Research Scientist in Χανιά, Ελλάδα
Γεννήθηκα, έκλαψα, μπουσούλησα, γέλασα, περπάτησα, ρώτησα, στάθηκα, είδα,
αμφισβήτησα, γνώρισα, θαύμασα, ερωτεύτηκα, πόνεσα, μίσησα, λάτρεψα...
It is not easy to translate this so I'll just say that every strong experience can be tagged with a single verb and, in that sense, a life should be addressing all of them.
My name, the first word of "Ioannis Mandourarakis", is an orthodox name which translated to Yohan > Johan > John, one of the most common names in Crete (and Greece in general).
My surname, the second word of "Ioannis Mandourarakis", comes from a Greek word that has a root to "the guy who plays the mandolin music instrument".
I started my professional career as an Electronics Engineer, long before graduating from the Technical University of Crete, working as a freelancer mostly for fun rather than profit. Once I acquired a 5-yr B.Sc. and a 2-yr M.Sc/M.Eng. in Electronics and Computer Engineering, I became an Academic Researcher and a Senior Dev. Engineer on Consumer and Power Electronics. During my career, I was involved in the stages of business development of companies that specialize in the fields of Branding Services, Hardware and Software Solutions. While attending my military service I worked as a Chief Information Officer assuming duties related to Software R&D, Security, and Compliance management.
In recent years, my expertise has been mainly focused on Project Management and Business Systems Analysis. The most fulfilling part of my work has been the creation and/or administration of business tools and processes to optimally align teams in order to meet our business strategic goals and enhance the company's service management.
On my free time, I am following up with my Ph.D. course on Circuit-Level Optimization of electronic power supply systems and on an M.Sc. program on Innovation and Technology Management.
My 3 greatest weaknesses :
1. I am an impulsive creationist so when I focus on something that I love I get easily drifted.
2. I sometimes let others misinterpret my politeness as a modesty.
3. I can be a control freak.
My 3 greatest competences :
1. I love organizing, analyzing and learning from this process. It's my challenge on a daily basis!
2. I can easily adapt when rules change and even manage to prosper.
3. I question myself... a lot.
I don't like smoking or watching sports unless there is some artistic dimension in them.
I love North-Western European culture.
-- Ioannis Mandourarakis --