About Me

Short CV

PhD Computer Engineer, Entrepreneur, Assistant Professor and Department Head with extensive, hands on experience over the past 18 years in Digital Marketing, Digital Media, IT product design and management. Assistant Professor in Digital Marketing and Advertisement and director of the Mobile Applications and Tourism lab at the Digital Media and Communication Department of the Ionian University 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

Assistant Professor, Digital Marketing and Advertisement (2018 to Present)

Institution: Ionian University, Digital Media and Communication Department

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

Lecturer in Digital Media and Informatics

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

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

Department Head – Digital Media and Communication Department

Institution: Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands, Digital Media and Communication Department, 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.

Lecturer, Erasmus Coordinator

Institution: Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands, 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

Lecturer, Department Deputy Director, Erasmus Coordinator

Institution: Technical University of the Ionian Islands, 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.

R&D Computer Engineer

Institution: 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. in Computer Science, 2005

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

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2000

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

Degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics, Dipl.-Ing., 1998

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

Conference Scientific – Organizing & Program committee memberships

16th International Conference on Web Based Communities and Social Media 2018 Porto, Portugal, 17 – 19 July 2019

Member of the Program Committee

15th International Conference on Web Based Communities and Social Media 2018 Madrid, Spain, 17 – 19 July 2018

Member of the Program Committee

Science Publications (http://thescipub.com/), 2017

Member of the Editorial Board

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

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

Member of the Program Committee

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

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

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

Member of the Scientific committee of the conference