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Michalis Vafopoulos

Data Science Advisor

Michalis is a leading expert in data science and collaborates as a Data Openness and Management Advisor in Evolution Ltd projects. He is a researcher at the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of the Greek National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos»  (SKEL).


He has contributed to YourDataStories and BigDataEurope H2020 projects and the Open Journalism project (funded by Google’s DNI), European Commission and Eurostat/G6 Data projects. He has been the lead (National) researcher in the Web Index, Open Data Barometer and International Budget Partnership projects.


In 2010, initiated which interconnects and analyses more than 1.5 trillion euros of detailed global public expenditure. In 2015 he was elected to the Board the Open Technologies Alliance, director of Open Data Institute – Athens node and MyData Hub Greece, and in 2019 to the BoD of the Hellenic Land Registry in charge of digital transformation and data issues.


He is the founder and the CEO of the award‐winning startup Linked Business that provides market intelligence solutions such as B2B sales leads and KYC, based on open data and AI. 

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