Isidoros A. Passas
Isidoros A. 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 has completed a 40h intensive course on project management (PMI International).
He is an associated researcher to Urban and Regional Innovation Research (URENIO), in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2001. He is also associated senior software engineer and developer to the Management of Technology Research Lab of University of Western Macedonia since 2007 and an external I.T expert to United Nations World Tourism Office (UN.W.T.O.) since 2014. He collaborates with different private companies as an associate E.C. funded project manager and software analyst, design and developer. He has been participating in the implementation of the numerous E.C. funded projects.
His scientific interests involve the use of information and communication technologies for the knowledge enhancement and the competitiveness of SMEs, and their strategic intelligence. His core research fields are strategic intelligence, open knowledge diffusion, data mining and data visualization for regions and enterprises and impact assessment.
Since 2013 he is an active volunteer member of the Open Knowledge foundation chapter in Greece. His main activities are data analysis, data mining and data visualisation. He has been one of the core writers of the “2014 Open Data Census report for the Greek Cities” report conducted by OKF Greece.