Yiannis Kotsis-Giannarakis is an entrepreneur, active in electronic publishing and digital content, as founder and CEO of IT and Electronic Publishing companies since 1985.
Currently he serves as Coordinator of Innovation Initiatives at GRnet. For the past nine years he served as General Manager of ΣΕΚΕΕ – HAMAC. He was one of the founding members of the Greek leading internet portal www.in.gr where he acted as Managing Director for the first five years, from conception till its establishment as a major media factor. Among others he was Director of the Greek edition of National Geographic books and videos, newspaper columnist and editor of various electronic and paper publications.
Born 1959 in Alexandria, he studied Biology in Athens, never finished his PhD in Bioinformatics, and spends some weekends hiking, and mountain-top communicating with very low power in radio-waves.