Futurist @ Institute for Futures & Foresight Research
Devoted to ‘exploring’ the future and spotting the trends and technologies that are shaping our world. Dimitris is a futurist and expert in designing companies for the Future. With a captivating blend of case studies, global perspectives, and cutting-edge research. Researcher for the Special Secretary of Strategic Foresight at the Presidency of the Greek Government.
As a public speaker on mega trends, he gives his audience an optimistic, yet down-to-earth take on the future and how technologies disrupt everything we do. On the stage of conferences and future labs for brands such as L'Oréal Paris, Johnson & Johnson and Philip Morris International. Institutions such as European Commission, European Labour Authority (ELA), European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), Center of European Perspective and many more, Dimitris answers the big and smaller questions that will define humanity: how do exponential technologies, such as AI, blockchain, and Virtual Reality, merge together and shape our world?
As a specialist in AI-powered transformation and the Metaverse, Dimitris's work has been featured in publications such as Fortune, Athens Voice, Kathimerini etc. His unique ability to bridge the worlds of disruptive technology and business leadership allows him to translate deep tech into practical recommendations that help leaders seize new opportunities, transform their organizations, and change their own thinking.
In recent years, Greece has seen a wave of professionals from information technology fields, who have either chosen Greece to stay and grow professionally (either founding their own company, or working for companies) or returned to Greece after years of living abroad, or choose to not return.
The panel will delve into the multifaceted factors that influence these choices, the challenges they encounter, and the strategies they employ to navigate this unique crossroads in their careers.