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Mr. Tzortzakis was Chief Executive Officer of Forthnet from its inception (1995) until 2010. In 2008 he became President and CEO of the NOVA subscription, satellite platform (acquired by Forthnet), the first digital, satellite subscription platform in Greece, thus integrating pay-TV in the combined internet & telephony services.
He founded Forthnet in 1995 starting from the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) in 1987, where he undertook its transformation from an academic research activity into a company that attracted large investment funds from Greece and abroad.
He had a very important role in the creation of companies such as FORTHcrs (company that has the largest ferry ticket reservation system, which was sold in 2018 and currently operates under the name LIKNOSS) and Telemedicine technologies in France. Both companies were led by Forthnet's R&D, which was particularly active in European Programs.
From 2007 to 2011 he was Chairman of the Board of SEPE (Association of Information Technology & Communications Companies of Greece). From 2006 to 2009, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of NETIA, the largest alternative telecommunications company in Poland.
In 2011, he served as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Technology, Information Technology and Communications, and served as Undersecretary of e-Government from 2011 to 2012 during the financial crisis, laying the foundations of e-government which remain relevant and operational to this day. From September 2012 to May 2013 he coordinated the actions for the development of Innovation at the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. Mr. Tzortzakis is the Executive Vice President of Hellenic Development Bank and an independent member of the Board of Directors of Quest Holdings.
Mr. Tzortzakis holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus and an MSc in Computer Science from Brooklyn College (New York - USA).
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