Charalampos Mavrikas holds an Electrical & Computer Engineering diploma from the University of Patras, Greece (1994) and an MSc degree in Engineering & Physical Science in Medicine from Imperial College, London (1995). He carries a long professional experience in IT and Telecommunications, both in management and engineering positions. He started his career as an IT consultant in Accenture (1998). From 2001 until 2011 he worked in Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications as a Manager of the Value Added Services implementation group. Since 2011, he has undertaken consulting positions in the area of cloud computing in Intracom Telecom and the Greek Research & Technology Network and in 2015 he joined the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”.