Evangelos Vayias joined OTE Group in 2007 as Head of Operations and Engineering of OTEGlobe, the group’s international wholesale network infrastructure arm. Since 2012, Dr. Vayias has been Senior Manager of OTE Group’s strategic and transformation projects for operational optimization and business development. Currently, he is driving projects for OTE Group’s digital transformation. Dr. Vayias has been involved in digital technologies for more than 20 years, having implemented important IT and telecommunications projects and solutions. He has also led a number of R&D and innovation projects funded by European Union and Greek national research funds. Dr. Vayias has lectured at the Universities of Piraeus and Aegean, Athens Information Technology (AIT), and the Hellenic American Educational Institute (Athens College) and has published over 40 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering as well as a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He can be reached at evagias at ote.gr.