Dr. S. has over 20 years of industry experience working at IIS-EOSAT Inc., Space Imaging LLC (a Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and E-Systems Company) and Definiens AG (founded by Prof. G. Bining, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1986) in business development, sales et marketing including project management. His project management experience focuses on Offsets/Subcontracts for large scale systems for earth observation ground stations, geospatial intelligence, GIS and telematics, telecommunications, security, situation awareness and decision support systems. He has been also involved in various R&D projects funded by various Directorates of European Commission such as DG-XI, DG-XII and DG-XIII, ACTS, ESPRIT covering subjects such as software design and image processing/GIS for environmental liability and security issue.
In all professional job positions, Dr. S. has created a new incremental revenue stream and expanded each technology he was involved. His international background and natural leadership is amplifying his strong negotiation skill and complex service selling experience. Dr. S. has an active NATO C-M (2002) 49 clearance and he is operating under FCPA/ITAR compliance.
Dr S. managed all high-tech companies for Demco having an annual order intake of over $80M. Leveraging a broad business and technical background, his principal contribution has been in supporting solutions for Greek and international customers for wireless broadband networks based on terrestrial and satellite platform systems. He was also managing companies in the fields of geospatial intelligence, space based FMV and mobile broadband services for maritime and aviation business.
Dr. S. received his Bachelors & Masters Degree in Land Reclamation and Water Resource Engineering from Athens University, Masters Degree in Remote Sensing and GIS from Imperial College and UCL London and his PhD in Remote Sensing from the University of Athens. He currently resides in Athens Greece with his wife and family.
D E T A I L S
§ Universityof Athens, Athens, Greece
§ Remote Sensing and Spatial Decision Support Systems for Open Cast Nickel Mine Restoration
§ ImperialCollege, UCL, London/UK
Master of Science & College Diploma
§ Remote Sensing and GIS
§ Universityof Athens, Athens/Greece
Master of Science
§ Land Reclamation and Water Resources Engineering
§ Universityof Athens, Athens/Greece
Bachelor of Science
§ Land Reclamation and Water Resources Engineering
2012 – Five Continents International Athens
§ Managing Director of 5CI Greece. Business development and strategic business arrangement for Skybox Imaging Skysat network, the first space based Full Motion Video (FMV). Special projects development.
§ 2009 -2011 ZOElectronic Ltd Athens
Chief Executive Officer
§ Chief Executive Officer of Zolectronic Ltd. Business development and sales of high end products related to homeland security and geospatial intelligence and Renewable Energy Projects (mainly PV). Special services to non military security, environmental liability, geomatics and info-mobility. Offset/subcontract programs implementation, RFIs/RFPs.
§ 2006 -2008 Cosmoline S.A/KB Impuls Athens/Skopje
Chief Executive Officer
§ Chief Executive Officer of Cosmoline and its 4 subsidiaries all belonging to Dimitris Contominas - DEMCO group. Cosmoline S.A (WIMAX based telecommunication applications), KB Impuls Hellas S.A, (a 100% subsidiary in Satellite Communication services/applications), Com-ToNET S.A, Athens (a 100% subsidiary), NETFON Doo Skopje (a 100% subsidiary in telecommunication applications). Designing, planning, implementing and supervising the Greek and FYROM WIMAX networks. The role was also to investigate the optimum performance of those companies to integrate relative activities, redirecting similar tasks and propose plans for merge and acquisition especially in the Balkan area.
§ 2003 -2005 Space Imaging Athens/Thornton, US
Strategic Programs Manager – Business Development
§ Marketing and Business Development/Consulting. Promotion of Space Imaging/Lockheed Martin fixed and mobile Earth Surveillance Ground Stations for National Defence and Civil Protection Agencies. Application areas: Homeland Security, Security, Cadastry, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, C4I systems. FMS/Offset programs implementation.
§ 2000 - 2002 DEFINIENS AG Munich/Germany
Director of Sales and Marketing – Business Development
§ Transforming thoughts and ideas of the think-tank Group leaded by Professor Dr. Gerd Bining (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1986) into tangible stand-alone products. eCognition: Object Oriented Image Analysis. Feature Extraction – Military Intelligence/Knowledge Rule Base. Directing the Product Marketing, Response to Requests for Proposals and Invitation To Tenders, Business Development, Domestic (Europe) and International Sales (Americas, South East Asia, Middle East and South Africa), Customers served: Lockheed Martin Fire Control & Missiles, Dallas, USGS, Oak Ridge National Lab, NGA, UGGS, USDA, Mitsubishi Space, EADS-Infoterra Friedrischafen, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, NRSA, PETROBRAS, RESTEC, etc.
§ 1997 - 1999 Space Imaging Europe Denver- Athens
Vice President of Sales and Marketing- Business Development
§ Establishing the high-resolution Geospatial Image Intelligence Company in Europe. IKONOS-2 one–meter satellite products, g/s and double head g/s. Support the Business Development Group and Directing Product Marketing, Response to Requests for Proposals and Invitation To Tenders, Distribution Channel Management, Key Accounts Management, Domestic and International Sales (Europe, Middle East, North Africa). Customers served. IAEA Vienna, MoDs and Intelligence Agencies, NATO, Western European Union, European Commission, DERA, UNHCRC etc. Highlight the instrument to support of CFSP and ESDP Policies.
