16 OCTOBER 2018 15/10 Opening Cocktail Reception
HILTON ATHENS

TOURISM IN TRANSITION:

#someTHINKdifferent

We live in the trajectory of innovation. Every industry will radically be transformed and repositioned by the influence of technology. But it's not only technology that forces these developments. People are changing their habits and needs, collecting moments and looking to enhance their experiences in every way possible. The travel industry is entering a new innovation paradigm that will unlock fresh opportunities, fuel growth and produce new business realities. The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is the premier stakeholder of the Greek Travel Industry. It represents tourist businesses associations and businesspeople that cover the entire range of tourist activities. SETE invites you to join the discussion on how innovation, digital skills, and new tools will transform the way we travel in the age of the Digital Economy. Because #someTHINKdifferent.

what

Full-day International Conference

when

16 October
15/10 Opening Cocktail Reception
@ Fuga Restaurant

who

Up to 500 tourism professionals, government executives, global experts, young tales and start-up companies

where

Hilton Athens

meet the speakers

The biggest gathering of influential leaders, pioneering executives and innovative startups.

Martin Boisen Co-founder and Vice Chairman The International Place Branding Association

Martin Boisen

Co-founder and Vice Chairman

The International Place Branding Association

Martin is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a leader of thought-provoking workshops. He is co-founder and current vice chairman of The International Place Branding Association, a Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning at the University of Groningen. His grounded, practical and bold vision on integrated place brand management is being adopted by an increasing number of places in The Netherlands and Europe.His company – For the Love of Place – has advised more than 100 cities and regions, including several award-winning places, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Oslo.

George Achillias Co-author of "Revealing the Invisible" & Chief Strategy Officer Alite

George Achillias

Co-author of "Revealing the Invisible" & Chief Strategy Officer

Alite

George Achillias is a senior c-level strategist who has more than 18 years of experience in harnessing technology and design as elements of a business strategy within an innovation ecosystem tailored to the unique needs of different organizations or industry.

He has defined and delivered the global strategy and the innovation roadmap for FTSE200 companies and led digital transformation projects around the world. He specializes in applying design-led and human-centric strategies into the value chain of an organization, while enhancing the current business operations. He is adaptable and versatile, and he has worked and thrived in 3 different continents working environments.

He is a PhDc at the Technical University of Crete , his research is focused on smart cities and the behavioural modelling of conversations between the entities of a smart cities and our digital twins.

Since June 2018 he is a published co author of the Book “Revealing The Invisible; How Our Hidden Behaviors Became The Most Valuable Commodity of the 21st Century

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou Co-Founder & General Partner Velocity.Partners Venture Capital

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

Co-Founder & General Partner

Velocity.Partners Venture Capital

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou is a 31yo technology entrepreneur and investor. He serves as Co-Founder and General Partner at Velocity.Partners, a pre-seed and seed Venture Capital Fund active in Greece and SEE.

He is best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens, the most impactful platform for ideas, dialogue and talks in Greece. Prior to his role at Velocity.Partners, Dimitris co-founded Found.ation (a leading startup acceleration and innovation hub in the Balkans), TechTalent School (a coding school) and TechTalent Pool (a recruiting SaaS for developers).

From 2011 to 2013, Dimitris served as a Referrer for pre-seed investment firm HackFwd, leading its pipeline in Greece and Southeast Europe.

DKG holds a Law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM (Master of Laws) in Computer and Communications Law from the Queen Mary University of London.

He is a 2X alumnus of U.S. Department of State "International Visitor Leadership Program", classes of 2013 and 2017, the latter under the prestigious "Gold Stars" program, and a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.

Agamemnon Papazoglou Co-Founder MyJoBNow

Agamemnon Papazoglou

Co-Founder

MyJoBNow

Agamemnon (b.1987), co-Founder at MyJoBNow is an eager technology entrepreneurship and HR enthusiast with experience in investment management, financial analysis, software development,management consulting. Before his current position he was an Investment manager at Charamida Investment Group.

