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Global Greek Influence

174 EpisodesProduced by Panagiota PimenidouWebsite

Brace yourselves, because we are not just back – we are back with a bang! I am Panagiota Pimenidou (PhD in hydrogen production, MEng in Chemical Engineering), with over 15 years in international academia. The Global Greek Influence podcast brings together technology through research, innovation, the… read more

174 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow

November 26th, 2023


In this episode, we dive deep into "Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow" Ever wondered why AI is not a new concept? Tune in to discover the 1940s AI roots & …

Exploring the Path of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 19th, 2023


Join me today for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Costas Andriopoulos, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School, …

From Linear to Circular: Policy Matters

November 12th, 2023


With Vasileios Rizos, Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources at CEPS (the Centre for European Policy Studies), Brussels 🇧🇪

We discuss:

Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology: Genetic Signatures to Cracking the Code of Hormonal Health

November 5th, 2023


Dr. Constantine Stratakis is a renowned endocrinologist and leader in the field of precision medicine, known for using genetic tools to target …

Journey Through Genocide: Unveiling Denial, Fascination, and Recognition (Postponed) and preview of Advancements in Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology

October 29th, 2023


Unexpected developments have led to a change in our scheduled episode. Instead, I am thrilled to announce that I share my viewpoint on the main …

Blockchain: Revolutionising the Future Digital Economy and Society

October 22nd, 2023


In this podcast episode, we explore the transformative power of blockchain, the Metaverse, and NFTs in shaping the future digital economy (e-business) and society.

Professor Marinos Themistocleous (Director at the …

Navigating the Complexities of Digital Twins: Challenges and Opportunities for Processes Efficiency

October 15th, 2023


In this episode, I sit down with Nikolaos Sarantinoudis, a Researcher at the Technical University of Crete in Greece. Nikos is part of the Industrial …

Cleaner Skies and Smarter Sensors: Innovations in Aerospace Technology

October 8th, 2023


Tune in to this episode of the Global Greek Influence podcast to learn more about the innovations in aerospace technology and the efforts towards …

Unleashing the Power of Technology, Research, and Innovation: New Season Begins in October

October 1st, 2023


Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey as the new season of the Global Greek Influence podcast takes off! Brace yourself for a mind-bending experience filled with thought-provoking views and uncharted …

Blue Sky Space Exploration: Aether

September 24th, 2023


The fascinating world of space exploration is guided by the single fundamental principle of humanity: curiosity. From taming the unknown that our …

Beleri: Advocating for Human Rights of the Greek Minority in Albania

September 17th, 2023


Join us as we unravel diplomacy and regional dynamics surrounding the prolonged detention of mayor-elect Dionysios #Beleri and the Greeks of North …

Navigating a hydrogen economy

September 10th, 2023


Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and policy actions related to the transition toward a hydrogen economy?

The Global Greek Influence podcast gears to the new season!

September 4th, 2023


Exclusive for Subscribers on Spotify

- focused audio and video episodes on current trends, diving into the fascinating world of technology and its …

Game-Changing Green Hydrogen from the Oceans and Seas

September 3rd, 2023


Join us as we explore the global sensation that hydrogen brings to the future economy, with major powers and countries placing their bets on this …

Knowledge flow: Uncovering Trends in Knowledge Transfer

August 27th, 2023


In this episode, we explore the importance of knowledge transfer in driving innovation and economic growth from academia to industry and businesses. We investigate the challenges and barriers that research institutions, …

Metaverse and the future of workplace

August 20th, 2023


In this episode, we explore the concept of the Metaverse and its potential to revolutionise the future of work.

We delve into the origins of the …

Chemical Engineering: Transforming Global Challenges- Sustainability

August 6th, 2023


A double episode about:

  • advancing and developing renewable energy technologies,
  • optimising resource management and the concept of a …

The European Innovation Strategy

July 30th, 2023


In this episode, we dig into innovation and explore the factors contributing to the European Innovation Strategy.

  • Scientific, engineering, and …

The EU Space Blueprint

July 23rd, 2023


What are the EU Space Blueprint (Strategy):

  • organisations and their goals,
  • vision,
  • partnerships?

In this episode I explore the pillars of the …

Transport in the EU

July 16th, 2023


We explore the significant role of transport in the EU and its importance for economic growth:

  • making transport more sustainable, efficient, and …

Interdisciplinary research vs Synthesis research

July 9th, 2023


Research and future challenges in the early 20th century shaped the engineering disciplines as we know them.

Today, we are at the crossroads of changing the economy because of our future challenges and the emerging …

Leap to Progress: Exploring the Link Between Innovation, Education, and Conflict

July 2nd, 2023


In this podcast, technology, research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurship are the focus of talks and discussions, all elements of …

Transforming mentoring in business accelerators

June 25th, 2023


Most doctorates and researchers can not secure an academic position, or they might find a career in the industry out of their scope or professional vision.

Start-ups can become a creative space for science, engineering …

Atmospheric carbon removal

June 18th, 2023


We explore the atmospheric carbon removal through:

  • why air carbon removal technologies can help where reforestation is not possible and how,
  • how …

Discoveries and R&D in the 2020s

June 11th, 2023


Key areas & advancements from #agriculture & #transportation to cutting-edge technologies in #energy, #aerospace & beyond are outlined in …

Are zero emissions, zero?

June 4th, 2023


In this episode we go shortly through some questions that really address the big question; that of “Are zero emissions, zero?”:

  • Are net zero and …

Top Learn Moments

May 28th, 2023


Mimicking tissues and organs and fish dynamics, the forces of nature with simplicity and without simplification, maximising current technologies for …

Astromining: space exploration, sustainable goals and geopolitics

May 21st, 2023

  • How are Space exploration and Sustainable Goals interlinked?
  • Is Astromining an extension of Geopolitics or the future of ground-breaking …

Ο παγκόσμιος Ελληνισμός και το εθνικό δικαίωμα στο εκλέγειν & εκλέγεσθαι- Μέρος 2

May 21st, 2023


Με τον Δρ Απόστολο Πιστόλα, ειδικό στην εκλογική συμπεριφορά αλλά και Έλληνα του εξωτερικού, ολοκληρώνουμε τη συζήτηση μας:

  • Ποιό το μέλλον της …

The future technology world and talents in research

May 14th, 2023


How does business affect the future of technology and politics?

Where do research talents fit in the business that shapes the future of science, …

Ο παγκόσμιος Ελληνισμός και το εθνικό δικαίωμα στο εκλέγειν & εκλέγεσθαι- Μέρος 1

May 14th, 2023


Με τον Δρ Απόστολο Πιστόλα, ειδικό στην εκλογική συμπεριφορά αλλά και Έλληνα του εξωτερικού, συζητάμε για τη σημασία της εκλογικής συμμετοχής των Ελλήνων της διασποράς, αν αφορούν οι εθνικές εκλογές στους Έλληνες της …

The chemical engineering energy and environment

May 7th, 2023


Professor Christos Maravelias, the Anderson Family Professor in Energy and the Environment of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Professor of …

Your guide, from 1 to 10, of a hybrid future- Part 2

April 30th, 2023


What makes our future better and wiser?

You can find out how technology, science and engineering research help in the innovation and growth of our …

Your guide, from 1 to 10, of a hybrid future- Part 1

April 23rd, 2023


The first part of your guide from 1 to 10 of a hybrid future covering:

AI, medicine, business, space exploration and exploitation, transportation and smart cities, quantum computing on cybersecurity and drug discovery, …

The growing trend and future of remote work

April 16th, 2023

  • What are the five trends in the growing movement of remote work?
  • What are the five scenarios of the future hybrid approach, remote and in-person …

Renewables and emissions reduction- Q&A in a nutshell

April 9th, 2023


The least approached answers of 5+1 questions for renewables and emissions reduction you might listen to elsewhere as custom-made to various sectors …

Space exploration and the challenge of machine learning in space weather

April 2nd, 2023


Dr Spyros Kasapis, a research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center and working on Machine Learning Applications for Heliophysics speaks about:

Birthdays of humans, technologies, ideas and politics

March 26th, 2023


What do birthdays have to do with technology?

Anyone and anything born: a human, a technology, an idea, reminds us of the beginning of a life cycle.

Financing the tech start up ecosystem: The SVB case

March 19th, 2023


Gerasimos Papaleventis (Vice President - Treasury, Head of Controlling and Monitoring in FIMBank plc, Malta) discusses and helps us detangle the …

AI in infrastructures: Transforming the future of the Built Environment

March 12th, 2023


Professor Ioannis Brilakis, the Laing O'Rourke Professor of Civil & Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK), discusses how AI in infrastructure transforms the future of the Built Environment:

· …

The case of culture in safety

March 5th, 2023

  • Why is the socio-cultural safety mentality important to avoid needless accidents when we have available technologies?

