Keynote Speakers

Title: Health Data Tools Combating Covid-19

Pantelis Angelidis

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Western Macedonia

Pantelis Angelidis is a Prof. on Bioinformatics & Digital Health in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece since 2008. He is a Telecommunication & Computer Engineer by education. He has worked on Technology for Health projects in Europe, US and Africa for the past 25 years. He has published over 120 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters. He is the founder of Vidavo (, a Digital Health start-up and co-founder of Blockachain (, a Health (and more) Blockchain start-up, both in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has patented three telemedicine devices and one data processing algorithm. He was visiting professor at MIT Media Lab in 2009-10 and again in 2015-16. He is a visiting Prof. at UB Medical School, Barcelona, Kingston Un, UK and DIKU/UCPH, Copenhagen. He is a Member of the Hellenic Innovation Network. He is active in turning research results into innovative products focusing on technologies for preventive health, personalized medicine and active ageing.

Title: Continuous authorization and data usage control for Cloud and IoT.

Theo Dimitrakos

Research Director, German Research Center of Huawei

Theo Dimitrakos is a research area Director (Data Security & Privacy, IAM, European Digital Sovereignty) at the German Research Center of Huawei based in Munich and a (part time) Professor of Computer Science at the University of Kent, UK where he also chairs the advisory board of the interdisciplinary institute of cybersecurity for society (iCSS)

Theo has over 25 years of experience in Information and Communications Technology including 20 years of experience in Trust and Information Security. His experience spans a wide range of topics including IoT/IoV Security, Cloud Security, SOA and Web Services, SDN/NFV, Identity and Access Management, Applied Cryptography, Privacy, Data Protection, Uncertainty Reasoning and Trust Management, Security Risk Analysis, Automated Software Engineering and Program Synthesis, Formal Methods and Mathematical Logic. In the past, Theo has been a Chief Researcher at Research and Innovation headquarters of British Telecom (BT), UK.  During that period, Theo directed the delivery of technological and business innovations in close collaboration with the Security Leadership Team and the IT Services and Security Portfolio product teams. Through his participation in expert groups and strategy boards, Theo has advised European Agencies, such as ENISA, industry forums such as ISF and CSA and the European Commission on both technological development and policy making issues. Theo has been a keynote speaker in international conferences and directed researchers in top Universities. He has also been a senior researcher at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory where he was involved at the realization of Grid computing and supported the W3C Office for UK and Ireland. He has authored several technical books, over a hundred scientific papers, guest editions of international journals and over forty patents. Many of his innovation projects have received industry awards and he has also received personal awards including a silver core medal from IFIP.