Yannis is Full Professor of Digital Governance at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, of the University of Aegean, in Samos.  

As a member of the Information Systems Laboratory, and director of the Greek Digital Governance Research Center, he coordinates policy making, research and pilot application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide.

He also serves as the scientific collaborator at the Greek Interoperability Centre, hosted at Decision Support Systems Laboratory, of the National Technical University of Athens, delivering high quality research in the area of interoperability.

A computer engineer with a PhD in complex information systems, he has been employed for several years as an executive director in Singular Group, leading software development and company expansion in Eastern Europe, India and the US, serving as managing director of the Baan Eastern Europe Localisation Centre in Poland and the Netherlands.

During the last years he has been leading several research projects in the areas of eBusiness and eGovernance, in Greece, Europe and worldwide. He is a contributing member in several standardisation and technology policy committees (CEN/ISSS, ETSI, IDABC, SEMIC, INTEROP-VLAB, NESSI, FINES, FIA, Greek Government eGov/eBus Forum, Digital Agenda 2020).

He writes and teaches on Government Service Systems, Enterprise Interoperability, Government Transformation and Citizen Participation in the University of Aegean and the National Technical University of Athens, while regularly delivers lectures in universities worldwide. 

More than 300 of his works have been published in books, international journals and conference proceedings.

He has been Best Paper Award winner in the International IFIP e-Government Conference (2008, 2012, 2016), 1st prize winner in OMG / Business Process Modelling contest (2009) and 2nd prize winner in the European eGovernment Awards with the ERMIS project (2009). 

In 2016, he was ranked as the 8th most prolific author in Digital Government, among 10,000 authors of the domain, by the Washington University survey. In 2018, he was included in the “100 most influential people in Digital Government”, by Apolitical Group.

Yannis has been teaching and collaborating with student teams as invited professor at UC Berkeley, TU Delft, Stevens Institute NY, State University New York, City University Hong Kong, University of Washington, Swinburne University and Wollongong University Australia.

His current interests lie in 
  • New models of ICT-enabled Governance (government 3.0) 
  • Multidisciplinary, ict-enabled scientific and social transformation (ict models and applications in historiography, music, psychology, social innovation, governance. Interoperability science)
  • ICT-enabled enterprise and entrepreneurship (enterprise interoperability, startups acceleration, intelligent mentoring, hybrid excellence award schemes)
  • Information management and modelling (metadata schemas, service modelling, controled vocabularies and core components)