Yannis Charalabidis is Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of the University of Aegean. In parallel, he serves as Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the University, designing and managing youth entrepreneurship activities, and Head of Information Systems Laboratory, coordinating policy making, research and pilot application projects for governments and enterprises worldwide. He has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing and applying complex information systems as project manager, in Greece and Europe, designing and leading several FP5, FP6, FP7 and HORIZON projects. He has been employed for 8 years as an executive director in SingularLogic Group, leading software development and company expansion in Greece, Eastern Europe, India and the US. He has published 10 books and more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences, while actively participating in international standardisation committees and scientific bodies. In 2016, he was nominated as the 8th most productive scholar in the world, among 9500 authors in the Electronic Government domain, according to the Washington University survey. He has been Best Paper Award winner in the International IFIP e-Government Conference (2008, 2012, 2016), 1st prize winner in OMG / Business Process Modelling contest (2009) and 2nd prize winner in the European eGovernment Awards with the ERMIS project (2009).