Our Team

Dr. Emmanouil KAFETZAKIS, Co-founder

Emmanouil is the CEO of ORION INNOVATIONS P.C. Since 2002 he holds the B.Sc. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Athens, Greece, he also received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the same university, in 2004 and 2011. Emmanouil has more than 10 years of experience working with operators, enterprises, and academics across Europe. His primary areas of specialisation include performance modeling, forecasting techniques, resource allocation protocols and management for communication networks, simulation of data networks, with recent emphasis on Future Internet and SDN/NFV Architectures.

Before joining ORION, Emmanouil was a senior member of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of National Centre of Research “Demokritos”, where he participated in numerous European and national R&D projects. Other previous experience includes lecturing as Adjunct Lecturer at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, and the Business College of Athens (BCA).

He has more than 15 publications and more than 50 citations. He serves as reviewer in leading IEEE/ACM Journals and conferences. He holds Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications and he is a biographee in several lists (e.g., Marquis Who’s Who, etc.)

Mr. George Xilouris, Co-founder

George received his B.Sc. in Physics from University of Ioannina, Greece in 1999 and his M.Sc. in Automation Control Systems and Robotics from National Technical University of Athens in 2001. He joined the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR Demokritos in 2000 and since then, he has participated in numerous EU-funded projects, as well as in National funded projects. Currently, he is the CIO of ORION and the Technical Coordinator of T-NOVA FP7 ICT project. His current technological interests include, Next Generation Networks, Network Management, Network Performance, Programmable Networks, Digital Television (DVB), Satellite Communications, Cloud Computing and IT services.


Mr. Michail-Alexandros Kourtis, Co-founder

Kourtis Michail-Alexandros, MSc was born in Athens, Greece, in 1989. He received the Diploma in Computer Science, and the Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He has participated in various research projects. He is also an active contributor at the OPNFV “Yardstick” project. Currently he is pursuing his PhD at University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His research interests include Video Processing, Video Quality Assessment, Image Processing, Network Function Virtualization, Software Defined Networks.