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As humanity is striving against the covid-19 pandemic, the indisputable momentum of artificial intelligence (AI) at the dawn of 2021 inevitably raises determining questions regarding its real impact on our lives and the role it is expected to play in the near future.
The opportunities and benefits that AI can offer are numerous, but also the threats and ethical dilemmas involved need to be thoroughly discussed.
• How is AI changing the way we do business?
• AI in health: can patients solely rely on AI solutions?
• How can AI solutions aid in economic recovery?
• Can security and human rights be ensured?
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Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications
Consultant editor/ author
@ The Economist/ The World in Conflict
@ IBM Global Business Services
@ HIPPO AI Foundation/ Digital Health Academy
Director/ Professor of computer science, School of ECE
@ Information Management Systems Institute, ATHENA RC/ Technical University of Crete
@ JMK-Anthropocentric Corporate Training & Development
@ INTERAMERICAN Group
Head of the skills and employability division
Minister of health
Secretary-general for health services
@ Ministry of Health, Greece
Tech investor, partner, head of tech & regulation department
@ Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
Data scientist & AI consultant
@ Eunice Energy Group
Minister of digital governance
Assistant director-general for social and human sciences
Europe’s No 1 Ethical Hacker, cyber security awareness
Pobuca, the customer experience (CX) company
Pobuca offers a go-to-market CX platform for brands and retailers. With Pobuca you can engage your customers and empower your people in sales, marketing, and customer service.
Pobuca is the one-stop-shop to grow your business by leveraging technology. The company offers state-of-the-art AI-based software and a broad range of services like consulting, technical integration, and after-sales support of Pobuca's solutions, aiming your digital transformation.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
“To unleash creativity in the workplace, giving back to the society”.
Pobuca employs Artificial Intelligence technology to undertake the boring tasks and let users do the creative thing. They take on the AI challenge to help them push their boundaries even further, with responsibility towards society and humanity. Their vision is to build a technology company that could leave a global footprint, while helping our society to empower its potential, creativity and forward thinking.
Established in 1891, Ethniki Insurance is the oldest insurance company in Greece. It gained a leading position in the Greek insurance industry and constitutes a powerful benchmark in public consciousness. The company’s name has become synonymous to real assurance and incorporates the timeless values of reliability, ethos, safety, trust and respect.
Ethniki at a glance
• Improves its infrastructure to provide services of high quality.
• Pays claims to insured members around €1 million per day.
• Has around 1,000,000 policyholders.
• Always stands by the people covering every need, with continuously upgraded structures and dynamic sales networks, consisting of 140 agency offices staffed by 1.800 tied agents and 1.341 non-tied agents and brokers across Greece.
• Follows a customer-oriented philosophy, with continuous measurement of customer satisfaction, research and development of services and new products.
• Supports the education, arts and culture and the environmental sustainability by contributing to local initiatives.
EUNICE ENERGY GROUP (EEG) produces and supplies electricity exclusively from renewable sources.
Operates wind and solar parks with a total power of 100MW. It is the only company in Greece that provides the end consumer by 100% clean & green energy.
Built and operates the pioneering Project TILOS, making island Tilos energy-independent by the application of S4S Total Energy Management System. Main focus of the Group is the development of the application in order to ensures renewable energy autonomy in remote areas.
The innovation solution of AFTONOMO consists of smart devices and applications that allow the user to control and manage the amount of electricity they generate and consume.
AIGAIO is a project with national & European importance, and has a total wind energy capacity of 582MW, on remote and inhabited islets of the Aegean Sea.
The EW16 thetis wind turbine, produced at a privately-owned manufacturing facilities.
INTERAMERICAN: 51 years of leadership and innovation
In early 2020, INTERAMERICAN celebrated 51 years of leading and creative presence in the Greek insurance market. The Company’s mission is to help people live safer, longer and better.
INTERAMERICAN is active in every insurance sector – Life, Health, Non-Life and Assistance – providing products and services distinguished for the completeness and full coverage of contemporary needs, that stand out for their innovative character.
INTERAMERICAN’s record robust financial figures: steadily recurrent profitability, which totaled €18.8 million before taxes in 2019, and a high solvency ratio, over and above what is required. The production of insurance premiums in 2019 amounted to €366.3 million. Currently, the company serves over 1 million customers, both individuals and enterprises.
INTERAMERICAN was the first company to introduce direct insurance in Greece, with “Anytime”, and changed the market landscape. In the Health sector, INTERAMERICAN has expanded the concept of insurance with “bewell”, a new, pioneering health system that offers completely tailor-made insurance options and health services. It is the only insurance company in Greece with privately-owned, state-of-the-art infrastructure for Health services (ATHINAIKI MEDICLINIC, MEDIFIRST Multi-clinics) and Assistance (Road Assistance vehicles, ambulances, etc.).
With a customer-driven vision as an absolute priority, INTERAMERICAN paid out over €3 billion in claims and payments during the last decade. More specifically for 2019 the company’s compensations and payments reached €244.3 million for 426,134 cases, while it responded to 531,327 incidents with its Emergency Medical and Road Assistance services.
INTERAMERICAN is part of the ACHMEA Group, a top European cooperative group with 208 years of experience and a leader in the provision of Health insurance services in Europe.
BrainSpace is not just a software house – they are the extension of your team, a full stack, Artificial Intelligence powered software development company with a strong focus in the energy sector.
Energy management is a triad of recording all relevant energy consumption data, analysing the information obtained, and comprehensive consulting on possible saving potential. They at Brainspace see the development of an energy management system as a holistic task which combines expert advice with intelligent hardware and software solutions to form a strong unit which is modular in design and therefore tailored to your requirements.
BrainSpace is your reliable partner in the Artificial Intelligence world that will help you boost your business goals.
They deliver exceptional service, so you can focus on running your business.
They combine talent, science and R&D to achieve customized business solutions for their business partners. Their team of engineers are some of the brightest minds in the industry, specialising in AI and machine learning for the energy sector. BrainSpace is leading innovation and developing disruptive tech in the Green Energy field.
28 years since its establishment, Alba Graduate Business School, has had a deep impact on the business education landscape in Greece.
Born to address the pressing needs for professional management skills, Alba strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching. Its long-lasting mission is to educate the visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business.
Alba is accredited by NECHE. All Alba MBAs are accredited from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), while MSc in finance and MSc in SHRM are EPAS accredited.
Currently the business school offers 10 master’s programmes and 3 MBAs. Among them, a premium Executive MBA programme tailored to the needs of senior and upper-level executives with achievement record, leadership potential, and intellectual curiosity.
Its uniqueness lies in the real-time transformation it offers, mainly through its faculty, which comes from premier international business schools, such as Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD, LBS, IMD, LSE, SDA Bocconi etc. and the strong network of carefully selected peers coming from diverse functional and industry backgrounds.
The Alba Executive MBA programme has a modular structure that evolves around five strategy themes: Big picture challenges, business fundamentals, development of personal and organization capabilities and, finally, renewing the business. All 5 themes contain courses that engage with digital transformation from a strategic point of view.
EMBA has a programme-long combination of coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, aimed to help senior executives to foster their own authentic leadership approach. At the same time it features an unusually holistic innovation view which spans technology-based, marketing-driven, process-based, and business model innovation.
WIND Hellas is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Greece. Since WIND was established, 25 years ago, it has been consistently investing in technology, providing integrated mobile, fixed and internet solutions to its customers. Always in the forefront of the evolution, WIND delivers innovative communication and technology solutions that improve the way its customers live, work, learn and play.
Believing in the power of a modern interconnected world, everything is possible when connectivity is assured. Therefore, WIND implements one of the largest private investment projects in Greece. Particularly, as part of its 500 million euros investment plan 2016-20 for the development of new generation networks, WIND focuses on ultra-high speed networks, both in mobile (4G, 4G+), and fixed (VDSL, FTTx).
Meanwhile, WIND has launched its own streaming TV service. WIND VISION is a new Android TV that takes user experience into the next level. It brings together a wealth of on demand streaming and user generated video content and traditional TV channels, into an open platform. A unique user interface that integrates innumerous entertainment options –first to integrate Netflix through a strategic partnership– and connects users to the content of their choice, in a multiscreen mode. Thus WIND has become a major convergence player providing solutions to its customers in mobile, fixed, internet and TV content.
Top customer experience
Driven by its commitment to offer an excellent communication and outstanding user experience, WIND is constantly evolving its infrastructure. Customer experience is a strategic priority at all levels and shapes each activity at all contact points with customers. The new retail flagship stores, the broader business partnerships and the online platforms are playing a key role in improving customer experience at a 360° level.
Giving back to our community
WIND offers communication solutions equally to all citizens of Greece, regardless of commercial, geographical or other boundaries, through the greatest possible value for money products and services for its customers. Meanwhile, the company stands out for its social contribution, through a multi faced Corporate Responsibility programme, with numerous activities focused on the market, the environment, our society and our people.
DHL Express is the largest international express company in the world, with one of the largest fleets of aircraft and the most expansive network that covers over 220 countries and territories worldwide.
In Greece it was the first international courier company to establish itself, and DHL Express (Hellas) SA remains a pioneer, constantly providing new solutions for its customers, solutions that make it the market leader. Whilst maintaining the largest market share, DHL sets very high levels of service and always seeks to serve the customer in the best possible way.
Having a constant presence in the Greek market since 1978, DHL has acquired a deep knowledge of critical shipments as well as unparalleled experience in the specialized handling of express deliveries for each industry sector.
Each shipment is handled in the most professional way by its highly trained personnel, who know well that speed and timely delivery of each shipment at destination cannot be achieved if the integrity of the shipment has not been secured first, at each stage of its passage within the network. To this end, extensive investment in its network on a global as well as a national level has allowed DHL to constantly renew and upgrade its infrastructure in order to meet the increased and varied demands of its customers.
Though an integral part of a global force, DHL Express Hellas recognises the importance of local knowledge. As pioneers of international express, it is from local expertise, experience in customs procedures, constant training of its personnel, always combined with the support of the most developed worldwide network, that DHL draws its strength, and it is these factors that have contributed to its leading market position for over 40 years.
ΑEGEAN and its subsidiary Olympic Air carried 15 million passengers in 2019.
The company has been honored, for the ninth consecutive year and tenth time in the last 11 years, with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2019 and has recently received a 4-star award from Skytrax (4-Star COVID 19 Arline Safety Rating) for hygiene and protection measures from COVID-19.
HLF was established in 1993 and since then it has become one of the biggest law firms in Greece in financial disputes. The firm focuses on the judicial and extrajudicial debt portfolio management for corporate groups, banks, enterprises, funds etc. and provides its clients with high quality legal advice along with outstanding results. In addition, HLF offers a variety of legal services in the commercial and civil law such as legal contracts, real estate consulting, assets management etc.
HLF is managing a series of diverse portfolios mainly from Telcos and banking, servicing huge volumes of cases ranging from pre-delinquent to over matured Non Performing Loans/outstanding debts with full legal action.
HLF is committed to achieve for its clients high recovery rates for debt portfolios, advanced reporting, data protection, due diligence, recovery strategy development and tailor-made services.
HLF offers the credibility of a well established and recognized partner in the Greek market who can provide high-skilled infrastructure and network. HLF considers the handling of the personal data, entrusted by its clients, as of the utmost importance. HLF has adopted the best practices and the latest technological updates in order to ensure the proper management of the sensitive data. The law firm employs an internal IT department, thus custom made software development can take place and meet the exact requirements of its customers.
HLF’s current capacity consists of more than 100 employees on a full-time basis, a number of part-time collaborators and a network of external lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, agents and other partners throughout Greece.
For more than 25 years Mr Karolos Hanikian, attorney at law, founder and general manager of HLF, along with his associates offer services and expertise with the contribution of highly trained and experienced staff and top of the line technological support.
TO VIMA, holds a leading position within Greek news media spectrum through its print and digital editions.
Solely driven by substantial cover of domestic and international news, supported by the most reliable team of journalists, TA NEA is consistently the leading daily evening newspaper.
Artecniko provides “State of the Art” video production, multimedia and Live streaming services that optimally combine technical sufficiency and artistic creativity.
Keeping their standards high and their expectations even higher, Artecniko's team of highly experienced professionals offers a comprehensive range of services of superior quality that ensure impeccable results.
With a strong focus on video production & live streaming events the company can holistically produce, from the capture of the idea and script making, to the final edited material, any style of video 2D to 3D, animation to live action, 360° video to social content.
Artecniko is a company that makes content with impact.
Their videos generate leads, go viral, increase landing page conversions, inspire trends on social media and communicate the selected message to the specific audience that makes a business grow!
They function as a hybrid between a high-end creative video production company and an accomplished photography and multimedia company, with a concentrated focus on the end result.
Regardless of the volume, difficulty and complexity of a project, quality is never compromised.
The Hippo AI Foundation is a non-profit organisation which focuses on liberating all future medical knowledge, making AI-based healthcare a common good, and changing the direction of current medical AI developments — the majority of which focus on privatisation of medical knowledge.
Established 26 years ago, Hazlis & Rivas is a high profile communications company with two main areas of specialisation: conferences and publications.
Government Roundtables and Summits
Since 1996, our government roundtables and summits have provided opportunities for senior executives from multinational firms to assess business conditions across borders and in emerging markets. Participants enjoy access to prime ministers, presidents and high-ranking officials, local companies and senior international business executives in an informal and interactive setting. In addition to valuable analysis of the key political, social and economic trends in the country and within the region, the roundtables provide opportunity for probing issues with speakers in open discussion and during dinner and regular breaks.
With an indisputable reputation for excellence and editorial integrity, The Economist and Hazlis & Rivas aim to deliver first class programmes featuring leading thinkers and cutting-edge insights.
These conferences bring together senior executives from multinational corporations to discuss critical operating issues and share experiences. High level speakers from international, leading-edge companies provide innovative solutions to common challenges in various industries including automotive, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, water, energy, tourism, shipping, financial services, the environment, climate change, investment, privatisation, economy and other important topics.
Numerous companies and banks have seized the opportunity to sponsor our conferences and government roundtables in order to reinforce their business capabilities, enhance their brand image in the marketplace and combine their corporate name with the status of our world class events.
The World in 2021 licensed publication for Greece & Cyprus
Since 2012, we have been the exclusive licensee for The Economist’s The World in... publication for Greece and Cyprus. This year Hazlis & Rivas will publish The World in 2021 in Greek under exclusive licence from The Economist. The publication contains a section of local content from Greece and Cyprus prepared by our editorial team. This year’s edition will be available at Public.