George Papagiannakis

George Papagiannakis

CEO / CTO / Co-founder

15+ years in VR/AR, Computer Graphics innovation in Industry & Academia

George Papagiannakis is a computer scientist specialized in computer graphics and virtual-augmented reality. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2006, his M.Sc. (Hons) in Advanced Computing at the University of Bristol in UK and his B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering, at the University of Manchester, UK.  He is Associate Professor of Computer Graphics at the Computer Science department of the University of Crete, Greece and Affiliated  Research Fellow at the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory in the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Heraklion, Greece where he leads the CG Group. He has also been employed as lead computer graphics programmer in the industrial computer graphics simulation and 3D gaming sector in UK and Switzerland. In 2011 he has been awarded with a Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development from the European Commission’s Research Executive AgencyIn 2017 he published a Springer-Nature book on Mixed Reality and Gamification which achieved more than 12k downloads in the first 10 months.

Eleftherios Tsiridis, MD, PhD

Eleftherios Tsiridis, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer / VP Sales / Co-founder

Professor of Orthopedics Surgery and Secretary General of the European Hip Society, Founder & CEO ICAROS Arthroplasty Center

Professor Tsiridis is the Secretary General of the European Hip Society, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Adult Joint Reconstruction at PGH Orthopaedic Department of Aristotle University (AUTh) Medical School in Thessaloniki, Hellas. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK; Fellow of the Royal (FRCS) and the American (FACS) College of Surgeons. He hold a PhD from the King’s College London UK; and an MD cum laude from the Athens University Medical School, Hellas. He completed his residency in London, fellowship trained in Boston Medical Centre, USA and Exeter, UK; sabbatical trained at Harvard Children’s Hospital and practiced as Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Leeds University Hospitals. He has published 170 papers (7,000 citations; h:39), several book chapters and he lectures regularly around the world. He is the editor of the “Adult Hip: Master Case Series & Techniques” by Springer 2018 and the president of the “MasterClass in Arthroplasty Conference” in Europe. He has received the  “Rothman-Ranawat”, “Latta” and “Onassis” Fellowships and he is high volume arthroplasty surgeon. Entrepreneur in medicine has founded the C.O.RE (Center for Orthopaedic Research), the ART (Arthroplasty Registry Thessaloniki) and the Private Arthroplasty Center ICAROS.Ltd.

Panos Trahanias

Panos Trahanias

Co-founder

20+ years in AR, Computer Vision, Robotics and Innovation, Academia

Panos Trahanias is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1988. Since 1993 he is with the University of Crete and ICS-FORTH. Currently, he is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, and the Head of the Computational Vision & Robotics Laboratory at ICS-FORTH where he is engaged in and supervises research and R & D projects in brain-based modeling, human-robot interaction, robot navigation, remote-access robotic systems and augmented reality applications. He has published over 100 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings and has contributed in two books.

Chris Tsangos

Chris Tsangos

Board Member

20+ years in General Management, Product Development, Innovation, Strategy

Chris Tsangos is one of the key originators of the Hellenic innovation ecosystem, establishing the Athens Innovation Centre with Bill Gates and developing the first national innovation competitions. Serving as Chairman of Youth Entrepreneurship/Junior Achievement and Member of the Innovation Committee of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, Chris has been also active in growing entrepreneurial culture in the educational system. During his international career in the high tech sector, Chris served as President & CEO of Microsoft Greece and Regional Marketing Officer for Online Consumers in Central & Eastern Europe where he excelled as a member of the Platinum Club of Microsoft Corporation. Previously, he was the GM of Intel Greece, BU Director for Intel EMEA HQ and Marketing Director for Madge Networks EMEA honoured by the HMS Royal Award for Exports and Queen Elizabeth II. During his early engineering career he assumed an advisory role for European Union and developed electronic innovations for Airbus and Jaguar.

Efstathios Kenanidis, MD, PhD

Efstathios Kenanidis, MD, PhD

VP Medical Education

15+ years experience in Medical Education, Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery

Dr. Efstathios Kenanidis graduated MD ‘Cum Laude’ from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th) Medical School. He was specialised in Orthopaedics between 2005-2013 and he was awarded the certificate of completion of specialty training (CCST) in 2013. Kenanidis holds a PhD (2012) and an MSc in (2005) both from the A.U.Th Medical School. He is the main author of 35 full papers in high impact medical journals (PubMed) attracting 382 citations and an h-factor of 9 and i10 index of 8. He has contributed 52 chapters in various Orthopaedic textbooks. He is the head of Clinical Trials Section of the CORE (Center of Orthopaedic Research) at CIRI-KEDEK-AUTh (Center of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation, Aristotle University Thessaloniki). Since 2015 is associate surgeon of the International Center for Arthroplasty and Revision Orthopaedic Surgery (ICAROS). Since 2016 he is VP of Medical Education in ORamaVR.

Nikos Lydatakis

Nikos Lydatakis

Lead Developer – Platform Architecture

Nikos Lydatakis graduated from Computer Science department, University of Crete. He started as a research fellow at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, on Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory. He works in the fields of VR from 2015. He is working at ORamaVR as Lead Platform Architect from 2016.

Steve Kateros

Steve Kateros

Lead Developer – VR UX & Level Design

Steve Kateros has obtained his bachelor degree at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. A skilled C++, C# developer mostly focused in Game and Graphics Development and with a lot of interest in VR applications. A two year undergrad researcher at ICS-FORTH and from 2016 he is working at ORamaVR as a lead developer regarding VR User Experience and Level Design.

Stelios Georgiou

Stelios Georgiou

Core VR Engine Development

Stelios Georgiou started as a research fellow at Foundation of Research Technology-Hellas, Institute of Computer Science. Primary point of interest was to integrate current VR Hardware and Software to custom engines and providing various optimizations for handling 3D space movement and tracking orientation. Also experienced in creating plugins providing controls for VR Hardware. From 2016, he started working at ORamaVR with focus on creating and maintaining a VR optimized platform.

Paul Zikas

Paul Zikas

Character Gamification and Rapid Prototyping

Paul Zikas is a software engineer with experience in AR and VR applications. He worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory at FORTH studying Serious Games and Storytelling in Mixed Reality while participating in EU programs and international conferences. As an enthusiast in Computer Graphics and Game Programming, he designed various Mixed Reality applications for educational and entertainment purposes in mobile and desktop platforms. He earned his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Crete specializing in computer graphics.