Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Benaki Museum Amphitheatre

Stratis Pelekidis

Digital Innovation Architect, SAP

Stratis Pelekidis
Stratis Pelekidis

Stratis is an Innovation Architect in the DGTAL Team in EMEA South, engaging with customers in the region to unleash their transformation potential. He combines the industry view, the SAP roadmap for the industry and innovation projects that SAP is engaging in, to create holistic views on industry reinvention. He is most actively involved in logistics and energy industries, but has also worked with customers as diverse as Banks, Media or Public.

Stratis has a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Petroleum Applications. He has been with SAP for 18 years, as a consultant, project and program manager for some of SAP’s largest customers in Greece, as Education Manager, Services Account Manager and Consulting Manager, before moving to his current role.


Opening Keynote Speaker Anastasios V. Papagiannopoulos Mr. Papagiannopoulos has been a principal of Common Progress since its establishment in 1984 and has more than 37 years of experience in shipping.
International Keynote Speaker James Baker James Baker has been reporting on business and shipping for over 20 years. After eight years as news editor at leading shipping publication Lloyd’s List, he has now taken the helm at sister publication Lloyd’s List Containers, where he covers the global liner, ports and logistics industries.
International Keynote Speaker Phil Tinsley Prior to pursuing a career in maritime security, Phil was an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, attaining the rank of Major after 31 years military service. His military career included littoral operations on a global scale, warfighting and specialization in cold weather warfare.
Closing Keynote Speaker Dr. Kostantinos Rokkos Dr. Kostantinos Rokkos is Chief Executive Officer and a Chairman Director of TST International SA, partner at TST International Group.
Dr. Stamatios Arkoulis Dr. Stamatios Arkoulis is an Analytics Professional with extensive experience in Remote Monitoring Systems for large infrastructures (photovoltaic parks, logistics, vessel fleets, etc.).
Vangelis Asvestas Vangelis is working for Cisco since 2005 as a Sales representative in several positions. Today he is responsible for the distribution of Cisco products in Greece, Cyprus and Malta and at the same time for the development of Cloud and IoT solutions.
Eftihia Benaki Eftihia is the IT Manager of Minerva Marine Inc. and has been with the company for 17 years. Her expertise lies in information systems, design of IT strategies and leading IT transformational projects.
Efthymios Chaldeakis Efthymios Chaldeakis is a Mechanical Engineer with postgraduate studies in applied Informatics. He possesses more than 25 years’ experience in Shipping.
Achilleas Choursoglou Achilleas Choursoglou is Member of BOD of AMMITEC, IT Advisor and previously IT Manager of Olympic Shipping and Management SA (Onassis group) for 21 years. Previously was also I.T Manager at Pirelli Hellas for 3 years and Deputy I.T. Manager and System Analyst at Fertilizers Company (Lipasmata) of group Bodossakis for 14 years.
Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos is currently the Managed Printing Services (MPS) Manager of IQ Solutions, a company which has internal intellectual property of MPS Solutions tailored for the Maritime Industry. Ioannis is a unique professional in the field of printing services and has accumulated nearly 20 years on experience by having lead various MPS vendor solutions in his career.
Panagiotis Felesakis Graduate of the NTUA school of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, has been working in TMS-DRY’s Technical Department for four years now.
PhD Ioannis Filippopoulos A “technology architect” and a “team leader” with a passion exceptional aptitude for working with computers combined with an astounding academic background in computer and network engineering (PhD) and business management (MBA). Skilled in implementing, maintaining, supporting, developing and designing technology systems ensuring a reliable and efficient network to keep the organization running smoothly and profitably.
Panagiotis Gavalas Panagiotis Gavalas is currently the Director of Operations for IQ Solutions SA, a company which has internal intellectual property of a strong tailored made portfolio of solutions for the Maritime Industry, focusing on thorough ICT infrastructures, emphasizing on security, interoperability and manageability of Vessel IT and Communications Systems alongside with B2B IT solutions, spanning from Virtual IT Systems and Hyper Converged Infrastructures, to Hybrid and Public Cloud Infrastructures.
Panagiotis Kouris Panagiotis Kouris was born in Athens and right after his studies he joined the family-owned IT company Office Line LTD, which in 2009 was converted into SA, serving the company as Chief Executive Officer, until today. Panagiotis holds several degrees from major global IT manufacturers and is actively participating in many international conferences as a considerable member and a distinguished keynote speaker.
George Laios George Laios is currently the Business Development Manager of NJ Goulandris Maritime Inc. Prior to his current position; he had worked for almost 15 years in the shipping department of the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he last held the position of the Senior Director, Ship Finance.
Zacharoula Lempesi Mrs Zacharoula Lempesi has an extensive working experience in HSQE Management roles at highly reputable shipping companies for 23 consecutive years and currently she serves as HSQE Manager at Empire Navigation Inc.
Dimitris Makris Dimitris Makris is the IT Manager of Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd, part of the N.J. Goulandris Group, since 1996. Having more than 23 years of experience in information systems analysis, computer programming, data integration & consolidation and also having managed major ICT projects, Dimitris retains his strong commitment to fully align the services he provides with his company’s business plan.
Stratos Margaritis Studied at the University of Bergen, Norway, Department of Informatics. Currently Solutions Architect at Navarino. R&D Manager at SRH, designed and developed the SRHNet.
George Nanos Mr. George Nanos works as Regional Sales Manager of DNV GL’s Maritime Software Solutions, with responsibility for the markets in West Mediterranean and Africa. In addition to his knowledge in Software from his current role, he has also international experience and record of completed engagements and projects as Internal Auditor and Consultant of ThyssenKrupp AG and Project Engineer for electrical and electronic systems for ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
Gadi Z. Naveh Gadi works closely with Check Point's Threat Intelligence and Research & Development teams to help customers understand the current threat environment and how they can prevent attacks.
Phd Nikitas Nikitakos Prof. Nikitas Nikitakos is a graduate of the Hellenic Naval Academy and of the Department of Engineering and Economics from the University of Piraeus. He also holds an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School USA. He has graduated from the National Defence Academy and holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.
Nikos Nikolodimos Nikos Nikolodimos graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury in UK with a Master’s degree (MSc) in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks. Since then he has worked as a Senior IT Systems Infrastructure Engineer and specialized in high availability systems, storage SANs and virtualization solutions counting 8 years of experience.
Vasilios Nikou Naval Architect, with strong engineering background. Specializing in ERP systems, performing full level professional analysis, refinement and documentation of company’s business requirements, including them in the development and implementation of integrated systems.
Dimitris Panou Mr Dimitris Panou has over 20 years of experience in the shipping and IT industry and for the last 10 years he is the Data Analyst & Performance Engineer in TMS Tankers Ltd. Previously working as a software engineer in Helintec SA, has been involved in the design and development of software applications for shipping.
John Pavlidis John Pavlidis supports corporate environments more than 10 years as a System Administrator, with experience in large scale networks and ISPs.
Stratis Pelekidis Stratis is an Innovation Architect in the DGTAL Team in EMEA South, engaging with customers in the region to unleash their transformation potential. He combines the industry view, the SAP roadmap for the industry and innovation projects that SAP is engaging in, to create holistic views on industry reinvention.
Themistoklis Sardis Mr. Themistoklis Sardis is the IT Manager of Costamare Shipping Company S.A. He has twenty years of experience in the shipping industry and is a founding member of AMMITEC.
Giannis Tagkalos MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has multiyear experience in the field of security governance as well as in systems and data security technical issues. For ten years, he worked as an Information and IT Security Analyst at the banking sector.
Panos Theodossopoulos Panos is a Founding Partner & the CEO of Propulsion Analytics. He has held several management positions in Sales, Business Development, Services and Marketing, in the ICT sector, both in Greece and abroad.
Christian Vakarelis Christian Vakarelis is the VP, Media Communications of Navarino, responsible for Europe, and focuses mainly on the Scandinavian market. Based in London, Christian Vakarelis has been with Navarino for 7 years.
Panelist Kosmas Christidis Admiral (ret.) Kosmas Christidis, originating from “Konstantinoupolis”, graduated with flying colors from the Naval Academy in 1980 as Class Leader.
Panelist Rossella Mattioli Rossella Mattioli joined ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security in 2013 and has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. She promotes cyber security in critical infrastructures, IoT and transport infrastructure in Europe.
Panelist Stelios Sabanis Stelios Sabanis is the Head of ICT at GasLog, driving both ICT strategy and day to day operations onboard and ashore. He has close to 20 years experience in managing ICT operations for LNG, dry cargo, tankers, chemical tankers.

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