International Conference "Leadership and Management in the Digital Era" by the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Bodossaki Foundation


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International Conference on "Leadership and Management in the Digital Era" by the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Bodossaki Foundation


The Athens University of Economics & Business, the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, and the Bodossaki Foundation are co-organizing, in Athens on June 19-20, 2023, an international conference on: "LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL ERA: Shaping the Future of Work and Business Education ".

The conference is under the patronage of HE the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

At a time when digital technologies bring about significant changes to the way we work, the organization of businesses and generally in our way of life, the need for changes in education becomes particularly imperative. Especially in the field of Business Administration, international studies highlight the great demands of the digital age and the significant changes in the required skills of executives to respond to the new competitive environment.

This conference aims to highlight the most important of these developments in the field of management, leadership, and education. The two days of the conference are structured around the following areas:

Leadership and Governance in the Digital Age, with sessions such as:

   ⚬ Leadership and Governance in the Digital Age,

   ⚬ Technology and Social Welfare in the Digital Age,

   ⚬ Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Digital Age,

   ⚬ Digital Know-how and Upgrading Skills,

   ⚬ Public Administration, etc.


The Future of Work, with sessions such as:

   ⚬ Remote Work and Work-Life Balance,

   ⚬ Innovations in Production,

   ⚬ Human Resources Management in the Digital Age,

   ⚬ Fintech: Algorithms, Innovation and Policies in Financial Services,

   ⚬ Marketing in the Digital Age, etc.


Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age, with sessions such as:

   ⚬ Organizational Transformation and Innovation,

   ⚬ Laying the Foundations for High Performance Organizations,

   ⚬ Startups, Innovation and University Research


The future of Business Schools in the Digital Age, with sessions such as:

 ⚬ Sustainable Development and Education,

 ⚬ Marketing Education in the Digital Age,

 ⚬ The Future of Research in Management Schools,

 ⚬ Academic Program Innovations for the Digital Age, etc.


In addition to the research papers that will be presented during the conference the aim is to bring together academics with executives from organizations for fruitful dialogue and cooperation (through panel discussions) to address challenges and opportunities presented in the digital age.

Personalities of science and entrepreneurship are members of the International Program Committee of the Conference. Distinguished scientists from European universities (University of Oxford, London School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, INSEAD, Stockholm School of Economics, ETH, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Denmark, IESE, IE Business School, ESSEC, University of Leeds, Bayes, etc.) and not (University of Pennsylvania/ WhartonColumbia University, Stanford University, Northwestern University/KelloggCase Western ReservePurdue University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers University, George Washington University, University of California Davis, University of Miami, Ozyegin University, Keio University, University of Sao Paolo, etc.) attend the conference. At the same time, many senior executives of Greek and multinational companies (OTE, PeopleCert, Astra Zeneca, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Roche, NatCap, Eurobank, Convert Group, e-Fresh, Danaos, Hellenic Development Investment Bank, Uni. fund, etc.) as well as executives of international organizations (UNESCO, OECD, Association of Information Systems, German Research center for Artificial Intelligence, Center to Advance Research in Financial Technologies, etc.). From Greece, apart from AUEB, researchers from NTUA, University of Athens, University of Patras, Technical University of Crete, Panteion University, Harokopion University, University of the Aegean, etc. are participating. Sponsors of the conference are OTE, PeopleCert, Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, the Hellenic Development Investment Bank, Eurobank, Deloitte and AI Investments.

Communication Sponsor: Kathimerini


It is noted that from June 21 to 23, 2023, the Conference will continue in Syros, where it will be completed in the form of a research colloquium with the participation of academics, doctoral holders, and doctoral candidates.

For more information you may refer to the information sheet of the conference.

For registration and the detailed program you may visit the website of the conference:

For more information: Kyrezis Nikolaos, Athens University of Economics and Business, tel. + 30 210


About Athens University of Economics and Business

With a hundred-year brilliant tradition of contributing to education, science, economics and society, the Athens University of Economics and Business enjoys high international recognition in the fields of Economics, Management and Information Technology. The international prestige and reputation of the University reflects the high level of teaching and research staff, the modern curricula it offers, the achievements of its students during their studies, the high employability of its graduates in the labor market and the distinct social contribution of the Institution.

Our goal is to offer high scientific training, range of knowledge and developed analytical abilities so that our graduates can claim and pursue with high expectations a successful career in the modern competitive environments of society and the labor market.


About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a research university in Hoboken, NJ, across the Hudson River from New York City. The university enjoys an elite reputation as The Innovation University. Inspired by Humanity, Powered by Technology TM, at Stevens, the impossible becomes possible. We take the spark of an idea and make it real.

Our students work together in interdisciplinary teams to create new products, solutions and services. Our faculty produce groundbreaking research that solves organizational and societal problems, and makes life safer, more secure and more comfortable. Our partners in industry work with us to transform business, create the future and tackle the big challenges.

The School of Business is the second largest school at Stevens. It offers 8 undergraduate programs, 11 Master’s programs, 3 Doctoral programs, as well as many dual degree programs with universities in Europe and Asia, and certificate programs for working professionals. With its technology-infused programs, cutting-edge research, and record employment metrics, it is recognized nationally as a leading business school at the intersection of business and technology. Stevens Business is home to CRAFT, the first-ever NSF center to advance research in financial technologies, and to MaCuDE, the AACSB-sponsored global initiative to revise the management curricula for the digital era.

On a green hilltop campus, just the right size and right across the river from New York City, we teach the next generations of leaders and thinkers — the dreamers and doers — to explore with their minds but also to follow their hearts. We teach them to innovate, anticipate, collaborate. We prepare them for careers and further education, prepare them to arrive and thrive in the real world. And they do thrive, spectacularly.


About Bodossaki Foundation

Bodossaki Foundation is a public benefit organisation founded in 1972 with the aim of continuing the contribution of its founder, Prodromos-Bodossakis Athanassiades, to the Greek society. Its vision is a society of equal opportunities and prospects for all.

To promote its vision, the Foundation funds, plans and implements, in full alignment with the principles of transparency, accountability and integrity, actions and programmes of relevance to its four strategic action pillars: promoting education, improving healthcare, protecting the environment and empowering the Civil Society. From its establishment to this day, the Foundation has made available over €450 million for promoting its purposes.

At the same time, Bodossaki Foundation today acts as a catalyst for fostering a broader culture of contribution in the Greek society, managing resources on behalf of third parties –Legators, international organisations, and other major donors– wishing to fund programmes with a strong social impact that address critical needs in education, healthcare, the protection of the environment and the empowerment of the Civil Society.

Bodossaki Foundation is recognized as a “public benefit organization”, completely independent of any political, religious or other institution, operating as an entity that develops and coordinates projects in line with its vision.



Last updated: 19 June 2023