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The AI Revolution: Opportunities & Challenges in the Greek Ecosystem

In association with the Embassy of Greece in London, HTN is organising a panel discussion on the current landscape and key developments shaping the future of the Greek AI innovation ecosystem.

The discussion will focus on identifying opportunities and challenges, both from a founder’s and from an investor’s perspective, and will be followed by a networking reception.

To attend, please register via Eventbrite.

Event details:

  • Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2023
  • Time: 6.30pm-10.30pm
  • Venue: The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St, London W1U 5AS

Agenda:

18:30: Registration

19:00 Welcome Remarks by Louis Loizou, Chairman, Hellenic Tech Network (HTN)

19:05: Welcome Remarks by His Excellency Mr. Yannis Tsaousis, Ambassador of Greece to the United Kingdom

19:10: ‘’The AI Revolution in the Greek innovation ecosystem I”

Panellists:

  • Dora Trachana, Partner at Uni.Fund
  • Michail Basios, CTO and Co-Founder at TurinTech AI
  • Dirk Werner, Managing Director, Equity UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, EBRD
  • Maritina Grelloni, Head of Portfolio & Innovation Programs, Endeavor Greece
  • Omiros Sarikas, CEO, Brookstreet Equity Partners LLP

Q&A session

The panel will be moderated by Marina Antoniou, HTN Founding Member and FinTech graduate, The University of Oxford Said Business School

19:55: ‘‘The AI Revolution: practical capabilities and challenges’’ a fireside-chat between Dimitris Alexandridis (HTN ExCo member, Cambridge MEng, Software Engineer at VivaCity) and:

  • Dimitrios Kanoulas, Associate Professor, UKRI FLF at UCL
  • George Papadopoulos, Senior Machine Learning Researcher at JPMorgan Chase, Co, Imperial PhD candidate & HTN ExCo Member

20:15: ‘’The AI Revolution in the Greek innovation ecosystem II”

Panellists:

  • Niki Trigoni, Professor at Oxford University, Founder at Navenio Ltd
  • Stergios Anastasiadis, General Partner at Genesis Ventures
  • Yorgos Mousmoulas, Partner at Metavallon VC
  • George Hadjigeorgiou, Co-Founder at ZOE

Q&A session

The panel will be moderated by Tony Kypreos, Advisory Council Member & Venture Partner

21:00 – 22:30: Networking reception

Rethinking Cloud Technology and Cybersecurity

The Hellenic Tech Network (HTN) in association with the Cyprus High Commission is organising a panel discussion on cloud technology and cybersecurity, followed by a networking reception.

This panel will focus on how the adoption of cloud technology and digital transformation have eliminated digital boundaries and expanded the threat landscape. The conversation will centre on the importance of becoming cyber resilient in today’s digital age to minimize the impact of a data breach and ensure the security of digital assets. Given the global hyperconnected nature of the modern world, it is vital to implement a zero-trust approach to achieve compliance based on the cultural requirements and the cyber maturity level of each country. This approach also helps to manage emerging digital risks across all operational aspects of an organization, including people, processes, and technology.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and attend the networking reception. The event will take place on Thursday, 16th of March, 6.30pm at the Cyprus High Commission. It is complimentary and open to all. To attend, please register via Eventbrite.

  • Panel: Rethinking Cloud Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
  • Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Venue: Cyprus High Commission, 13 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LB
  • Panellists:
  • Panagiotis Lagdas, Senior Network Engineer, Odyssey Cybersecurity (https://www.odysseycs.com/)
  • Enrico Faccioli, CEO & Co-Founder, Seedata.io (https://seedata.io/)
  • Dimitris Alexandridis, Software Engineer, VivaCity Labs (https://vivacitylabs.com/)
  • Isabel Macenka, Cyber Technology Specialist, Darktrace (https://darktrace.com/)
  • Moderator:
  • Marina Antoniou, FinTech graduate, The University of Oxford Said Business School

Developing Careers for the Future

The Hellenic Tech Network (HTN) in association with the UCL Hellenic & Cypriot Society are delighted to invite you to the upcoming event 'Developing Careers for the Future'. Join us to share your experiences and meet the next gen of talented individuals at the UCL.

The panel will focus on career development and progression in a discussion moderated by Irene Stylianou. Speakers (in their personal capacity) include Dimitris Alexandridis (Software Developer, Vivacity), George Papadopoulos (Senior Machine Learning Researcher, JP Morgan), Marina Antoniou (Director, BNPP) and Louis Loizou (Partner, Loizou & Co).

After the panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with guests over drinks and nibbles. The event will take place on Wednesday, 25th of January, 6.30pm at the Cruciform Building at the UCL main campus. It is complimentary and open to everyone. To attend, please register via the link below:

  • Event: Developing Careers for the Future
  • Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Time: 6.30-8.00pm
  • Venue: B404-LT2, UCL Cruciform Building, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT

HTN Startup Pitch Day Inaugural

If you are either:

  • an Angel investor,
  • an investment professional involved in the Start Up ecosystem, or
  • simply excited about Start Ups and keen to support the Greek tech scene

then you are invited to the Hellenic Tech Network’s online Start-Up Pitch Day inaugural event, on October 24th 2022, 5:30pm (BST)!

WHAT’S HAPPENING

Our Business Angels Committee have joined forces with well-regarded members of the investment and tech community to create a network of Angel Investors who could potentially invest into, partner with or simply support start-ups of a Greek and Cypriot nexus irrespectively of their global location. On the 24th of October we will host a Virtual Pitch Day showcasing start-ups which have been handpicked and screened by our team of experts. We would love to hear from you on other ways you could contribute to this non-for-profit initiative!

NEXT STEPS

  • Confirm your interest by completing this form here
  • You will receive an invitation together with the confirmed line up and agenda in the next few days.
  • Related pitch material will also be shared post the event

We are looking forward to your active participation! Do not hesitate to reach out to the Hellenic Tech Network via email if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via this online contact form.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein should not be relied upon in making an investment decision or be construed as an investment recommendation. Hellenic Tech Network does not provide investment advice, and you as an individual investor should make your own investment decisions or seek professional advice. This information may not be current and Hellenic Tech Network has no obligation to make any updates.

How Will Technology Continue To Affect Our Daily Lives?

This panel discussion, by the Hellenic Tech Network, aims at informing on the emergence of new technologies and the way it will affect our lives: ‘smart homes’, ‘smart cities’, ‘smart work’, etc.

Speakers include: George Papadopoulos, Dimitris Alexandridis, Dr. Zoi Alexopoulou, Irene Stylianou and Louis Loizou. Moderated by Marina Antoniou.

This event is open to everyone. To attend, please register via the link below:

  • Event: Technology and Daily Life
  • Date: Thursday, 13 October 2022
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Panel Discussion: 7-8pm
  • Networking drinks reception: 8-9pm
  • Venue: The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St, London W1U 5AS
  • Registration: Eventbrite Link

Start-up Showcase – Cypriot Academia Innovating

The Hellenic Tech Network organises a series of events in London showcasing start-ups and innovative project ideas.

This is a first of a series of events to be supported by both the HTN and HBA-UK in showcasing start-ups and innovative project ideas across the globe with at least one founder of Hellenic origin.
It is addressed to tech professionals and scientists, as well as, business angels actively investing in the early stage of a startup’s lifecycle, or those who wish to do so. To express an interest in attending this event, please register via this eventbrite link. Event details as follows:

  • Event: Start-up Showcase: Cypriot Academia Innovating
  • Date: 28 April 2022
  • Time: 7:00-8.30PM
  • Venue: Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD

In the inaugural event, the following scientific teams will present innovative solutions to world problems in health, energy and arts:

  • Ablasonic: MRI-guided robotic system for non-invasive focused ultrasound surgery
  • Dimec: Direct in-vivo monitoring of the endometrial cavity
  • Solex: Innovative early detection of faults in photovoltaic systems
  • Artes: Art characterization service
Hellenic Tech Network

HTN Christmas 2021

The Hellenic Tech Network in partnership with the HBA-UK announces the speakers at the Christmas dinner on Saturday the 11th of December at the Edwardian townhouse at 4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair, London. This event will be held under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in the United Kingdom.

  • Opening Statement: Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Development and Investments in Research, Innovation & Technology
  • Keynote Speech: The Future of Real-World Legged Robotics, Dr Dimitrios Kanoulas, UKRI Feature Leaders Fellow / Lecturer in Computer Science, UCL
  • Fireside Chat: Michael Dritsas, Head of Cabinet Office, Deputy Ministry of Development and Investments in Research, Innovation & Technology :
  • Guest Speech: Development of New Drugs in the COVID-19 Era, Dr Zoi Alexopoulou, Lecturer, University of Oxford / Clinical Director, MSD
  • Guest Speech: Backing the Hellenic Diaspora in Angel Investing, Roderick Beer, Managing Director, UK Business Angels Association
  • Guest Speech: Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services: Challenges and Opportunities, George Papadopoulos, Senior Machine Learning Researcher, Applied Research – CTO Office, JP Morgan
  • Coordinator: Isaac Karipidis, Journalist, Athenian-Macedonian News Agency
  • Welcoming Address: Louis Loizou, Co-founder and Chairman, Hellenic Tech Network

To reserve your tickets (dinner & after-party/ or after-party only), please follow this link.

  • Event: HTN Christmas 2021
  • Date: Saturday, 11 December 2021
  • Venue: 4 Hamilton Place, W1J 7BQ
  • Dress Code: Smart Business
  • Time: 19.00 – 24.00
  • 19.00-19.45: Reception
  • 19.45-22.00: Dinner & Speeches
  • 21.00-24.00: After-Party