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INDUSTRIES AND PROFESSIONS

Who we are


The Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a non-profit organisation established as a collaboration among academic institutions, including CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) and University of Nicosia, local regulators, financial institutions and banks (including Hellenic Bank, Bank of Cyprus and Cooperative Bank), as well as other technology associations and companies.

The aim of the centre is to conduct edge-cutting research in the field of Blockchain and Distributed Applications as well as organise transfer of knowledge sessions, roundtable discussions and executive education seminars on Blockchain technologies by bringing prominent academics and professionals from leading organisations from around the world.

Blockchain is a decentralised, secure, shared and distributed ledger or running on all the nodes over a network, where not just information but anything of value – money, titles, music, art, scientific discoveries, intellectual property, and even votes – can be transferred and stored privately and securely with full transparency. Trust is established through mass collaboration and a clever code that makes Blockchain withstand modification, fraud or other types of attacks. Blockchain ensures integrity and transparency and has big implications for business and the corporation.

Members


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What we do


Education
Research
Consulting

Education

Blockchain is a new technology that is gaining popularity around the world as it seems to be able to disrupt plethora of industries. But like any new technology, the concept can be very complex and confusing to understand.

Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Centre aims to help communities and organisations to gain knowledge around Blockchain via various events, seminars, roundtable discussions, workshops and on-demand presentations.

Research

Most of the team members are deeply involved in prominent businesses and research projects related to Blockchain.

The centre will focus on applications of Blockchain technologies to the sectors of financial services, supply chain, government, compliance and regulation and healthcare.

Consulting

Cyprus Blockchain Technologies team could advice you on the strategic employment of Blockchain technology. The potential of Blockchain technology in those organization is assessed and the optimization possibilities are presented.

We are open for any consulting opportunities. For more details please contact us directly.

Events

Blockchain Centre & Oracle

8th of March from 9AM-1PM at Lemon Park (Nicosia).

During the half-day seminar Blockchain technology will be discussed as well as its benefits on different sectors including payments, health, energy, supply chain and many others.

 

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Management


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Dr Theodosis (Theo) Mourouzis

Dr Mourouzis is a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) and Programme Director of the MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at the CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management. He is also a visiting professor at the Innopolis University (Russia Federation).

Theo received his PhD in Computer Science (with specialisation in symmetric cryptanalysis) from University College London (Information Security Group). He was a member of the UCL Information Security Group that in 2013 was awarded the 1st award in the 4-month UK Cyber Cipher Security Challenge among UK universities, organised by GCHQ and PwC. He also holds a MRes in Security Science from UCL, a MSc in Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Number Theory Group) from University of Cambridge and a BA/MA in Mathematics from University of Cambridge. He was a member of the Mathematics National Team of Cyprus for 4 consecutive times (Cyprus 2001 – BMO, Turkey 2002 – BMO, Albania 2003 – BMO, Mexico 2005 – IMO).

Additionally, he works also as consultant in the areas of information security, ISO27001 best practices (ISO27001 Lead Implementer certified by PECB), cryptography, Blockchain, ICO crowdfunding and data analytics. He is also a participant at the ISO/TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies. During his career he was employed as specialist and consultant to both private and governmental organisations, including Lloyds Banking Group, Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE). He has extensive international consultancy experience and he has consulted organisations, startups and enterprises across many countries including Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Russian Federation and United Arab Emirates.

His research interests lie in the areas of symmetric cryptanalysis of block ciphers and hash functions, algebraic encoding of complex algebraic structures (e.g., such as Boolean circuits with respect to Multiplicative Complexity), applications of Blockchain technologies and password analytics. During his research he contributed to the design of the best (known) Bitslice implementation of the PRESENT S-box with 14 gates.

Chrysostomos Filippou is an IT Strategist at Moebius Ltd as well as the Operations Manager at Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd.

Chrysostomos holds a BSc in Digital Systems from the University of Piraeus, an MSc in Advanced Computer Science and IT Management from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Cyprus International Institute of Management.  He is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber and he is also a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer specialising in the implementation and maintenance of information security management systems (ISMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard.

He is active in the areas of IT governance and management, bridging the gap between the IT department and business units. His career accomplishments consist of more than 10 years of experience eliciting systems requirements and implementing complex, technology projects internationally in particular Europe, South Africa and the USA. With regard to Blockchain Technology, he recently published the results of his MBA thesis under “The Blockchain Revolution: Insights from top-management” as well as a number of articles related to Blockchain’ s use-cases.

Chrysostomos is physically active, he loves running, hiking and swimming. Being a competitive swimmer in his teenage years, he has achieved numerous awards including national records and participation to international athletic meetings.

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Dr. George Theocharides

Dr. George Theocharides is an Associate Professor of Finance at the CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT), and a Director at Goal Portfolios Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd, a non-profit organisation established as a collaboration among academic institutions, local regulators, financial institutions and banks, as well as other technology associations and companies. Dr. Theocharides serves as the Programme Director of the MSc in Financial Services at CIIM and Chairman of the Board of Management of The English School, Nicosia, a selective and highly prestigious secondary school. Currently, he is also a member of the Training/HR Committee of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA).

In the past, he served as a member of the Interim Board of Bank of Cyprus, chairman of the Recapitalisation Committee, and member of the Audit Committee and CISCO Ltd, a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), as well as a Board member of the Cyprus-Kuwait Business Association. Dr. Theocharides holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (U.M.I.S.T.), an M.B.A. degree (in Marketing and Venture Management) from the University of San Diego, as well as a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Arizona. Before joining CIIM he spent almost four years as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, he served as an International Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management between August and December 2006.

Dr. Theocharides research and teaching interests are in the fields of fixed-income markets, investments, international finance, and derivatives. He has provided numerous in-house and open seminars in finance-related topics in Cyprus and abroad. He also appears regularly on TV and radio programs and is a frequent contributor to local newspapers, magazines, and internet media outlets on issues related to the local, regional, and world economy.

Advisory Committee Members


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Stylianos (Stelios) Kampakis

Data scientist

Stelios’s academic background is diverse ranging from Psychology to music and computer science. Being a data scientist, his interest, both professional and research,  are in the areas of statistics, machine learning, data mining and qualitative methods.

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George Agathangelou

Digital Economist

George’s academic background is in Economic and Business administration. He is a CYSEC certified person with work experience in Forex and ICOs. He is a full-time cryptocurrency market and ICO analyst, as well as a proprietary trader and investor.

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Marios Theocharides

Banking and Financial Services

Marios’s academic background is in Computer engineering and business administration with extensive experience in IT for the banking and financial sector. His professional interests include the use of block chain in the financial services sector.

PROJECTS


RESEARCH PROJECT

Blockchain Technology for Algorithmic Regulation and Compliance (BARAC).

The BARAC project defines feasibility guidelines to policy makers, industry and regulators by identifying problems and associated solutions with a bottom up approach, built through case studies and proof of concept platforms.

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Events


Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Centre Launching Event

30th October 2017

 

Blockchain Centre & Oracle

8th of March 2018

The Maritime CIO Forum

27th of march 2018