Panagiotis Kakolyris is the COO and Head of Strategy of SOCIALDOOand a Board of Directors member of the Olympia and Bequests Committee.

He is the Vice President of the European Network of Political Foundations, based in Brussels, and Chair of the Future of Europe Working Group.

He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International & European Political Economy & Governance (University of the Peloponnese – Department of Political Science and International Relations) and Coordinator of the online Political Observatory.

He also works as a part time lecturer at the European Communication Institute and the Hellenic American Union (Digital Marketing Certificate) and Research Associate at the Neapolis University Pafos (Digital Marketing LAB).

He has worked as a journalist, news analyst and editor in chief, for many Greek and international media like, The European newspaper, Flash 96 radio, Alpha TV, etc.

He has also worked as the head of Press Office for the Greek Ministries of Migration, Transport, Environment, and Culture.
He has studied journalism and digital media in Greece and the United Kingdom (MA in International Broadcast Journalism, University of Central England, Birmingham).

His latest publication is “Reflections and distortions - The Electoral Impact of Social Media in Europe”. 

You can download the book here.

In 2020 he presented the theory of “Intelligent Relations” about the digital transformation of Communication with the use of AI. 

In 2022 he cocreated with Eleni Sourani the innovative “intellemo” approach, combining intelligence with emotionality.

He is a frequent public speaker in Greece and abroad while publishing articles on AI and ethics, communication and social media, "atypical excellence", active citizenship, populism, democracy and the future of Europe.

You can find more on his work here

Photo by  Marielle Pteroudis