Professor Marinos Themistocleous is the Associate Dean of School of Business and one of Directors of the Institute For Future (IFF) at the University of Nicosia. He holds a PhD in Information Systems Integration and a Postgraduate Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education both from Brunel University, London, UK. Prior to that, he received an MSc in Information Systems Management and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, both from Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. Marinos holds a certification in Blockchain, FinTech and future commerce from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, Cambridge, USA and he teaches at the world-leading Digital Currency postgraduate programme at University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
He has developed blockchain applications in the areas of energy and healthcare and serves as blockchain advisor. Marinos retains close relationships with industry and serves as consultant in areas such as blockchain, ebusiness, ehealth and information systems integration. He has collaborated with the Greek Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Greece, the Greek Standardization body, the Greek Federation of SMEs, ORACLE UK, the B3-Blockchain Business Board UK, Intelen US, BTO Research Italy, the Cyprus National Betting Authority and other organizations.
He has authored more than 175 refereed journal and conference articles, several teaching textbooks and has received citations and awards of excellence. His research has attracted funding from various bodies and organizations. Marinos is on the editorial board of academic journals as well as on the board of prestigious international conferences and has run minitracks, tracks and journal special issues on Blockchain. In the past, he served as the managing editor of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS).