considerable engineering knowledge, large construction experience and substantial managerial competencies that span more than 40 years in the construction industry, over 15 at the executive level. He is currently the President of Green Athens S.A., an STC at the World Bank and a Consultant at the EU Parliament. He is a principal of PMO Advisory, Inc. He is the co-author of five Project Management Institute Standards, including the ANSI Standards for Portfolio Management and Earned Value Management. He is the Co-Editor of the book “Implementing Portfolio Management” published by PMI. He also is a member of the Global ISO Technical Committee on project management. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, a D.WRE, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is the Governor of ASCE for Europe. He is also the Honorary President of PMI Greece-Chapter and the President of ASCE, Hellenic Section.

Scott Graffius

Scott Graffius
Scott M. Graffius is an agile project management consultant, practitioner, award-winning author, and keynote speaker. Content from his books, speaking engagements, and more has been featured and used by media outlets, publications, businesses, governments, and universities including Yahoo Finance, Computer Weekly, Innovation Project Management, MobileAppDaily, Gartner, Cisco, RSA, Ford, Qantas, Atlassian, Bayer, the United States Department of Energy, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Tufts University, James Madison University, Santa Clara University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Tech, and others. Thinkers360 named Scott a global top thought leader and influencer on Agile. His full-length bio is available at https://bit.ly/bio-smg.

Theofanis Giotis

Theofanis Giotis
Theofanis Giotis has 33 years of professional experience in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Economics, Management and ICT. He is an Agile Coach, Thought Leader, Chief Storyteller, Instructor, Consultant, Author, Trainer, Entrepreneur and senior Project & Program Manager. Since 1987 he has managed hundreds of projects in the EMEA region using plan driven (waterfall) and change driven (agile) approaches. He has envisioned, planned, designed, developed & implemented hun-dreds of projects with 22.000+ consulting and training hours. Since 1992, he was heavily involved in Project and Program Management as part of a core team to setup the first Program Management Office (PMO) in Greece, and one of the first PMOs worldwide, for managing a €200,000,000 budget program with 16 pro-jects. He is using AGILE approaches since 1994. As an entrepreneur, consultant, international speaker and trainer, Theofanis has worked in different cultural environments in EMEA region. He is CEO of ITEC-CONSULTING (12PM Consulting) since 1988, first Presi-dent of The Greek Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI-GREECE) 2005-2014, Vice President at PMI-GREECE 2017-2020, President at PMI-GREECE 2020-2021 and Leader Scrum Alliance, Greek User Group since 2014. He is an Adjunct Professor teaching Agile, Project, Program and Portfolio Management at postgraduate level at four universities. He has given 150+ presentations worldwide in ICT & Project Management and has passed more than 80 professional certifications. Since Sept. 2005, he has published more than 150 articles for Project Man-agement.
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André Melancia

André Melancia
Owner / Principal Consultant at LunarCat.PT Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) focusing on SQL Server and MS Data Platform, Azure, IoT and Security. 21+ years\' fun developing information and multimedia systems, DBA, project and IT management. Data Community, IT Pro Portugal and PowerShell Portugal communities organiser. IPv6 Portugal, DNSSec Portugal and Windows Development Portugal online communities moderator. Actively volunteering, organising, speaking or just participating at community meetings and events. Proud uncle and food devouring expert, with dangerous pussy cat as companion. Go to http://Andy.PT and you\'ll know the same as the NSA...

Antonios Chatzipavlis

Antonios Chatzipavlis
Antonios is a Data Solutions Consultant and Trainer. He has been working in IT since 1988. In his career, he has worked as senior developer, IT Manager, Solutions Architect and IT Consultant. Since 1995 he has been devoted on new technologies and software development tools, mainly by Microsoft, either by training company staff and colleagues or assisting them in design, development and implementation as a consultant or chief developer. He has focused in Databases and Data Science since 1995. He specialized in Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.0 in areas like SQL Server Internals, Database Design and Development, Business Intelligence and in 2010 he has started working with Azure Data Platform, NoSQL databases, Big Data Technologies and Machine Learning. He is an active member of many IT communities in Greece, answering colleagues\' questions and writing articles in his web site. He is the owner of SQLschool.gr which is a community portal with a lot of information about Microsoft SQL Server. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 2000. Microsoft honored him as MVP on Data Platform due to his activities in SQL Server since 2010. He holds a large number of Microsoft Certifications and Microsoft SQL Server Certifications since version 6.5.

Armando Lacerda

Armando Lacerda
http://bit.ly/ALacerdaProfile

Dennes Torres

Dennes Torres
Dennes is a Brazilian software architect and Data Platform MVP living in Malta who loves SQL Server and software development and has more than 20 years of experience. He moved to Malta after more than 10 years leading devSQL PASS Chapter in Rio de Janeiro and now is a member of the leadership team of MMDPUG PASS Chapter in Malta organizing meetings, events, and webcasts about SQL Server. He is an MCT, MCSE in Data Platforms and BI, with more titles in software development. He can be found working for Ascent Software and speaking in SQL Saturdays around Europe

Marco Obinu

Marco Obinu
Curious by nature, talkative geek who can speak in front of a public or a camera, in love with technology, especially Azure and SQL Server. I want to understand how things work and to solve problems by myself during work as in my many hobbies.

Mohammad Darab

Mohammad Darab
Mohammad Darab is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer, speaker and blogger with over 20 years of IT professional experience. He is extremely passionate about SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters and its underlying technology framework Kubernetes.

Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Panagiotis Antonopoulos is a Principal Software Engineer in the Azure SQL Database group in Microsoft. He has worked in various areas of the database engine, including recovery, security, Cloud databases and index and schema management.

Sergio Govoni

Sergio Govoni
Since 1999 Sergio Govoni has been a software developer; in 2000 he got a degree in Computer Science at Università degli Studi in Ferrara (Italy). He has worked for over 20 years in Centro Software - The ERP Company - that produces the best ERP for manufacturing companies that are export oriented. Now, he manages the development product team and he is constantly involved on several team projects, where he focues his attention on the architecture and the mission-critical technical details. Since 2016 he is the vice president of the UGISS (www.ugiss.org). For the provided help to technical communities and for sharing his own experience, since 2010 he has received the Microsoft Data Platform MVP award.

Stavros Markopoulos

Stavros Markopoulos
Stavros is a 23 year old undergraduate CS student in Athens, and a Microsoft Learn Ambassador since 2016. Currently, he is a Database Administrator trainee at Intralot. During the last couple years, he has participated on various Microsoft competitions (Imagine Cup 2016 and 2017) and he has attended a lot of Hackathons and Microsoft events, where he became familiar with a lot of Microsoft technologies.

Uwe Ricken

Uwe Ricken
Uwe Ricken is working with IT systems since the 90’s. The start of experiences with Microsoft SQL Server came with the assignment for development of membership administration software for the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. The software has been distributed to five additional European countries. The primary passion for developments with Microsoft SQL Server expanded in 2007 with his engagement as a DBA for Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main. After 6 years of operational experiences as a DBA and over 14 years as a developer of complex database models he achieved the “Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008” certification which “was” the highest technical certification. The year 2013 finished with the first MVP award for his support to the Microsoft SQL Server community in Germany and Europe. To provide his deep knowledge about Microsoft SQL Server to the interested community Uwe Ricken is blogging since 2010 at http://www.sqlmaster.de about his daily experiences with Microsoft SQL Server. His blog posts are in German language only to provide the German speaking SQL community inside views into the technology of Microsoft SQL Server. Uwe Ricken is a speaker on many international conferences and events and preferred topics are “Database Internals”, “Indexing” and “Development”.

Vassilis Ioannidis

Vassilis Ioannidis

Vassilis Ioannidis is a Senior Solutions Cloud Architect and a seasoned Microsoft SQL Server expert, working at incadea group. Vassilis has a degree in Computer Programming, has numerous Microsoft certifications since 2000, and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2005. He is working closely with clients, in projects that span across the globe, move workloads on Microsoft Azure, and modernize client solutions on-premises and/or the cloud. Vassilis is a community enthusiast and speaker in many events. Result-driven and a lifelong learner.

Yannis Angelis

Yannis Angelis
A team-oriented IT professional with extensive experience in information technology. Dedicated manager with progressive and significant hands on experience developing, troubleshooting and supporting information systems. Skills and expertise developed in the various areas mostly focusing around MIS and Reporting including Data analytics and AI. Significant also experience acquired on a wider IT landscape including Containers, Collaboration and Information Portals, Enterprise Application Integration, Web Applications, .NET Development, Java Development and Database Systems
Development

Bill Stavroulakis

Bill Stavroulakis
Bill has over 7 years of experience in building Web Applications and is excited to learn and teach technologies as they develop/mature in the ever-changing world of the web.

Brian Gorman

Brian Gorman
Brian is an experienced speaker, author, trainer, and .Net developer with MCSA: Web App Certification, MCSD: App Builder, AZ-900, and MCT certifications. Brian has a masters of science degree in computer information systems, and a bachelor of science degree in computer science. Additionally, Brian has over ten years of experience instructing college courses online in SQL databases, C#/VB .Net programming, Java programming, and Microsoft Office. Brian has created many online technical training courses that can be found on various platforms like O\'Reilly/InfiniteSkills, Udemy, and others. Brian is currently employed as a full-time Cloud Training Architect with Opsgility.

Damola Adekoya

Damola Adekoya
Damola is a software engineer at Interswitch. He is passionate about software development, web performance, and accessibility, he writes code on both frontend and backend, sometimes on mobile development (flutter). When he is not writing code he likes to watch movies and play the piano.

Elias Kanakis

Elias Kanakis
Elias Kanakis is Software Developemt Manager at Optimum SA. He is a software architect with 20+ years of experience in the field of supply chain. He has developed a framework used to build the ‘aberon’ product family. He has contributed as project manager/architect and/or developer to the development of aberon WMS (warehouse management system), aberon F-DRP (forecast and distribution resource planning), aberon Voice Picking. He has experience in AI, ASR (automatic speech recognition), optimization algorithms and systems integration.

Georgios Gkogkolis

Georgios Gkogkolis
1986 was a tough year. Space shuttles exploded, nuclear reactors exploded, but the worst of all was that I was born. I\'ve been building and breaking things ever since and I want to talk about it :) For the past 13 years I\'ve put my energy in information systems and I am passionate about security and systems architecture.

Konstantinos Sidiropoulos

Konstantinos Sidiropoulos
My name is Konstantinos Sidiropoulos and I am Software Engineer in Test Capability Lead in Agile Actors.My educational background include a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and a Master of Science in Information systems from Athens University of Economics and Business. I have been a software engineer focusing on test automation from 2010, having been in companies like Unify(former Siemens Enterprise Communications), Blueground and Agile Actors. I have applied test automation solutions in several domains including telecom,lotteries,proptech, fintech etc and the tools used include several test frameworks like TestNG, Spock, mochajs, JUnit as well as tools like Selenium/Webdriver,Cypress etc. My experience in software testing include all aspects of it, from unit tests to integration tests to API testing and of course UI and End-to-End tests as well as Performance Testing, having implemented them in languages like Java,Groovy,Javascript and Kotlin. In my free time I love spending time with friends, watching sports, movies and series and reading books.

Konstantinos Ziazios

Konstantinos Ziazios
Long time C#/.NET developer with roots in C++. He has developed ASP.NET (WebForms and MVC and core) web apps for many years. Konstantinos has spent many years working as a consultant for many different projects and has deep ties to the agile community. He is also very interested in automated testing using tools like WatiN or Selenium. On any given day he could be programming in C#, Javascript, Java or all of them. (C# is his favorite language though.)

Kostas Stroggylos

Kostas Stroggylos
Pragmatic Software Engineer with strong knowledge and solid experience of more than 15 years, currently holding an Engineering Team Lead role at e-food (Delivery Hero Greece & Balkans), with a proven track record in empathetically leading engineering teams building complex sociotechnical systems. Interested in Domain Driven Design, Software Quality, Wardley Maps, Systems Thinking and Agile / Lean practices.

Kourtzanidis Stratos

Kourtzanidis Stratos
Stratos is a Senior Software Engineer @ Intrasoft International, a Microsoft MVP in development technologies, a .NET enthusiast, organizer of Thessaloniki .NET meetup and a follower of the Software Craftsmanship movement.

Luis Beltran

Luis Beltran
Hello! My name is Luis. I\'m a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies and AI. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Informatics at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. I am a fan of software development, particularly mobile apps with Xamarin integrated with cloud computing services, such as Azure. Moreover, Artificial Intelligence is amazing and one of my favorite topics! I\'ve been developing .NET apps for more than 10 years. I find C# a really powerful language which allow us to create different kinds of software. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, either at writing a blog post or streaming an online session. Of course, activities such as talking for a conference and answering peeps\' questions in social networks are included as well.

Manos Kelaiditis

Manos Kelaiditis
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Michalis Nikolaidis

Michalis Nikolaidis
Freelance software engineer, technical trainer and MCP. I am mainly interested in the development of innovative web and mobile applications that take full advantage of the Microsoft technology stack. As a Senior Microsoft Student Partner, I have participated in various events as a technology speaker.

Nick Chapsas

Nick Chapsas
Nick is a software engineer and Developer Technologies Microsoft MVP based in London. He is working as an Engineering Lead at Checkout.com and he is creating educational content on YouTube about everything .NET and Cloud technologies.

Nikolaos Antoniou

Nikolaos Antoniou
Passionate about software engineering in the cloud era, avid coder, casual gamer and amateur cyclist. On a mission to help companies achieve more through strategic employment of Azure technologies.

Talagozis Christos

Talagozis Christos
I study applied informatic and I do research on machine learning algorithms optimization. I do public speaking and help people from all industries to sharp their tech skills.

Vsevolod Rodionov

Vsevolod Rodionov
Vsevolod is a tech- & teamlead, and frontend engineer with 8 years of experience, who participated in top-complexity software projects in Russia - from Yandex.Music (russian Spotify) to open-source in-browser genome viewer; he is a frequent speaker on various themes - from software architecture and pcychology in tech to WebGL shaders and JS neural networks. He was co-creator of large russian JS conference, HolyJS, and co-org of local community SPb Frontend. Right now he is researching future-proof architecture design patterns and leads the b2b internet bank software development in Raiffeisen

Vyron Vasileiadis

Vyron Vasileiadis
Vyron Vasileiadis holds an MSc in Space Science and a BSc in Computer Science. He is a software engineer, with 8+ years of experience, specialized in web technologies, machine & deep learning and Microsoft Azure. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer adept at planning and implementing onsite and remote training programs. He is passionate about education and the ecosystem and has taken over the role of mentor in several hackathons and incubators.
Modern Workspace

Burak Tamturk

Burak Tamturk
Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador. Having worked on software development area for ten years, passionate about software development and open-source contributions. Human Rights defender.

Elias Markelis

Elias Markelis
After 2000 he became familiar with .NET, and became acquainted with the big gods (aka trainers) and decided to become one, desiring to try and help others become small gods in their own domains. With more than 25 years’ experience and in the past as development manager for software houses, he now acts as a freelancer trainer delivering SharePoint, SQL Server and development classes around the globe. He is also a Collaboration Architect @ Wizsp team. He has been part of various projects with a variety of technologies in the development stack of .NET, Mobility, Office 365 and SharePoint. As a technology enthusiast and SharePoint expert he delivers sessions about them at various local events as well as abroad.

George Chrysovalantis Grammatikos

George Chrysovalantis Grammatikos
George has more than 10 years of experience in different technologies like Azure services, servers, networks, security solutions, etc. He is the cloudopszone.com founder and one of the moderators of the Microsoft Wiki community.

Joanna Vathis

Joanna Vathis
Over 17 years\' experience in development and delivery, motivation and team building/leadership, general and technical project management, emphasising on improving efficiency, productivity and organisational consistency.

Manos Pepis

Manos Pepis
Manos Pepis has 20+ years of experience in IT and focuses on software development with Microsoft technologies. He is also CEO @ Candi and technology consultant.

Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh
I am SharePoint Consultant, currently working in Philadelphia.I am a MVP on Office Servers and Services and a MVP of c# corner forum. I have written numerous articles and blogs on tech sites with a read count of more than 3 million readers. I am ranked 10th among million of developers on the C#Corner forum. My expertise is on SharePoint Hybrid and on Microsoft Online Services and Office 365.

Marcin Siewnicki

Marcin Siewnicki
I am Office 365 consultant and architect. I create applications and solutions that improve and facilitate work using Power Platform, SharePoint, and Teams. My adventure in IT began in 2005. Since then I have been creating and implementing business applications based on SharePoint and Office 365 platforms. I am a big fan of task and process automation (Power Automate) and Modern Workplace platforms (Microsoft Teams). Privately a husband, father of 2 sons. Fan of science fiction and cyberpunk, futurist. I co-organize the SharePoint Saturday Warsaw conference, speaker at Microsoft social events.

Michail Angelos Haggar

Michail Angelos Haggar
Michalis is a Security and Compliance Technical Specialist at Microsoft for Central Eastern Europe specialized in M365 Security and Compliance. He has 13 years’ experience and is passionate about Microsoft Technologies. His focus is to bring modern cloud-powered solutions to organizations and help them achieve more.

