Stavros Asthenidis holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. His academic (and not only) interests include Public Policy, electronics and open government, which led him to attend the Graduate Program "Public Policy and Administration" at Athens University of Economics and Business. He served for several years as head of state aid schemes at Intermediate Management Agencies (Elanet, EFEPAE) during the 2nd and 3rd CSF. He was the Telecommunication Networks Project Manager (during the preparation) and the Telecommunications Manager at the Technology Control Center during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, as a member of the Organizing Committee. Stavros has also worked for the "Information Society SA" as a Project Officer in the area of Intelligent Transport Systems, Digital Culture, Digital Health and Energy Saving Systems, for Cramoni Trading Ltd (Cyprus), as a Program Manager responsible for telecommunications projects in the international economic environment, for Egnatia Odos SA, ICAP Business Consultants and the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness as a senior consultant of Technology and Project Management. He has served as an advisor to the Special Secretary for Digital Planning at the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping for eGovernment projects. He has also served as a technical advisor to the Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Ministry of Development, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. He has served as an advisor to the Municipality of Athens Secretary General concerning large scale technical programs implementation. From April 2017 till July 2019 he served as Chief Executive Officer to the City of Athens IT Company (DAEM SA). From July 2019 he has been appointed by the Greek Government as Chief Executive Officer to the Information Society SA, a company running as the executive arm to the Ministry of Digital Gonernance.