Agisilaos Konidaris

Short Curriculum Vitae

PhD Computer Engineer, Entrepreneur, University Lecturer and Department Head with extensive, hands on experience over the past 15 years in Digital Marketing, Digital Media, IT product design and management. Lecturer in Computer Science/Digital Media and director of the Mobile Applications and Tourism lab at the Digital Media and Communication Department of the Technical University of the Ionian islands in Greece. Grew up and completed primary education in Lusaka, Zambia and afterwards moved to Greece. Previously Head of the Digital Media and Communication Dept. at the Technical University of the Ionian Islands in Greece. Work experience environment includes both the public sector (academics/research) and the private sector (as an entrepreneur who founded and ran a Digital Marketing firm in Greece for several years). Extensive experience in Digital Marketing, Project Management, Digital Tourism services, Team Management, Public Speaking and Problem Solving. Digital Marketing and Teaching are both a mission and a passion. Constantly seeking a work environment that encourages innovation and provides the opportunity for the implementation of new ideas.

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Lecturer in Digital Media and Informatics

    Location: Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of the Ionian islands, Digital Media and Communication Department

    Teaching and research in the fields of Digital Media, Social Media Managements, Digital Tourism Applications, Mobile Applications, Prediction algorithms, Digital Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing.

  • 20142010

    Department Head - Digital Media and Communication Department

    Location: Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands (TEI – www.teiion.gr), Digital Media and Communication Department (TEI – dmc.teiion.gr), Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

    Represents the Department in several diverse forums, interacts with the University President and Managing Council as well as the Ministry of Education, designs Department policy and external relations, heads the team that selects academic staff, manages academic and administrative teams, liaises and works with local authorities and associations in promoting local growth and sustainability, coordinates the student internship program, participates in research projects and engages in public speaking on behalf of the Department and the University.

  • 20142010

    Lecturer, Erasmus Coordinator

    Location: Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands (TEI – www.teiion.gr), Public Relations and Communication Department, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

    Taught Informatics, Social Media Management, Database Design, Research Methodologies, coordinates the EU Erasmus program, coordinates several social media and tourism related research projects

  • 20102008

    Lecturer, Department Deputy Director, Erasmus Coordinator

    Location: Technical University of the Ionian Islands (TEI – www.teiion.gr), Business Administration Department, Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece

    Taught Informatics, Management Information Systems (MIS), Database Design, coordinated the EU Erasmus program, inaugurated and participated in research projects, prepared proposals for local authorities and the University and, liaised with the local business community to promote Department projects.

  • 20021998

    R&D Computer Engineer

    Location: Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (www.cti.gr) – RACTI, Research and Development Department, Research Unit 6 (ru6.cti.gr), Patras, Greece.

    Designed and implemented Digital applications using state-of-the-art technologies, prepared proposals for both national an EU calls, and, managed projects (contract negotiation, project team supervision and project reviews).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2005

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University of Patras, Greece, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, Polytechnic school

  • M.Sc. 2000

    M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering

    University of Patras, Greece, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, Polytechnic school.

  • Dipl.-Ing. 1998

    Degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics

    University of Patras, Greece, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, Polytechnic school. (http://www.ceid.upatras.gr/)

Conference Scientific - Organizing & Program committee memberships

  • 2017

    Science Publications (http://thescipub.com/)

    Member of the Editorial Board

  • 2017

    2017 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL2017, 30 November - 01 December 2017, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Member of the Program Committee

  • 2017

    14th International Conference on Web Based Communities and Social Media (WBC 2017) Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, 20-23 July 2017

    Member of the Program Committee

  • 2014

    International Scientific Seminar on Creative Entrepreneurship, Kefalonia Co-Creation Workshop on Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship, Argostoli, June 13-15, 2014, Special theme: Co-creating Shareable and Creative Cities

    Member of the Organizing committee

  • 2012

    Web IADIS International Conf. Web Based Communities and Social Media 2012, Lisbon, Portugal 19 - 21 July 2012

    Member of the Scientific committee of the conference

  • 2012

    International Symposium on Business, Economics and Financial Applications (ISBEFA), June 1-2, 2012, Argostoli Kefalonia, Greece

    Member of the Scientific committee of the conference

Certifications

Adwords Certified - Agisilaos Konidaris

Digital Garage Certified

Distinctions

  • 2014
    Appointed Head of the Digital Media and Communication Department at the Technical Educstional Institute of the Ionian Islands in Greece
  • 2010
    Appointed Head of the Public Relations and Communication Department at the Technical Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands in Greece
  • 2008
    Elected Lecturer of Informatics at the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands, Business administration Department
  • 2000
    Scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation for outstanding performance (Best Student) during the second year of my MSc.
  • 1999
    Scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY - http://www.iky.gr/) for outstanding performance (Best Student) during the first year of my MSc.
  • 1998
    Best project award by the EU
    Project manager for the EU project ELECTRA (European Electronic Information Centre for Adult Education) - ISPO project IS 97270 (design and implementation of a multilingual portal for lifelong adult education). This project was awarded the best project award by the EU.