Dr. Panagiotis Kikiras is Head of Unit Technology and Innovation at the Research Technology and Innovation Directorate at the European Defence Agency (EDA). He has more than 20 years of experience in computer and network engineering with strong emphasis in IoT, wireless sensors architectures and analytics, embedded systems, wearables, cyber defence, security and privacy and in mission critical C4ISR systems.
Prior to EDA, Panagiotis hold a number of leading positons in industry, governmental agencies and in academia. From his tenure in governmental agencies he gained significant expertise in managing complex European and National projects in the areas of homeland security and defense and in the design, development and management of large scale sensor based mission critical IT Systems. In European Defence Agency he was responsible for the development of the Agency’s innovation network which recently led to the creation of the European Defence Innovation Hub (HEDI). In Academia he is Adj. Assoc. Professor at the department of Computer Science of the Univ. of Thessaly in Greece, where he created, and was the Technical Director, of the Wireless Sensor Sensing Laboratory. In industry he hold a leading management position at a research center of a leading innovative multinational company with track record of creating value both to customers, by delivering turnkey innovative solutions, and to research excellence by managing a research team which created new intellectual property and scientific knowledge in terms of patents and scientific publications.
Panagiotis has published more than 70 papers in scientific peer-reviewed journals and conferences in the areas of AI, IoT architectures and analytics, cyber defence, security and privacy and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
He is a graduate of the Hellenic Army Military Academy and holds an MSc in Management and Economics of Communication Networks from the Univ. of Athens and an MSc and PHD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.
Intervention 30/05/2023, RISE-SD 2023 Plenary session, 09.00-12.00, Delphi Amphitheater
“Defence and Dual Use technology Research in Eueopean Defence Agency”