Yannis 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. Yannis has worked within the private and public sectors and experienced within European, Middle East and Chinese companies.
From 2010 to present, Yannis 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 such as DSOA, Dubai Economy, and Dubai Land 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.
Yannis is member of DSOA-Dubai Innovation Advisory Board and mentor for DTEC accelerator. In 2016, he had joined the Department of Electrical Engineering as an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology University (RIT) Dubai.
His current research concerns on telecommunication security systems and networks, post-quantum computing, cryptography, blockchain, AI, machine learning, next generation cloud networks, Big Data and Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Center technologies, Optical communications (OTN), Software defined networks (SDN), network modeling and performance analysis, Smart building services, HCI, Operations Management and Smart Cities under the ICT and non-ICT convergence.
Yannis 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.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioannis-john-karamitsos-ph-d-4635858/