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 Agency. In 2017 he published a Springer-Nature book on Mixed Reality and Gamification which achieved more than 12k downloads in the first 10 months.
Chief Commercial Officer
Paolo is a former Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hedge fund manager, turned technologist, operator and serial entrepreneur, focused on the advancement of medical education technology. He has built businesses harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and experiential technologies like virtual and augmented reality, proving that intelligent machines can help accelerate human learning. He started his business career at Morgan Stanley & Co. in Washington, DC., after which Paolo became the Vice President of Chesapeake Investments, responsible for sell-side derivatives trading in alternative investments, oil & gas, agriculture and international currencies. Since then, he has held several senior roles in various business consultancy and advisory companies. Paolo has co-founded edtech start-ups AugThat, a K12 augmented reality company for improved learning experience, and VersityU, an AI powered healthcare education solutions provider. Now, he operates as ORamaVR’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), and will be assuming the Chief Executive position in Q1 2020. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology from Radford University, and has studied Human Learning & Development at NYU, Steinhardt in New York City. Paolo continues lifelong learning on entrepreneurship and applied neuroscience at Harvard Business School Online, and edX, an education and learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.
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.
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.
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 currently working at ORamaVR as.
UX & Product Manager
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 he is currently working at ORamaVR as a Product Manager and VR User Experience and Level Design.
Lead Developer & Project Coordinator
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.
Running on mass produced, industry standard high-fidelity VR hardware
This was magnificent, it was really like live surgery. It is very easy to use, I would definitely promote it.