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Yiannis Ventouzis

Program/Project Manager, Telecom and IT Professional, MSc, PMP®, ITIL®V3

+41 78 631 6620 +41 22 757 3854 yiannis.ventouzis@it4sme.ch Chemin de Chaumont 11, 1232 Confignon, Swiss
  1. IT4SME, Telecom & IT Consulting Services, Geneva

    Independent Business Owner

    Sept '14 - Present

    IT4SME logo IT4SME is a new, simple and fresh approach to the Telecom & IT consulting services in the Geneva area. Tailored IT solutions provided to the small and mid-sized businesses that meet unique needs of the customers.



    Basic Services:

    • Professional vCIO
    • Business Continuity
    • Program & Project Management
    • IT Hardware & Software Acquisitions
    • Network Infrastructure Installations
    • Data Storage and Virtualization
  2. Procter & Gamble, Connect & Go Social Network, Geneva

    Volunteer as IT Consultant

    Mar '14 – Oct '14

    Connect ang Go Logo IT support , website development and content management coordination using open source blogging tool based on PHP and MySQL.

  3. OnlyNet, Greece

    Volunteer as Content Management Coordinator

    Feb '13 – Oct '13

    OnlyNetCreation and distribution of valuable, relevant and consistent content for successful marketing campaigns using open source software.

  4. Wind, Greece

    Network Program Manager

    Apr '09 – Oct '12

    WINDResponsible for ensuring the safe delivery of all broadband projects in accordance with the company policy & procedures and adhering to all statutory and regulatory legislation.



    Duties & Achievements:

    • Coordination, control (incl. budget) and status reporting for the key projects of Broadband Network of Wind Greece
    • Weekly project reviews with suppliers and close cooperation with external vendors for secure implementation of the yearly roll-out plans
    • Successful launch of a high DSL speed option using the VDSL technology
    • End to end supervision for new sites activations and port expansion activities completion according to the subscriber's and service requirements
    • Actively involved in Transmission & Transport project cycles from planning phase and sourcing, to site preparation, equipment installations until the final acceptance.
  5. Vodafone, Greece

    Broadband Wireline Senior Planning Engineer

    Oct '08 – Apr '09

    VodafoneAccountable for managing the delivery of critical projects, and for providing managerial support for all the projects conducted by the company. Also responsible for providing monthly financial and technical updates of any known issues/risks to Senior Manager.



    Duties & Achievements:

    • Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the Vodafone Greece Broadband Network deployment project for commercial and corporate usage
    • Establishing the overall success criteria for a project, including; time, cost, technical and performance parameters
    • Monitoring and managing all contractors, consultants and third party suppliers within each project
    • Preparing status reports for use in communication to stakeholders
  6. Vodafone, Greece

    RAN Associate Senior Planning Engineer

    May '07 – Oct '08

    VodafoneResponsible for designing, testing, measuring and evaluating of the wireless and wireline network of Vodafone GR for optimal performance.




    Duties & Achievements:

    • Design and delivery of 100 new hub sites inside the Greek PTT Local Exchanges with Alcatel Lucent IP ISAMs (90% population coverage of Greece with 2-play service)
    • Technical advisor for Vodafone Group supplier selection process concerning Broadband services in commercial users (RFQ)
    • Optimization and expansion of Access Transmission network using Microwave Links, Fiber optics, Local Loops and Leased Lines
    • Representing Vodafone Greece at Broadband World Forum and adoption of new solutions to Vodafone network. Berlin, Germany, Oct. 2007
    • Introduction of ADSL2+ and SHDSL technologies and correspondence services for mobile backhauling and commercial usage. Composition of guidelines regarding the interconnection of Base Stations (BTSs) and Corporate Customers through HDSL & SHDSL technologies for Vodafone Group
  7. Vodafone, Greece

    Access Transmission Network Engineer

    Aug '01 – May '07

    VodafoneTransmission Network engineering activities related to planning, design, deployment and optimization. Ensure timely delivery of Access Network objectives, in line with Group and Regional strategy, with minimum possible costs, maintaining target for all network KPIs




    Duties & Achievements:

    • Design of Point to Point (PTP) microwave links and Backbone axes for Vodafone Greece private Transmission Network
    • ULL (Unbundled Local Loop) Project deployment: Planning, design and delivery of 50 new ULL hubs using HDSL & SHDSL technologies
    • Technical responsible for suggestions/proposals and regulative obligations in the annotation of the Greek National Regulatory Authority for the definition and analysis of the Wholesale markets of Leased Lines (Markets No 13, 14, European Committee Establishment)
    • Technical responsible for the successful consolidation of Ideal Telecom and Vodafone Greece
    • Representing Vodafone Greece as a technical expert at Greek National Regulatory Authority meetings with all other alternative Greek Telecom Providers (Unbundled Access to Local Loop Co-operation team) concerning the deployment of Broadband Access Networks and e-Services in Greece
  1. Microsoft

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

    Mar '15

    MicrosoftNetwork Fundamentals

    Score: 84

  2. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

    ITIL®V3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

    Feb '14

    ITILMark 34 out of 40 (85%)

    License: 00028805

  3. Project Management Institute (PMI)

    Project Management Professional (PMP®)

    May '13

    PMI orgLicense: 1611357

  4. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    MSc. in Telecommunications and Radio-Electrology

    Sept '96 – Jun '99

    Aristotle University

    Grade: 8.8/10





    Publication “The Bit – Rate of Mobile Systems as a Function of the Beam Tilting and the Half – Power Beam width”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    Dissertation titled "The Bit-Rate of Mobile Communication Channel as a Function of the Beam Tilting of Mobile Station Antenna", 1999
    Selected Podt Graduate Papers Study of Asymmetrical Horn Antennas. Radio communications Lab. Advisor: Prof. J. N. Sahalos (May '99).
    Design for a 120 Mbps Earth Satellite Station. Radio communications Lab. Advisor: Prof. J. N. Sahalos (Mar '99).
    Design of Electronic controlled Phased Shifter with PIN diodes. Radio communications Lab. Advisor: Prof. I. Bafiadis (Feb '99).
    Fiber Optical Sensors. Radio communications Lab. Advisor: Prof. A. Anagnostopoulos (Oct '98).
    Problems and Methods in Network Security. Department of Computer Science, Multimedia Lab. Advisor: Prof. A. Pomportzis (Sept '98).
    Analog Transfer function Approximation using the Bilinear Transform and the Pulse Invariance Methods. Electronics Lab. Advisor: Prof. C. Karybakas (Feb '97).
  5. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    BSc. in Physics

    Sept '91 – Jun '96

    Aristotle UniversityGrade: 7.32/10

    Dissertation titled: "Computer Simulation of a Novel CMOS current follower and application in design filters", 1996

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