Agamemnon was born in Athens. He holds an MEng in Electronic & Communications Engineering from Bristol University and an MSc in Management Science from London School of Economics.

Chris Andreikos Partner and Head of Digital Found.ation

Chris Andreikos

Partner and Head of Digital

Found.ation

Chris is a partner and the head of digital transformation at Found.ation. A genuine geek and one that gave in to the dark side of digital, aka consulting. He started from brutal software development and gracefully (#not) transitioned to a digital strategy expert. His background involves working from small startups to large organisations, gaining him a broad understanding of technology. When not working, you'll find him trying to be a descent Padel player, wishing to be playing board games instead.

Signe Jungersted Director of Development Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted

Director of Development

Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted is the Director of Development in Wonderful Copenhagen, the official tourism organisation for The Capital Region of Denmark. She is responsible for the organisation’s business development and innovation, project and partnership development, research and smart destination development.Signe Jungersted is lead designer, driver and author of Wonderful Copenhagen’s new 2020-strategy. The comprehensive process and final product set a new standard in Copenhagen by involving the local citizens, implementing Google-inspired sprints with start-ups and finally declared the end of tourism, as we know it, setting a future course towards a stronger focus on marketing through enablement, people based growth and localhood. Signe Jungersted holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

Oana Damian Director and Founder Damazo Group

Oana Damian

Director and Founder

Damazo Group

Oana Damian is the Director and Founder of Damazo Group, providing advisory services on commercial due diligence and airport commercial planning projects worldwide. Only this year, Oana has been involved in five airport transaction projects in Asia, South America and the Caribbean, providing valuation-related advice on ten airports. While specialised in non-aeronautical revenue analysis and forecast modelling, Oana also considers the potential technology and industry innovations have on improving the passenger experience and increasing commercial revenues. She works with international clients supporting them in their approaches to innovation, and new business development. She has a passion for challenging the status-quo, helping executive teams to transform the way they innovate.

Alexandros Trimis CEO Welcome

Alexandros Trimis

CEO

Welcome

Alex is the founder and CEO of Welcome, a travel product that offers the most friendly and informative pickups, as well as access to in-destination travel products, services, tours and local knowledge during a trip. Welcome will be serving more than 500,000 travelers in 2018 and is live in 28 destinations across Europe and Asia. Alex, is also a Stanford Engineering Graduate, with working experience in the Silicon Valley with companies like Survey Monkey and Upwork, and one more travel start up in his founding portfolio, “Dopios”. He is an entrepreneur at heart who believes in creating better human experiences and thrives at the intersection of Business Development, Product Management and Interaction Design.

Peter Jordan Head of Insights TOPOSOPHY

Peter Jordan

Head of Insights

TOPOSOPHY

Peter is a consultant, researcher and strategist, specialised in the curation and interpretation of travel trends for diverse clients from inside and outside the tourism industry. With a background in industry education, as well as marketing and communications at various tourism industry associations, he has gained a panoramic view of global travel helping him to focus on translating diverse insights into practical solutions. His professional background involves working with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid as well as the Pacific Asia Travel Association in Bangkok. Today, Peter is based in Amsterdam, and manages a range of international projects for TOPOSOPHY.

Lela Dritsa Co-founder & President Nannuka

Lela Dritsa

Co-founder & President

Nannuka

Lela visualised Nannuka in 2013 and today, Nannuka.com is the largest online care destination in Greece and currently available in Italy and UK with substantial market presence. Lela's inspiration to found Nannuka came from her own life experiences. A mother sandwiched at an early age between care for two small children and work load, Lela was challenged to find care and knew technology was the answer.

For her advocacy and work at Nannuka, Lela has been included as one of the 100 women entrepreneurs in Europe at Forbes and one of the "40 under 40" successful entrepreneurs at Fortune's magazine and has also been interviewed by several respected media across Europe.

Lela graduated from the American College, and has also received her MA from City University London.

Geerte Udo Director of Marketing Strategy Amsterdam Marketing

Geerte Udo

Director of Marketing Strategy

Amsterdam Marketing

Geerte Udo holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (Leiden University). In the past, she worked as consultant for KPMG and later on for Twijnstra Gudde Management Consultants, before making a switch to Amsterdam Partners (merger partner) in 2006. Since 2013, Geerte has been the person responsible for marketing strategy at Amsterdam Marketing. With her crystal-clear analytical mindset and keen feel for her environment, Geerte pragmatically develops strategies focused on the profiling and presentation of Amsterdam and the metropolitan region. She is able to translate the needs of various stakeholders (local residents, companies, visitors) into successful product and services concepts. She monitors developments closely, always managing to translate the ever-changing environment into a clear marketing direction and approach. Geerte is responsible for the foundation of the branding and the I amsterdam campaign, which expresses the Amsterdam DNA in a visible way.Geerte is a strategic thinker who is able to transfer her ideas and vision clearly and concisely. This makes complex issues understandable and feasible for others. She approaches the world from various angles, keeping an eye on the big picture and establishing logical correlations and connections.

Paul Papadimitriou Founder Intelligencr – London

Paul Papadimitriou

Founder

Intelligencr – London

Paul is the expert on how technology impacts our global human identity. Sitting at the intersection of technology, travel, culture and branding, he architects scaling strategies shaped around a new augmented, nomadic & tribal human. Organizations such as Microsoft, Conde Nast, eBay, Fujitsu, Lagardere Travel, IATA, SAB Miller, EDF, EY, Criteo, Siemens, Evernote, Tumblr or the ITU have trusted him to challenge them. As a sought-after keynote speaker, he impacts audiences on all continents, and has been billed next to leaders such as Barack Obama or Steve Wozniak. Paul draws a unique perspective from his multi-cultural background, a Swiss, Greek & Finn having lived in Tokyo, Geneva, Manila, London, and his constant travels to discover more. His understanding of our time has appeared on The Economist, ABC, TF1, Channel 4, or the Japan Times. He also hosts extraordinary conferences and is the creator and host of successful shows about the future of travel, the future of finance and the future of the enterprise. Paul has always been at the forefront of understanding what's next, from shaping the first ever commercial mobile website to participating to the rise of numerous startups ecosystems. He’s an air travel nerd and chocolate lover.

Valerie Pretscher member of Zoku’s global real estate development team

Valerie Pretscher

member of Zoku’s global real estate development team

member of Zoku’s global real estate development team

Valerie Pretscher is a member of Zoku’s global real estate development team and responsible for the expansion of Zoku to create a homebase for global nomads in DACH, CEE and Scandinavia. Valerie is originally from Vienna, where she studied at Modul University and graduated as valedictorian in Tourism, Hotel Management and Operations. Prior to Zoku, Valerie co-founded a startup in the B2B marketplace for wine. She is a passionate and active member of the global TEDx community and the curator of TEDxModulUniversity. Today, Valerie is representing Zoku, which follows a new way of accommodating and connecting people away from home.

Kash Bhattacharya Founder and editor BudgetTraveller

Kash Bhattacharya

Founder and editor

BudgetTraveller

2016 National Geographic Traveller's Blogger of the Year, Kash Bhattacharya is the founder and editor of the BudgetTraveller and author of the soon to be published 'Luxury Hostels of the World' by international design publisher, Gestalten. Kash has revolutionised travel for the stylish, design-led budget-conscious traveller. So whether it is finding a luxury hostel in Madrid or a budget boutique hotel in Amsterdam, finding the best cicchetti in Venice or what unique cultural experiences you can discover in Berlin on a tight budget– it is all there in one blog.

