Yannis is Associate Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, of the University of Aegean, in Samos.  

A faculty member at the Information Systems Laboratory, he coordinates policy making, research and pilot application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide.

He also serves as the scientific manager at the Greek Interoperability Centre, hosted at Decision Support Systems Laboratory, of the National Technical University of Athens, delivering high quality research in the area of interoperability.

A computer engineer with a PhD in complex information systems, he has been employed for several years as an executive director in Singular Group, leading software development and company expansion in Eastern Europe, India and the US, serving as managing director of the Baan Eastern Europe Localisation Centre in Poland and the Netherlands.

During the last years he has been leading several research projects in the areas of eBusiness and eGovernance, in Greece, Europe and worldwide. He is a contributing member in several standardisation and technology policy committees (CEN/ISSS, ETSI, IDABC, SEMIC, INTEROP-VLAB, NESSI, FINES, FIA, Greek Government eGov/eBus Forum, Digital Agenda 2020).

He writes and teaches on Government Service Systems, Enterprise Interoperability, Government Transformation and Citizen Participation in the University of Aegean and the National Technical University of Athens, while regularly delivers lectures in universities worldwide. 

More than 200 of his works have been published in books, international journals and conference proceedings.

He is Best Paper Award winner in the IFIP EGOV 2008 and 2012 Conferences, Best eGovernment Paper Nominee in the 42nd HICSS Conference and 1st Prize Nominee in the 2009 European eGovernment Awards.  

His current interests lie in 

  • multidisciplinary, ict-enabled scientific and social transformation (ict models and applications in historiography, music, psychology, social innovation, governance. Interoperability science)
  • ict-enabled enterprise and entrepreneurship (enterprise interoperability, automated mentoring, hybrid excellence award schemes, 
  • information management and modelling (metadata schemas, service modelling, controled vocabularies and core components)