Dr Petros Chamakiotis (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA) is an Associate Professor of Management at ESCP Business School in Madrid, Spain; the Chair of the IFIP WG 9.5 'Our Digital Lives'; and a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex Business School where he is affiliated with the Digit Research Centre. Petros was earlier in the UK where he earned his PhD from the University of Bath with the support of a scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and subsequently held positions at Royal Holloway, University of London (2013-2015) and the University of Sussex (2015-2019). He obtained Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2016 and tenure in 2017. Petros has also held visiting teaching positions at Birkbeck, University of London (2015) and the University of Valencia (2016-2018).
He specializes in the management of connectivity and the emergence of new ways of (digital) work (e.g. virtual teams, online communities) with an emphasis on how technology influences individuals, teams, organizations, and societies. Currently, he (w/ colleagues) is conducting a longitudinal study with MedicineAfrica, exploring the social value of digital platforms. Funded by prestigious bodies (e.g. The British Academy, EPSRC), his research has appeared in the following journals: Organizational Research Methods; New Technology, Work & Employment; Information Technology & People; International Journal of Information Management; and Creativity & Innovation Management.
Insofar as service to the community and business engagement are concerned, he organizes tracks at international conferences, he reviews for Information Systems Journal and Information Technology & People (among several other journals and conferences), and he maintains strong links with the practitioner community, e.g. through workshops, speeches/panels at practitioner events and other forms of (often online) research dissemination activities. Some recent examples include: (a) a creative brochure summarizing his work (w/ colleagues) with MedicineAfrica, a digital platform offering health education online in post-conflict states; and (b) a podcast interview on technological developments in the workplace as part of the #YBOTBPodcast series.
Petros holds Greek and British citizenship, speaks English, Greek and Spanish fluently (C2), and has an intermediate knowledge of German (B1).