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Mr Alexandros Davos graduated from The American College of Greece, Deree College, and holds an MBA from Nottingham Business School - Nottingham Trend University.
He has participated in several seminars and workshops in Greece and abroad, while he frequently is a key speaker in seminars and conferences regarding Marketing, Retailing and Customer Experience.
During the beginning of his career, Mr Davos worked in the largest multinational companies in the merchandising and sales fields (3E Coca Cola, PANASONIC –INTERTECH, ELGEKA SA and others, 01/1994 – 06/1999). His experience in the marketing field stems from 6/1999 until 9/2009 in companies such as SCHWARZKOFF & RILKEN SA, FRIESLAND HELLAS SA, GERMANOS SA, COSMOTE SA as Product Manager, Senior Brand Manager and Marketing Manager.
Mr Davos joined GERMANOS SA as Marketing Director from 9/2009 and Retail Marketing Director in the OTE Group.
Today Mr Davos holds the position of OTE Group Retail Marketing Director and the Commercial Purchasing & Supply Director.
John Bernard is the Marketing Director for Firefox OS at Mozilla.
In his current role, John is responsible for launching Firefox OS with Operators and mobile phone manufacturers globally, which has seen successful market introductions across 11 countries in 2013 to date.
Prior to joining Mozilla, he has worked in the mobile phone industry for over 10 years and previously held roles at senior marketing levels with Sony Ericsson and LG Mobile, using levers such as online marketing, ATL, PR, Sponsorship and Below-the-Line (BTL) campaigns to raise awareness and drive sales of multiple handsets and services worldwide.
Earlier this year, John achieved the 'UK Marketer of the Year' award and holds an MBA from Henley Management College (UK), attained in 2002.
In the IT world for more than 10 years, Frédéric Harper started as a developer working with different technologies focusing on Web, and mobile development. He spent a few years showing the Openness of Microsoft talking about Open Source, Web standards, and Interoperability. Now, as a Senior Technical Evangelist at Mozilla, Fred shares his passion about the Open Web, and help developers be successful with Firefox OS.
Luka has a strong background in startups, mobile applications development and e-commerce. Prior to hub:raum Luka has been working in innovations department of Croatia Telekom on IPTV, OTT and new business telco projects. He is a consultant and a professional lecturer in area of a mobile and digital business development helping new start-ups and ideas to prosper. Luka will represent hub:raum Krakow at events & to external stakeholders and support the start-up selection. In his spare time he is always tinkering with his 3D printer and other Arduino projects.
Martin Kurze is responsible for the Terminals-related R&D at Deutsche Telekom’s Research and Innovation Unit T-Labs. Here he lead numerous engineering and research projects in the context of operating systems, user interfaces and device based software stacks. His experience and merits include early 2D and 3D web-interfaces for desktop and mobile devices and services, augmented reality platforms, early Android developments (2007/08) and numerous software stacks as well as system architectures for internet- and web based systems including ID-Management and high-security systems
Today his responsibilities include DT’s engineering and contribution project to the Mozilla project “Firefox OS” (formerly known as “Boot-to-Gecko”/B2G). Here he leads an interdisciplinary and international team of researchers and engineers building the new mobile operating system and some applications for it.
Prior to his work at T-Labs, Martin Kurze lead teams at T-Systems, T-Nova and other companies in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) business. His professional interests range from systems architecture and human-computer interaction to technology scouting, business development and technology strategy.
Martin Kurze holds a PhD degree in computer science from Freie Universität Berlin where he also graduated in this subject and in chemistry. He lives in Berlin, is married and proud father of three children.
Christoph Schmitz has been leading a team in Deutsche Telekom’s Terminal Product Management focussing on software, requirements and ecosystems for the past 6 years. As part of his role he initiated the partnership on Firefox OS with Mozilla in fall 2011. Currently, he is managing DT’s European Rollout of Firefox OS.
Christoph has been working for Deutsche Telekom group since 1995. Starting his career as technical manager at T-Mobile System Technology, he then held various leadership positions in a joint venture of Daimler and Telekom providing traffic telematics. Since 2004 Christoph has been leading product management teams in T-Mobile International respectively Telekom headquarters. He was involved in mobile internet initiatives such as DT’s web’n’walk (opening up the carrierer’s walled garden to mobile internet) and in several smartphone ecosystems launches namely iPhone (2007), G1-Android (2008), Windows Phone 7 (2010) and now Firefox OS
Christoph Schmitz holds a degree in Electrical Engineering RWTH Aachen University for which he has prepared his diploma thesis at École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris (nowadays Telekom Paris Tech).
Panos Astithas is a software engineer at Mozilla, working on Firefox Developer Tools. He has worked for more than fifteen years as a senior developer, development lead and architect in various organizations. From back-end to front-end development and from desktop applications to mobile apps, he is always on the lookout for new challenges and new areas to explore. A long-time open-source contributor, he keeps trying to have his work serve and inspire as many people as possible. Panos holds a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens focusing on computer network security.
Dimitris G. "DKG" Kalavros-Gousiou is a 25-year-old web-impact entrepreneur and techmaverick. He is best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens and Co-Founder of Nest Media. As of March 2013, Dimitris also serves as a Co-Found.er of Foundation, a technology hub and educational platform in downtown Athens.
Dimitris is Co-Founder and Business Craftsman of Nest Media, a digital media startup company based in Athens, Greece. Prior to that, he was the Founder and Business Development Officer of Away.gr, the first statup-related source in the country. He occasionally writes for TechCrunch Europe.
Dimitris also serves as a Referrer pre-seed investment firm HackFwd, leading its pipeline from Greece and Southeast Europe. In early 2012, he co-founded Solomo Digital Ltd, a social relations agency based in London, UK.
DKG holds a Law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM (Master of Laws) in Computer and Communications Law from the Queen Mary University of London.
He is also an alumnus of U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program", class of 2013, a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum and the Sandbox Network.
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9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:50
Alexandros Davos, OTE Group
Martin Kurze & Christoph Schmitz, DT T-Labs & Terminals
Luka Sučić, hub:raum
Frederic Harper, Mozilla Evangelist
9.50 - 10.35
Frederic Harper, Mozilla Evangelist
10.35 - 11.00
Panos Astithas, Firefox Engineer
11.00 - 18.00
The session is not interrupted.
Lunch is served in the lounge at 14.00.
18.00 - 19.00
John Bernard, Mozilla
Martin Kurze & Christoph Schmitz, DT T-Labs & Terminals
Luka Sučić, hub:raum
Dimitris Kalavros, to present COSMOTE StartUp
Alexandros Davos, OTE Group
19.00 - 19.30
Presentation of 10 shortlisted apps.
19.30 - 20.00
20.00 - 21.00
Come to an original downtown location with the best view.
All members of the 3 winning teams will get an Alcatel One Touch Fire device as a reward.
The awarded team gets the chance to travel to Poland and participate in the hub:arum Krakow WARP.
hub:raum Krakow WARP is an 8-day acceleration program backed by Deutsche Telekom. The initiative takes place in Krakow from November 30th until December 7th - travel expenses and accommodation covered. If you strive to speed-up the development of your start-up, this program is just for you. More information here.
Interested startups who are operating in the fields of telco-related topics like technologies, apps, services etc., digital media or internet can make their applications here.
The awarded team gets the chance to participate in the Selection Day initiative, which will take place on 14/12/2013, and is a part of the COSMOTE StartUp program.
COSMOTE StartUp constitutes the fourth consecutive activity of COSMOTE “Our World Is You”, Program. It is a three-month incubation and educational program, conducted by experts in various fields with the aim to create opportunities for people who have new ideas, which can be developed into business ventures. At the end of the program, all participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas to potential investors.
