Charalampos Vassiliou
European Digital Innovation Hubs

Mr. Charalambos Vassiliou has received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College (UK) and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Oxford (UK), specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI). He is currently working as a Digital Transformation Advisor at the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance (Minister's Office, Mr. Kyriakos Pierrakakis), and as Project Manager of Digital Strategy and Innovation at National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET S.A.), providing strategic advice in the design and implementation of public policy in the areas of digital governance, open governance and innovation in the public sector. He is also a member of the Open Technologies Alliance (GFOSS) Working Group for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.   

He has actively participated in the development of the Digital Transformation Book (DTB) as well as other projects such as the Greek Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Digital Capabilities projects, etc. He has been a member of working groups as a digital health expert for DG SANTE on the European Health Data Space and for ECDC on digital surveillance systems for infectious diseases.   

He has served as a scientific and technical consultant to various institutions and companies in the private and public sector, including INTRASOFT International, SingularLogic, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA), National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (NCHC), Hellenic Intellectual Property Organization (OPI), and others, in information systems, web applications and new technologies in relation to various business and research areas. He has been active in various research areas and has undertaken more than 50 European and national projects in various fields.  

Finally, he is a Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) Expert for the European Commission, providing advice to various public organizations and beneficiaries on specific issues (e.g. legislation, presentation of best practice examples, assistance, etc.), and recently appointed Member of the Sustainable Economy Advisory Group for the Region of Attica, managed by the Innovation Center of Attica Region.