George Konnis, CEO of CYNET, Cyprus

Dr. George Konnis is the Managing Director of CYNET, (Cyprus Research and Academic Network), and Head of the Cyprus Academic Computer Security Incident Response Team (CYNET-CSIRT).He is also Country Cloud Manager and member of the General Assembly of the GEANT association. He received his Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1992 and his Electrical & Computer Engineering in 1998 from the same institution, where he worked as a Researcher, Research Scientist and Research Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems from 1992, 1998 and 2003 respectively.During his career Dr. Konnis has been an associate with various IT companies such as IBM S.A, Datamed S.A.,Cyprus Telecommunication Authority,Delta-Singular Educational ServicesS.A, in a variety of roles such as Senior Project Manager, Software Development Team Leader, SeniorITConsultant, Director of Training. Hehas extensive experience as a project manager and software team leader in national level public institutions’ supply, installation, pilot operation and maintenance projects. He has published 34scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He has been active in numerous European R&D programmes in the field of Information Technology and was the principal investigator in several European and national research programmes.