CEO & co-founder
Vassilis Nikolopoulos is the CEO and co-founder of Intelen Inc, a fast growing New York-based Software/Technology Company in the domain of utility energy analytics and consumer digital engagement with the use of advanced behavioral data science. He has global recognitions in top innovation and entrepreneurship contests (US Red herring global, SVASE Silicon Valley Launch, Siemens global smartgrid innovation award, OECD eco-innovation, CeBIT top cleantech, etc).
From 2005 to 2011, Vassilis has worked on technical trend forecasting methodologies, technology transfer and innovation management procedures, focusing on the Big Data problems applied to Utilities and the Energy Sector (Smart Grids). He has also worked for over 9 years in applied energy behavioral science, data analytics, algorithms and the application of social networks to change human behaviors towards a more sustainable way of living, especially in corporate environments. He managed to convert his PhD into a fast growing global company.
He applies some innovative data-driven behavioral science and mobile learning techniques over utility and meter data to identify behavioral trends that can raise the awareness of people inside buildings.
He is a valedictorian Electrical Engineer from Dundee University, Scotland with postgraduate studies at Imperial College, LSE, Cambridge, Ecole Polytechnique and a PhD from Technical University of Athens, focused on real-time big data decision making. He is the author of one book in Computer Networks, guest speaker in many conferences and futurology events (ie TedX, SAP Digital, etc) and has more than 50 publications in conferences, journals and technology papers. He has 2 global patent pending applications on energy ICT related subjects, he is a mentor at the StartupBootamp accelerator and one of the top 100 Global mentors at the Founder Institute.