  • Why is the design of …

The Revolution and Evolution of Elevating Greece

February 26th, 2023


Michael Dritsas, CEO of ‘Elevate Greece’, the Hellenic Republic’s national start-up platform and in-depth information resource on the Greek start-up Ecosystem, is the Head of the Cabinet of the Deputy Minister for …

Is Innovation serving research or world challenges?

February 19th, 2023

  • Why do we meet national and international competition in the world economy around start-ups?
  • How did we get to the point that the old economy no …

The future of Research and Innovation investment and development

February 12th, 2023


The Deputy Minister of Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic, under the Research and Innovation portfolio, Christos Dimas (PhD), …

The benefits of foresight in an innovative economy

February 5th, 2023


What is the interplay between neuroscience, leadership, innovation, human capital and talent?

Is foresight a concrete procedure for organisations, or is it also transferrable to individuals?

Is upskilling and retraining …

Talking Medicine and Forefront Healthcare

January 29th, 2023


With Dr Kyriaki (Kiki) Sonidou, a GP (General Practitioner), a specialist in Cardiology and Diabetes, and President of the Hellenic Medical Society …

The AI Age of Predictions

January 22nd, 2023


Professor Dimitris Drikakis (Vice President for Global Partnerships, Executive Director for Research and Innovation at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Defence and Security Research Institute President) discusses how …

Precision medicine and “circular” healthcare

January 15th, 2023


With Dr Constantine Stratakis (Chief Scientific Officer, ELPEN, Athens, Greece- Director (Res. A'), Human Genetics & Precision Medicine at …

Redefining technology

January 8th, 2023


Welcoming you into the 4th season of the Global Greek Influence podcast, you are re-introduced to what binds together:

· international Greeks who …

Bonus: The first 2023 episode- Το πρώτο επεισόδιο για το 2023

January 1st, 2023


This is our first new year’s episode and the first one in Greek! We keep our usual technology and around-technology format. My first guest is Dr …

A Christmas for curious minds: bonus episode

December 25th, 2022


As engineers, scientists, technologists, researchers in STEM and other researchers, we seek originality in science and its potential applications. As …

The value of researchers in science, engineering and technology

December 18th, 2022


"The value of researchers in science, engineering and technology"  is about i) re-inventing their research field and bringing transparency to the new …

Strategical innovation and leadership in the cyber-physical age

December 11th, 2022


With Tyrone Pitsis (Professor of Strategy and Technology, Director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology Management, Durham University, U.K.), …

Advanced automobility and transportation- Part 2: Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)

December 4th, 2022


"Advanced automobility and transportation- Part 2: Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)" is about bringing together engineering knowledge, human senses, and product quality, also improving operational instabilities in …

The arrival of next-generation energy

November 27th, 2022


Dr Vasilis Gregoriou (CEO of Advent Technologies in the US, PhD in Physical Chemistry from Duke University in the US, Director and Chairman of the …

Advanced automobility and transportation Part 1- Innovation in travel futures

November 20th, 2022


"Advanced automobility and transportation- Part 1: Innovation in travel futures" is about the current, future and #hybrid technologies (internal …

Decision making in crisis times

November 13th, 2022


Making decisions at a personal, professional also collective level, especially in times of crisis, is a process we tend to avoid, or we foresee the …

Forging scientific communication for technological progress and democracy

November 6th, 2022


In the past years, the scientific and research communities have been put in this awkward position to apologise for non-experts' spread of …

For all mankind: lunar and deep space exploration- the chemical engineering perspective

October 30th, 2022


With Dr Vassilis Inglezakis (PhD, Chemical Engineer, Reader in Chemical Engineering, and Director of Research at the University of Strathclyde, the U.K.), we discuss the case of Lunar and Martian camps for the planets …

Working smarter, not harder in the era of AI?

October 23rd, 2022


Are we working smarter, not harder, in the era of AI? In the age of artificial intelligence, businesses and organisations benefit from making informed decisions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Systems thinking of decision making for sustainable development

October 16th, 2022


Professor Phoebe Koundouri (Athens University of Economics and Business- Greece; Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical …

A special announcement

October 9th, 2022


The Global Greek Influence podcast will continue to bring exclusive guests' master class discussions as free content every two weeks.

Starting this Sunday, subscribers will be able to listen to exclusive content by …

The brain of an adaptive leader: Future leadership and neuroscience

October 2nd, 2022


Professor Alexandros Psychogios, a Leadership & International HRM Professor and Director of Research at Birmingham City Business School in the …

Heavy metal: the Greek history and mythology

September 18th, 2022


Marios Koutsoukos (PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool (UK)) has also been involved in the …

The HELC Young Leaders Programme

September 4th, 2022


The HELC (Hellenic European Leadership Council) was founded to connect and activate Greeks in the diaspora of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to help on the principle of common purposes and national interests.

With …

An intentional future: the perception of automobility 5.0 quality

August 21st, 2022


With Dr Kostas Stylidis (CEO and Co-Founder of Intended Future, an Associate Professor at University West and part-time associate researcher at the …

Strengthening history- the European Pontic Greek Youth

August 7th, 2022


The Pontian Greek Youth of Europe (OSEPE Youth) connects 50 Pontian Greek Youth Associations youth departments in Europe

Vasileios Agathaggelidis, the Secretary-General of the OSEPE Youth speaks to the Global Greek …

The hybrid innovation

August 3rd, 2022


Dr Fotis Filippopoulos (PhD), an innovation management expert, a corporate innovation specialist, an advisor at the European Commission in …

Opportunities and challenges in sustainable travel futures

July 24th, 2022


Dr Alexandros Nikitas ( Reader in Smart Transport, Future Mobility Lab Founding Director, Deputy Director of the Behavioural Research Centre, the University of Huddersfield in the UK- 2022- 2025 Chair of the UTSG …

The future crises and managing peace

July 10th, 2022


Captain Efstathios Kyriakidis is the Branch Chief Operations Coordination in the EU Military Staff (EUMS) and Deputy Director of the EU Maritime Area of Interest Coordination Cell (MAICC) and whose career spans over …

The 2022 French parliamentary elections

June 26th, 2022


Given France's leading position in the EU, we discuss, with George Tassiopoulos (PhD in Political Sciences, empirical and theoretical expert in …

China in the new world

June 12th, 2022


Dr Marios Efthymiopoulos (CEO of the Strategy International, specialised in policy crafting and decision-making) discusses:

Advancing future precision medicine

May 29th, 2022


Dr Constantine Stratakis (Chief Scientific Officer, ELPEN, Athens, Greece- Director (Res. A'), Human Genetics & Precision Medicine at Foundation …

The quest of cryptography in quantum computing and communication

May 15th, 2022


Dr Eleni Diamanti (Senior researcher / Director of Research CNRS  Sorbonne University, Vice Director of the Paris Centre for Quantum  Computing) is a leading expert on experimental quantum cryptography and communication …

Intensifying the biodiversification of the future food needs

April 17th, 2022


With Dr Costas Nikiforidis (Associate Professor of Biobased Materials, Wageningen University, the Netherlands), we discuss:

  • nature as a source of …

The hybrid electrification transition and future uncertainties

April 3rd, 2022


Professor Anna Stefanopoulou (William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) …

Cybersecurity in a data-driven circular economy world

March 20th, 2022


Professor Vasilis Katos (Professor of Cybersecurity, Head of the Computer Emergency Response Team at Bournemouth University (BU-CERT)) is my guest in …

Agility on eradication- a special episode on agile leadership and averting eradication

March 6th, 2022


Peter Stefanidis is the President of the Pontian Federation in Australia, an IT specialist and enthusiast, filmmaker and YouTuber (My Greek TV, Pontos TV) is my guest in this special episode on

- federalising the …

Transforming the global geopolitics: energy, markets and hybrid alliances

February 27th, 2022


Energy resilience goes through renewable energy and hydrogen between Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the impactful geopolitics and hybrid …

NATO under the revamped Russia and China

February 20th, 2022


Dr Jake Sotiriadis, Dr Spyros Plakoudas and Dr Marios Efthymiopoulos bring perspective to NATO’s role under the revamped Russia and China through:

· …

Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East- part 2

February 13th, 2022


In the second part of the discussion with Dr Kleanthis Kyriakidis (AUE, College of Security and Global studies) we focus on

  • why Russia, China and …

Promo: Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East parts 1 and 2

February 12th, 2022


Summarising last Sunday's episode and what is on this Sunday's episode on "Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East".

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Russia & China in the East Med and the Middle East- part 1

February 6th, 2022


In the first part of the episode "Russia & China in the East Med and the Middle East", Dr Kleanthis Kyriakidis (former Captain of the Hellenic …

The future of multifunctional materials

January 29th, 2022


Professor Iakovos Tzanakis (Oxford Brookes University) on the techniques and methods to advance materials for future technologies’ challenges, as in …

The essence of leadership

January 23rd, 2022


Leadership starts with decisions we make and is bound to vision, intelligence, adaptability, persistence, integrity, and honesty.

· What we define as leadership.

· What leadership really is.

· When we don’t have …

The EU’s and EastMed’s future through the French Presidential elections

January 16th, 2022


George Tassiopoulos (Political Scientist & Cross-Cultural Consultant) and I discuss and the upcoming French presidential elections bring to the …

Hybrid leadership towards the future

January 9th, 2022


History can better prepare us for the future. By studying and understanding:

  • the people we collaborate with,
  • the environment created from one side …

Philosophy in religion- Neoplatonic outlooks

January 2nd, 2022


History and philosophy are seen as elitist topics and not for most. In this episode with Marios Koutsoukos (PhD candidate in History of Religions in …

Being and becoming outlooks

December 26th, 2021


What we choose to keep moving to the future and how we become from being:

· the roles of prioritising and open-mindedness in "A Good Beginning is …

Energy outlooks of a hybrid future

December 19th, 2021


Constantinos Papalucas an Energy Policy expert (as well as one in Negotiations, Oil and Gas Business, Geopolitics of Energy), and now the Coordinator …

We will always have Chaos

December 12th, 2021


Stavros Papagianneas is a multifaceted strategic communicator with over 20 years of experience in PR, strategic communications, public affairs, …

Communication and the shift of the energy future

December 5th, 2021


We see the irreversible effects of insufficient scientific and political communication during the pandemic. We should not forget that all means, …

The future of innovation and fostering young talents in STEM research

November 28th, 2021

  • Why should businesses invest in empowering young talents beyond their current structures and strategies?
  • What is missing between research and …

The future of research

November 21st, 2021


The void of the pandemic as our transition from an old world to a new one gives us unique opportunities:

  • a holistic review of our perception and …

Cross-cultural affairs in global politics and geopolitics

November 14th, 2021


Dr George Tassiopoulos, Political Scientist & Cross-Cultural Consultant, is an empirical and theoretical expert in French and European politics, …

Future geostrategic leadership through hybrid alliances- a transition?

November 7th, 2021


Dr Marios Efthymiopoulos (Dean of the College of Security and Global Studies, AUE), CEO of Strategy International and I discuss:

· the role of hybrid …

Building tomorrow's healthcare and funding future leaders

October 31st, 2021


Dr Chris Kyriakidis is co-founder of gMendel, which provides the diagnosis of genetic disorders for better disease management. Chris has over 25 years of experience in general management and business development in more …

Greeks in Africa- The torch and the beacon series

October 24th, 2021


Dr Antonis Chaldeos (PhD in History, University of Johannesburg) is an independent researcher and currently affiliated with the University of Johannesburg as a Research Associate. Antonis studied and published his …

The digital cosmos and the integration innovation

October 17th, 2021


Professor Kyriakos Kouveliotis (Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Berlin School of Business and Innovation) is a multifaceted expert and my guest …

Challenges in bridging scientific research and businesses

October 3rd, 2021


Innovation is publically seen through the eyes of businesses. Research is crucial to the creation of ideas, products and services. Engineering and scientific research are the pillars of our current and future lives.

We …

The past defines us: The end of philosophy and the beginning of the middle ages- The Byzantines

September 26th, 2021


Marios Koutsoukos, a fiction author and PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool, discusses the …

Nurturing future entrepreneurship

September 12th, 2021


Marina Hatsopoulos, an entrepreneur in technologies, a director and author of articles, essays, and stories (, discusses:

· if more …

Connecting the dots in science and engineering

August 29th, 2021


In this episode, I share my thoughts with you on

  • the contributions to various current and future topics personalities have and affect the …

Wind energy challenges: from Greece to Kenya

August 15th, 2021


Dr Ioannis Tsipouridis (PhD, University of Leeds), a chemical engineer in renewables since 1978 and I discuss his wind energy journey from Greece to …

Beyond catalysis and into space exploration: the new chemical engineering

July 25th, 2021


In this episode, Professor Konstantinos Giapis (Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, CalTech) …

Youth's future vision, inclusion and resilience

July 11th, 2021


Professor Michalis Kontopodis, the Chair in Global Childhood and Youth Studies and the Director of the ICY: Inclusion, Childhood & Youth Research Centre at the University of Leeds, U.K., in his research and …

