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SAS Executive Connect 2018

March 21st 18:30, Zonars, Athens

SAS has the pleasure to invite you to ‘SAS Executive Connect 2018’ taking place on March 21st at Zonars Restaurant, Athens.

The evening function will give you the opportunity to network with executives from different industries and share your vision & experiences. We will be hosting Neil Harbisson, Cyborg Artist, as our speaker & an interactive panel discussion on Analytics Economy with participants Professors G. Doukidis, G.Giaglis &  N. Kourentzes moderated by A.Ellis , Editor in Chief at Kathimerini.

Neil Harbisson portrait in black and white

Neil Harbisson

Artist and Co-Founder of the Cyborg Foundation

Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites. Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology. His artworks investigate the relationship between colour and sound, experiment the boundaries of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression via sensory extensions. In 2010 he co­-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organization that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as a social and artistic movement.

Athanasios Ellis

Athanasios Ellis

Editor in Chief
Kathimerini

George Doukidis

George Doukidis

Professor
Athens University of Economic & Business

George Giaglis

George Giaglis

Professor
University of Nicosia

Nikos Kourentzes lector at Lancaster University

Nikolaos Kourentzes

Ass. Professor
Lancaster University

Agenda

  
18:30-19:00
Registraton & Welcome Cocktail
19:00-19:10
Welcome
Nikos Peppas, General Manager, SAS Greece & Eastern Europe
19:10-19:55
The Renaissance of Our Species, Neil Harbisson, Cyborg Artist
19:55-20:30

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini

  • Professor George Doukidis, Athens University of Economics & Business
  • Professor George Giaglis, University of Nicosia
  • Associate Professor Nikolaos Kourentzes, Lancaster University
20:30Dinner

Zonars, Athens
9 Voukourestiou str. & Panepistimiou Str.
106 71 Athens

We would also like to host you at SAS Analytics Day, March 22nd ,  one day after the Executive Connect event with the theme of “Bring the Analytics Economy and AI in Action"

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