fotis dragandis

Welcome to my blog :)

if you care to learn some more things on who is writing, here are a few words:

I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 1977 and grew up in Halkidiki and later in Kilkis, a small and friendly town in North Greece. I got my first Amstrad 6128 on 1987 which got me the tech virus, so I went on to study Electrical and Computer Engineering in Democritus University @ Xanthi.

Once graduated, I moved to Athens to work at Microsoft and completed an MBA and a PhD at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School of the National Technical University of Athens

On a professional level, I have been working in Microsoft Greece since 2000 in different roles (marketing/technology evangelism/sales, innovation center) and currently I hold the responsibilities of the Technology Director.

I am passionate about technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and education in Greece and have a full belief in the talent and brainpower we have in the country.  Thus, I actively participate as a mentor and supporter  in several startup initiatives in Greece and Europe, including Startupbootcamp, theEgg, SEV, iT4Gov, Microsoft Innovation Center Greece, Startup Tel Aviv, Founders Institute, Innovation Farm, Endeavor, etc.

In my free time, I enjoy writing and playing music (keyboards/guitar/singing like Elvis etc.) and travelling around the world. You can friend me at and contact me via LinkedIn.