§ 1995 - 1997 IIS/EOSAT Athens/Greece
Director of the Geospatial Image Intelligence dpt
§ Sales of Earth Observation products (Landsat, ERS, IRS, KVR, KFA) and services and applications
§ Sales of Image Processing/GIS COTS based applications
§ R&D Projects implementation
§ 1992 - 1995 IIS/EOSAT Athens/Greece
Head of the Remote Sensing/Image Photointerpretation dpt
§ Sales of EOSAT/LANDSAT products and services and applications
§ R&D Projects implementation
Professional Project Experience
Project manager in programs funded by European Commission for homeland security, telecoms, environmental liability, Commission’s external affairs, risk management, early warning etc:
§ Sustainable management of water resources in Thesalia Basin. Project XM ΕΟΧ(El0050), code 4012. (2010).
§ HYDROSENSE. Innovativeprecisiontechnologiesforoptimizedirrigationandintegratedcropmanagementinawater-limitedagrosystemLIFE08 ENV/GR/000570 HydroSense(2009).
§ Forest Fuel Mapping using high spatial resolution satellite remote sensing data and GIS technologiesCode 03ΕΔ760. HellenicMinistryofDevelopment,General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT).Area8, Measure8.3.1. Space Technologies, Environmentaldata processing, Telecommunications and Materials. (2007).
§ DisasterManagementGISwithemphasisonculturalsites. NOE-OCR, InterregIIICEuropeanCommission(2006).
§ WIMAX network designing and planning for the FYROM Territory. Macedonian Agency for Electronic Communications. (2007).
§ WIMAX network designing and planning for the Greek Territory. Greek National Regulatory Authority for telecommunications and postal services (EETT). (2006)
§ EnvironmentalFriendly UrbanBuildings.Archimedes-IIProject, EPEAEK-II Program. Hellenic Ministry of Education, European Commission, European Social Fund (2005).
§ Les sources et quantités de noyaux glacogènes de l'origine bactérienne dans l'atmosphère et leur rôle dans les processus atmosphériques.France – Grèce. Projets communs de recherche et de technologie.République Hellénique, Ministère Du Développement, Secrétariat Général a la Recherche et a la Technologie (2005).
§ FIREMENTOR. Forest Fires Decision Support System. General Secretariat for Research & Technology. Hellenic Ministry of Development (GSRT). Area 4, Measure 4.5. Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (2004)
§ AEGEAN. Development of operational system and methodologies for defining the environmentally, legitimately and socio-economically optimal tanker routing through the Aegean Sea for Caspian oil retransportation to the Mediterranean. General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT). Hellenic Ministry of Development. Area 4, Measure 4.5 Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development (2003)
§ RAMFLOOD, Decision Support system for Risk Assessment and Management of Floods, Project number: IST-2001-37581, IST Programme, EU-DG-XII, 5FMP. (2003)
§ Innovative Management of near urban fringe areas affected by forest fires. EEC. LIFE PROGRAMME (2002).
§ STRYPLYM project - Floods Forecasting and Warning Decision Support System. European Commission, Interreg II program (1999).
§ APERTURE project - Implementation of Geospatial Image Intelligence for the European Environmental legislation. European Commission, DG-XII. (1997).
§ ASTERISMOS project - Surface Mining Decision Support System. European Commission, DG-XII.(1996).
§ Best-GIS Project - Development of methodologies regarding the best practice of GIS. European CommissionDG-XIII. (1996).
§ PENELOPE project - Pan European internet/web based legislation intelligence network. European Commission, DG-XIII.(1995).
§ FIRES project - Forest Image processing supported by Expert System. European Commission DG-XII. (1994).
§ AIRMAPS project - Airborne Retrieval and Mapping system. European Commission, DG-XIII. (1993).
§ MEDORA project - Semi- Automated Mapping of Mediterranean Rural Areas. European Commission, DG-XIII.(1993).
§ MEDSPA project - Small Islands Coastal Geospatial database development. European Commission, DG-XI. (1992).
§ Demarrage Project - Multimedia Educational Applications for Remote Sensing, GIS Risk Assessment and Geography. European CommissionCOMET-II. (1992).
Patents and publications
Author of various scientific papers and articles for Image Intelligence and Decision Support Systems. Developer of the DEMARRAGE multimedia stand-alone Remote Sensing Tutor.
Additional professional activities
· Twenty years of experience in Image Intelligence and Decision Support Systems & Applications including participation in European Commission and National funded projects. Experience in managing large-scale remote sensing/GIS projects, image processing, Internet based GIS, Geoinformatics.
· Experience in realizing Earth Observation data and IP/GIS systems market surveys on behalf of European Union and Space Companies.
· PCI Geomatica experienced IP/GIS user, M/S office, Adobe Photoshop etc.
· Invited lecturer at Joint Research Center, Eurocourses, Ispra. European Commission.
Member of Remote Sensing Society UK, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - ASPRS, Soil Society Athens, Land Reclamation - Engineering Society Athens.
English, Greek, German.
Military Services: 3rd Helicopter Battalion, Hellenic Army.
Available upon request from DEMCO, Definiens AG Munich, Lockheed Martin Int’l, German Aerospace Center – DLR, US Embassy Athens.
Interests and activities
Flying, Soccer, touring and 4X4 touring, hiking.
NATO scholarship and Hellenic National University Award – IKY.
Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.
All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.
All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide.
Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!
2018 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):
|1 month - Discovery||450 euros||convert|
|3 months - Bronze||1150 euros||convert|
|6 months - Silver||1950 euros||convert|
|12 months - Gold||3200 euros||convert|
If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at email@example.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.
Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.
Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)
For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.
Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.
We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.
Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.