Ioannis has vast industry and research exposure over 35 years under a unique mix of academic research, industrial, and DOE lab R&D experience in security. Ioannis has worked both in the private and public sectors with European, Middle East and Chinese companies. He has many years of experience in IT and IT security. He has also experience performing penetration and vulnerability tests, computer forensics, and social engineering tests. He is currently full-time Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology University. His current research concerns telecommunication security systems and networks, post-quantum computing, cryptography, computer and mobile forensics, blockchain, AI, machine learning, Big Data and Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT). He is also a member of DSOA-Dubai Innovation Advisory Board and DTEC accelerator as a mentor. From 2010 to 2020, Ioannis was a Regional Digital Transformation Technologist- Practice Manager at Orange Business Services in Dubai.
As an avid learner, he also possesses executive certificates from Oxford Said Business School (Blockchain Strategy), MIT (Tackling the challenge of Big Data) and from Columbia Business School (Driving Strategic Impact Program). Moreover, he is the author of a plethora of journal papers and book chapters; a member of IEEE since 1997, ISACA and he is serving as a reviewer in several engineering journals, and conferences. He also holds numerous industry certifications including the EC-Council CEHv9, CBH, ISO27002, CISCO/CCNA Data Center, PRINCE2, COBIT 5.0, IBM Certified Infrastructure Cloud Solution and IBM Cloud Computing Architecture, ITIL, TOGAF 9, and Scrum Master.
Ioannis holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Sunderland, UK, a master’s degree in Telematics Management from University of Danube Krems, Austria, and bachelor’s degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy.