The Greek Chapter of the British Computer Society organised their New Year’s event at the British Residence in Athens, on 27/3/2014, inviting their members and distinguished speakers to a discussion about Innovation Clusters and Startup Initiatives in Greece.
The DHM, Andrew Staunton welcomed Iain Thompson, the Vice President of the British Computer Society (BCS), and the guests. Mr Staunton referred to the British Government’s ambition to make Britain “the most digital nation to G8”, by encouraging Innovation and Enterpreneurship. He pointed out the government’s support to Tech City, one of the UK’s most dynamic areas, attracting high levels of investment.
The Vice-President of BCS, Mr Thompson referred to the international role of the Institute to foster links between experts from the global ICT industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing, as well as accreditation of IT qualifications and professional standards.
Their speeches were followed by additional presentations from:
- Prof Vasilios Makios,General Manager, Corallia Clusters Initiative, Vasilis Trapezanoglou, Innovation expert and Advisor, Eurobank EFG, EGG
- Sotiris Nosis
Founder & CEO, Datamation – Co-founder, CTO, Taxiplon
- Aristos Doxiadis
Economist and Venture Capital Executive
- · Dr Ioannis Kanellopoulos
Practice Leader, Software Improvement Group – Orange Grove