Dr. Ioannis Markopoulos (male) holds a PhD in Telecommunications from the National Technical University of Athens, Electrical Engineering Department. He is a National Technical University of Athens, Electrical Department Graduate and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Since 2007, he is also PMP certified. He has been working and leading numerous European and Domestic R&D projects in the domain of broadband telecommunications, value added services, management, etc.
Forthnet is one of the largest alternative fixed operator that provides broadband and pay TV services in Greece with more than 1 Million subscriptions. Forthnet is active in the fields of telecommunications and PayTV and is listed in the main market of the Athens Stock Exchange since 2000. Using state‐of‐the‐art technologies and fully exploiting its knowhow, Forthnet offers a set of individual or bundled fixed telephony, broadband internet and TV‐content services (primarily DTH and recently OTT), to customers, enterprises and Public Bodies throughout Greece. Forthnet established its Innovation department in the Science & Technology Park of Crete having more than 15 years of experience in European projects, either as a coordinator or a contractor. The main interests of the department include OTT services and User Experience, Trust Enhancement, Connected Home Platforms, Internet of Things, Big Data Analysis, Broadband communications, Next‐Generation networks and E‐Content