Vassilis Chryssos is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of team leading and project managing experience. He is the co-founder and COO of Ex Machina, an IoT startup doing predictive analytics for weather-sensitive resources. Running the operations for Ex Machina he helps provide high quality services to high-profile customers such as Athens International Airport, IBM Hellas, Attiki Gas Company and others.
He is also co-founder of Sarantaporo.gr, a social enterprise which is building a Community Wireless Network in remote, isolated villages of central Greece. As a strategist, CCO and public speaker of Sarantaporo.gr he helped grow the international network of the organization and build a wide and respectful global reputation, which led to numerous collaborations worldwide.
In his early years he built his experience in environmental engineering by conducting environmental assessments in large-scale civil projects, in the domain of waste management and energy. At the same time he was very active in organizing and orchestrating multiple social, environmental and digital citizens’ initiatives, initially on a grassroots level and later via organizations such as Medicines San Frontieres (MSF) or Greek Free Open Source Society (GFOSS). He is an open technologies strategist and an open data certified instructor by Open Data Institute.
Vassilis holds a BEng in Production Engineering & Management, an MSc in Production Engineering and an MSc in Quality Control & Environmental Management from Technical University of Crete. He has a natural talent in planning and delivering training especially in the ICT sector. He is also a skilled listener with empathy towards his interlocutors, able to focus on the essence of each discussion. During 2017-18 he helped other startups as a mentor at The EGG incubator, Greece.