Populism inhibiting progress- Part 2

June 26th, 2021


In the second part of the interview with Dr Vasileios Adamidis, Principal Lecturer in Law and the International Manager of the School of Law at …

Populism inhibiting progress- Part 1

June 20th, 2021


In this episode, Dr Vasileios Adamidis, Principal Lecturer in Law and the International Manager of the School of Law at Nottingham Trent University, …

Building towards the future medical nanobiotechnology and 3D printing

June 13th, 2021


In this episode, Dr Maria Kitsara, Lead Research Manager on biomedical applications at BioG3D – New 3D printing technologies, and I discuss:

Challenges to lead the future environment

June 6th, 2021


Humanity's most significant challenges in the next 30 years will be on the environment, water- food, energy, and health. How could technology, aka …

Biomimicking physics in nanomaterials innovation

May 30th, 2021


In this episode, I am with Dr Emmanuel Stratakis, Greece’s Ambassador to the European Innovation Council, the Research Director at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research …

The internationalisation of the Pontic Greeks' genocide

May 23rd, 2021


Dr Kyriaki Sonidou (President and co-founder of the Pontian Society of the United Kingdom. President of the Hellenic Medical Society and the Vice- President of the Greek Society of professionals and scientists in the …

The chemical engineering big- scale nanoworld and future business

May 16th, 2021


In this episode, Dr Stephanos Nitodas, a chemical engineer, entrepreneur, now member of the Faculty of the Department of Materials Science and …

Combating climate change in an urban environment

May 2nd, 2021


Mat Santamouris, the Anita Lawrence Professor of High-Performance Architecture at the University of New South Wales in Australia, is my guest this week.

Professor Santamouris discusses combating urban climate change …

The future of hydropower

April 25th, 2021


Professor Michael Bernitsas, the Mortimer Cooley Chair of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is Director of the Marine Renewable …

Engineering future entrepreneurs and leaders

April 18th, 2021


Dr Celia Hadjichristodoulou, a specialist in Entrepreneurship and Management of SMEs, both from a practical and an academic perspective, founder and …

Strategy and policies of the emerging East Asia markets

April 11th, 2021


Professor Andrew Delios of the Department of Strategy & Policy and the Vice-Dean of MSc Programs of the NUS Business School, National University …

The future of education and learning

April 4th, 2021


Why are education and learning so important? Education is a lifelong experience defined by society's changes, the economy, science and politics. …

Success: the future of the present

March 28th, 2021


Finding the courage to lead is through the human nature attached to specific thoughts and neural pathways. Success is all about changing our …

The future and leadership of the hydrogen economy in Europe

March 21st, 2021


Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, the permanent Secretary-General of Hydrogen Europe, who has also been an active German politician and ambassador-at-large for …

Energy meets Equality and building the Future

March 14th, 2021


Dr Valentini Pappa, the Assistant Director for Education in the Texas A&M Energy Institute, leads Texas A&M on the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative.

We discuss:

· the synergistic strategies …

Redefining our future

March 7th, 2021


Dr Memnia Theodorou talks us through the lessons of her journey from dentistry through sailing to psychology and gives us a taste of how to live our …

The big picture

February 28th, 2021


Over a year ago, I started the Global Greek Influence podcast. The podcast explores the fragmental notions glued together by my guests' personalities …

Constructive disruption at the Eastern Mediterranean

February 21st, 2021


Dr Spyros Plakoudas, Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy in Abu Dhabi, and I discuss the constructive disruption Greece, Cyprus, the EU, and NATO …

200 years (from the 1821 War of Independence of the Hellenes)

February 14th, 2021


Marios Koutsoukos discusses the roots of the War of Independence of the Hellenes marked in 1821, about individual antiquarians binging the national …

Entrepreneurship: from governments to international businesses through super-connectors

February 7th, 2021


Entrepreneurship is a multi-faceted aspect of the world today but not new to it. The terms and conditions under which entrepreneurship happens now, …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data meet Agriculture and Climate Change

January 31st, 2021


In this episode, Professor Ioannis Athanasiadis, Personal Chair of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science at Wageningen University (Netherlands). talks about:

. how automation and machine learning help big data,

· …

Past and future perceptions of a sustainable technology

January 24th, 2021


How ready are we to produce groundbreaking technology beyond the nature that surrounds us and what our planet offers?

