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Stability | Growth | Cooperation
Serres, Greece - May 25-26, 2017
Yiannis-Kanellopoulos
Nationality : Greece

Mr. Yiannis Kanellopoulos

Leader Greece, Software Improvement Group (SIG) | Netherlands.
  • Speaker at Session III | Digital Economy & Innovation

Yiannis Kanellopoulos is the Practice Leader for Greece at the Software Improvement Group (SIG).

He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Manchester and specializes in helping international organizations manage risks and costs related to the procurement, development, and maintenance of their software systems.

Kanellopoulos is also a founding member of Orange Grove Patras, a business incubator sponsored by the Dutch Embassy in Greece to promote entrepreneurship and counter youth unemployment.

Abstract

Software is the DNA of our Information Society

Most software projects are failing to deliver the expected value. Meaning that companies that we are absolutely depending on to supercharge our region’s economic growth are at material risk if they misfire via their digital infrastructure:

• However, software can be controlled, measured and become a catalyst for innovation,
• There is talent and potential in the area for helping corporates innovate and fertile ground for startups to grow,
• Public and private sectors need to empower this potential. The former by demanding good quality software and competent engineers, and the latter by making sure these are available.