Nikos Prokopidis is Senior Advisor in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). He is an expert in Information & Telecommunications Technologies (IT&T) with over 30 year of Technical and Managerial Experience at various posts.
He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Communications and an M.Sc. in Telecommunications Systems from Essex University (UK), and a B.Sc in Physics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. His current business development interests are Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Customer (B2C) online applications and services over the internet utilizing state of the art technologies and delivery platforms including the Cloud, Windows, Apple, Linux and Android based end-user devices.
As part of his carrier, Dr. Prokopidis participated and contributed into the development of numerous major European Union Research Programs in the field of Information & Telecommunications Technologies either as a participant or as an advisor to the European Commission.
Working always with state-of-the-art technologies, Dr. Prokopidis founded and managed several companies that were pioneers in Internet Service provision, Internet & Web Applications development and Video Streaming Services in Greece, addressing both the Public and Private Sector. In this involvement, Dr. Prokopidis collaborated with key European technology companies and Telecom Operators, as well companies from US and Israel. A major carrier accomplishment was the design, development and provision of the first Triple Play (Voice – Internet - IPTV) Service in Greece.
Consulting is also a significant part of his carrier addressing the needs of Greek and international major companies in the field of Project Development Management and IT&T Services Delivery Optimization. Dr. Prokopidis was member of various Boards addressing E-Commerce and IT&T Strategy in Greece.
His latest development is e-Education & Collaboration Platforms (e-School, e-Conference) assisting dispersed teachers – students or managers - subordinates through videoconference and document exchange techniques.