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Hellenic Observatory & LSE Cyprus Alumni Association Panel Discussion

Cyprus and the Technology Transformation:
 breaking ground in the new economic & social environment

Date Monday, 16 May 2016
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Venue Leventis Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Chair  Professor Kevin Featherstone
Head of European Institute, LSE;  Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies & Professor of European Politics
Speakers John Karantzis
Founder and Managing Director, iSignthis Ltd

Zohar Shamir
CEO, Fularo Holdings Ltd.; Former Director, Viber Media

Michalis Stangos

Co-Founder, Industry Disruptors Game Changers

Andrew Tinney
Group CFO, Wargaming

How technology can help small, non-industrialised countries grow, evolve and compete in the globalised economy. Experiences and success stories from visionary leaders.

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John Karantzis  is Founder and Managing Director of iSignthis Ltd. He has over 20 years' experience across a number of sectors including payments, online media, AML, defence and secure communications - Presentation

Zohar Shamir  is CEO of Fularo Holdings Ltd. and a Former Director of Viber Media. His previous experience includes CFO positions at Fularo, PHTS Telemedizin (Germany), Trane Inc. (American standard subsidiary), Chief assistant in an Official State Committee of inquiry (appointed by the Parliament) and Senior Manager with EY for private and public companies listed on NASDAQ and Israeli Stock Exchange - Presentation

Michalis Stangos is Co-Founder of Industry Disruptors Game Changers, a leading organization for entrepreneurship & innovation in the Mediterranean and Balkan region and the Co-Founder of Future Agro Challenge, a global initiative for agro-food innovation running in 65 countries - Presentation

Andrew Tinney is Group CFO of Wargaming. He has almost thirty years of experience in capital markets, consumer banking and wealth management. He has worked either with or for many of the world’s leading financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs - Presentation


Press coverage

1. Εκδήλωση από Hellenic Observatory και Σύλλογο Αποφοίτων του LSE στην Κύπρο, InBusiness News (6 May 2016)

2.Hellenic Observatory 20th Anniversary Celebration in Cyprus, Gold News (6 May 2016)

3. Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of European Institute, interviewed by Antigoni Solomonidou Droussiotou regarding HO events in Cyprus and the 20th Anniversary of the HO, Phileleutheros newspaper (16 May 2016)

4. LSE Hellenic Observatory: Είκοσι χρόνια έρευνας του ελληνικού πολιτισμού, InBusiness News (19 May 2016)

5. Χορηγός εκδηλώσεων του Ελληνικού Παρατηρητηρίου του LSE η PwC, InBusiness News (19 May 2016)

6.Photo Coverage article, INBusiness Magazine July issue











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