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08:30 - 08:45

Registration and coffee

08:45 - 09:00

Opening remarks

Personalization vs Privacy - where do we draw the line? Panagiotis Droukas, ISACA Athens Chapter President


Hot topics for Internal Audit 2018 by 6 large European IIAs - Vera Marmalidou, Chairman IIA Greece

Conference Chairman: Prof. Constantinos Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus - Department of Digital Systems Head and Board Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority


09:00 - 09:20

Security and Privacy Considerations in Digital Transformation Initiatives

Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, Group Director of Information Security, INTRALOT, ISACA Past Chairman

Track I - Data Privacy

09:20 - 10:00

ISACA Privacy Principles and Program Management Guide Overview

Yves Le Roux, ISACA Privacy Guidance Task Force Chair


10:00 - 10:20

GDPR Compliance: Connecting the dots between what you have to do and why you have to do it!

Mina Zoulovits, Digital Transformation and Privacy Law Expert, Member of the Multistakeholder Expert Group of the EE for the monitoring of the implementation of the GDPR (ECommerce Europe Team).


 10:20 - 11.00

Counting down to GDPR - Setting priorities now

Michalis Samiotakis, CISM, CISSP, ITIL, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, PwC, VP of the Board of Directors of ISACA Athens Chapter


11:00 - 11:20

Coffee Break & Networking
11:20 - 12:00

Round table discussion on Data Privacy

Moderator: Dr. Prokopios Drogkaris, Officer in Network and Information Security European Union Agency for Network & Information Security (ENISA)

Participants: Yves Le Roux, Mina Zoulovits, Michalis Samiotakis (PwC), Andrea Simandi (Microsoft)


 12:00 - 12:30

Hot topics under the GDPR - how can technology help?

Andrea Simandi, Senior Attorney, European Legal Central Team, Microsoft


 12:30 - 13:00

The Science of Success

Elina Giahali, NLP Life & Business Coach


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break & Networking

 Track II - Secure and Enable Digital Transformation

14:00 - 14:30

ISACA Keynote Presentation: Secure and Enable Digital Transformation

Bruno Horta Soares, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, ISACA Lisbon Chapter, Executive Senior Advisor IDC Portugal


14:30 - 15:00

Digital transformation in Insurance

Xenophon Liapakis, General Manager CIO & Services, Interamerican


15:00 - 15:30

Privacy, Security, Cybersecurity … challenges for the auditor

Argyro Chatzopoulou, CISA,HISP,ISEB BCMP,CCSK,PRINCEII(P),CSX(F), Corporate Governance Manager, TUV Austria Hellas


15:30 - 15:45

Big data and compliance needs: Panacea or Paralysis?’

George Triantafillos, Head of Platform Integration (Leading Business CIO), Nordea


15:45 - 16:00

Coffee Break & networking

16:00 - 16:40

Round table discussion on Securing Digital Transformation

Moderator: Bruno Horta Soares

Participants: Xenofon Liapakis (Interamerican), George Triantafillos (Nordea), Argyro Chatzopoulou (Tuv Austria), George Mallikourtis (Alpha Bank), DPO Opap



Conference summary and closing by the conference chairman

Prof. Constantinos Lambrinoudakis


Conference Chairman

Professor Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus - Department of Digital Systems Head and Board Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

Dr. Costas Lambrinoudakis holds a B.Sc. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Salford (1985), an M.Sc. (Control Systems) from the University of London (Imperial College -1986), and a Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College - 1991). Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece. From 1998 until 2009 he has held teaching position with the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Greece. For the period 2012-2015 he was a member of the board of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy, while from 2016 he serves on the board of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

Finally from 2015 he is Head of the Department of Digital Systems and Director of the Systems Security Lab. His current research interests are in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security and of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. For many years he is working on issues related to the protection of personal data and the compliance of information systems to the National and European Legislation. He is an author of more than 100 scientific publications in refereed international journals, books and conferences, most of them on ICT security and privacy protection issues.

Keynote Speakers

Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, Group Director of Information Security, INTRALOT, ISACA Past Chairman.

