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Head of Research Programs Section at OTE
Dr. Ioannis P. Chochliouros has graduated from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, holding also a M.Sc. (D.E.A.) & a Ph.D. (Doctorat) from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. His practical experience as an engineer has been mainly in Telecommunications, as well as in various constructive projects in Greece and the wider Balkan area. Since 1997 he has worked at the Competition Department and as an engineer-consultant of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation S.A. (OTE). He has been very strongly involved in major OTE’s national and international business activities, as a specialist-consultant for technical and regulatory affairs, especially for the evaluation and the adoption of innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services in Greece and abroad. He has also served as the Head of Technical Regulations Dept. of OTE’s Division for Standardization and Technical Regulations, representing OTE in international standardization fora and he has been involved in an enormous variety of issues regarding European and international standardization, with emphasis on modern technologies. In addition, he has also worked as an independent consultant in the scope of several European and/or international research and business studies. Since 2005, he is the Head of OTE’s Research Programs Section of the company’s R&D Department and has been involved in different national, European and international R&D projects and market-oriented activities, many of which have received international awards. During his professional career he has participated either as coordinator or as a scientist-researcher in more than 50 European and national research programs, some of which have received distinctive awards. He is author/co-author of three international books and he has published more than 200 distinct scientific or business papers/reports in the international literature (i.e.: book chapters, articles in magazines- journals and conferences proceedings), especially for technical, business and regulatory options arising from innovative e-Infrastructures and e-Services. He is an expert in project management activities with an extensive experience in EU-funded projects where he has very successfully exercised coordinator’s duties (e.g.: 5G ESSENCE, SESAME, Privacy-Flag, LiveCity, D-SPACE). He is also an active participant of various international and national associations, both of scientific and business nature. Dr. Chochliouros has also performed an extended educational activity in Greece and in France, in cooperation with Universities and other high-level Institutes, covering a broad variety of issues in the scope of modern e-communications.