Ioannis Kassios

Ioannis Kassios

Ioannis co-founded Technografia in 2007. As the Managing Director, he is principally responsible for setting the direction and executing the strategy of the company. Prior to founding Technografia, he worked for many years as a professional translator and brings his wealth of industry experience to his leadership position at Technografia.

Ioannis has studied in Athens and Cologne and holds a diploma in German Studies with expertise in translation. He translates from German and English into Greek and his main fields of expertise are automotive, heavy industry, engineering, mechatronic and electrical/electronic systems.

When he is not busy managing and directing, Ioannis enjoys running marathon races and spending time with his family.

Code name: Big Boss

Secret super power: Ioannis has a unique sense of humor that is especially appreciated by those on his payroll.

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Evi Karaouli

Evi Karaouli

Evi co-founded Technografia in 2007. As the team leader and vendor manager, she oversees the day-to-day production and manages Technografia’s strategic network of linguists. Prior to founding Technografia, Evi worked for many years for other translation companies and has gained a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the industry.

Evi has studied in Athens, Tübingen and Corfu and holds a BA and a MSc in Translation Studies. She’s keen on learning languages and speaks English, German, Spanish, Turkish, Greek & Cypriot Greek. She specializes in IT, localization, electric & electronic devices.

In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her two young sons.

Code name: Small Boss

Secret super power: She casts a magic spell that calms people down even in the most stressful situations.

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Polina Diasakou

Polina Diasakou

Polina joined Technografia in 2018 as a project manager. Before that, she worked for several years as a project manager and freelance translator.

She studied Foreign Languages and Translation in the Ionian University. As much as she enjoyed the quiet of her home working as a freelance translator, after some time she felt like socializing and seeing other human beings again.So, she decided to stay in the language industry, but switching to the perspective of a project manager.

She translates from English and German into Greek and speaks a bit of Russian. She has a flair for legal texts and is also experienced in marketing, finance and life sciences content.

She spends her free time far away from her computer and prefers to be somewhere in nature whether it’s the mountains or beach.

Code name: Zen project manager

Secret super power: She can find the calm in the chaos even in the most stressful days.

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Vangelis Tsirmpas

Vangelis Tsirmpas

Vangelis joined Technografia in 2018 as a project manager and linguist. Prior to joining Technografia, he worked for several years as a freelance translator, interpreter and subtitler.

Vangelis holds a BA in Interpreting and an MA in Translation from the Ionian University. He translates from English and German into Greek and specializes in translations of technical and financial texts.

Vangelis has lived and worked in Greece, Portugal, Germany and Cyprus and loves interacting with different cultures and worldviews.

He enjoys running, reading and travelling.

Code name: The Portuguese

Secret super power: He is capable of transforming caffeine and music into texts.

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Penny Karagiannidi

Penny Karagiannidi

Penny joined Technografia in 2016 as a project manager. Prior to joining Technografia, She worked for many years as a professional linguist.

Penny holds a BΑ and an MA in Specialized Translation from the Ionian University. She translates from English and German into Greek and has a soft spot for IT and legal texts. In her spare time, she carries out research into fansubbing in Greek (which provides a good pretext for maniacally watching TV series).

Code name: Grammar Queen

Secret super power: She can make endless sarcastic comments on people and still get them to talk to her.

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Eleni Mathioudaki

Eleni Mathioudaki

Eleni joined Technografia in 2017 as a project manager. Before that, she worked for several years as a freelance translator and a project manager.

She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens and a MSc in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Nevertheless, her love for translation could not be “suppressed” anymore, so she attended a distance learning program offered by the Hellenic American College, out of which she got a Diploma in General-Specialized Translation.

She is working with English, Greek, and Turkish, but she also speaks a little bit of French and Spanish as well. She enjoys working in various translation fields, yet her heart lies in subtitling.

In her free time, she enjoys subtitling her favorite TV-series for practice.

Code name: Lady of languages.

Secret super power: Protector of all dialects. Deciphers ancient, modern and other languages, such as Klingon and Elvish, in order to maintain peace amongst realms.

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Susanna Georgiou

Susanna Georgiou

Susanna joined the Technografia team in June 2018; before that, she worked primarily as a freelance translator and project coordinator within the events industry.

Susanna holds a BA in French Language and Literature from the University of Cyprus, a master’s degree in European Studies from Aix-Marseille University and another master’s degree in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham.

She translates from English, Greek and French into Greek and English. She is experienced in a range of translation fields, but particularly enjoys translating for the tourism and hospitality sector.

In her spare time, she enjoys finding new and exciting places to drink coffee and eat desserts (at the same time), as well as paragliding and looking after her young son (not at the same time).

Code name: The cheerful one

Secret super power: Being capable of memorizing every single line of every “Friends” episode ever filmed, but still managing to forget what she ate yesterday.

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Dimitris Polemis

Dimitris Polemis

Dimitris joined Technografia in 2017 as a linguist.

He holds a certificate in translation and has been translating since 2015. He specializes in translating technical and humanities texts and also has expertise in the film and tourism sectors. Additionally, he has worked on open source software localization.

Dimitris has lived in Greece, Germany and the Netherlands, which brought him in contact with different cultures and civilizations, and expanded his horizons and way of thinking.
In his free time, he mostly enjoys reading and filling his head with useless trivia.

Code Name: The tall one

Secret super power: Never sleeps

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Makis Psaroudakis (Creative People)

Makis Psaroudakis (Creative People)

Chrysostomos “Makis” Psaroudakis is the founder and owner of Creative People, the IT Company supporting Technografia’s IT expansion planning and implementation.

Makis has made at least a “touch and go” on every international airport in Europe.

He studied in Piraeus, London, Jyväskylä and has a PhD in IP Communications and a distinction from MIT for one of his projects.
He speaks fluent Greek, English, and French.

Fond of high tech, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and complicated IT designs, Makis specializes in IT Infrastructures and pretends to “hate” gadgets since he unfortunately has no free time to use them!

Code name: GoldFish

Secret super power: come on! “Run as admin” or “sudo.”

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Steve Chu (Treehouse Strategy)

Steve Chu (Treehouse Strategy)

Steve Chu, and his company Treehouse Strategy, act as senior strategic advisors to Ioannis, Evi, and their management team.

Treehouse Strategy is a management consulting company that helps language companies around the world grow and get to the next level. Steve has more than 20 years of diversified management experience in general management, sales, marketing, and operations.

Through Treehouse Strategy, Steve and his associates have helped their clients develop their sales and marketing strategies, develop new customers, expand into new markets, streamline operations, as well as implement business and technology solutions.

Steve received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.A. in communication from Iowa State University. In his spare time, Steve likes to work out, run, pursue outdoor activities, and enjoying time with his family. He also occasionally meditates to try to develop his telekinetic powers.

Code name: Alien in New York

Secret super power: Since arriving on earth, Steve has lost his super powers. He is currently working on regaining them—hence the meditation.

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