Kash has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian, Vanity Fair & National Geographic. He's also presented for camera and was the face of the Spring 2015 advertising campaign for Japan National Tourism Organisation, a project developed in partnership with Lonely Planet. Kash also has a passion for influencer marketing and is the Blogger Outreach Expert for the destination marketing agency, Toposophy. Also as the director of Creative Concepts for the world's leading travel influencer network, iAmbassador Kash has developed a number of award winning digital storytelling campaigns: Blogville for Emilia Romagna, Blogmanay for Visit Scotland/Unique Events and recently launched a storytelling project about Street Art in Germany in partnership with the German National Tourism Board.

David Bizer Founder/CEO Talent Fountain

David Bizer

Founder/CEO

Talent Fountain

David’s experience originates at the very epicenter of web technology, starting his career at Netscape working with Marc Andreessen and the team which essentially launched the internet to the masses. Later in his career, he was the first recruiter at Google in Europe, building out the organization from 100 to over 5000 employees in 7 years. David of today is the founder and CEO of Talent Fountain, a boutique consulting firm focused on talent acquisition, talent management, and startup culture. Since 2010, he has collaborated with over 100 emerging startups throughout Europe to scale their human capital.

Iain McDonald Director EMEA of Branded Content Quartz

Iain McDonald

Director EMEA of Branded Content

Quartz

Iain is Quartz’s director of branded content in EMEA. In his role, Iain works across a range of high profile clients. Prior to joining Quartz, he spent a number of years working on the ad agency side, creating content for a spectrum of national and international brands such as Samsung, StubHub and P&O.

Babis Kourtzis CEO EXCLUSIVI

Babis Kourtzis

CEO

EXCLUSIVI

Babis Koutzis has studied in NTUA and Princeton University, as Fulbright scholar and worked for 10 years in brand management at P&G.

He has a passion in bringing down the data silos in the hospitality industry and helping hotels & resorts use AI to delight guests and drive their revenue, reviews, repeaters & reduce costs, at scale.

Michael Georgakopoulos CEO Satori Analytics

Michael Georgakopoulos

CEO

Satori Analytics

More than 15 years of professional experience working with large multinationals and institutions in Europe, Australia and Asia, delivering data-centric and innovative solutions. Michael is an LSE Operational Research graduate and over the past four years, he has been leading Satori's advanced analytics and big data implementations across a range of industries from Aviation, Digital Marketing, FMCGs, Finance and Loyalty Management.

Functional expertise ranges from System Dynamics and Simulation, to Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning. Latest such implementations include a data warehouse project for a leading financial institution, customer churn ML model for one of the biggest airlines in the UK, development of a SaaS predictive analytics platform for Defence.

Martin Boisen Co-founder and Vice Chairman The International Place Branding Association

Martin Boisen

Co-founder and Vice Chairman

The International Place Branding Association

Martin is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a leader of thought-provoking workshops. He is co-founder and current vice chairman of The International Place Branding Association, a Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning at the University of Groningen. His grounded, practical and bold vision on integrated place brand management is being adopted by an increasing number of places in The Netherlands and Europe.His company – For the Love of Place – has advised more than 100 cities and regions, including several award-winning places, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Oslo.

George Achillias Co-author of "Revealing the Invisible" & Chief Strategy Officer Alite

George Achillias

Co-author of "Revealing the Invisible" & Chief Strategy Officer

Alite

George Achillias is a senior c-level strategist who has more than 18 years of experience in harnessing technology and design as elements of a business strategy within an innovation ecosystem tailored to the unique needs of different organizations or industry.

He has defined and delivered the global strategy and the innovation roadmap for FTSE200 companies and led digital transformation projects around the world. He specializes in applying design-led and human-centric strategies into the value chain of an organization, while enhancing the current business operations. He is adaptable and versatile, and he has worked and thrived in 3 different continents working environments.

He is a PhDc at the Technical University of Crete , his research is focused on smart cities and the behavioural modelling of conversations between the entities of a smart cities and our digital twins.

Since June 2018 he is a published co author of the Book “Revealing The Invisible; How Our Hidden Behaviors Became The Most Valuable Commodity of the 21st Century

Signe Jungersted Director of Development Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted

Director of Development

Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted is the Director of Development in Wonderful Copenhagen, the official tourism organisation for The Capital Region of Denmark. She is responsible for the organisation’s business development and innovation, project and partnership development, research and smart destination development.Signe Jungersted is lead designer, driver and author of Wonderful Copenhagen’s new 2020-strategy. The comprehensive process and final product set a new standard in Copenhagen by involving the local citizens, implementing Google-inspired sprints with start-ups and finally declared the end of tourism, as we know it, setting a future course towards a stronger focus on marketing through enablement, people based growth and localhood. Signe Jungersted holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

Geerte Udo Director of Marketing Strategy Amsterdam Marketing

Geerte Udo

Director of Marketing Strategy

Amsterdam Marketing

Geerte Udo holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (Leiden University). In the past, she worked as consultant for KPMG and later on for Twijnstra Gudde Management Consultants, before making a switch to Amsterdam Partners (merger partner) in 2006. Since 2013, Geerte has been the person responsible for marketing strategy at Amsterdam Marketing. With her crystal-clear analytical mindset and keen feel for her environment, Geerte pragmatically develops strategies focused on the profiling and presentation of Amsterdam and the metropolitan region. She is able to translate the needs of various stakeholders (local residents, companies, visitors) into successful product and services concepts. She monitors developments closely, always managing to translate the ever-changing environment into a clear marketing direction and approach. Geerte is responsible for the foundation of the branding and the I amsterdam campaign, which expresses the Amsterdam DNA in a visible way.Geerte is a strategic thinker who is able to transfer her ideas and vision clearly and concisely. This makes complex issues understandable and feasible for others. She approaches the world from various angles, keeping an eye on the big picture and establishing logical correlations and connections.

David Bizer Founder/CEO Talent Fountain

David Bizer

Founder/CEO

Talent Fountain

David’s experience originates at the very epicenter of web technology, starting his career at Netscape working with Marc Andreessen and the team which essentially launched the internet to the masses. Later in his career, he was the first recruiter at Google in Europe, building out the organization from 100 to over 5000 employees in 7 years. David of today is the founder and CEO of Talent Fountain, a boutique consulting firm focused on talent acquisition, talent management, and startup culture. Since 2010, he has collaborated with over 100 emerging startups throughout Europe to scale their human capital.

Oana Damian Director and Founder Damazo Group

Oana Damian

Director and Founder

Damazo Group

Oana Damian is the Director and Founder of Damazo Group, providing advisory services on commercial due diligence and airport commercial planning projects worldwide. Only this year, Oana has been involved in five airport transaction projects in Asia, South America and the Caribbean, providing valuation-related advice on ten airports. While specialised in non-aeronautical revenue analysis and forecast modelling, Oana also considers the potential technology and industry innovations have on improving the passenger experience and increasing commercial revenues. She works with international clients supporting them in their approaches to innovation, and new business development. She has a passion for challenging the status-quo, helping executive teams to transform the way they innovate.

Paul Papadimitriou Founder Intelligencr – London

Paul Papadimitriou

Founder

Intelligencr – London

Paul is the expert on how technology impacts our global human identity. Sitting at the intersection of technology, travel, culture and branding, he architects scaling strategies shaped around a new augmented, nomadic & tribal human. Organizations such as Microsoft, Conde Nast, eBay, Fujitsu, Lagardere Travel, IATA, SAB Miller, EDF, EY, Criteo, Siemens, Evernote, Tumblr or the ITU have trusted him to challenge them. As a sought-after keynote speaker, he impacts audiences on all continents, and has been billed next to leaders such as Barack Obama or Steve Wozniak. Paul draws a unique perspective from his multi-cultural background, a Swiss, Greek & Finn having lived in Tokyo, Geneva, Manila, London, and his constant travels to discover more. His understanding of our time has appeared on The Economist, ABC, TF1, Channel 4, or the Japan Times. He also hosts extraordinary conferences and is the creator and host of successful shows about the future of travel, the future of finance and the future of the enterprise. Paul has always been at the forefront of understanding what's next, from shaping the first ever commercial mobile website to participating to the rise of numerous startups ecosystems. He’s an air travel nerd and chocolate lover.

Iain McDonald Director EMEA of Branded Content Quartz

Iain McDonald

Director EMEA of Branded Content

Quartz

Iain is Quartz’s director of branded content in EMEA. In his role, Iain works across a range of high profile clients. Prior to joining Quartz, he spent a number of years working on the ad agency side, creating content for a spectrum of national and international brands such as Samsung, StubHub and P&O.

Martin Boisen Co-founder and Vice Chairman The International Place Branding Association

Martin Boisen

Co-founder and Vice Chairman

The International Place Branding Association

Martin is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a leader of thought-provoking workshops. He is co-founder and current vice chairman of The International Place Branding Association, a Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning at the University of Groningen. His grounded, practical and bold vision on integrated place brand management is being adopted by an increasing number of places in The Netherlands and Europe.His company – For the Love of Place – has advised more than 100 cities and regions, including several award-winning places, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Oslo.

Alexandros Trimis CEO Welcome

Alexandros Trimis

CEO

Welcome

Alex is the founder and CEO of Welcome, a travel product that offers the most friendly and informative pickups, as well as access to in-destination travel products, services, tours and local knowledge during a trip. Welcome will be serving more than 500,000 travelers in 2018 and is live in 28 destinations across Europe and Asia. Alex, is also a Stanford Engineering Graduate, with working experience in the Silicon Valley with companies like Survey Monkey and Upwork, and one more travel start up in his founding portfolio, “Dopios”. He is an entrepreneur at heart who believes in creating better human experiences and thrives at the intersection of Business Development, Product Management and Interaction Design.

Valerie Pretscher member of Zoku’s global real estate development team

Valerie Pretscher

member of Zoku’s global real estate development team

member of Zoku’s global real estate development team

Valerie Pretscher is a member of Zoku’s global real estate development team and responsible for the expansion of Zoku to create a homebase for global nomads in DACH, CEE and Scandinavia. Valerie is originally from Vienna, where she studied at Modul University and graduated as valedictorian in Tourism, Hotel Management and Operations. Prior to Zoku, Valerie co-founded a startup in the B2B marketplace for wine. She is a passionate and active member of the global TEDx community and the curator of TEDxModulUniversity. Today, Valerie is representing Zoku, which follows a new way of accommodating and connecting people away from home.

Signe Jungersted Director of Development Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted

Director of Development

Wonderful Copenhagen

Signe Jungersted is the Director of Development in Wonderful Copenhagen, the official tourism organisation for The Capital Region of Denmark. She is responsible for the organisation’s business development and innovation, project and partnership development, research and smart destination development.Signe Jungersted is lead designer, driver and author of Wonderful Copenhagen’s new 2020-strategy. The comprehensive process and final product set a new standard in Copenhagen by involving the local citizens, implementing Google-inspired sprints with start-ups and finally declared the end of tourism, as we know it, setting a future course towards a stronger focus on marketing through enablement, people based growth and localhood. Signe Jungersted holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou Co-Founder & General Partner Velocity.Partners Venture Capital

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

Co-Founder & General Partner

Velocity.Partners Venture Capital

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou is a 31yo technology entrepreneur and investor. He serves as Co-Founder and General Partner at Velocity.Partners, a pre-seed and seed Venture Capital Fund active in Greece and SEE.

He is best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens, the most impactful platform for ideas, dialogue and talks in Greece. Prior to his role at Velocity.Partners, Dimitris co-founded Found.ation (a leading startup acceleration and innovation hub in the Balkans), TechTalent School (a coding school) and TechTalent Pool (a recruiting SaaS for developers).

From 2011 to 2013, Dimitris served as a Referrer for pre-seed investment firm HackFwd, leading its pipeline in Greece and Southeast Europe.

DKG holds a Law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM (Master of Laws) in Computer and Communications Law from the Queen Mary University of London.

He is a 2X alumnus of U.S. Department of State "International Visitor Leadership Program", classes of 2013 and 2017, the latter under the prestigious "Gold Stars" program, and a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.

Peter Jordan Head of Insights TOPOSOPHY

Peter Jordan

Head of Insights

TOPOSOPHY

Peter is a consultant, researcher and strategist, specialised in the curation and interpretation of travel trends for diverse clients from inside and outside the tourism industry. With a background in industry education, as well as marketing and communications at various tourism industry associations, he has gained a panoramic view of global travel helping him to focus on translating diverse insights into practical solutions. His professional background involves working with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid as well as the Pacific Asia Travel Association in Bangkok. Today, Peter is based in Amsterdam, and manages a range of international projects for TOPOSOPHY.

Geerte Udo Director of Marketing Strategy Amsterdam Marketing

Geerte Udo

Director of Marketing Strategy

Amsterdam Marketing

Geerte Udo holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (Leiden University). In the past, she worked as consultant for KPMG and later on for Twijnstra Gudde Management Consultants, before making a switch to Amsterdam Partners (merger partner) in 2006. Since 2013, Geerte has been the person responsible for marketing strategy at Amsterdam Marketing. With her crystal-clear analytical mindset and keen feel for her environment, Geerte pragmatically develops strategies focused on the profiling and presentation of Amsterdam and the metropolitan region. She is able to translate the needs of various stakeholders (local residents, companies, visitors) into successful product and services concepts. She monitors developments closely, always managing to translate the ever-changing environment into a clear marketing direction and approach. Geerte is responsible for the foundation of the branding and the I amsterdam campaign, which expresses the Amsterdam DNA in a visible way.Geerte is a strategic thinker who is able to transfer her ideas and vision clearly and concisely. This makes complex issues understandable and feasible for others. She approaches the world from various angles, keeping an eye on the big picture and establishing logical correlations and connections.

Babis Kourtzis CEO EXCLUSIVI

Babis Kourtzis

CEO

EXCLUSIVI

Babis Koutzis has studied in NTUA and Princeton University, as Fulbright scholar and worked for 10 years in brand management at P&G.

He has a passion in bringing down the data silos in the hospitality industry and helping hotels & resorts use AI to delight guests and drive their revenue, reviews, repeaters & reduce costs, at scale.

Agamemnon Papazoglou Co-Founder MyJoBNow

Agamemnon Papazoglou

Co-Founder

MyJoBNow

Agamemnon (b.1987), co-Founder at MyJoBNow is an eager technology entrepreneurship and HR enthusiast with experience in investment management, financial analysis, software development,management consulting. Before his current position he was an Investment manager at Charamida Investment Group.

Agamemnon was born in Athens. He holds an MEng in Electronic & Communications Engineering from Bristol University and an MSc in Management Science from London School of Economics.

Lela Dritsa Co-founder & President Nannuka

Lela Dritsa

Co-founder & President

Nannuka

Lela visualised Nannuka in 2013 and today, Nannuka.com is the largest online care destination in Greece and currently available in Italy and UK with substantial market presence. Lela's inspiration to found Nannuka came from her own life experiences. A mother sandwiched at an early age between care for two small children and work load, Lela was challenged to find care and knew technology was the answer.

For her advocacy and work at Nannuka, Lela has been included as one of the 100 women entrepreneurs in Europe at Forbes and one of the "40 under 40" successful entrepreneurs at Fortune's magazine and has also been interviewed by several respected media across Europe.

Lela graduated from the American College, and has also received her MA from City University London.