Christos Dimitriadis is group director of Information Security for INTRALOT (Greece), Past Chair, ISACA. He has built INTRALOT’s Global Information Security operations and is now responsible for the alignment of the Group’s security strategy with the business needs and the oversight of its execution. In addition to leading information security, information compliance and intellectual property protection at INTRALOT Group, Dimitriadis has designed INTRALOT’s innovation program in 2013 and is heading the office of the CTO, managing business transformation projects since 2015. He has been working in the area of information security for 16 years, he holds two patents in fraud prevention and game design and has authored more than 150 publications.

He has received innovation awards from the European Lotteries Association, and the John W. Lainhart IV award for major contributions to ISACA’s common body of knowledge. He has also received the ISACA Presidents Award for Illustrious Service in 2014. He has served ISACA as a Director for four terms, chaired the Knowledge Board, the External Relations Committee, the COBIT for Security Task Force, and has been a member of the Relations Board, Academic Relations Committee, Journal Editorial Committee and Business Model for Information Security Workgroup. Dimitriadis has also served as a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) for 2012-2015. He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Information Security. 

Yves Le Roux, CISM CISSP, ISACA Privacy Guidance Task Force Chair.

After his graduation from Paris University in 1970, Yves LE ROUX worked in the Rothschild Group where, among others tasks, he was in charge of the network security and other security related issues. In 1981, he joined the French Ministry of Industry where he was in charge of the Open Systems Standardization programs.

In 1986, he took the position of European Information Security Manager at Digital Equipment. Then, he joined the security research and development team. In 1999, he went to Entrust Technologies, PKI software editor. In 2003, Yves joined Computer Associates Int. as a Technology Strategist. In April 2017, he retires from CA Technologies. He has co-authored three books on security. He is a lecturer at ISEP (Paris Graduate Engineering School) and spoke in many conferences (e.g., EUROCACS/ISRM 2015, SEMAFOR 2015 , (ISC)² EMEA Congress 2015, (ISC)² Benelux, DACH and Dubai SecureSummits 2017). 


Argyro Chatzopoulou, CISA, HISP, CCSK, ISEB BCM, CSA STAR Auditor, PRINCE2 Practitioner, CSX (F)

Ms Chatzopoulou has graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where she participated in projects, at both under- and post- graduate level, of molecular modeling of materials using computer programs. Holds two Master’s Degrees the first one in Physics of Materials and the second in Informatics with specialization on Evaluation of Security in Cloud Computing. During her professional carrier she has been employed by some IT oriented companies as IT professional – member of the IT Dept., as Network Responsible, as Security officer and others. Apart from the above, since 2001 she has been an Instructor of various IT related courses.

From 2004 till today, she has been a member of the International Certification Body TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS, subsidiary of the TUV AUSTRIA group. She is an active Senior auditor for Management Audits in the fields of Information Security, IT Service Management, Business Continuity, Quality and Quality in Education and an instructor in various specialized topics.

Mina Zoulovits, Digital Transformation and Privacy Law Expert, Member of the Multistakeholder Expert Group of the EE for the monitoring of the implementation of the GDPR (ECommerce Europe Team).

Mina is an expert with vast experience in consulting on legal issues related to Digital Transformation of private companies, as well as the public sector and deals with complex strategic legal matters for a series of clients from diverse market fields like cosmetics, tobacco, fashion industry, petroleum, transportation, electric equipments, Platforms, Applications, Physical Archiving etc. She has vast expertise in the area of data protection and privacy law for more than 15 years ranging from compliance assessments, strategic decision making, implementation of procedures, drafting of key legal documents (Notifications to DPAs, privacy notices to data subjects, consent forms, data processing agreements, data transfer agreements, BCRs, standard contractual clauses, Privacy Policies, Employees Privacy Data Policies etc) to incident handling as well as representing clients in hearings before the local DPA.

At the same time, Mina has consulted the local government on e-government related issues that include complicated issues of security, privacy, digital signature and dematerialization of administration documents. She was a member in the law making committees for the implementation of Directives 2011/83/EU and 2013/11/EU as well as in the drafting of the Consumer Code for Distance Sales and the amendment of law 2251/1994 on consumer protection. She has also participated in many EU funded legal projects that include the assessment of the implementation of diverse EU Directives, the drafting of road maps for future actions and the proposal for amendments to the Commission. Among other key legal issues, those projects inlcluded analytical work on data protection requirements both from a market and from a governance related perspective.

Mina is also a frequent evaluator and reviewer of Horizon 2020 and CEF Telecom Projects as well as member of stakeholders groups of the Commission.

Michalis Samiotakis, CISM, CISSP, ITIL, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting, PwC, VP of the Board of Directors of ISACA Athens Chapter

Michalis is a Senior Manager at PwC Greece's Technology Consulting team and has more than 13 years of IT related experience providing consulting services in the fields of "CyberSecurity & Data Privacy", "Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance" and "Technology Strategy & Transformation", helping clients to gain value from their investments in IT, reduce risk and enhance operations.   He has worked with a wide range of major companies and within highly regulated environments, leading the firm’s largest and most complex CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Projects.

He is also the current Vice-President and immediate Past President of the Board of Directors (BoD) of ISACA Athens Chapter. Michalis holds an MSc in “Information Security & Computer Crime” from University of Glamorgan, an MSc in “Management of Business, Innovation & Technology (MBIT)” from Athens Information Technology (AIT) as well as a BSc in Software Engineering from University of Glamorgan. He also holds the CISM, CISSP and ITIL certifications. He is also Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and COBIT5 accredited Trainer.

Bruno Horta Soares, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, ISACA Lisbon Chapter,  Executive Senior Advisor IDC Portugal.

Bruno has a 5 years degree in Management and Computer Science and more than 15 years of Information Systems professional services experience, particularly in areas related with Governance, Risk, Control, Audit, Information Security & Privacy and Digital Transformation. Started his career at Deloitte Consulting, worked for Information Risk Management area at KPMG and for Enterprise Risk Services area at Deloitte Portugal. In 2012 he found GOVaaS - Governance Advisors as-a-service, where he is currently Senior Advisor, and since then devoted enthusiastically to advising, teaching and training professional and Organizations in Portugal, Angola, Brazil and Mozambique.

Currently actively collaborates with an ecosystem of local and international partners, particularly IDC Portugal where since 2015 he is IT Executive Senior Advisor for Digital Transformation, Governance, Strategy and Security. He’s advisor and visiting professor at different business and engineering universities in Portugal, Angola and Brasil, founding President of the ISACA Lisbon Chapter, member of several professional associations and keynote speaker at various conferences and seminars.

Xenofon Liapakis, General Manager, CIO & Services of Interamerican Group, Chairman of Hellenic CIO Forum.

Mr. Liapakis graduated from University of Patras with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics. He is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras and his main areas of interests include Business Intelligence, Big data, Project management, Lean methodologies and Business operational excellence etc. For 18 years worked as IT Manager of the Phoenix Metrolife Commercial insurance company.

Since April 2008, Mr. Liapakis is the CIO of the Interamerican Group, which is the largest private insurance company in Greece and is part of the Dutch Achmea Group - one of the largest insurance groups in Europe. The following departments are under his responsibility: IT, Client Services, Project Management Office, Policy Administration. Mr. Liapakis is a member of the Executive Board of Interamerican, member of the Achmea’s IT Policy Board of all subsidiaries in Europe and member of the IT Committee of the Association of Insurance Companies of Greece. At the same time, he is serving as the Chairman of the Hellenic CIO forum and he is board member of EUROCIO Association.

Vera Marmalidou, CIA, CRMA, Deputy Director, NBG Group Internal Audit, Chairman IIA Greece, BoD member, European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA), Banking Committee member ECIIA

Verra Marmalidou has extensive experience in Internal Audit. Her areas of expertise also include IA methodology, COSO ERM & Internal Control Integrated framework implementation, Internal Quality assessments, KPIs, many audit activities reviews, RCSAs (Risk & Control Self Assessments) and Auditors’ professional development. She supports all IAUs at the NBG Group in many countries. She is responsible for the EGRC audit toοl (Thomson Reuters).

