Programme & Speakers

The Conference programme includes plenary and parallel sessions with speeches, paper presentations, and discussion panels. In parallel, a career day will be organized for the students. The event starts with a welcome coffee on Thursday (19/10/2023) morning (09:00) and ends with light lunch Friday (20/10/2023) afternoon (15:30) . The detailed conference programme can be viewed here (Link will be activated in due course).

Opening Speakers


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Vasileios Chatzikos
CEO Siemens A.E., Greece

Following a multi-year professional experience in management, sales and marketing positions in the technology sector of large companies in Greece, as well as having a record of significant academic achievements, such as his participation in European research programs, lectures and publications in international research journals, Dr. Vasileios Chatzikos joined Siemens SA in 2016, taking over the position of Business Unit Manager in the Electrical Products department at first and the Motion Control department later.
Since February 2021, Dr. Vasileios Chatzikos has been the Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Greece and is leading the effort to adopt technological solutions and innovations from Siemens’ global network in Greece, with the aim of accelerating the digital transformation of Greek enterprises and the transition of the Greek industry to Industry 4.0.
He took over the role of CEO of Siemens A.E. in February 1, 2022, and remains the Country Head of Digital Industries.
Dr. Vasileios Chatzikos holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

Prof. Kostas Doris
NXP Semiconductors, The Netherlands

Kostas Doris ( is a Fellow at NXP Semiconductors and Professor at Technical University of Eindhoven, where he also received the PhD Degree in 2004. He worked at Philips Research Laboratories and NXP Research developing high performance data converters for wireless infrastructure and cable modem applications. Since 2012 he is focusing on automotive mm-wave radar leading R&D activities across mm-wave CMOS transceivers, process technology and advanced packaging for NXP’s next generation mm-wave radar products. Kostas is running academic research and scholarship programs with European universities.  He is the (co-) author of multiple papers, patents, and books on data converters and RFCMOS radar. He was Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems, and Technical Program Committee member, EU Vice and EU Chair of the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference. Currently he is serving as ISSCC Forum Champion and will be co-chair for the 2025 European Radar Conference in The Netherlands.

Tom Katsioulas
President and CEO Archon Design Solutions, Inc.

Tom Katsioulas has many years of experience in EDA, semiconductors, electronics, embedded systems, software and IoT applications. Tom is currently serving at Department of Commerce IoT Advisory Board in connection with the DIGIT Act. Tom is the CEO of Archon Design Solutions, focusing on facilitating Public-Private Partnerships and ecosystems for trusted supply chain traceability of electronics and IoT devices. Most recently, Tom was the Board Chair of the GSA Trusted IoT Ecosystem Security (TIES), a collaborative group of companies in the IoT value chain promoting end-to-end solutions and services for various vertical markets. Prior to GSA, Tom led the TrustChain business at Siemens focusing on chip and supply chain security as well as trusted IoT solutions for the industrial edge. Tom has held various executive, management and engineering positions at Digital Equipment, Cadence, Synopsys, AmmoCore Technology and Forte Design Automation. Tom holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and a Certificate on IoT Business Implications and Opportunities from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Prof. Dimitrios Kyritsis
Emeritus Professor, ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Adviser, Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo, Norway

Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kyritsis (Kiritsis) is Emeritus Professor of ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland and Senior Adviser at the Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo, Norway. His research interests are Closed Loop Lifecycle Management, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Semantic Technologies and Data Analytics for Engineering Applications, Industrial Ontologies, Knowledge Graphs and Cognitive Digital Twins for industrial applications. He served as Guest Professor at the IMS Center of the University of Cincinnati, and Invited Professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne, the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard and at ParisTech ENSAM Paris. Dimitris is actively involved in EU research programs in the area of Connected Factories of the Future, Zero Defect Manufacturing, Circular Manufacturing, Twin (Green and Digital) Transition etc. He has more than 250 publications. Dimitris served as Director of the Doctoral Program on Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems of EPFL from 2019 t0 2021. From 2013 to 2019. Dimitris was the Chair of IFIP WG5.7-Advances in Production Management Systems. He is founding member of the International Society for Engineering Asset Management and co-founder of the Industrial Ontologies Foundry. Dimitris was Member of the WEF Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains from 2019 to 2022, since 2022 he is Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access journal Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology and since 2023 Member of the WEF Impact Circle: Digital Transformation of Industries.

Invited Speakers