Yannis Charalabidis is a Computer Engineer (BSc, MSc) and holds a PhD in Complex Information Systems Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
He has been an executive director in Singular IT Group, occupying the positions of Director in Projects Division, Product Development Director, VP Strategy and Deputy General Manager. He has also been the Managing Director of Baan Eastern Europe Localisation Centre SA, based in Poland and Netherlands. Previous employments include Siemens-Nixdorf GmbH and Bull SA.
Currently he is heading e-Government & eBusiness Research in the Decision Support Systems Laboratory of NTUA, planning and coordinating high-level policy making, research and application projects for Governments and Enterprises worldwide.
His scientific and technological interests include e-Government and e-Business Interoperability and Standardization, eParticipation Systems, Government Transformation and Future Internet Services.
He is a contributing member in several eGovernment and eBusiness standardization committees and initiatives, including CEN/ISSS eGov, ETSI/B2B Interoperability Standardisation, INTEROP-VLAB Standardisation Committee, NESSI iGOV Working Group, DEMONET eParticipation Network, European Commission Interoperability Cluster (as an editor of the Enterprise Interoperability Research Roadmap), IDABC/EIF, SEMIC.EU and IFIP WG 8.5 on Public Administration Systems. During the last 20 years he has been involved as a project manager or key executive in more than 50 projects under the ESPRIT, Brite-EUram, FP6-FP7 programmes and National Initiatives in European Union, Asia and the US.
He has published more than 100 papers in scientific books, journals and conferences, and he lectures on eGovernment, eBusiness and Interoperability in the National Technical University of Athens and the University of the Aegean. He is Best Paper Award winner of the eGOV 2008 Conference (DEXA, IFIP) on eGovernment Transformation and HICSS 2009 (IEEE) Best Paper Nominee in eGovernment.