Pinelopi (Nely) Passakou is a Senior Analyst at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). She is completing her Integrated Masters degree in Audiovisual Arts at the Ionian University, where she is currently writing her thesis on Algorithmic Art. She has lived in different countries, explored a number of cultures, and worked in a variety of fields. Currently, she is a consultant to the INTUS Group of Companies (based in Canada), regarding Smart City projects. Her research interests include intelligence and security, strategy, security in ancient Greece, military warfare, psychological operations, and crisis management.