Mr Costas Agrotis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computers and Management from the State University of New York and an MSc in Public Sector Management from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. After joining the Public Service in 1972 has served in several Departments and joined the then Department of Data Processing Services in 1976. After serving in several positions in the Department as from 1/12/1997 has was appointed as the Director of the Information Technology Services Department of the Government where he served until the 1st of December 2016. He was the representative of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus at the International Council of I.T. in Government Administration (ICA), the CIO Council of the EU and the e-Government Expert Group of the European Union. He was the national representative of Cyprus at the e-Government Committee of the EU for the i-2010 programme which was the Information Society Strategy for the member States, the national co-coordinator for the solution of the Y2K problem in Cyprus, the national representative of Cyprus at the committee for IT and Law of the Council of Europe, the national representative at the Joint High-Level Committee (JHLC) of the European Union for the e-Europe+ programme which was the strategy of the EU for the Information Society in the candidate countries and the national representative of the Republic at the e-Government sub-group of the European Union. In addition to CCS he is also a member of the Association of Business and Administrative Computing, ISACA and PMI.
Dr. Panicos Masouras holds the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences at the Cyprus University of Technology. He also served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Higher Technical Institute. He is the CCS Board Secretary and within his duties as projects coordinator he established and manages the annual events of BEBRAS, ROBOTEX, Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge and Coding Our Future.
Ms. Skevi Skordallou got a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University, USA. Skevi worked in IT for 30 years, started working in the private sector and Offshore companies as Systems Analyst/Programmer. Skevi then moved on to the Airline business where she worked as ICT Officer contributing to the organization automation and deployment of large scale systems. In 2015, following her practice of continuous education, she got a certification in ICT auditing (CISA) from ISACA and she has been working since as a consultant in ICT auditing.
Ms. Skordallou has been a member of CCS since 24 November 1994 and has been elected/re-elected on several occasion and serves as a CCS board treasurer. She contributes to the organization of events and the promotion of Information Technology targeting women participation and diversity.
Yiannos Aletraris received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, and later on received diplomas in Management and Leadership from the Henley Business School and the CIIM, as well as an advanced diploma from the International Compliance Association. He worked in the IT area for 20 years, initially at the Cyprus Popular Bank, and then the Central Bank of Cyprus where he moved, for the last 12 years in the area of Organisation and Planning. He has been a member of the CCS since 1989, and from 1991 onwards he has served on different positions in the Board. He worked a number of years on the Society’s publications and organising Conferences and training seminars.
George Christodoulou is the Managing Director of ZEBRA Consultants, one of the leading Information Technology companies in Cyprus specializing in software development, infrastructure solutions, consulting services, systems integration and cloud solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the ICT sector, George helps organizations shape their digital transformation strategy using innovative technology solutions. He holds a BSc in Business Information Technology and an MSc in Information Management. With numerous technical and project management competencies and certifications, he has been involved in the successful delivery of complex IT projects in Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East. Since 2011 George is a board member of the Cyprus Computer Society contributing in the increase of awareness of ICT in Cyprus promoting at the same time high standards among IT professionals.
George Michael is a researcher at KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus and he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. He worked at the Data-Driven Multi-threading Laboratory at the University of Cyprus for a few years doing research on high-performance computing. Following, he worked as a software developer at XM.COM and CeraNext LTD. His work is mostly on GNU/Linux systems. He is an active Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) and IEEE volunteer and he held various positions during the past few years. Between them: member of the board of Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) / Cyprus Informatics Olympiad Committee / Robotex Competition Scientific Committee / the University of Cyprus IEEE Student Branch / IEEE Cyprus Section Executive Committee / IEEE Region 8 Committee / IEEE Day / IEEEXtreme.