Nuno Árias Silva

Nuno Árias Silva
I advise my clients to be proactive in adopting new Microsoft technologies that help them to reach business needs and to accomplish their goals. Nuno Arias Silva has more than 20 years working on IT, with Master in Information Technologies, last projects have more focus in Office 365, Infrastructures and Security within Microsoft Infrastructure Products. Biography Architect Manager at GFI Portugal – Modern Workplace Lead – Microsoft Solutions Architect – MVP Office Apps and Services, Windows Insider MVP and MCT at GFI (Microsoft Gold Partner) for Microsoft Office 365, Exchange, Private Cloud, Infrastructure, Active Directory, SQL and Auditing Microsoft Products, support at pre-sales and sales areas. Specialist in Office 365, with a focus on Exchange, Virtualization and System Center: With more than 20 years’ experience in Datacenter Architectures, Nuno has 40+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, MCITP, MCSA and MCTS among others). Experience in enterprise environments: He has worked several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms and IT Services, Gas-Oil Company in different countries and continents. Assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events and case studies, and as a speaker at several Microsoft events. Contributes with several articles and publications in various blogs and communities.

Panagiotis Kefalidis

Panagiotis Kefalidis
Panos currently works as a Software Engineer in the PowerApps API team which manages all aspects of backend services provided to PowerApps clients and authoring services. He has multiple years of experience running services at scale at Microsoft and loves sharing these experiences with people at conferences.

Panagiotis Papaioannou

Panagiotis Papaioannou
Panagiotis Papaioannou holds a B.Sc. Degree in Physics and a Master\'s in Information Systems. He is also a Certified Systemic Analyst Project Management Professional (CSAPMP). Since 2012 he is a PhD Candidate at the University of Piraeus (Department of Informatics). Panagiotis has a profound professional experience in the field of Software Engineering & Development. More than 20 years he serves as an Analyst Programmer and IT Liaison at EYDAP SA (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company). His scientific interests fall into Software Engineering, Systemic Methodologies, Process Analysis and Project Management.

Rodrigo Pinto

Rodrigo Pinto
With 20 years of experience in Software Engineering & Architecture, Rodrigo Pinto is a Enterprise Architect, Office Apps and Services MVP, Specialist & Evangelist at Storm Technology . Responsible for the Modern Workplace area, he tends to use innovation in creating new solutions and development strategies. Speaker since 2009, he delivers regular sessions at Microsoft Events: Techdays, RoadtoSharePoint, Lightup SharePoint, Microsoft RoadShow, SharePoint Connections, SP24, European SharePoint Conference, CollabSummit, Microsoft TechRefresh, MVP ShowCase, SQL Saturday, Azure Boot Camps, User Group Meetings and online events. He started the SharePoint Portuguese User Group and loves the idea By and For the Community

Sophie Chanialaki

Sophie Chanialaki
Working for Microsoft as a Partner Technical Architect for the past 3 years, focusing on Microsoft 365 Collaboration and Endpoint Management scenarios. Experienced in Microsoft Teams Deployment and Administration, Teams Application Development, Azure Active Directory, Endpoint Management and Microsoft Calling and Meetings technologies. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.
Infrastructure

Chris Spanougakis

Chris Spanougakis

Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000 and holds an MSc degree in Computer Studies. He has participated in various Microsoft local and international events (Teched Europe, Microsoft Sinergija, IT Pro|Dev Connections, ShowIT) as a technology speaker and he is specialized in Microsoft products, such as Windows Server, Exchange Server, System Center, Azure AD and more. He has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Identity & Access (Enterprise Mobility) from 2008 till 2019. Today he works as an Azure Solution Architect in BlueStream Solutions and he also delivers courses around Europe through his own educational company, SystemPlus. Chris has more than 20 years of experience as an IT consultant, specialized in the implementation of Microsoft technologies to organizations of any size.

Dwayne Natwick

Dwayne Natwick
Dwayne is a Microsoft MVP for Azure, and an author, trainer, and product manager with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He is certified in multiple Azure and M365 roles, including Azure Solution Architect Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Security Engineer Associate, and Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate. In addition to creating curriculum, training, and blog writing, Dwayne is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Regional Lead.

Elias Stavropoulos

Elias Stavropoulos
Joined IBM in July 2009 as client professional, covering a wide range of IBM SW portfolio. Since 2014 focusing on IBM Enterprise Content Management solutions, now part of IBM Automation. Today continues as Senior Client Technical Professional, leads the IBM Automation portfolio from the technical perspective, assists in closing deals as well as successful solutions deployment and customer satisfaction. Holds extensive experience from numerous automation projects in large organizations cross-industry, in Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain and Israel. Accredited IBM Capture Subject Matter Expert.

Fanny Kofina

Fanny Kofina

Experienced Information Technology System Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Team Leadership, Presentation Skills, Pre-sales, Banking, Project Management and Change Management.

Florent Appointaire

Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is working @ UCB, in Belgium, as freelance. He is MVP in the Azure category. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. He is enthusiast about Microsoft technologies, particularly with SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack and more recently, Azure and Azure Stack.

George Boufis

George Boufis
Constantly learning

George Markou

George Markou
IT Pro, Geek and Technology Enthusiast. Living the hybrid dream. | Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP | Technical Trainer

Kostas Backas

Kostas Backas
Ο Κώστας Μπάκας εργάζεται στην πληροφορική από το 1993. Είναι πιστοποιημένος Trainer και System Administrator της Apple ενώ κατέχει και πιστοποιήσεις Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCTS και Sophos XG Firewall Architect.

Lazaros Katanas

Lazaros Katanas
My name is Katanas Lazaros and I am working as a Systems Engineer for Cloud & Infrastructure at Bewise. Previously I have worked at Systems & Network Administration positions with Vmware,Hyper-v,System Center,Cisco,Mikrotik,Fortinet,Checkpoint,Windows Server and Linux Red Hat. The last years I am working on Cloud Systems and more specifically Azure Cloud. Additionally I own the Azure Solutions Architect Expert and MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Certifications.

Micha Wets

Micha Wets
As a Microsoft MVP, Micha enjoys talking about all Azure & Powershell topics and has already spoken at various conferences: Inspire 2018, Cloudbrew 2018 & 2019, User Group events, many Microsoft hosted webinars & Workshops, Microsoft Ignite The Tour, Azure Saturday, Techorama, Experts Live Netherlands & PolarConf. He has over 15 years of experience as a DevOps engineer and has in depth knowledge of private, hybrid and public clouds. Today Micha mainly focuses on Powershell, Azure, RDS (Remote Desktop Services) & WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop) environments and is particularly knowledgeable about migrating those environments to Azure. Micha is Owner of Cloud.Architect & Technology Strategist at ASPEX and works closely with Microsoft Corp on Azure, RDS & WVD

Nikos Karatzas

Nikos Karatzas
I am responsible for IBM Hybrid Cloud solutions for Greece and Cyprus since 2013. Coming from a consulting services environment, I have helped companies develop pillars of a cloud transition strategy to take advantage of the challenges of the new digital age. As a professional, I dedicated to process transformation solutions, API economy, hybrid cloud integration and digital business automation.

Panagiotis Tsoukias

Panagiotis Tsoukias
Panagiotis is a Customer Engineer (CE) at Microsoft. His role is to provide technical leadership for customers around the world and to promote health in their IT environments through onsite, remote, and dedicated services

Pantelis Apostolidis

Pantelis Apostolidis
Passionate about IS technologies especially Microsoft Azure | ex Microsoft Azure MVP | Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert | Public Speaker | Blogger | Husband | DAD

Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer
Sander Berkouwer is a Dutch IT Professional and has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Directory Services for the past ten years. He works as senior identity consultant at SCCT in the Netherlands, where he helps colleagues and customers make the most out of Microsoft products, strategies and technologies. Sander blogs almost daily about Active Directory, his favorite Microsoft technology, on DirTeam.com. He regularly gets invited as speaker for his enthusiastic approach, his in-depth real-world knowledge and of course as the author of the much-appraised Active Directory Cookbook.

Vaggelis Kappas

Vaggelis Kappas
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Specialist, that is helping enterprise customers to realize the benefits and value of the Cloud. Administrative member and moderator of autoexec.gr. Frequent speaker on technology events organized by the major IT communities in Greece, such as autoexec.gr and azureheads.gr. Proud husband and dad.

Vladimir Stefanovic

Vladimir Stefanovic
Vladimir is a Microsoft Azure MVP, MCT Regional Lead and System Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry. As a Cloud Solution Architect and Azure Trainer @SuperAdmins, he successfully delivered numerous projects and trainings. He is also an active conference speaker, having spoken at a long list of conferences, such as Microsoft Ignite The Tour, Azure Saturday, MCT Summits (in the USA and Europe), WinDays, KulenDayz, Sinergija (Regional Conferences). He is the book author, the leader of an Azure UG Serbia, Azure Saturday - Belgrade edition conference organizer and an active community member, with the mission to share knowledge as much as possible.

Wim Matthyssen

Wim Matthyssen
Wim is a Cloud Architect, who has more than ten-years of experience with Microsoft Technologies. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), his strength is to assist companies in the transformation of their business to the Cloud by implementing the latest features, services and solutions. Currently his main focus is on the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Platform and especially on Microsoft Azure and the Azure hybrid services.   Wim is also a Microsoft MVP in the Azure category and a founding board member of the MC2MC user group. As a passionate community member he regularly writes blogs and speaks about his daily experiences with Azure and other Microsoft technologies.
Networks & Security

Christer Ljung

Christer Ljung

George Smyrlis

George Smyrlis

Kyprianos Vassilopoulos

Kyprianos Vassilopoulos

George Blathras

George Blathras
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gblath/

George Kavvalakis

George Kavvalakis
George has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry where he started working as a Systems and Network Engineer since 1998. He has worked for global firms like Robert Bosch SA and he was the sole Greek representative in the global Microsoft-Robert Bosch summit at the age of 20. In 2008, while working for Vamvas Group of companies, he took the role of IT Manager and two years later he was promoted to Chief Information Officer for the group. In 2019 he was awarded as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Global Healthcare for his work, his innovative solutions and his contribution in global healthcare. He was one out of two CIOs that received this award. His achievement led to numerous proposals and thus he made his next step. He currently works as Risk Management Officer and Security Architect for BNP Paribas Fortis in Brussels. He is an active member of Azureheads.gr and moderator of Autoexec.gr and he is passionate with technology. Pen-tester hobbyist, Gamer, Entrepreneur, Speaker

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
Dr Konstantinos Papapanagiotou is Senior Manager for Cyber Security Solutions that OTE Group of Companies offers to its corporate customers. He has worked as head of teams of security consultants in OTE and other consulting companies, helping large organizations improve their security posture. He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of cyber security both as a corporate consultant and as a researcher. He is leading the OWASP Greek Chapter and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic-American University in the field of Cyber Security. He holds a PhD and BSc in Cyber Security from the University of Athens and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway.

Michele Orru

Michele Orru
Antisnatchor is a security consultant with over ten years of experience in penetration testing, source code auditing and development. During the last five years his focus has been on phishing and client-side exploitation: – Co-author of The Browser Hacker’s Handbook – Co-author of the X41 Browser Security Whitepaper – Ex-core developer of the Browser Exploitation Framework Project(BeEF) and PhishLulz – Golang enthusiast – Co-organizer of WarCon, a private offensive-security conference in Poland – Speaker at KiwiCon, RuxCon, OffensiveCon, AthCon, ZeroNights, OWASP, BlackHat Arsenal, HackPra AllStars and other security conferences about browser security and phishing.

Nikos Lelidis

Nikos Lelidis
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Panagiotis Koutsios

Panagiotis Koutsios
Στον χώρο της πληροφορικής από το 1998 έχοντας εργαστεί ως μηχανικός τηλεπικοινωνιών στη Space Hellas για 7 χρόνια , στο IT της Ελληνικής Τράπεζας για 9 χρόνια ασχολούμενος με τις τηλ/νιες, security, infrastructure applications , στο ΙΤ της Τράπεζας Πειραιώς για 6 χρόνια, στους τομείς του Infrastructure, virtualization, Telecoms και τον τελευταίο χρόνο στους Πυλώνες ως Security Engineer .

Sasha Kranjac

Sasha Kranjac
Sasha is a Security and Azure Expert, Cloud Security Architect and Instructor. More than two decades ago, he began programming in Assembler on Sir Clive Sinclair\'s ZX, met Windows NT 3.5, and the love has existed ever since. He owns IT Training and Consulting companies that helps companies embrace the cloud and be safe in cyberspace. Aside from Cloud/Security Architecture and consulting, he delivers Microsoft, EC-Council and his own bespoke Azure and Security courses and PowerClass Workshops internationally. Sasha is a Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCT Regional Lead, Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), Microsoft Certifications Advisory Board Member and frequent speaker at various international conferences, user groups and events.

Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov
Sergey Chubarov is an Infrastructure Team Lead at Microsoft SI Partner with10+ years’ experience on Microsoft technologies, head of infrastructural projects, Microsoft MVP with different certifications: Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure OSCP MCT, MCT Regional Lead, Microsoft 365 Certified Expert, Azure Certified Expert EC Council: CEH Master, ECSA Master, CEI CREST: CPSA, CRT

Thanassis Diogos

Thanassis Diogos
Thanassis Diogos works as an Incident Response Consultant and Team Leader in X-Force IRIS EMEA for IBM. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT Security focusing on OS & Network defensive security and has authored various papers around security incidents and malicious campaigns. He is working with enterprise clients from EMEA and Asia during major security incidents delivering incident management, computer forensics, and often cooperating with Law Enforcement for threat intelligence exchange. He is researching cybercrime and malicious activities by utilizing honeypots in conjunction with Threat Intel feeds. Thanassis has graduated as Electrical Engineer and holds an MSc in Information Security. He holds multiple IT and Information Security certifications and he is also official CISSP trainer for EMEA.

Nasos Kladakis

Nasos Kladakis
Nasos is one of the founding members of autoexec.gr and of the ITProDevConnections Events. Currently he is based in Redmond, USA and works for Microsoft at the Identity Product Group as a Principal Program Manager
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George Spiliotis

George Spiliotis
30+ Years experience in Information Technology. Specialist in areas like networking, operations and security. Detailed knowledge and focus on operating systems, cloud operations, new and emerging technologies, planning and project management. Having acquired a master’s degree in Computer Science (a graduate of National Kapodistrian University’s Computer science department with one of the highest grades), successfully completed a number of large scale projects in the hospitality and shipping industries as well as the Greek ministry of finance. Currently works as an external consultant various American companies and he is the founder of Hotellisense.

Ioannis Stavrinides

Ioannis Stavrinides
Ioannis has 15 years of experience in the industry both as an IT Pro as well as a Software Engineer. He has been a Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, focusing on Data, AI and IoT technologies for the past 4 years.

Konstantinos Boutsioulis

Konstantinos Boutsioulis
Country Leader for Greece Cyprus and Malta Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Program and Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador .Undergraduate student at Hellenic Open University and graduated of Hellenic American Educational Foundation 2 years curriculum in web development.I. Working as a SharePoint Administrator and developer since 2007.Mainly interested in Microsoft technologies and have participated in 11 Microsoft official courses most of them are about SharePoint and SQL Server. Also have participated in various events (Global Azure Bootcamp 2017-Install Sharepoint in Virtual Machine in Azure,Summer in Greece Festival 2020-Enable Distant Learning with SharePoint ,Enable Distant Learning with Teams)as a technology speaker . Founder at Synapsis Net project for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016.Experienced Information Technology Department with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in Administering SharePoint Server (2007,2010,2013,2016,Online),Developing Sharepoint (2007,2010,2013,2016,Online),Programming with C#,ASP.NET ,HTML,CSS,JS,SQL,Administering and Developing sql Server 2012 and 2014 ,Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development, and Teacher Training. Strong information technology professional.
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Alexandros Nikainas

Alexandros Nikainas

Alexandru Vasile

Alexandru Vasile

Antonis Paravalos

Antonis Paravalos

Antonis Stamatopoulos

Antonis Stamatopoulos

Antonis Valakas

Antonis Valakas

George Anastasopoulos

George Anastasopoulos

Experienced Network & Security Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong information technology professional graduated from Kingston University. 

Giannis Aidinis

Giannis Aidinis

Cloud architect with experience in On-premise and Cloud solutions. 

Strong professional skilled in Azure PreSales, Cloud Adoption Framework, IT Service Management, Service Delivery. 

I'm an enthusiastic Microsoft community supporter! 

Maria Vasiou

Maria Vasiou

Maria is a Senior Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisor at Obrela Security Industries, specializing in Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy services. Her fields of expertise are focused in Information Security frameworks and standards, Cybersecurity awareness and training, Risk assessment and Business Continuity Management. During her MSc, Maria carried out a research in Location Privacy in Internet of Things. Her goal is to raise cybersecurity awareness for every individual and organization.

Nikos Mantas

Nikos Mantas

Nikos is an Incident Response Expert at Obrela Security Industries, with experience in digital forensics, threat hunting and enterprise incident recovery. His research areas focus on APT groups and cybercrime threat intelligence. Being a member of University of Piraeus Cyber Security Team, Nikos engages in cyber challenges and internal trainings with fellow members. His mission is to  inspire the new generation of students to pursue a career in cyber security, serving as a peer-mentor in the team.

Panagiotis Kouris

Panagiotis Kouris

Panagiotis Kouris was born in Athens in 1978 and right after his studies he joined the family-owned IT company Office Line LLC, which in 2009 was converted into SA, an internationally recognized Digital Transformation and Cloud solutions provider. For 23 consecutive years he manages the company as Chief Executive Officer and IT Consultant, until today. Panagiotis holds several degrees and certifications from major global IT manufacturers and he actively participates in various conferences as a considerable member and a distinguished keynote speaker. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Panagiotis has gained significant experience in the design and implementation of challenging projects, helping organizations respond to real time challenges, no matter how complex or specialized the business requirements are.

At the same time, Panagiotis Kouris acts as the main spokesperson of the company participating in several flagship international summits, where he shares important know-how, promoting also innovation that leverages on the realization of the cloud, AI and data analytics, fueling data-driven decision making with the goal to improve business efficiency and customer experience. He is a tech savvy enthusiast elaborating on the use of Technology for the common good in society, designed to serve a greater purpose.

Under Panagiotis management, Office Line has been established as one of the top Microsoft partners in Greece, showcasing several unique achievements: a continuously trusted Gold cloud Microsoft Partner, a Microsoft Partner of the Year for 2019 & 2020 for Greece, a distinguished Microsoft Fast Track Ready partner, among a few listed across the globe, as well as an Advanced Specialized partner for Azure technologies.

Panos Kanellopoulos

Panos Kanellopoulos

As an Enterprise Account Manager I am responsible for Large customers' business development, sales & end-customer satisfaction related to Cybersecurity. Furthermore, I am responsible for the account strategy, account planning as well as the end customer relationship.For the execution of long-term vision of business/technology directions, I provide feedback and guidance for marketing activities of channel partners and end customers. I provide consulting and guidance to respective teams to create native cybersecurity inclusive solutions for modern and efficient datacenters, leading to digital innovation.I qualify complex sales opportunities in the terms of business / technical requirements, competition, decision making process and funding.In a nutshell, I am responsible to continuously increase shared wallet through innovative and successful cybersecurity solutions, ensuring along with channel partners that our end-customers get the best experience and value. 

Piotr Nowotarski

Piotr Nowotarski

Alexis Panousis

Alexis Panousis

George Nolis

George Nolis

George Nolis is a self-made entrepreneur and startup mentor. In 1996, while still a university student, George founded Battlenet Gaming Stations, an esports & gaming venue franchise.

He then went on to found, in 2009, Lancom Ltd, the largest Cloud Service Provider in Greece with two proprietary Data Centers in Thessaloniki and Athens.

His main technical interests are focused in world-leading datacenter infrastructure technologies, Software Defined Data Center, High Performance Computing and ultimate performance of Flash Based and Software Defined storage systems.

He is also a co-founder of Cloudpharm, a bio-pharmaceutical R&D startup since 2016. George holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Andreas Tsouchlaris

Andreas Tsouchlaris

Decades in designing and developing educational software and e-learning systems. Now deep in ICT curriculum design for primary and secondary schools around the world.Specialties: e-learning, blended learning, educational software design, mobile development, ICT curriculum design, technology in education, product development, marketing strategies, international business 

Antonis Proimadis

Antonis Proimadis

Senior IT security executive with more than 16 years of technical and business experience. Customer focused and articulate individual who possesses a friendly and personable approach along with strong time management skills and the ability to listen carefully to client requirements. Having the entrepreneurial spirit required to work in highly flexible, rapidly changing, ambiguous work environments with strong business development and management skills. Fast learner, both independent and team player, responsible and ethical. Strong technical background and personal communication skills, effective at all levels within an organization from technical level up to C level.Areas of expertise:Deep knowledge of the ICT market in South Eastern EuropeStrong Technical BackgroundCreating and closing opportunitiesDelivering sales trainingMaintaining accountsSetting sales strategySupporting indirect selling 

Dimitrios Theodosopoulos

Dimitrios Theodosopoulos

A Business Professional with more than 20 years of international work experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications in Greece, UK and Belgium. Excellent background in Sales, Marketing, Project Management, business development and Digital Technologies.Proven track record delivering results for blue chip corporations. Considerable knowledge and experience in demanding environments in order to enable Companies to enhance their business operations leveraging modern technologies.Exceptional communication, Analytical and management skills, with specialty on demystifying complex technologies and translate them into efficient modern business operations which may help companies to transform their products and services end excite end customers.Specialties: Digital Transformation, Business Analytics and Operations, Cloud Computing, Sales & Technology enablement, Project Management and Business Consulting 

George Daglas

George Daglas

George Daglas has a 20 years professional experience in the domains of CyberSecurity Operations Management and Governance and has been leading a multitude of large scale multidisciplinary CyberSecurity projects in Europe and the Middle East.

Having worked with multinational organizations in the Banking, Telecommunications, Insurance, Consumer and other sectors, George is continuously pursuing new challenges in developing new business models and identifying innovative service offerings.

Academically he holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MBA in IT and Telecommunications Management.

Kelly Spilioti

Kelly Spilioti

Experienced Training Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in services industry. Skilled in Sales, Communication, Marketing, Business Development, and Interpersonal Skills. Strong human resources professional with a State Diploma - O.E.E.K focused in Business Administration and Management, General from IEK XINIS. 

Mary Bina

Mary Bina

After finishing my PhD in the cross-section of Management Science and Technology, I pursued a career in Consulting as an outlet for my desire to work in a dynamic field.I started as an Analyst in Accenture’s Technology practice and was soon promoted to a Consultant where I mostly worked for the delivery of complex business transformation and system integration projects. My job involved various tasks, from requirements analysis, functional and technical design, testing and continuous improvement to team leading and interacting with clients. Due to the nature of the projects, the work I produced was performed under challenging circumstances something that taught me to be resilient, flexible, team-oriented, focused and committed to results.When I was promoted to Manager, I aligned with Accenture’s Digital practice and the Athens Innovation Center for Advanced Analytics. I consider this alignment as better fitting my career aspirations, my accumulated experience within the company, my educational background and skills. As a Digital manager, I worked closely with clients helping them harvest the hidden power of their data and implement advanced analytics techniques for embedding them into their business processes targeting customer and marketing activities. My work was cross-industry with an extra focus on Telecommunications, Financial Services and Resources and overpasses the Greek boundaries as we support clients across the globe.I recently started a new role in Microsoft as Marketing Lead for the Cloud business. In this new and very exciting role, I am responsible for promoting Microsoft’s cloud strategy, working closely with sales, partners and services teams.I am excited about the future of Digital and how technologies like AI are reshaping how we work and live our lives and want to continue participating in challenging transformation initiatives that create value for businesses and people alike.

