The European Digital Innovation Hub for Digital Governance GR digiGOV-innoHUB in collaboration with the International Hellenic University is launching a series of educational programs titled:

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence”.

The activities are designed for professionals in both the private and public sectors who are keen to learn about advanced technologies and their application in driving digital transformation within their organizations. The primary objective is to provide insights into the latest trends in data analysis, along with hands-on training and usage of selected tools in real-world scenarios.

The first activity will feature experts from the European Commission, academia, and industry. They will explore recent advancements in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and their impact on modern organizations, covering both technical and business perspectives. This session will also include demonstrations of how artificial intelligence can facilitate digital transformation, using specific tools in real-world scenarios. The following activity, which will be announced shortly, will focus on practical training on selected tools, enabling participants to develop skills in designing and implementing data analytics in real-world scenarios. The series of activities will culminate with a third and final activity, where groups will be formed to work on real problems and data and present the conclusions and results of their work in an experience sharing workshop.

Key highlights of the initial session scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2023, are as follows:

  • Overview of the objectives and initiatives of the GR digiGOV-innoHUB innovation hub.
  • Review of data analysis-related activities by EU General Directorates and institutions.
  • Insights into Data Science applications in both private and public sectors, presented by the Account Manager of the KNIME open-source data analysis platform.
  • Case studies and practical applications of real data, led by the DORG team.

At the end of the action, the participants will be informed about upcoming sessions focusing on digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

Detailed programme of the 1st action:

9:30 – 10:00Welcoming
10:00 – 10:15 (15 minutes)Presentation of Educational Program Objectives Ioannis Magnisalis, International Hellenic University, Scientific Project Manager
10:15 – 10:45 (30 minutes)Presentation of the European Innovation Hub GRdigiGOV-innoHUB Ioannis Kotsis – Giannarakis, Coordinator of the European Digital Innovation Hub GR digiGOV-innoHUB
10:45– 11:00 (15 minutes)Presentation of the Digital Organizations Research Group (DORG) of the International Hellenic University Christos Berberidis, Research and Teaching staff of the International University in Machine Learning with a focus on text processing|Coordinator of the DORG team
11:00– 11:30 (30 minutes)Presentation of Data Analysis Tools used by the E.U. Ioannis Magnisalis, IT Strategy and Planning Manager | European Commission DIGIT data scientist team leader
11:30 – 12:00 (30 minutes)Applications of Data Science in the Public and Private Sector with KNIME Masoud Panshiri, Account Manager of KNIME
Schalk Gerber, Academic Alliance Department of KNIME
12:00 – 12:30 (30 minutes)Using the European Commission’s Big Data Testing Infrastructure (BDTI) MariaClaudiaBodino, IT Strategy and Planning Manager | Data Scientist | EU BDTI Project Manager
12:30 – 13:00Break
13:00 – 13:30 (30 minutes)

Analysis and Evaluation of the DataQuality provided by National Registery of Administrative Public Services (MITOS) Analysis and evaluation of the data quality of the National Registy of Administrative Public Services (MITOS) adopting good practices of the field and creation of a dynamic dashboard (PowerBI) for the analysis and visualization of the results, to identify and record possibilities and proposals for improving the quality of the available information.

Eleni KapantaiData Scientist 
George PatrikiosData Scientist 
Alexios MichailidisData Scientist
13:30 – 14:00 (30 minutes)Study on the Enrichment and Analysis of Structured Information in the National Registry of Administrative Public Services (MITOS) using Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Graphs Techniques Extraction and processing of data information using the open source software KNIME and using Knowledge Graphs (Neo4j) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies to contribute to MITOS by identifying relationships between the data that were not apparent until then. Ioannis Konstantinidis, Data Scientist
Alexios MichailidisData Scientist
14:00 – 14:30 (30 minutes)Summary and NectSteps Ioannis Magnisalis, International Hellenic University, Scientific Project Manager

The activities will be conducted in a hybrid format. In-person attendance will be hosted at the International Hellenic University (Address: 14th km. of Thessaloniki – N. Moudania, 57001 Thermi, Building 1 – Room A5).

Participants have the option to attend the entire series of educational activities or select individual activity.

To register for the online participation of the 1st activity, you can click on the following link:

To register to attend the 1st activity in-person, please click on the following link:

Due to a limited number of places, there will be a priority order basis.

Implementation Framework: The series of educational programs is implemented by the DORG team of International Hellenic University as part of the GR digiGOV-innoHUBproject.