She is also broadly experienced in investment products both sales and consulting since she had been head of the Private Banking sector at NBG Securities for 8 years.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and MSC in Finance and Banking. She is Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), she holds Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Derivatives as well as Investment Consultant Certificates.

George Triantafillos, Head of Platform Integration (Leading Business CIO), Nordea

George has more than 15 years’ experience of providing solutions in the banking industry. He joined Nordea in 2006 and has been associated with key transformations and regulatory programmes within the accounting and financial reporting process, performance management and risk management domains by holding different leadership roles. He has experience of working in several data platforms while interacting with a number of technology and consulting partners. He has also experience in managing multi-location and multi-shore teams.

Currently, he is a Leading Business CIO on Platform Integration within Banking Technology, with a key mission integrating the new banking platforms to a common data platform. Prior to Nordea he was serving mostly the financial services industry providing solutions expertise in consulting and presales roles.  George is holding M.Sc. In Computer Science from University of Essex and has been recently completed the CIO Academy in Said Business School of University of Oxford. George enjoys dialogues and discussions on enterprise and data architecture as well as delivery and operating models supporting relevant solutions.

Andrea Simandi, Senior Attorney, European Legal Central Team, Microsoft

Andrea is a senior attorney in the European Legal Central Team of Microsoft, supporting various data protection issues, most importantly GDPR compliance. Prior to this role, she was the general counsel of Microsoft Hungary for 5 years supporting all business areas, with a strong focus on cloud and privacy, cloud deal support and regulatory compliance.

Before joining Microsoft, Andrea worked for international law firms Linklaters (in Budapest and London) and headed Bird & Bird’s Hungarian office. She studied at T.M.C. Asser Instituut in the Hague and at Central European University, and holds an LL.M in international business transactions and EU law, as well as an IP expert decree.

George Mallikourtis, CISA, CISM, CIPM, DPO EXECUTIVE, Assistant Manager of Information Security Division, Alpha Bank

With over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Security, IT Audit, Information  Privacy and IT applications, due to the respective duties in Alpha Bank Group (Greece, UK, Cyprus and Balkan countries), George Mallikourtis is, since February 2013, the Assistant Manager of Information Security Division at Alpha Bank. The areas of his expertise, inter alia, include corporate security and privacy strategies, with a strong focus on cybersecurity defense measures, risk driven controls, awareness programs, regulatory framework and international standards (e.g. ISO/IEC 27001, PCI DSS) compliance, as well as internal audit (IT audit expertise), corporate governance, assurance and privacy disciplines. He has been working for Alpha Bank since 1993, starting in IT Division as a programmer and analyst.

From January 2000 to February 2013, he worked as IS Auditor - Project Manager with main objective to supervise, review and conduct IT audit activities both in Greece and the international network of Alpha Bank Group. He graduated from University of Crete (Heraklion), Department of “Computer Science” and holds the degree of “M.B.A. in Telecoms” from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Additionally, he holds the professional qualifications CISA and CISM by ISACA, CIPM by IAPP, and DPO Executive by TÜV Austria Hellas.

Elina Giachali, NLP Life & Business Coach

Elina Giachali, featuring among the 20 world entrepreneurs in the book Your Path to Business Success by H. Fox, is a coach, speaker, writer and entrepreneur who believes that positive change is a raw talent we all have. All it needs is for this talent to be turned into a skill. She has been teaching and training people for more than 15 years. She has been coaching them towards their own path to life and business success, for more than 7.

She has a coaching experience of more than 1,500 hours. She has motivated crowds of more than 500 people.  She is highly interested in decoding the human brain as a means of motivating people to unstuck from their own stuckness. She uses an eclectic method of work, combining her deep knowledge from various fields. From neuroscience, marketing and life coaching, to more subtle ideas like NLP, Ancient Greek Philosophy and spirituality.