· Is our space exploration …

Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 2

January 17th, 2021


In the second part of this two parts' episode, Orestis Omran, Partner in the Brussels Office of DLA Piper and the Head of EU- Greek Practice, an …

Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 1

January 10th, 2021


In the first part of this two parts' episode, Orestis Omran, Partner in the Brussels Office of DLA Piper and the Head of EU- Greek Practice, an …

The past defines us- the Romans and propaganda vs the Hellenes (Part 2)

January 3rd, 2021


In the second and last part of the episode “The past defines us”I am with Marios Koutsoukos, a PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late …

The past defines us- the Romans and propaganda vs the Hellenes (Part 1)

December 28th, 2020


In this two parts episode, I am with Marios Koutsoukos, a PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool …

The torch and the beacon

December 20th, 2020


Why an engineer is not defined only by technology, today?

Why are we privileged now?

Why is this the era of self-actualisation and not just of the …

Sustainable Energy, Innovation and Policy transcending Climate Change

December 13th, 2020


Sustainability coupled with Climate change is a topic that transcends sectors of the economy, the society and continents. We might wonder what it …

Selling and Achilles' heel points of the Chinese strategic culture

December 6th, 2020

This episode showcases some of the views of the Global Greek Influence guests based on their specialisation and what they see as key to China’s strategic plan globally. Featured opinions at the Global Greek Influence …

Futurism as disruption

November 29th, 2020


Lieutenant Colonel Jake Sotiriadis (PhD) Chief of Strategic Foresight and Futures at US Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, …

The disruption of renewables to the economy and business

November 22nd, 2020


During the past months, I could not help but ask based on guests’ expertise what the current and future situation could be in the energy and …

Bioeconomy and its implementation in the Greek energy roadmap

November 15th, 2020


Maria Andrielou works with the Chemical Industry for over 10 years. Having a background in linguistics, became a communicator in cross-cultural and …

Family, Culture, Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Business and being a Hellene- part 2

November 8th, 2020


In the last part of this episode, with Elly Symons, we discuss:

  • the Return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece coinciding in #2021 with the 200 …

Family, Culture, Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Business and being a Hellene- part 1

November 1st, 2020


Elly Symons, with her Greek and Cypriot heritage, embodies the title of this two-part episode's content: a woman as a multidimensional soul.

We …

Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Part 2

October 25th, 2020


In the second and last part of the interview with Dr Konstantinos Kakosimos, associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University …

Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Part 1

October 18th, 2020


In the first part of "Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering", Dr Konstantinos Kakosimos from the Texas A&M …

The collective subconscious

October 11th, 2020


How does Carl Jung's "Collective unconscious"  link to gut bacteria and COVID-19? Chemical Engineering playing with the psychology terminology and …

Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 2

October 4th, 2020


Today, you are listening to the second and last part of the interview with Dr Popi Konidari, Head of the Climate Change Policy Group (CCPG) of the …

Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 1

September 27th, 2020


In this episode and next Sunday, in "Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 2", I am with Dr Popi Konidari. Dr Konidari is Head of the Climate Change …

Becoming an academic in chemical engineering

September 21st, 2020


A little bit about becoming an academic in chemical engineering and wondering what would be the steps or the environment that would allow especially …

Research, Innovation and Technology in Greece

August 30th, 2020


In this episode, my guest is Dr Christos Dimas, the deputy minister of Development and Investments, in charge of Research, Innovation and Technology.

Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean- Part 2

August 23rd, 2020


In the second part of the episode “Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean” recorded on the 27th of July 2020, Kleanthis Kyriakidis (AUE- American …

Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean- Part 1

August 16th, 2020


I met again Kleanthis Kyriakidis, Associate Professor at the American University of Emirates #AUE, Department Chair of the BA in #Security and

Frontiers in Chemical Engineering

August 2nd, 2020


Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, the Willard Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering at the …

Strategic changes in global affairs- Culture and history in diplomacy

July 19th, 2020


Themistoklis Zanidis, a retired officer of the Hellenic Navy, author at, a news blog for the Hellenic Diaspora in US, Canada, and the World, now a research intern at the Institute of …

International business, arts, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation

June 21st, 2020


How Pablo Picasso and George Braque, who revolutionised modernism by developing cubism can inform collaboration in international business? Is an …

CO2 emissions- Expectations and reality

June 7th, 2020


A monologue on CO2 emissions, transportation, the oil industry, the biofuel industry, governments, the UN, the EU, the academia, research and …

A psychologist’s entrepreneurial journey: From Greece to the Netherlands

May 31st, 2020


Vivian Chiona is a psychologist specialised in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. Vivian is the founder and CEO of the …

Medicine, Culture and History: From Pontus to the world

May 24th, 2020


Dr Kyriaki Sonidou is a doctor specialised in Cardiology and a graduate of Law, co-founder and President of the Pontian Society of the United …

19 May 2020- Remembrance Day of the Pontic (Greek) Genocide

May 19th, 2020


What would the present and future be, if we did not carry within us, the past as lessons, the lessons of life? History is the lessons of life; our …

Becoming an entrepreneur and super- connecting Technology in the UK

May 11th, 2020


How did Kosta Mavroulakis at the age of 16 realised he wanted to become an entrepreneur, in his early 20s the Digital Development Director of the …

Beyond time and technology

May 3rd, 2020


I meet again with Marios Koutsoukos to talk about pandemics in fiction novels and reality, as experienced by the human mind, regardless of time, …

Leadership in Technology: Science or Politics?

April 12th, 2020


Vasileios Inglezakis, a fellow chemical engineer, with miles of experience in research business and the academia, talks to the Global Greek Influence from Kazakhstan, about the magic of zeoponics and their importance to …

Hellenic-American civic engagement and energy deals. New opportunities?

April 5th, 2020


Evangelos Karambelas, born in Greece, raised in Canada, currently living in the US and senior analyst for an investment platform focusing on US power generation assets talks about how the Hellenic American Leadership …

Academic- intelligence, national security and the coronavirus

March 29th, 2020


Yannis (John) Nomikos, a sociologist, specialised in business intelligence consultancy regarding security issues in the Balkans, North Africa and …

The pre- birthday podcast: Reflection by self-isolation

March 22nd, 2020


My thoughts on the coronavirus, “From the Earth to the moon” and the American Space Program, the flu pandemics, Democritus “atom theory of the Universe” and Aristotle, "pleonexia" and David Icke.

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Challenged living abroad and craving to change your career?

March 9th, 2020


How to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with discovering a dream career and adapting to a new country? Dominika …

Outspoken on temporary news

March 1st, 2020


A solocast on the past 48 hours events taking place at the borders of Greece-Turkey. All humans are political beings, and as such, I express my …

A Greek in the Middle East: from the Hellenic Navy to the Academia- History and Politics

February 23rd, 2020


Kleanthis Kyriakidis, proud of his Pontic and Islandic ancestry, an assistant professor at the American University in UAE and former captain of the Greek (Hellenic) Navy, talks about the Middle East, misconceptions, …

Stoicism in the engineering academia and living abroad

February 7th, 2020


I met Tassos Natsakis to talk about what it means living without nationality; that different cultures are alternative perspectives of universal human …

Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 4)- Nelson Zambrano: from the US army and going back to Colombia, to "Invest in America" and collaboration with "Global Greek Influence"

February 7th, 2020


In this episode, Nelson Zambrano collaborated with Global Greek Influence. Nelson was born in the US by Colombian parents, moved briefly to Colombia …

Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 3)- Victor Osioh: From Nigeria to the UK and the Diaspora Chiefs

February 6th, 2020


Meeting with Victor Osioh of the "Diaspora Chiefs" podcast: "We are all connected in search of happiness". "Happinness is infectious and a choice, connecting to people is a choice". "Resilience comes from owneship of …

Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 2)- Marijana May: From Croatia to Thailand and within

February 5th, 2020


Marijana took control of her life by identifying her own needs and not others expectations. She now introduces us to "Busyness for Happiness". We are …

Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 1)- Matilda Tavanian: An Armenian born in Iran becoming international

February 2nd, 2020


Matilda talks about her ex-pat story: how strangers can enlighten our lives, becoming a PR expert after studying law and now a podcaster with "Coffee with Matilda- A journey to self", connecting us to our true selves …

A Greek, young academic living and working abroad

January 27th, 2020


Dr Dimitrios Kontziampasis talks about how he meets challenges in the academic environment, the Greek academia vs UK university, and how persistence, …

Challenges in entrepreneurship of Communicating Science

January 19th, 2020


What if you decide to quit active research and communicate Science instead? Theo Anagnostopoulos, the founder of SciCo, talks about his journey and …

Battles in life and history: no regrets

January 16th, 2020


Marios Koutsoukos, an author of fantasy, historical fiction and non-fiction and lyrics writer of Greek and international extreme heavy metal bands, talks about how history inspires fantasy and vice versa, turning …

Kept inspired

December 27th, 2019


I always thought there is more to having a career. Life is about dreaming and dreaming brings creation.

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