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SingularityU Greece 2020 took place on 23-34 Nov 2020. 

2020 SingularityU Summit Speakers


David Roberts

SU Faculty - Technology Disruption & Exponential Leadership

David is one of the world’s top experts on technology disruption, innovation and exponential leadership. He is an M.I.T. Computer Scientist & Engineer, where he was a Distinguished Graduate and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Amin Toufani

Chair, Finance & Economics at SU

Amin has founded for-profit and social impact organizations in a range of domains including: artificial intelligence, peer to peer lending, bitcoin, human rights, international development, carbon offsetting and solar energy.


Dr. Tiffany Vora

Chair of Medicine & Digital Biology at SU

Dr. Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur who brings insights into the future of medicine and will help us understand the state and future of the pandemic.


Marc Goodman

SU Faculty, Policy, Law, Ethics

Marc is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute. Over the past twenty years, he has built his expertise in international cyber crime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO, the FBI and the US Government.


Apostolos Apostolakis

Partner at Venture Friends

Apostolos is an entrepreneur turned investor. He started his career at Boston Consulting Group where he spent 2 years before joining the startup world. On his entrepreneurial path, he has co-founded, e-food, Doctoranytime and was also a key investor and member of the board at Beat until the sale of the company to Daimler. Since 2010 he has invested and supported a large number of startups with a focus on consumer software and marketplaces. He studied civil engineering at NTUA and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.



Chair, Energy & Environmental Systems at Singularity University.

Ramez is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author.  His career has focused on bringing advanced collaboration, communication and information retrieval capabilities to roughly one billion people.


Dr. Vivienne Ming

Professional Mad Scientist

Dr. Vivienne Ming explores how to maximize human capacity as a theoretical neuroscientist, serial entrepreneur, demented author, and mother of two. Socos Labs, her fifth company explores seemingly intractable problems—from a lone child’s disability to global economic inclusion—for free. Vivienne was named one of “10 Women to Watch in Tech” by Inc. Magazine


Andres De León

CEO of HyperloopTT

Andres has 30 years of international experience as a senior executive in manufacturing, finance management, private/public business before becoming CEO of HyperloopTT. He will talk about how building new types of infrastructure create new ways of doing business.


Simon Anholt

Author, The Good Country Equation

Over the last twenty years, Simon Anholt has advised the Presidents, Prime Ministers, monarchs of nearly sixty countries, helping them to engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community. He is recognized as the world’s leading authority on  ​nation branding’.


Maria Skagou

Head of Legal & External Affairs - Vice Chair Board of Directors at Vodafone Greece

Maria Skagou is Vodafone Greece Director of Legal, Regulatory, Corporate Security & Corporate Affairs. She joined Vodafone in 2015. In the past, she worked, among others, at M&P Bernitsas Law firm, Vivartia and TILETYPOS (Mega Channel). She holds a degree from the Law School of the University of Athens and a postgraduate degree in Public Law from the University of Strasbourg.


Dr. Carlo Van de Weijer

SU Faculty, Mobility, Automotive

Carlo is managing director of the Eindhoven AI System Institute at Eindhoven University of Technology. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups.


Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt

U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Geoffrey R. Pyatt, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic in September 2016.


Prof. Jan Peter Balkenende

Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Professor Jan Peter Balkenende was Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 2002 to 2010. He is External Senior Advisor to EY and a member of the Supervisory Board of ING. Currently, Balkenende chairs the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, a network of eight Dutch multinationals who all intend to integrate sustainability into their business models and strategies.


Marianna Skylakaki

Economist, editor-in-chief of αθηΝΕΑ

Marianna is editor-in-chief of award-winning media company αθηΝΕΑ, the medium of choice for a new generation of Greek readers, shedding light on topics such as the future of work, sustainable development and women’s empowerment. She is also Managing Partner of Topos Consulting, advising companies on cluster building in the tourism and agro-food sectors.


James Lafferty

CEO & Olympic Coach

James, named Middle East CEO of the Year 2019 is a CEO, college professor and Olympic Coach. He has had a long and successful career building businesses and organizations across five continents for some of the world’s leading companies, including CEO roles within P&G and Coca – Cola


Eftichia Kasselaki

Partner, People Advisory Services Leader, Digital Transformation at EY

Eftichia Kasselaki is part of EY’s leadership team. She has more than 27 years of experience of which around 20 in Banking; she led in terms of people & supported business in over 19 acquisitions in Greece and Southeastern Europe having as a journey Group Human Resources & Organizational Learning, Branch Network and Retail Banking.


Ola Ahlvarsson

Entrepreneur & World Champion Athlete

Ola Ahlvarsson is a Swedish entrepreneur and world champion in Goju Ryu Karate and Kick-Boxing. Ola has been at the cutting edge of digital entrepreneurship for the past 25 years as an entrepreneur, investor, thought leader and advisor. He is founder of Epicenter, Starstable and over 20 other ventures. He combines the experience from the martial arts world with his relentless passion to create.


Joakim Reiter

Group External Affairs Director at Vodafone

Joakim Reiter is responsible for public relations and corporate affairs, including policy and regulation, communications, security, sustainability and charitable activities at Vodafone. He is also currently an advisory board member of the World Trade Institute, sits on the Board of the Swedish Space Corporation and is an member of the EU’s Horizon Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities.


Chrysanthos Dellarocas

Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation & Richard C. Shipley Professor of Management at BU’s Questrom School of Business

An internationally acclaimed teacher and researcher of digital transformation, Chris is currently leading Boston University’s efforts to become a leading 21st century global university through the strategic use of novel technologies and new pedagogical models. Chris holds a PhD from MIT in Computer Science and has previously taught at MIT, New York University and the University of Maryland.


Steve Vranakis

Chief Creative Officer for Greece at Government of the Hellenic Republic

Steve is an award winning creative who has worked on the launch of the iPhone and Amazon in the UK with NASA (Space Lab), The United Nations, UNICEF and headed up the Creative Lab at Google in EMEA for over 8 years. He was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Officer for Greece to develop a new country narrative as a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister.


Dr. Efi Pylarinou

Global Influencer & Advisor

Efi Pylarinou is the No.1 Global Woman Influencer in Finance & Data. A seasoned Wall Street professional & a recognized technology thought leader also in AI, Big Data, and Impact.


Zoi Gioti

Global Transformation and Change Management Lead, Siemens Energy

Her professional contributions center around driving Business and Culture Transformation, Innovation and Strategic Communications. She is passionate about inclusion, sustainable development and works tirelessly to connect and enable people to work together on complex topics. Through her leadership, she encourages growth mindset and innovative approach.

Presentation and Curation


Niki Siropoulou

Country Director, SU Greece

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