George Bakalis is currently using his creativity to lead teams into translating goals and ideas to operational reality. He has marketing and sales experience yet his focus lies in balancing operation excellence with innovation. George has high regards for team building since he is fully convinced that shared value is just a different version of making profit. Thinking like a business owner he identifies opportunities to grow the business and the brand, whether indirectly or directly related to the core business.
Places lived and travelled
Certificate of Digital Marketing
Executive Program in International Business
Henley Business School
Master’s Degree in Strategic Management
Kingston University / ICBS
Bachelor Degree in Electronics
National Technological Institute
2017 - Present
2010 - 2017
years of managerial experience
different industries' professional background
I am convinced that success is not driven by the resources you control, but by those you can access. In a world of increasing complexity, no person or firm can do it all, so those that can work well with others have a distinct advantage. We need to start thinking in terms of networks rather than nodes.
I emphasize on design which I believe is just as important in how we run an organization as it is in how we develop, promote or sell products. Everywhere you look, design has become a central driver of value rather than an afterthought.
Organizations should base their strategies on what they sense the world is asking from them. I consider an organization as a living entity, with its own energy, sense of direction aiming to offer something in the society . I do not always force a call for action but I am trying to listen to where the organization is naturally called to go.
I take ownership of complexity and strive to drive clarity deep into the organization with an operational narrative , true prioritization , constant communication and clear measure of progress. My goal is ultimately to be a 'thought-leader' and provide not only ideas but inspiration.
The adoption of what we call AI@scale introduces much larger changes in operating models and skills than did traditional digital and big data programs. While big data and analytics are already helping to generate the first wave of digital transformations, full-blown AI will drive the second. Armed with this data, companies can start to rely on AI. “AI brings much more radical changes than digital, because AI systems can make decisions and take action. As value pools shift in all industries, a fierce fight not only for competitive advantage but also for outright digital supremacy is under way, with the future of entire companies at stake.
The Next Frontier in Digital and AI Transformations
The way platforms make money is increasingly based on how they qualify and use data in a way we’re comfortable with.Social listening will remain the world’s largest and most open focus group, but social listening is not a panacea, It typically needs to be used in conjunction with more traditional data sets and since, like fashion, social media is an expression of identity, It’s ideal for the ‘what’, less so for the ‘why’. But it’s a powerful tool, even given that social media users are, by definition, self-selecting.
Why you can’t treat all social data the same
Water conservation problems are an increasing risk for businesses themselves. The World Resources Institute says more than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions and this could rise to 3.5 billion by 2025. Meanwhile, Nasa has found that 13 of the world’s 37 most important groundwater basins are depleting much faster than they can be recharged. There are many benefits to companies operating in water-intensive industries going above and beyond their CSR initiatives.Businesses with water stewardship CSR initiatives can, benefit from knowing that the work they’re doing is helping to secure their own future.