Who we are

Open Knowledge Foundation

Andreas Veglis

School of Data Greece Coordinator

Is Head of the Media Informatics Lab and Professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received his BSc in Physics, MSc in Electronics and Communications, and PhD in Computer Science from Aristotle University. From November of 2010 until February of 2015 he was Head of the postgraduate program of the Department of Journalism and Mass Media Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In March of 2012 he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Department of Journalism Mass Media Communication. His research interests include information technology in journalism, new media, course support environments, data journalism, open data and distance learning. He is the author or co-author of 12 books, he has published 58 papers on scientific journals and he has presented 86 papers in international and national Conferences. Professor Veglis has been involved in 25 national and international research projects. Proudly he is the School of Data Greece Coordinator.

Bratsas Charalampos

Open knowledge Greece CEO

Is teaching in the School of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, founder and President of the Greek Chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation and coordinator of Greek DBPedia. He teaches in the Departments of Mathematics, Journalism, Biology and Geology and on the Inter-Faculty Master Program on Complex Systems and Networks in AUTH. He has extensive experience in Semantic Web with a focus on Linked Open Data Internationalization, Ontology engineering and applications of Statistical Knowledge to Neuroinformatics and Social Semantic Web. He has been involved in more than twenty EU research projects. He is the author of two theses, eight chapters in books, fourteen articles in journals, and more than forty of his articles have been published in International conference proceedings. He has served as a programme committee member for more than fifteen conferences and acted as a reviewer for international

Isidoros Passas

Isidoros Passas

Holds a Bachelor of Engineering on Computer Systems from the School of Engineering of University of Sussex in U.K, and a Post Graduate diploma on Business Administration from the Univ. of Sheffield in U.K. He is performing research in Urban and Regional Innovation Research Unit (URENIO), in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2001. Since 2013 is an active volunteer member of the Open Knowledge chapter in Greece. He has been one of the core writers of the “2014 Open Data Census report for the Greek Cities” report conducted by OK Greece. His main activities are data analysis, data mining and data visualisation.