Kash Bhattacharya Founder and editor BudgetTraveller

Kash Bhattacharya

Founder and editor

BudgetTraveller

2016 National Geographic Traveller's Blogger of the Year, Kash Bhattacharya is the founder and editor of the BudgetTraveller and author of the soon to be published 'Luxury Hostels of the World' by international design publisher, Gestalten. Kash has revolutionised travel for the stylish, design-led budget-conscious traveller. So whether it is finding a luxury hostel in Madrid or a budget boutique hotel in Amsterdam, finding the best cicchetti in Venice or what unique cultural experiences you can discover in Berlin on a tight budget– it is all there in one blog.

Kash has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian, Vanity Fair & National Geographic. He's also presented for camera and was the face of the Spring 2015 advertising campaign for Japan National Tourism Organisation, a project developed in partnership with Lonely Planet. Kash also has a passion for influencer marketing and is the Blogger Outreach Expert for the destination marketing agency, Toposophy. Also as the director of Creative Concepts for the world's leading travel influencer network, iAmbassador Kash has developed a number of award winning digital storytelling campaigns: Blogville for Emilia Romagna, Blogmanay for Visit Scotland/Unique Events and recently launched a storytelling project about Street Art in Germany in partnership with the German National Tourism Board.

Peter Jordan Head of Insights TOPOSOPHY

Peter Jordan

Head of Insights

TOPOSOPHY

Peter is a consultant, researcher and strategist, specialised in the curation and interpretation of travel trends for diverse clients from inside and outside the tourism industry. With a background in industry education, as well as marketing and communications at various tourism industry associations, he has gained a panoramic view of global travel helping him to focus on translating diverse insights into practical solutions. His professional background involves working with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid as well as the Pacific Asia Travel Association in Bangkok. Today, Peter is based in Amsterdam, and manages a range of international projects for TOPOSOPHY.

David Bizer Founder/CEO Talent Fountain

David Bizer

Founder/CEO

Talent Fountain

David’s experience originates at the very epicenter of web technology, starting his career at Netscape working with Marc Andreessen and the team which essentially launched the internet to the masses. Later in his career, he was the first recruiter at Google in Europe, building out the organization from 100 to over 5000 employees in 7 years. David of today is the founder and CEO of Fountain, a boutique consulting firm focused on talent acquisition, talent management, and startup culture. Since 2010, he has collaborated with over 100 emerging startups throughout Europe to scale their human capital.

Michael Georgakopoulos CEO Satori Analytics

Michael Georgakopoulos

CEO

Satori Analytics

More than 15 years of professional experience working with large multinationals and institutions in Europe, Australia and Asia, delivering data-centric and innovative solutions. Michael is an LSE Operational Research graduate and over the past four years, he has been leading Satori's advanced analytics and big data implementations across a range of industries from Aviation, Digital Marketing, FMCGs, Finance and Loyalty Management.

Functional expertise ranges from System Dynamics and Simulation, to Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning. Latest such implementations include a data warehouse project for a leading financial institution, customer churn ML model for one of the biggest airlines in the UK, development of a SaaS predictive analytics platform for Defence.

Chris Andreikos Partner and Head of Digital Found.ation

Chris Andreikos

Partner and Head of Digital

Found.ation

Chris is a partner and the head of digital transformation at Found.ation. A genuine geek and one that gave in to the dark side of digital, aka consulting. He started from brutal software development and gracefully (#not) transitioned to a digital strategy expert. His background involves working from small startups to large organisations, gaining him a broad understanding of technology. When not working, you'll find him trying to be a descent Padel player, wishing to be playing board games instead.

the agenda 16/10

Enjoy full access to all talks, choose your preferable speakers and enjoy the experience.

Monday, 15.10.2018 : 19.30 – 22.30 Opening Cocktail Reception @ Fuga Restaurant

* Q&A included

Registrations

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the location

HILTON ATHENS
A: 46 Vasilissis Sofias Av.,
115 28 Athens
T: 21 0728 1000