Innovating for a Future Without Disease
By Christian Rodseth, Managing Director, Janssen Greece Poland and Romania | Business Partners, Nov-Dec, 2022

The most devastating health crisis in over a century, the global pandemic of 2020 claimed millions of lives, wreaked havoc on the world’s economies, and caused widespread disruption across every sphere of life, with ripples that are still felt today. Yet it also taught invaluable lessons, not least the importance of investing in healthcare. The…

Looking Always Forward
By Alexandros Costopoulos, CEO of Foresight Strategy and Communications and Secretary General of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce | Business Partners, Nov-Dec, 2022

Propelled by infinite potential and the historic bonds between the United States and Greece, AmCham defined the economic development of Greece. Following a path set over fifty years ago by a family that has long held esteem for and been deeply involved with US affairs, I had the unique privilege to grow up, study and…

Digital Transformation and Greek SMEs
By Dr. Dionysis Dionysiou, Academic Director of the MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management and Associate Professor of Organization and Management at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece | Business Partners, Nov-Dec, 2022

The term digital transformation seems to be everywhere these days—but what does it really mean for SMEs, the backbone of the Greek economy? Research on digital transformation shows it is imperative to the survival and competitiveness of businesses, while also emphasizing the complexity and the risk inherent in the undertaking, with failure rates in achieving…

Hybrid Neighborhoods: A Workplace Worth the Commute
By Pantelis Kouzis, General Manager, EKA Hellas | Business Partners, Nov-Dec, 2022

In offices around the world, organizations have adopted hybrid work policies, but haven’t changed their offices to support the new realities of hybrid work. Some say they’re waiting until employees are back in the office to make changes. But hybrid work means people will come and go at different times and, without changes, the office…

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation
By Thanos Dimitriou, Managing Director, Ox Design | Business Partners, Nov-Dec, 2022

60 percent of CIOs and CTOs surveyed in a recent IBM study indicated that their IT modernization program is not yet ready for the future. So what is keeping enterprises from the digital transformation process they so urgently need? Digital transformation challenges are not always directly related to technological concerns or technical barriers. Most crucially…

TIF 2022 – Taking on the Future
By Nikolaos Bakatselos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce | Business Partners Sep-Oct 2022

For as long as I can remember, Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) has been a premier institution of the country’s economic and political life, but it has also been a bastion of Thessaloniki’s unique character—its entrepreneurial spirit, its cosmopolitan air, and its inimitable blend of heritage and innovation. TIF is a celebration of innovation and embracing…