Maria Markou is the Managing Director of Egritos Group - Synergasia and responsible for coordinating IT projects and developing strategic plans. She holds an M.Sc. Degree on Computer Engineering from the University of Thessaly and an B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Berlin. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the domain of IT as Project Manager. She worked also as evaluator in ICT4Growth and H2020 proposals. In her free time she enjoys research as a PhD candidate in the University of Thessaly with main interests data mining, content analysis and author profiling.