Dr Kristina Livitckaia is a postdoctoral researcher & R&D manager at the Information Technologies Institute/Centre for Research and Technologies Hellas (CERTH/ITI). Dr Livitckaia earned her PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MSc in Computer Science (eHealth), Norway, MSc in Economics, and is certified as a Project Manager (Prince2). Kristina has experience working in academia, industry, and R&D facilities in several European countries for the past ten years, from project and product management to the execution of scientific work. Her research interests involve a multidisciplinary blend of emerging technologies (i.e. IoT, DLT, AI/ML) applied to emerging domains, including healthcare, safety, and social innovation.
Giovanni is currently Research Director at Ideas for Change. Giovanni has been Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Management Information Systems at the School of Business, National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). Giovanni has achieved a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Engineering, both at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He earned a PhD in Information Systems at NUIM under the “Enterprise Partnership Scheme” in 2016, co-funded by Intel Corp. Since then, Giovanni has worked on digital transformation strategies and IT Governance across several city councils in Ireland and internationally as well as in multiple EU-projects. So far, he has published more than thirty peer reviewed academic papers. His research domains cover the area of Smart Cities, Urban IT Governance, Data governance, Citizen Science, Design Science, Autonomous Vehicles, and Open Data.