Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas
Mr. Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas is currently the Special Advisor to the Greek Minister of Digital Governance. His primary task is to implement the strategy of the Hellenic Administration towards Digital Governance, which entails his working on the design of the structure of National Cyber Security Authority under the Secretary General of Telecommunications and Posts, implementing the Open Data strategy of the Hellenic Administration and enhancing the public sector’s procedures and preparing it for the 4th Industrial revolution. Mr. Staveris-Polykalas played a significant role in the development of C4P.io, a platform designed to generate intelligence about the EU market for the benefit of the public sector, companies and citizens using data science. The platform won 1st Prize in EU datathon 2017, which took place in Brussels on November 16th 2017.
Yannis Charalabidis

Yannis Charalabidis is Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of the University of Aegean. In parallel, he serves as Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the University, designing and managing youth entrepreneurship activities, and Head of Information Systems Laboratory, coordinating policy making, research and pilot application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide. He has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing and applying complex information systems as project manager, in Greece and Europe. He has been employed for 8 years as an executive director in SingularLogic Group, leading software development and company expansion in Greece, Eastern Europe, India and the US.

He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences, while actively participating in international standardisation committees and scientific bodies. In 2016 he was nominated as the 8th most productive writer in the world, among 9500 scholars in the Electronic Government domain, according to the Washington University survey. He is Best Paper Award winner in the International IFIP e-Government Conference (2008,2012, 2016), winner of the first prize in OMG / Business Process Modelling contest (2009) and 2nd prize winner in the European eGovernment Awards (2009).

As of August 2018, Yannis is among the 100 most influential people in Digital Governance worldwide, according to the apolitica.co list.

Specialties: Government Transformation, Interoperability Frameworks, eParticipation, Future Internet Systems, Societal Modelling and Simulation, eGovernment, eGovernance, Digital Entrepreneurship.

Haris Georgiadis

Dr. Haris Georgiadis is a Research Scientist in Computer Science and Head of the Digital Services Unit at the National Documentation Centre of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF/EKT). As part of his activities in the organization, Haris has contributed decisively in the design and implementation of EKT’s aggregation infrastructure SearchCulture.gr, in establishing NHRF/EKT as the Greek National Aggregator for Cultural Heritage Digital Content for Europeana, in writing interoperability and content quality specifications for publishing on-line open digital content that cover FAIR principles and in developing a platform for creating, establishing vocabularies, classifications and thesauri as Linked Open data.

Haris has also worked as a Software Engineer for the Europeana Foundation and for several private companies and as a Researcher at Oxford University's Computing Lab. His research interests include designing of digital content management systems, interoperability, metadata theory, ontologies, semantic web, linked data and processing and optimizing queries on non-traditional data.  

The National Documentation Centre (EKT) is a nationally used scientific institution operating at the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Its objective is to collect, organise, disseminate and preserve reputable digital content and data produced by the Greek scientific, research and cultural communities. Through national and international co-operation, it supports participation in European programmes, promotes entrepreneurship and exploitation of research results and produces statistics and indicators for research, development and innovation in Greece.


Cyberno is a newly established NGO that provides education to teachers, parents and children for the development of children's digital skills.



Our vision is the empowerment with the digital skills of every citizen, for the development of an intelligent society, starting today with the creation of digitally gifted children.



Our aim is to develop within the next 10 years to every child aged 8 to 12 years in the Greek territory the technical, social, and intellectual skills needed so that he can be distinguished as a user in digital media and become a Digitally Intelligent citizen.


What we do

Cyberno’s objective is the education of educators, parents and children in digital technologies, and the development of digital skills



Teacher Training and Certification
Informing parents’ and guardians’ associations
Collection, analysis and promotion of statistics regarding the level of knowledge of teachers, parents and children
Development of a web for the interconnection of teachers, parents and organisations
Creation/support of ecosystem with entities (Ministry of Education, Public organizations, enterprises, European and international authorities, etc.)
 Issuance, distribution and publication of papers, books, journals, brochures in order to inform our beneficiaries


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