Ioannis is an experienced initiator/manager of PPP Research & Innovation projects (on 5G mobile networks, FTTH, backbone, and datacenter Interconnection networks). Additionally, he is an established academic leader offering C-level consulting on business planning & technology trends while acting as ICT policy-making adviser.
Over the past 20 years, Ioannis has managed teams that participated in industry R&D projects and in a record number of EU-funded projects (over 25 in total; 14 just in FP7) with a consortium-wide leading role (including being Technical Manager of 9 major EU projects with a total budget of over 50M€), focusing on advanced telecommunications systems and networks.
Due to his achievements, he has been elected as a Fellow of the IET (2010), OSA (2012), and of IEEE (2018). Ioannis has co-authored over 650 journal articles & conference proceedings papers.