Head of Applied Research and Development – Innovation Department at Protergia Energy and NG Unit, Mytilineos (Protergia Innovation Labs – PIL)
Being an active entrepreneur (Intelen founder), applied researcher and passionate with technology futurology, in the last 15 years, Vassilis has been working with utilities and various energy stakeholders, focusing on the Big Data problems Energy Sector (Smart Grids). He has global recognitions in top innovation and entrepreneurship contests (US Red herring, SVASE Silicon Valley, Siemens global smart grid, OECD eco-innovation, CeBIT top cleantech, etc.). He founded Intelen (outcome of his PhD at NTUA), one of the most successful startups in the digital energy and utility analytics market, having some big utilities as clients. He has cooperated with more than 40 utilities in USA and Europe, dealing with customer engagement, customer analytics, AI/ML, energy management and deployment of new business models and digital services. He has worked and managed more than 15 big EU, raising more than 1,4M Euros (FP6, FP7, eContent, eTEN, IEE, RIA, H2020) and also engaged to some National research projects (GSRT). He is the author of one book in Computer Networks, guest speaker in many conferences and events and has more than 50 publications in conferences, journals and technology papers. He is a guest lecturer in Blockchain at Nicosia University and in Entrepreneurship at Piraeus University, reviewer at Elsevier and Blockchain technologies (Editorial Board @Frontiers) and serves also as a Scientific expert/Reviewer at the European Commission in Horizon2020. He is a valedictorian Electrical Engineer from Dundee University, Scotland with postgraduate studies at Imperial College, London School of Economics, Cambridge, Ecole Polytechnique and a PhD from National Technical University of Athens, focused on real-time big data decision making.
He also manages various industrial diploma theses and interns for corporate incremental innovation. He is an expert in Data Science and Machine Learning with additional innovation skills in business modeling. In the past, he worked as a Big Data Scientist at CPERI/CERTH optimizing power plant’s operations, by detecting anomalies/outliers faster and more accurately than before. He was also an intern for 2 summers (2015, 2016) at PPC’s power plant in Kardia, Ptolemaida. He served as a member of the department responsible for the installation and repair of the factory automation and measurement tools. He also worked for 1 year at SIGMIA for software development for retail related companies. He studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at DUTH and holds an MSc degree in Data Web Science from AUTH.
Ioannis (John) Tsogias
He is a new member of the PIL which he joined as an AI and Business Analyst. He is a former Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware, where he was focusing on design, modeling and control of quadrupedal robots before exiting the program to actively pursuit work in the Greek energy sector. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens.