Odysseas holds a PhD in Knowledge Based Scheduling Systems (AI) and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from UMIST (UK). He has also studied Computing Science, Economics, Finance and Accounting at pre and post graduate level. Over his 25 years of working experience in the IT industry he has been an entrepreneur, senior sales manager and member of various boards of directors. He has hands on understanding of software (RDBMS, ERP, CRM, Analytics, Search Engines), and hardware (NCR, CISCO) as well as an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing, retail and banking sectors. For the last 11 years he works for CISCO. He is currently the Vice President for Eastern Europe (Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., FYROM, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia).