JUDGE & MENTOR
Gerasimos Michalitsis has accumulated 20+ years of experience by holding several positions in leading firms of the Information and Communications Technology sector. He is now focusing on innovation and creativity, for transforming an idea into a profitable venture, while operating within the Corporate environment.
He is heading the “New Ventures” department of Intrasoft International, a leading software services and products vendor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Being also the founder of the department, he has been busy establishing an aggressive Innovation and Intrapreneurship initiative within a longstanding and successful multinational firm, using both organic growth and M&As as strategic tools for growth. In parallel, he sits in the Board of Directors and Advisory Committees in several Technology focused VCs and young start-up companies dealing with Cloud, Fintech and AI.
During his initial positions he has led the product design and consulted the deployment of numerous technological Next Generation Access telecommunications projects and products. He is now engaged with the key enabling technologies and trends like Big Data Analytics and AI, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Smart Energy / Utility Grid and Internet of Things and especially on how they empower business growth.
He is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece and of a Master of Science in “Electronic System Design” from Cranfield University, UK. Since the completion of his formal studies he followed several enablement sessions for expanding his view in technology and business like: Management of Business Innovation & Technology (Athens Information Technology), Negotiation skills (Harvard University, JFK School of Government), Professional Scrum Master (Scrum.org), Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application (MIT Sloan University) and more.