Spiros SirmakessisProfessor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering, University of Peloponnese
Spiros Sirmakessis is a Computer and Informatics Engineer. He received his diploma in 1992 from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department in the University of Patras (Greece) and his PhD from the same department in 1997. He was elected as Assistant Professor in TEI of Messolonghi in 2013 but now he is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the University of Peloponnese in Patras (Greece). He has a significant administrative experience from all levels of Higher Education Institutes (HEI) since he has been elected Head of Department (in two departments), Member of the Administrative Committee (in two HEIs), Member of the Board (in one research institute) and Vice Dean for Research and Development (in one HEI). He is now the Director of the eBusiness and User Experience Laboratory in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the University of Peloponnese and Member of the Board in Computer Technology Institute and Press Diophantus. He has been working with European and national funds since 1997 as a member or coordinator of several R&D Projects. With published research work in the area of mining, business intelligence, information systems and user experience design, he is working in the technology transfer process from Academia to Industry and as a entrepreneurship mentor for young students. He supports the transition to Industry 4.0 initiative in the private sector and the digitization transformation of public organisations.