The kick- off meeting of GRNET new board of Directors appointed by the Minister of State and Digital Governance, marks the launch of a new era for the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology S.A., former “Greek Research and Technology Network”. The new chairman of the board is Prof. Stefanos Kollias, Division of Computer Science, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. GRNET will continue its twenty-plus years successful path, developing the most advanced networking, cloud computing and IT infrastructures and services.
“With creativity, vision and team work spirit, we will develop systems and digital services which integrate modern technologies of big data, artificial intelligence and learning, in order to meet contemporary challenges, especially those arising from the new GRNET role under the auspices Ministry of Digital Governance” said Prof. Stefanos Kollias, in his address to GRNET staff, during the handover of chair by outgoing Chairman, Prof. Panayiotis Tsanakas, NTUA, who successfully served three terms in office.
Aristides Sotiropoulos was appointed as the GRNET’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), during the Board of Directors first meeting. The composition of the new GRNET Board is as follows:
- Chairman: Stefanos Kollias, Professor, National Technical University of Athens
- Chief Executive Officer: Aristidis Sotiropoulos, GRNET – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology
- Deputy Chairman: Athanassios Kakarountas, Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly
- Theoni Alabasi, Lawyer
- Athena Vakali, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Konstantinos Alketas Ugrinis, Professor, Technical University of Crete
- Katerina Pramatari, Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
- Constantinos Tzamaloukas, National Technical University of Athens
- Evangelia Athanasaki, GRNET – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology
GRNET offers an integrated environment of digital technologies and cutting-edge services, serving hundreds of thousands of users in the fields of Research, Education, Health and Culture on a daily basis. In addition, through international collaborations, and the coordination of European projects, it creates opportunities for the development and exploitation of know-how, and contributes significantly to the development of Research and Science in Greece and abroad.
GRNET business activity is evolving. It holds a key role as coordinator of all e-infrastructures for Education and Research. Furthermore, GRNET acts in an advisory capacity to the Ministry of Digital Governance in designing advanced information systems and infrastructures, contributing in an decisive manner to the country’s digital transformation by providing technological studies and analysis, tailor made solutions and specialized knowhow. Moreover, it provides scientific and advisory support to other Ministries, Authorities, Organizations, Agencies of the Public or Private Sectors well.
About GRNET – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology S.A.
GRNET – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology, is the national network, cloud computing and IT eInfrastructure and services provider. It supports hundreds of thousands of users in the key areas of Research, Education, Health and Culture.
GRNET provides an integrated environment of cutting-edge technologies including a nation-wide fiber optic network, large scale data centers, High-performance computing system, as well as Internet, cloud computing, high-performance computing, authentication and authorization services, security services and audio, voice and video services.
GRNET scientific and advisory role addresses the areas of information technology, digital technologies, communications, e-government, new technologies and their applications, research and development, education, as well as the promotion of Digital Transformation.
Through national and international projects it creates opportunities for know-how development and exploitation, and ensures access to international research and educational eInfrastructures and services, for users worldwide to benefit from Information and Communication Technologies. Thus, it contributes in a decisive manner, to the development of Research and Science in Greece and abroad.