DC New Leaders Speaker Series w Michael Kratsios

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Join The Hellenic Initiative at our first ever Speaker Series in Washington DC!

We have the honor of hearing from Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

As President Trump’s top technology advisor, Michael has led the development and execution of the Administration’s national technology policy agenda since inauguration.

Under his leadership, the White House has launched National initiatives for artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 5G and broadband communications, autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, STEM education, and advanced manufacturing.

Michael has represented the United States as the Head of Delegation at multiple international fora, including G7 Technology Ministerials in Italy, Canada, and France; G20 Digital Economy Ministerials in Argentina and Japan; and the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris.

Prior to joining the White House, Michael was a Principal at Thiel Capital, where he invested in and advised technology companies. A South Carolina native, Michael graduated from Princeton University and served as a Visiting Scholar at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

On August 1, 2019, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Michael as the fourth Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

Mr. Kratsios will be in conversation with Peter Polydor, CEO of Ergo Capital.

Peter is the Founder and President of Ergo Holdings, a privately-held group of companies with investments in the finance, tech and real estate sectors. Currently Peter is the CEO of their venture arm Ergo Capital which focuses on investments in tech and high-growth sectors. In addition to his work at Ergo Capital, Peter is the Founder of the Eureka Building, a 3-acre tech hub meant to foster innovation and entrepreneurs with locations in California and Canada. As well, he is an Honorary Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Wales and President of Ergo Properties.

Peter is a recipient of the Greek 40 Under 40 award, the Power 30 Under 30 award, Charter Member of the Canadian C100 and Founder of Accelerate Greece. He was an Edmonson Fellow at the University of Southern California, received his BA from Occidental College and his MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, Said Business School.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from our country's CTO in an intimate setting.

We will provide wine, light bites and plenty of time to meet one another as well.

Hope to see you there!

New Leaders are 40 years of age and under


Alex Angleson
John Antokas
Elias Gerasoulis
Chris Goulakos
Stephanie Stamas Goulakos
Kristina Headrick
Nicole Henry
Christopher Malagisi
James Markakis
Alice Shukla
Elisabet Tassis
(partial list)


Monday, February 3, 2020 6:30 PM


Army Navy Building
I Street Northwest 1627
20006 Washington
Northwest Washington, United States

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