Michail Pagiatakis

Michail Pagiatakis

Experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Sales, Partner Management,Cloud, Customer Relationship Management (CRM),Business Intelligence, ITSM , Security and Go-to-market Strategy. Strong sales professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Information Technology from Athens University of Economics and Business. 

Nikos Makris

Nikos Makris

I am leading the Digital Advisory & Area Solution Architects team in Central & Eastern Europe. The team is part of Microsoft Consulting Services and focuses on driving transformational projects and cloud adoption in our enterprise customers in the region.I am also part of the regional Microsoft Consulting Services Leadership team focusing on making the market and driving innovative engagements with our enterprise customers.Computer science is my background and my passion, with 20+ years of professional experience in enterprise level analysis, design architecture and development of IT solutions. My focus is mainly in Financial Sector Industry.Extensive technical presales experience and software delivery management. Presenter in industry, IT community and Microsoft events. 

Nikos Proutzos

Nikos Proutzos

Nikos Prountzos has been the Chief Information Security Officer for Viva Wallet since 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications and two Master of Science degrees in Digital Communications and Information Networking. Since his graduation he has been professionally involved in Security and Cryptography Software Engineering, Information Security Consulting and Information Security Project Management mainly in the Banking Sector. He currently manages a growing organisation’s order of business in information security, safeguarding Viva Wallet’s customer data and payment services with industry’s niche information security technologies.

Nikos Tsigkos

Nikos Tsigkos

Nikos Zachariadis

Nikos Zachariadis

Experienced Chief Commercial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in sales management, sales administration, negotiation, business planning etc. As an executive-level role, I am responsible for the commercial/sales strategy and the development of organization. My role involves activities relating to sales, marketing, business development, product development and customer service to drive business and market share growth. 

Panagiotis Kokkonis

Panagiotis Kokkonis

Petros Livanios

Petros Livanios

My professional experience to date sums to total 17 years as an IT professional employed among others in multinational disciplined working environments that gives me the accoutrements to stand in any demanding environment by giving solutions aligned with any business need.Through my experience with my technical background and the ability to manage and motivate people, I efficiently support business needs, where the IT can become a trusted partner, and provide strategic added value to any organization.I am a holder of a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems – Technology Management by City University of Seattle with specialty in:Business Relationship ManagementTeam Leading/Coaching/MentoringIT Projects Delivery & BudgetingIT Service ManagementInformation Security & Data GovernancePolicies & Technical Writer and Presenter 

Theodoros Konstantatos

Theodoros Konstantatos

Experienced Deputy IT Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in Analytical Skills, Software Development, Databases, IT Service Management, and IT Strategy.I have graduated from National Technical University of Athens, degree of Information Technology Engineer.My career at Alpha Bank started from IT Systems Division, as a developer, at 1990. Afterwards, I served the bank from several positions such as Project Manager for IT Projects, as Supervisor of Alternative Banking Networks Department and later as Deputy Manager. As Deputy Manager (both for the IT Systems Division and the IT Software Applications Division), I have supervised the Procurement Section and Sections that are responsible for developing Applications for Customer Management and Human Resources Management.Since 1990, when I began my career at Alpha Bank, I was involved in many projects mainly in the development area of the e-Banking. I have also participated (most of the times as a project manager) in many mission critical IT projects, such as the Millennium Problem, Euro Transition, PSD compliance, PSD II, SEPA Compliance etc.As the Head of the development of digital banking for many years, together with my team, we have built a lot of new innovative digital banking products such as IVR, PC Banking, Phone Banking, Web Banking, Mobile Banking, e-Wallet etc. Also, I have driven many projects related to security and compliance, such as e-Banking PCI-DSS compliance project, e-authentication with digital certificates for e-Banking etc.As a member of the management of the IT Software Applications Division, I have participated in the implementation of ITSM for the IT of the bank. The related processes (especially for the digital banking services) have been certified with ISO-20000.I am member of Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Commission for Electronic Banking of the Hellenic Bank Association.

Vangelis Morfis

Vangelis Morfis

A highly intellectually agile person and a passionate learner, I’m fortunate to operate in an industry and organisation where my curiosity is challenged on a daily basis.With Digital Transformation pushing companies to change their business models and adapt to a game-changing market reality, it’s an exciting time & place to be the Director of Marketing & Operations.Digital Transformation has presented major challenges for marketers and the marketplace, as organizations increasingly find themselves pursued by competitors attracted by the low entry barriers.If we want to help our clients improve their customer journey, we also need to take an experiential learning journey with them, something which I encourage my team to do.That means immersing ourselves in their business so we really understand their culture, not just their digital requirements. After all technology impacts on people.Even the smallest Digital Transformation doesn’t just affect the business: it introduces cultural changes to the organization as people must constantly adapt to new technologies and processes.Part of my job is to ensure we accurately locate what the customer feels is missing, the gaps in knowledge as well as what we’re being told. Clarity is essential to me.When I work with my team, I try to push their curiosity, so that they understand the client’s unsaid needs. Asking questions and leading the client can help achieve this clarity faster.This is important.Because the earlier on we can identify the customer’s point of pain, the faster we can guide them to the right business solution.

Vassilis Papoulias

Vassilis Papoulias

• Leader and challenger executive with clear strategic vision of digital transformation and industry solution seeking mentality• Experienced and result oriented with a successful track record of leading teams, building alliances and landing digital transformation cloud deals across industries• Proven talent and skill to manage and motivate global teams and stakeholders 

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