Yannis Rizopoulos was born in Athens and studied Electronics, yet even as a student he started working in the Media: for 26 years he worked in the prestigious daily “Kathimerini” first as a member, then as the head of Foreign Desk, as well as in “Naftemporiki” and “Sunday Eleftherotypia” newspapers, focusing on Technology and Innovation issues. For 40+ years, he has served as editor-in-chief or member of the staff in dozens of magazines on a wide area of subjects, has many years of radio and TV experience and has also served as moderator in numerous conferences and congresses.
For six years, he was the editor of the specialized section Technologein at the popular portal “Pathfinder”, where he produced more than 110 multimedia documentaries on innovative research, tech apps and best practices. Nowadays he contributes to Smart Press events (www.infocom.gr) and Tech Talks Central Web Radio (www.techtalkscentral.com). He is a member of the Journalist Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ΕΣΗΕΑ), he serves at the board of ΣΕΝ/Junior Achievement Greece, NGO and he is also a member of the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Education Committee at the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, in Athens.