Meet The Speakers
Joining PLG Disrupt Summit 2021

Hosts & Moderators

Dimitris Mallas

Journalist, CNN Greece

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Breezy Beaumont

Head of Growth, Correlated

Breezy Beaumont

George Kourkoutas

Editor In Chief, Startupper Magazine

George Kourkoutas

Niki Papazoglou

Journalist, Insider.gr

Niki Papazoglou

Naya Kostiani

Editor In Chief, Jenny.gr

Naya Kostiani

Stavroula Katsoula-Kavalli

Digital MKT Specialist at Impruvo, Commissioner at Euroleague Basketball

Stavroula Katsoula-Kavalli

Theoni Papachristou

Events & Content Specialist, Collegelink

Theoni Papachristou

Katerina Trigoni

Creative Content Creator & Strategist

Katerina Trygoni

Meet Our Speakers

Bernard Slowey

Vice President, Digital Customer Support,Salesforce

Bernard Slowey

Angela Gerekou

President of Greek National Tourism Organization

Angela Gkerekou

Pietro Lanza

Director Insurance Industry IBM Italy & Intesa IBM Chairman

Pietro

Despina Exadaktylou

CEO & Founder
Product-Led Growth Hub

Despina Exadaktylou

Theofilos Vasileiadis

CEO, Kariera.gr

Theofilos Vasileiadis

Julieta del Rio

Head of IT Sourcing North America Ericsson, Ericsson

Julieta del Rio

Varun Parmar

Chief Product Officer Miro

Varun Parmar

Adanna Sommer Welch-Charles

Head of Operational Governance and Business Manager, Vodafone

Adanna Welch

Tatiana Zander

Director Technology Innovation at Ericsson

Tatiana Zander

Konstantinos Agrapidas

General Director,
Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs

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Katerina Agorogianni

People Engagement Manager, Vodafone

Katerina Agorogianni

Dimitris Dimitrelos

Business Agility Lead, Accenture

Dimitris Dimitrellos

Mark Roberge

Managing Director,
Stage 2 Capital

Mark Roberge

Natasha Evans

Director, Customer Success EMEA
& Global Customer Programs,
Salesloft

Natasha Evans

Armand Gilles

Regional Manager, Networking Academy Europe North, South, Germany, UK and Ireland, Cisco

Armand Gilles

Alexa Grabell

Co-Founder & CEO, Pocus

Alexa Grabell

Marily Nika

AR/VR Experience Product Lead, Google

Marily Nika

Dave Boyce

Board Member, Forrester

Dave Boyce

Victoria Harris

Start-Up Mentor and Enterprise Specialist

Victoria Harris

Dimitris Panopoulos

Data Analyst, Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs

Dimitris Panopoulos

Nikolae Vilceanu

Technology Director, Vodafone

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Azadeh Ghahghaie

Director SAP.iO Foundry, Berlin

Azadeh

Jeremy Horn

VP, Global Head of Product Management, Cognizant

Jeremy Horn

Andres Barreto

Managing Director at Techstars Boulder Accelerator

Andres Barreto

Giorgos Kontaxis

Managing Partner, Vivestia

George Kontaxis

Emilie Tullis

VP Of Product, Uplight

Emilie Tullis

Matt Bilotti

Senior Product Lead, Drift

Matt Bilotti

Teresa Anania

Vice President of Global Customer Success, Zendesk

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Pedro Clivati

Head Of Growth, Growthhackers

Pedro Clivati

Amitha Pulijala

Vice President of Product, Vonage

Amitha Pulijala

Demitris Memos

CEO, MarineTraffic

Dimitris Memos

Violaine Yziquel

Sr. Manager, Customer Success Slack

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Iasonas Antonopoulos

Head of Digital Transfomation, Vodafone Greece

Iasonas Antonopoulos

Kimberly Bloomston

VP of Product, Core Platform
& Data Marketplace, Liveramp

Kimberly Bloomston

Nikos Bogdos

Head of Open Banking Platform, National Bank of Greece

Nikos Bogdos

Amodini Chhabra

Senior Venture Strategist, Compass Digital Ventures

Amodini Chhabra

Eleni Nicolaides

VP Business & IT Product Development, Peoplecert

Eleni Nicoliades

Christopher George

Chairman & Co-Founder, Subta

Chris George

Mariza Melliou

Group Audit Director, OPAP -
Board Member Hellenic Blockchain Hub

Mariza Melliou

Francis Brero

Co-founder & CPO at MadKudu

Francis Brero

Jonathan Maimon

Director of Product MKT at Elementor

Jonathan Maimon

Lieselot Wachters

Director of Talent at Beat

Lieselot Wachters

George Nikolaropoulos

VP of Engineering, Country Lead, GWI - Lead Trainer Product-Led Growth Hub

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Konstantina Grigoriou

Hiring Solutions Manager, Kariera.gr

Konstantina Grigoriou

Roberto Coustas

CEO & Co-Founder, DeepSea Technologies

Roberto Coustas

Thanos Paraschos

Organizer of the European
Startup Universe

Thanos Paraschos

Thanos Loumproukos

Team Leader, Technology Specialty, Randstad

Thanos Loubroukos

Kajetan Hulig

Former Co-Founder & CPO at Userlane

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Rafael Koudounis

President, Digital Nomads Observatory

Rafael Koudounis

Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos

Co-Founder & CTO, Deepsea Technologies

Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos

George Panou

Head of Innovation Center, Eurobank - Board Member Hellenic Blockchain Hub

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Markos Korvesis

Linkedin Trainer & Job Interview Coach & Founder at Lead Compass

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Virginio Midili

Venture Manager, Slimmer AI

Virginio Midili

Manos Technitis

Head of Research,
Digital Nomads Observatory

Manos Technitis

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Angela Gerekou
President of Greek National Tourism Organization

Mrs. Gerekou is the President of the Greek National Tourism Organization since August 2019. She has served as Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourismfrom2009-10, and Deputy Minister of Culture from 2014-15. Additionally, from 2004-2012 she was elected multiple times as a member of the Greek Parliament.

Since 2011 she is President of the Board of Directors of the Ionian Cultural Center which hosts since then the Corfu Festival of Arts. During 2005-2006 she was appointed as the National Representativeon Global Progressive Forum’s campaign against AIDS. She is a volunteer participant in various social initiatives for environmental protection, youth culture and sensitive social groups. She is an Ambassador for Tourism in ICC Hellas and a honorable member for Hellenic association women in culture and tourism and a board member for the worldtourism institute. She is a Vice President for WBAF’s Global Women Leaders Committee.

Despina Exadaktylou
CEO & Founder at
Product-Led Growth Hub

Despina is a Product-Led Growth champion, user onboarding strategist, and founder of Product-Led Growth Hub, World’s 1st PLG academy. She has ten years of experience in the SaaS industry and since 2019 she is dedicated to helping organizations make the Product-Led transition.

After conducting the greatest research on PLG practices – in over 50 leading organizations across the SaaS industry, she founded the world’s 1st business academy focused on evangelizing Product-Led Growth across the spectrum.

Theofilos Vasileiadis
CEO, Kariera.gr

Theofilos is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. In 1997 he co-founded Kariera.gr, the
leading on-line recruitment firm in SE Europe (which he sold in 2007 to CareerBuilder.com and
bought back in 2020) and in 2006 Group IMI, an Events company in Dubai and S. Arabia (sold
to private investors in 2014). From 2007 until 2018 he worked with CareerBuilder.com at
several positions including President of APAC.
Currently he is the Chairman of Kariera.gr and CEO /co-founder of Socital, an AI and Machine
Learning startup with operations in London, UK and Athens, GR.

Julieta del Rio
Head of IT Sourcing
North America Ericsson

Julieta del Rio is Head of IT Sourcing North America for Ericsson. She leads Ericsson’s IT sourcing in North America, including industrialization of new hardware and software solutions, emerging technologies and 5G deployments for the North America market.

Julieta has served in various positions and has been with Ericsson for more than 9 years, primarily in network build, supplier management and strategic sourcing. She is a data-driven leader with more than 23 years of experience in telecommunications, energized by diversity and challenges, sustainable change and adapting reality to new situations – both from a personal and professional perspective.

Varun Parmar
Chief Product Officer at Miro

Varun is a strong strategic and analytical thinker with proven leadership in scaling SaaS businesses. He has two decades of experience in product management in the collaboration category including leadership roles at Adobe, Box, EMC, and Doculus – a company he founded.

He currently serves as Chief Product Officer at Miro, where he oversees a global team of more than 100 PMs and designers as they seek to innovate and improve the collaboration experience for Miro’s 20 million+ users.

Adanna Sommer Welch-Charles
Head of Operational Governance and Business Manager, Vodafone

Adanna is an Afro-Caribbean British Mother whose ambition is to change the face of technology for the future generation. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the UK. She spent the past ten years at Vodafone, holding Procurement and Technology Transformation roles across Luxembourg, Australia and the UK. She is now the Head of Operational Governance and Business Manager to Vodafone Group’s Chief Technology Officer and is an Executive Sponsor of Multi-cultural Inclusion Network at Vodafone. Adanna is an active promoter of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in all of its wonderful forms.

 

Tatiana Zander
Director Technology Innovation at Ericsson

Currently acting as Director of Innovation at Ericsson, Tatiana is an experienced Global Technical Lead managing cross functional teams, with a demonstrated history of working hands on in the information technology and services industry.

Skilled in Cloud Infrastructure, Machine Learning, Analytics, Big Data, Web Technologies, Internet of Things, Telecommunications (NFVI, OSS and edge deployments, private networks, indoor small cells and CloudRAN).

Konstantinos Agrapidas
General Director at Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs

Kostantinos is the General Director of Occupational, Health and Safety Employment, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Cases, Doctor of Panteion University, Specialist in the subjects of Labor Relations of the Labor Market and Monetary policy.

Graduate of the National School of Public Administration, he has authored three scientific books on the Market Labor and Labor Relations.

Mark Roberge
Managing Director at Stage 2 Capital

Mark Roberge is the Managing Director at Stage 2 Capital and Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School. Prior to these roles, he served as Chief Revenue Officer at HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) where he scaled annualized revenue from $0 to $100 million and expanded his team from 1 to 450 employees. 

He has been featured in multiple major publications for his entrepreneurial ventures and is the author of the bestselling book, The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology and inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 million.

Natasha Evans
Director, Global Customer Programs & EMEA Customer Success At Salesloft

Natasha has spent the last 9 years helping sales professionals use technology to increase their revenue. She led Customer Success for LinkedIn’s UK Talent Solutions business and now leads Salesloft’s EMEA Customer Success team as well as their Global Customer Programs team.

Alexa Grabell
Co-Founder & CEO at Pocus

Alexa is the co-founder and CEO of Pocus, the first product-led sales platform. Pocus enables sales teams at PLG companies to identify, prioritize, and understand their self-serve users to ultimately convert them to high-value customers.

Alexa’s passion for product-led sales started when she led sales strategy & operations at Dataminr, where she built internal solutions to empower sales teams with data.

Marily Nika
AR/VR Experience Product Lead at Google

Based in San Franscisco, Marily works for Google as a Product Lead in AI technologies. She holds a Ph.D in Machine Learning from Imperial College London and is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Business School.

Outside her day role, Marily empowers the women in tech community – having co-founded a global network called the Geekettes and teaching courses in various universities for aspiring technologists.

Dave Boyce
Board Member At Forrester

Dave Boyce is a serial entrepreneur turned investor, author and student of the world. He has helped build and sell 5 Software-as-a-Service companies (SaaS), including XANT to Aurea Software, ProfitLogic to Oracle, and TenMarks to Amazon. Dave’s expertise as an investor is early stage company formation and product-led growth in business-to-business (B2B) SaaS.

Victoria Harris
Venture Lead at The Delta

From medical psychology and social work roots, Victoria (aka Vo) has managed to master pivoting through her wild business and career changes. All business is the business of people, and this has remained her focus in all her career evolutions.

Vo wears her 16 year entrepreneurial badge proudly that has been brought about by tenacity and hard work. Both as a solo-preneur as well as collaborative entrepreneur, she has been fortunate enough to have a colourful and successful career in many various vertices. entrepreneurial-support began.

Dimitris Panopoulos
Data Analyst at Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs

Dimitris is the Head of the Research and Documentation Unit for the Labor Market of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity of Greece. He also acts as the National Representative of Greece in DSM Sub-Group, (DG Connect_EU), and the
Ministerial Representative on the Greek Coalition for the enhancement of Digital Skills in Greece.

He has contributed as Lead Evaluator and Mentor in European and Greek Innovation Hackathons and Contests and has been teaching agile, innovation management and data driven decision making.

Nikolae Vilceanu
Technology Director, Vodafone

Nic is currently acting as the Vodafone’s Technology Director and has an engineering background with more than 10 years managing experience. Logical mind with a pragmatic approach to problem solving and a drive to see things through to completion. Grew up leading network design & optimization, network transformation, efficiency programs in Vodafone Group, in various countries around Europe. Large cross-function project driving track record. Currently in the Network Director role in Vodafone Greece. Previously in the Technology Director role in Vodafone Albania.

Jeremy Horn
VP, Global Head of Product Management at Cognizant

Over the last 2+ decades Jeremy Horn has had the opportunity to work on a variety of consumer and enterprise products. He now leads product management for Cognizant, the leader in digital transformation with 300k associates around the world, as VP Global Head of Product Management.

 

Emilie Tullis
VP of Product At Uplight

Emilie is the VP of Product for Demand Management Solutions, a suite of products that reduces residential energy consumption during peak demand. She leads Uplight’s efforts for deep integration with market-leading smart home device brands to deliver superior performance over traditional utility programs.

Matt Bilotti
Senior Product Lead at Drift

The 6th employee at Drift, Matt has touched most of the product and functions at the company. Between building and shipping dozens of products, running a growth team, hiring an offshore customer support team, doing product marketing, and more, he has seen most facets of the business. These days he owns the Drift for Startups program as well as some of the core product platform.

He actively advises and invests in early stage companies on product management and growth.