Part of the COMSOTE StartUP Program is the Selection Day, as it will also constitute the program’s commencement. The COSMOTE StartUp team has organized a remarkable program which will include speeches from significant personalities from the StartUp field, both from Greece and abroad; targeted mini-workshops by COSMOTE StartUp Coaches, networking opportunities and much more!
Specifically, the following experts from abroad will be present:
For more info visit www.cosmotestartup.gr
All members of the awarded team will be presented with the new Alcatel One Touch Fire device as a reward.
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE S.A.) is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market, and together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom groups in Southeastern Europe. OTE is among the five largest listed companies, with respect to capitalization, in the Athens Stock Exchange. The Group offers a full range of products and services, from fixed & mobile telephony and broadband services, to high-speed data communications and leased lines services. In addition, OTE Group in Greece is also involved in a range of activities, notably maritime communications, real-estate and professional training. At present, Group companies employ about 27,000 people.
OTE’s vision is to offer high quality integrated services, in order to remain customers’ first choice throughout Greece and SE Europe, while acting as a responsible corporate citizen delivering value to all its stakeholders.
With the client as a point of reference, OTE affirms its commitment: “Together we are one” For more information: www.ote.gr
More than 15 million customers, presence in 3 countries, steady progress based on innovation and the passion of the Group’s thousands of employees: this, today, is the world of COSMOTE, a member of the OTE Group of Companies, which has establish itself as one of the biggest mobile operators in SE Europe.
COSMOTE started commercial operations in Greece in 1998 as the third mobile telephony operator in the country and managed, in record time, to conquer the leading position in the Greek mobile telephony market. It also operates in Albania and Romania through its subsidiaries, AMC and COSMOTE respectively.
Based on its sophisticated network, the company explores cutting edge technologies to provide an end-to-end product portfolio, advanced services and top quality customer service, at competitive prices.
COSMOTE was the first operator to commercially introduce 4G services based on LTE technology in Greece, in November 2012, now covering more than 50% of the population.
With customer satisfaction as its main focus, COSMOTE continues to return its clients’ trust, with one key promise: “Our world is you”.
For more information, visit www.cosmote.gr
Dynamic development, expansion to new markets, no1 destination for technological solutions as perceived by consumers: these are the key attributes of GERMANOS, the “backbone” of COSMOTE’s commercial network in Greece and Romania.
With more than 370 stores across Greece, GERMANOS offers OTE & COSMOTE mobile, fixed telephony and Internet services, as well as the widest range of mobile devices and accessories, while also having the biggest market share in digital and gaming products and consumables.
Ιn 2012, the stores had more than 30 million visitors while more than 20 million customers made their purchases at the Network stores. 2012 highlights include the increased sales of OTE products, with new ADSL connections rising by 41% compared to 2011 and OTE TV subscriptions being exponentially enriched, as well as the increase of smartphones sales, accounting for 44% of all handsets.
For more than a decade, Mozilla has been a Web pioneer and supporter. It creates and promotes open standards leading the way for innovation and making the internet an accessible platform to everyone. Today, millions of people all over the world are using Mozilla Firefox in order to have access to the web experience through desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Mozilla, via Firefox OS and Firefox Marketplace, leads a new mobile ecosystem built entirely on open web standards, setting providers, developers and end users free of the restrictions imposed by closed platforms.
The mission of Mozilla is to promote openness, innovation and equal opportunities on the internet. This mission is realized through the creation of outstanding software, like Firefox browser, and initiatives that offer tools to the users through which they can monitor their presence on the internet.
hub:raum Krakow is an innovation incubator that offers support for young entrepreneurs from countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The initiative is the launchpad for their ideas!
Poland is the second country in Europe through which Deutsche Telekom is expanding its idea of innovation hub and driving partnerships with startups which are newly created companies in a phase of development and research for markets.
hub:raum Kraków offers a comprehensive package of seed-funding, co-working space, mentoring and access to Deutsche Telekom assets, such as customer base and technical testing facilities and infrastructure. Interested startups who are operating in the fields of telco-related topics like technologies, apps, services etc., digital media or internet can make their applications here.
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