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Round Table Discussions

"Cloud Computing - Cyber Security Challenges for the Financial Sector"


Cloud Computing - Cyber Security Challenges for the Financial Sector
Panel Moderator: Dr. Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit, ENISA




BIO: Dr. Evangelos Ouzounis, is the head of ENISA’s Resilience and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) Unit. His unit implements EU Commission’s CIIP action plan, organises the CIIP exercises (e.g. Cyber Europe 2010, Cyber Atlantic 2011, Cyber Europe 2010) and facilitates Member States efforts towards a harmonised implementation of incident reporting scheme (article 13 a of new Telecom Package).



Panel Member
Gerasimos Moschonas, Group Information Security Officer, Alpha Bank




BIO: Gerasimos Moschonas graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Informatics and holds the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia, UK. He has been working in Alpha Bank since 1992. From 1996 he was involved in the implementation of new technologies and the Internet as well as for the external and internal security infrastructures design and implementation. Since May 2005, he holds the title of the Group Information Security Officer with main responsibility to establish, manage and monitor Information Security across Alpha Bank Group. Since November 2012, he is also the Manager of the newly established Information Security Division. He represents Alpha Bank in Hellenic Bank Association committees related to Information Security and Electronic Fraud, while he is an instructor for Information Security in the Hellenic Bank Institute. He is also a member of the Payment Security Support Group of the European Payments Council (EPC) and the ENISA’s Expert Group for Financial Information systems (EGFI). He has been a speaker in several conferences in Greece and abroad and has introduced information security related topics in specialized magazines.



Panel Member
Vassilis Panagiotidis, Director of the Department of payment systems, financial crime combating and physical security, Hellenic Bank Association




BIO: Vasilis Panagiotidis is a graduate of International and European Studies Department of Panteion University where he completed his postgraduate studies in international economic, financial and banking law. He joined the Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) on October 2000. He is director of the department of payment systems, financial crime combating and physical security. He is a regular trainer of the Hellenic Banking Institute (HBI), the training body of the Hellenic Bank Association. He represents the HBAs member-banks in committees and working groups of the European Banking Federation (EBF) and the European Payments Council (EPC).



Panel Member
Antigoni Papanikolaou, Legal & Corporate Affairs Director – Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta




BIO: Antigoni Papanikolaou is the Legal & Corporate Affairs Director for Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta. She received her law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and holds a LL.M from the College of Europe, Belgium, on European Legal Studies. Within the framework of ERASMUS Program, she also attended the LL.M program on EU Law of the University of Leuven, Belgium. Antigoni also did a training with the Commission of European Union, Belgium, and had an internship at the European Court of First Instance, Luxembourg, first at the Cabinet of the Belgian Judge, Prof. Koen Lenaerts and then of the Greek Judge, Mr. Michael Vilaras. Prior to joining Microsoft, Antigoni worked as associate lawyer to “Helen M. Papaconstantinou & Associates”, Athens, and then as in-house legal counsel for “Coca-Cola Hellas SA”, Athens, where, among others, supported the local sponsorship activation and the Torch Relay program of “The Coca-Cola Company” for Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Afterwards, she moved as in-house counsel to “Papastratos CMC SA”, a Philip Morris International Affiliate, Athens, where she was in charge, among others, of the legal support of sales and marketing departments of the company and member of their management teams. At 2012, Antigoni joined “Microsoft Hellas SA”, Athens, as Legal & Corporate Affairs Director for the Greek entity and in her current role supports the Greek, Cypriot and Maltese business units on a wide range of commercial matters with a special emphasis on Cloud Computing, IP licensing, antitrust, privacy and compliance while she is also member of the local Leadership team.



Panel Member
Christos Topakas, Head Group IT Security & Control, Piraeus Bank.




BIO: Christos Topakas has a Masters Degree in Computer Science, he is a member of the Αudit Committee of TIRANA BANK (Albania, subsidiary of Piraeus Bank), member of the Committee for Preventing and Confronting Fraud of the Means and Payment Systems of the Hellenic Bank Association. Also, through the Hellenic Bank Association Mr. Topakas represents Greece in the IT FRAUD Working Group of the European Banking Federation, as well as in the committee of the European ATM Security Team (EAST, Europol/Eurojust). He has also been a member of the BoD of the ISACA Athens Chapter.




"The digital enterprise - challenges and the role of Internal Audit and Information Security"


Panel Moderator
Yannis Tzanos, Group Corporate Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Eurobank




BIO: Ioannis Tzanos is the Group Corporate Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Eurobank Group. He manages the areas of Information & IT Security, Cyber & Emerging Technologies Security, Fraud Detection, Physical Security and Business Continuity in Alternative Sites. He acts as the Bank’s official point of contact/ liaison with Europol, Hellenic Police Authorities and Hellenic National Defense General Staff (ΓΕΕΘΑ). He represents Eurobank at the Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) for Information Security & Electronic Fraud and the Greek Banking Sector, through HBA, at the European Banking Federation (EBF) AML and Financial Crime Committee. Prior to Eurobank he served as the Head of Security Services for Deloitte Greece. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and has been certified with the CISA, CISM and CIA certifications.



Panel Member
Mrs. Efi Katsouli, Partner, Risk Consulting, KPMG Greece




BIO: Efi Katsouli, is a Partner in the Risk Consulting in KPMG Greece, responsible for the IT governance and performance and information risk management services. With over 20 years of experience, she has been involved in a wide range of advisory assignments in the areas of systems implementation, IT project and portfolio management, IT risk management and security and business process improvement.



Panel Member
Mrs. Marisa Melliou, CISA, CIA, CCO, CAML, CRP, CRMA, Group Internal Audit Head at OPAP S.A. Group




BIO: Marisa Melliou, CISA, CIA, CCO, CAML, CRP, CRMA is the Head of Internal Audit at OPAP S.A. group of companies. Her previous roles included being Chief Internal Auditor for the HFSF and Associate Director of Group Internal Audit at NBG Group. In the past she had led the Enterprise Risk & Assurance Services at Deloitte Athens. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in IT and Internal auditing, business consulting, GRC, Security & Privacy. She has served as Board member for ISACA, Athens Chapter, and has been part time lecturer at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the American College of Greece and the Central Bank of Egypt. She has a MSc. in Information Management (University of Sheffield) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Deree, The American College of Greece) both with distinction.



Panel Member
Mr. Sotiris Sirmakezis, General Manager, Group Chief Digital Officer, Eurobank S.A.




BIO: Sotiris Sirmakezis is a General Manager and the Group Chief Digital Officer at Eurobank Group. He supervises Electronic Banking Channels (ATM/APS, web, mobile, phone), Retail Analytics & Multichannel Commercial Campaigning, Digital Marketing, Retail Customer Experience, the Bank-wide Digital Transformation Program as well as Eurobank’s newly established Innovation Management Unit. Prior to Eurobank, Sotiris served 15 years at Piraeus Bank Group, as a Director of Electronic Banking (2000-2011) and General Manager, Retail Banking & Electronic Business (2012-2015). Sotiris is the found of “winbank”, the most successful and innovative family of electronic banking channels and services in Greece and SE Europe. During his time in Piraeus Bank Group, he also served as a Board Member in various subsidiaries of the group as well as in large Greek corporations. Sotiris has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete.