Kostas Drakas is Business and IT Consultant, holding a Computer Engineering Bsc and an MBA. During his professional career, he has managed departments and business units of companies, up to the level of General Manager, in Greece and the USA. He has distinctive experience in promoting products, solutions and services in the e-business/e-government field, having been responsible for large contracts of several million Euros. He has thorough knowledge of Research and Development Funding Frameworks and has been involved in numerous R&D and other European Union and National funded projects. He has a broad experience in strategic management, human resource management and international markets.