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Who We Are

Few words about Cyprus Agile and Innovation

Cyprus Agile and Innovation is a community that aims to bring together all the professionals of the IT industry and not only, to share their Agile experience. It is also the mean for many others that wish to learn more about Agile.

There are many definitions around the internet related to what is agile. For us agile is professional development, expertise, customer value, innovation, culture and mindset. Since agile manifesto with all the various methodologies is so focused on maximizing the customer value and early delivery why not implementing it everywhere. Nowadays, customers want unique products, want to have them fast and to fulfill their needs to the maximum.

Work in short iterations, deliver more often and build the product with the customer. Invest your time with the customer to experience the solution/product and provide feedback and adopt and respond to those feedback accordingly. This the agile way. Respond to the changes fast enough that will deliver fast enough the solution/product to the customer.

Agile Manifesto is considered to be one of the most popular frameworks for many organizations around the world. It is still fresh in Cyprus but we have seen many companies transforming to Agile. That will give us the opportunity to bring all the professionals together and share their experience and learn.

Cyprus Agile and Innovation

Our Volunteers

Konstantinos Kareklas
Konstantinos KareklasFounder of Cyprus Agile and Innovation communitykareklask@gmail.com

Holder of BSc Business Administration with concentration in Management Information Systems, worked mainly in the IT and Training industry. From 2003 till 2013, I have been working as a Trainer/Manager of Training center mainly for professionals covering the areas of IT and Business Administration.

Since 2013, I am working in Agile Environments as a Scrum Master, Innovation facilitator and Agile Coach (multicultural environments of 150 employees) coaching, mentoring, providing agile trainings and workshops and managing innovation process and projects.

I am the founder of Cyprus Agile and Innovation community and already organized two successful Agile meetups in Limassol. I have participated in the Agile Summit in Greece on 2017 and 2018 and got invited to the Beyond Agile Israel 2018 in Tel Aviv as a speaker, and gave a TED style talk about Agile and Innovation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwixQ13wZk).

Demetris Anastasiou
Demetris AnastasiouMember of Cyprus Agile and Innovation communityanastasioudemetris@gmail.com

As a scrum master Demetris number one goal is to help cultivate championship culture. He has a great attitude. He's the prime example of an ideal assistant agile coach who can assimilate with the team and be accepted as "one of us" on the field. Developers respect his technical understanding and they also appreciate the insight he provides with his style of servant leadership. Through scrum practices, ceremonies, and using agile development frameworks.

He always looks to encourage and plays to the strengths of individuals on the team. With experience in billing technologies, quality assurance, and facilities management. One of his biggest strengths is being able to connect with people on a personal level to gaining trust. Demetris truly cares about what makes people tick and he knows how to use it as positive reinforcement motivation. I feel that team works is better when the team enjoys working together. Demetris is a scrum master with Shu-Ha-Ri way of thinking.

Shu - Follow the rule

Ha - Break the rule

Ri - Be the rule

Andreas Potamitis
Andreas PotamitisMember of Cyprus Agile and Innovation communityandreaspotamitis@gmail.com
Professional Scrum Master with more than ten years of experience in software development.

Have mostly worked for AMDOCS, a world-wide leader in telecommunication software development, where I have developed technical, programming and managerial skills.

In the past my responsibilities were comprise managing teams as a Group Leader, driving progress toward project milestones, quality assurance and on-time delivery.

In the last years I am working as a Scrum Master, following all Agile ceremonies gaining lot of experience in various Agile methods and methodologies.

Panis Pieri
Panis PieriFounder & Chief Blogger at DisruptCyprus.companis@disruptcyprus.com

Panis has a multidisciplinary expertise in growth hacking, startups, disruption and tech. He has trained and mentored more than 300 young people in digital marketing, growth hacking, startup growth and digital media strategies. One of my primary goals is to inspire younger generations to become involved in startups, disruptive innovation and technology.

Currently, he is the founder and chief tech blogger at DisruptCyprus.com.

DisruptCyprus.com is a tech blog about Startups, Innovation, Disruption and Technology in Cyprus. RiseTech Media launched the blog in November 2015 and via growth hacking techniques we have grown rapidly to be one most visited startup & tech blog in Cyprus. The blog has since grown organically at a fast pace and gathered more than 11,000 social media followers, cumulative on all social media platforms.

In its track record, DisruptCyprus.com has organised and co-organised events with guests from Facebook, Google, Philip Research, AngelHack Hackathons, Greek and international Startup Experts with hundreds of people attending.

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