Dr. Ioannis Karamitsos

Senior Digital Transformation Technologist, Blockchain Practice Lead of Orange Business Services

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Ioannis Karamitsos (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) has vast industry and research experience over 25 years with a unique mix of academic research, industrial, and DOE lab R&D experiences. Ioannis has worked within the private and public sectors and experienced within European, Middle East and Chinese companies.

From 2010 to present, Ioannis is a Senior Digital Transformation Technologist- Blockchain Practice Lead at Orange Business Services in Dubai with eight years of consulting experience working with clients to develop and deliver their strategies and transform their organisations into Smart and Digital Cities. He was strategist advisor for the development of the two smart cities in KSA, the Information Technology Complex (ITCC) and King Abdulaziz Financial Center (KAFD) and supported the strategy for developing a suite of smart city services. As blockchain practice lead collaborated with UAE public entities to conceptualize and implement blockchains and AI solutions. Defined a complete end-to-end digital enablement road-map. Conducted multiple digital innovation workshops, smart contracts and POCs to identify digital disruptions and the business and technology transformation approach. Ioannis is member of DSOA-Dubai Innovation Advisory Board and mentor for DTEC accelerator.

Ioannis received the PhD in Computer Science from University of Sunderland, UK, a Master Degree in Telematics Management from University of Danube Krems, Austria, and Bachelor Degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy.

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