Thanos Papadimitriou
Keynote Speaker

Thanos Papadimitriou

CIO, Group AMANA

CIO with a proven track record of digitally transforming organizations and enabling business growth by intertwining a long-term view of business and digital strategies. Extensive experience in Manufacturing, Retail, Real Estate and Construction, plus deep knowledge on SAP and Oracle technologies, Salesforce CRM, PropTech and digital construction. Broad understanding of the strategic use of data, such as customer journey analytics, aiming to generate valuable business insights.

Extensive international experience in Europe and the Middle East, contribute strongly to cultivating cooperation and partnerships across the business, strengthening teamwork between multidisciplinary teams. A leader who embraces that change can only be realized through staff involvement and clear accountability. People are key, and results are only achieved when they are optimally engaged, encouraged and challenged.

Owner of the corporate digital ecosystem nourishes digital solutioning and continuous improvement. Strong ability to work across cultures and functions, translating what is valuable and important to diverse stakeholders and business units. Employs best in class tools and international standards for information security (ISO27001), while setting the governance around IT investments and customer service delivery (ISO20000).

Multi-chain Web3 (Layer 1 Blockchains, Layer 2 Scaling) and crypto advocate, who believes that Decentralized Finance (DeFi), smart contracts, the metaverse and virtual vs. physical NFTs will revolutionize all markets.

Awarded as CIO of the Year (Middle East) by IDC CIO Excellence Awards. Received the Business IT Excellence Award by the Athens University of Economics and Business for designing and delivering the new M&S CRM system, achieving 100,000 new customers.