CEO & Software Innovation Architect, Powersoft
George Malekkos is a dedicated Software Innovation Architect who focuses on accelerating the successful adoption of cloud technology. Since 1993, he has served as the CEO and founder of Powersoft Cyprus. George is an active member of the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) and holds the position of workgroup leader for the whitepaper titled "Practical Guide to Cloud Service Level Agreement." Additionally, he has a significant history with the Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA), where he served as Vice-President for several years. He continues to contribute to CITEA as a board member and secretary.
George shares his expertise as a guest lecturer and trains professors at major universities and colleges in Cyprus, specializing in Computerized Accounting. He has gained valuable experience through his involvement in numerous European projects conducted under Eureka, Eurostars, FP7, and Cornet. Notably, he has been the project leader and founder of the highly successful European program Eureka EUNEA/1204/11, specifically the e-Powercard project. His contributions have made it one of the success stories of the Eureka initiative. Moreover, George remains an active member of Digital Europe and has served as one of the 30 members of their Digital Advisory Council.
In addition to his professional roles, George is deeply committed to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. He serves as a mentor and judge in various startup competitions in Cyprus and abroad. Some notable competitions include Digital Champion Cyprus, Hackathon, Microsoft Imagine Cup, EYA - European Youth Award, and Watify. Most recently, he has been appointed as Cyprus' national expert for the World Summit Awards (WSA). The WSA is an organisation dedicated to promoting digital innovation and brings together ICT professionals from 182 different countries.