Teresa Anania
VP of Global Customer Success & Renewals at Zendesk

Previously at Autodesk, Teresa is now the VP of Global Customer Success and Renewals at Zendesk where she is responsible for the management and development of the company’s global client base, including all customer segments from Enterprise to smallest customers.

Pedro Clivati
Head Of Growth At Growthhackers

Pedro currently leads the experimentation process for the growth team at GrowthHackers.com. Mostly responsible for ensuring the execution of high-velocity testing framework as well as objectives definition.

Iasonas Antonopoulos
Head of Digital Transfomation, Vodafone Greece

 Iasonas Antonopoulos has been driving the digital and agile initiatives of Vodafone Greece’s transformation from TelCo to becoming TechCo. For the last four years he has been working in the enterprise design of new org structures and technology frameworks, onboarding of new roles, tools and processes. In his previous roles he has been developing digital products and services for the telecom industry while he was also responsible for scaling up product development ecosystems. Iasonas holds a PhD in machine learning and an MSc in Telecoms while he has also worked for more than 15 years as a strategy and technology consultant for numerous industries that were entering the digitalization era.

Christopher George
Chairman & Co-Founder Subta

Serial entrepreneur, co-founder & chairman of the Subscription Trade Association (SUBTA) and founder of Certified, Chris has successfully launched and managed multiple businesses.

Propelled by the notion that you can always give back, he regularly supports emerging brands by investing in and mentoring individuals and companies that lead with purpose over profit.

Francis Brero
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at MadKudu

Francis Brero is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at MadKudu, the data science studio for marketers.

For the past 10 years, Francis has helped marketing teams increase sales by using customer data. His years of experience led him to advise marketing strategies and tactics at companies like Slack, Shopify, and IBM.

Jonathan Maimon
Marketing Director, Elementor

Jonathan is a senior product marketing director from Tel Aviv. He’s been working in online marketing for over a decade, establishing and leading product marketing endeavors in high profile companies such as Wix, DeviantArt and Tailor Brands.

He recently joined Elementor, the leading site builder for WordPress sites, as Head of Product Marketing, where he’s in charge of GTM campaigns, buyers personas, messaging, user journey and more.

 

George Nikolaropoulos
VP of Engineering, Country Lead, GWI - Lead Trainer PLG Hub

George is an accomplished engineering manager, IT transformation leader & lead trainer engineering at Product-Led Growth Hub. George has worked in banking, insurance, maritime and marketing research industries and is always interested in product development, strategy and Artificial Intelligence.

Konstantina Grigoriou
Hiring Solutions Manager, Kariera.gr

Konstantina is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Human Resources industry for the last 14 years. Skilled in Human Resources, Recruiting, Career Consulting, Training and Mentoring, Sales and Marketing Management, Negotiation and Business Development, she holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communication from Athens University of Economics and Business.

Roberto Coustas
CEO & Co-Founder, DeepSea Technologies

Roberto Coustas grew up in Athens immersed in the world of shipping. With degrees in mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence, he is part of a new breed of shipping entrepreneurs that seek to harness the tools from multiple disciplines, bringing them together for the benefit of the maritime industry.

In 2017 he co-founded DeepSea Technologies, which is revolutionising vessel performance optimisation through the use of AI, IoT and cutting-edge software. 

Thanos Paraschos
Impactechpreneur, Angel Investor & Managing Director At Youth Entrepreneurship Club.

Thanos is an angel investor, while at the same time he is a Young Multiplier of the European Commission. At the same time he is a partner of iprovidenow ltd, co-founder of Youth Entrepreneurship Club, organiser of the world’s largest online initiative for startups, Startup Greece Week / Greek Startup Universe.

Kajetan Hulig
Co-Founder & former CPO
of Userlane

Kajetan A. Uhlig is Co-Founder and former CPO of Userlane. Before Userlane, Kai was already an experienced entrepreneur and product executive as well as an award-winning product designer.

With more than 8 years of professional experience in leading multicultural and global teams in the areas of consumer & B2B software, he developed customer experience strategies and digital products for international technology companies.

Markos Korvesis
Linkedin Trainer & Job Interview Coach | Founder Lead Compass

Markos Korvesis helps people worldwide discover their ikigai: a job they love, they are good at, the world needs it, and they can be rewarded for it. As a Digital Nomad, he traveled to 22 countries in less than 2 years to explore the local job market, culture, and cost of living. He is a Career Coach and a Master NLP Practitioner with education from 11 European countries.

Virginio Midili
Venture Manager at Slimmer AI

Technology enthusiast with a broad range of experiences in innovation working as a researcher at Bell Labs, as an entrepreneur and as a strategy consultant at BCG.

Currently at Slimmer AI, building and investing in B2B SaaS ventures powered by applied AI