Ioanna Samprakou

Ioanna Samprakou

Biography

Ioanna is the Vice Chair of Hellenic Association of ICT engineers (www.computer-engineers.gr) as well as elected (4 times) Member of the Representatives Board of Greek Technical Chamber (TEE), representing Greek Electronic Engineers. (www.tee.gr). She is involved in shaping up coherent national policies and legal framework in the ICT field, facilitating implementation of a true and meaningful Digital Growth strategy, making Digital Economy of value to the businesses, citizens and Government. She is an ICT Engineer, with MSc degree from University of Patras as well as Professional MBA from ALBA Business School. She is currently Head of International Affairs Dept.for Telecommunications/ICT and Posts at the Ministry of Infrastructures, Transports and Networks (General Secretariat for Telecommunications/ICTand Posts), representing Greece in EU committees related to Digital Economy and Telecommunications, as well as handling issues on Digital Single Market and ICT entrepreneurship, with key role to promoting Greek ICT ecosystem in EU and globally. She is also coordinator of the Pan-european ITU initiative “ITU-AGORA” fostering ICT entrepreneurship, innovation and youth. She also works towards best exploitation of investment tools (such as JEREMIE, Junker package) targeting to support ICT startups’ and SMEs’ evolution, innovation and competitiveness.Previously she was specialized in wireless technologies and mobile communications, having worked as Senior Engineer in ATMEL S.A.