Athanasia (Nancy) Pouloudi is Professor of Information Systems Management in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece, where she serves as Department Chair (September 2020-August 2022). She is the incoming AIS President-Elect. She was Region 2 Representative on AIS Council (2010-2013) and regularly serves on the AIS Region 2 Board and the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS).
Her research focuses on organizational and social issues in IS adoption and implementation. Her recent work studies user post-adoption behavior (SIG Grounded Theory Methodology 2021 Best Paper Award Runner-Up) and the impact of cloud computing and the pandemic in the work and personal contexts of IS use. She has worked in a number of European Union funded projects on e-business, e-government, digital health and e-society, and is currently studying children’s digital maturity (digymatex.eu) and gender equality in business schools (targeted-mpi.eu).
Her service has been recognized by the 2016 AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award and the 2020 AIS Technology Challenge Award.
Rareş Onț is a Senior RPA Developer at UiPath, the first Romanian unicorn. He strongly believes in UiPath vision to deliver “a robot for every person”. Their mission is to make software robots, so people do not have to be robots and can focus on what they really love to do.
He works on multiple processes that reduce the work required to handle Instructor Led Trainins to a minimum and scale the number of participants in no time. With the time saved from automations, he works on ideas that can make the world at least a little bit better. He is always looking for the next problem to solve.
Before joining UiPath, Rareş Onț worked for a few startups, like tracking Covid donations with blockchain or predicting why babies that can’t speak are crying.