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Personal Information: Vassilis Nikolopoulos

Vassilis Nikolopoulos, Ph.D. is the Head of Applied Research and Development/Innovation at Protergia, Mytilineos SA, leading the corporate Energy Digitization, Technology Transfer, R&D Innovation Strategy and the conversion process of applied research results into innovative products and services (Protergia Innovation Labs). In the last 14 years, Vassilis has been working in applied research, technology transfer and innovation management procedures, focusing on the Big Data problems applied to Utilities and the Energy Sector (Smart Grids). He co-founded Intelen (an outcome of his PhD at NTUA), one of the most successful startups in the digital energy and utility analytics market, having some big utilities as clients (including Protergia, MYT). Being an active entrepreneur, applied researcher and passionate with technology futurology, he has cooperated with more than 40 utilities in the USA and Europe, dealing with customer engagement, customer analytics, AI/ML, energy management and deployment of new business models and digital services. He is a guest lecturer in BlockChain at Nicosia University and in Entrepreneurship at Piraeus University, a reviewer at Elsevier and Blockchain technologies (Editorial Board @Frontiers) and serves also as a Scientific expert/Reviewer at the European Commission in Horizon2020. He is a valedictorian Electrical Engineer from Dundee University, Scotland with postgraduate studies at Imperial College, London School of Economics, Cambridge, Ecole Polytechnique and a PhD from National Technical University of Athens, focused on real-time big data decision making”