Emmanouil (Manos) Perakakis is a full-time Application Professor at the Department Business Administration at the TEI of Crete where he teaches courses in web design and development, social networks, e-marketing and graphic design and also a member of the e-Business Intelligence Lab (www.e-bi.gr).
He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex and an MSc in Advanced Computing (Internet Technologies and Multimedia) from the University of Bristol. Since 2011 he is a part-time PhD student at Brunel University researching UX web design for the internet connected TV.
Mr Perakakis has also extended experience in the Computing and digital Marketing industry with participation to many applied projects as web designer, software/web developer, project manager and digital marketing consultant.
His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, digital Marketing, Social Media and Internet connected TV.
Extensive experience in
- Web Design using Photoshop and Dreamweaver or direct coding in CSS3/HTML5
- Web CMSs (WordPress, DNN, Drupal)
- Digital Marketing (SEO, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, e-mail Marketing, website Analytics, Content Strategy, Google Adwords etc)
- Programming in the following languages: C, C++, C#, Visual Basic and ASP.NET
- Digital Photography Processing with Adobe Lightroom/Camera RAW/Photoshop
- User Experience/Usability design & testing
Adequate experience in
- Graphic Design both for Print and the Web using Photoshop and Illustrator
- Databases using SQL (T-SQL/MS SQL Server)
- Video Editing using Adobe Premiere
- Audio Recording and mixing using DAW Cubase Pro 3
Basic Knowledge of
- Java, PHP
- 3D Modeling/Animation (Maya)
- OpenGL API
|Μάιος 2011-Present||PhD student at the University of Brunel in UK (Information Systems & Computing Research Programme). Research Topic: Website Design for optimal User Experience for Internet Connected TV devices.|
|2001-2002||MSc in Advanced Computing (Internet Technologies and Multimedia)
University of Bristol, UK
|1996-2000||BSc with Honours in Computer Science
University of Essex, UK
- Web Design
- Digital Marketing
- Graphic Design for Advertising
- Search Engine Marketing
|November 2013 – Today||Digital Marketing Consultant ( contractor for several Greek companies such as Cytech Mobile, Alfa Plus AE, Le Grand Travel Bureau and others)
|September 2008 – Current||Administrative Work
Technological Education Institute of Crete
|October 2008 – March 2009||Web Developer/Designer
“GIS Information System for the Municipal of Ierapetra”
NESSOS Information Technologies S.A. / Municipally of Ierapetra
Design and development of tourist web portal for the Municipally of Ierapetra with GIS Maps and tourist information about the area.
|June 2008 – November 2008||Web Developer/Designer
“Development of an e-Mall Center” LEADER+
e-Business Intelligence Lab ( www.e-bi.gr ) / Center of
Designed e-shop Templates.
|January 2004 – December 2008||Co-Founder / Web Designer – Developer
VENITURAKIS M. –PERAKAKIS E. Company
The company was founded in 2004 for the needs of the portal project me and my partner have developed as a hobby in 2000 but was evolved into one of the most popular websites in Greece. Following are some of the most important projects we worked on besides that:
|March 2001 – Present||Co-Founder / Web Designer – Developer
With fellow business partner Marinos Veniturakis started the Portal website “asxetos.gr” as a hobby back in 2000 but quickly became one of most popular independent websites in Greece, currently having more than 15.000 visits per day.
My involvement in this large project was the constant development and expansion of the website using ASP, ASP.NET, HMTL, XML and MS SQL SERVER.
The site has undergone 3 complete re-designs, where the first two were developed on 2 versions of a custom Content Management System I developed on ASP (v1) and ASP.NET (v2). The latest version is based on the open-source .NET content management system DotNetNuke but we also developed a number of custom modules to fit our needs.
|June 2000 – June 2011||Part-time Volunteer work
Archipelagos – Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Research ( www.archipelago.gr )
|November 2004 – November 2005||Army Service
KEPYES ( IT center of the Greek Army)
|December 2003 – June 2004||Web Developer
Working as a developer for a web-based intranet security policy application ( PolicySphere ) using .NET 2003 and SQL Server 2000.
Developing websites using HTML, ASP and Macromedia Flash.
|1995-1999||Project Leader – Game Developer
CyberTech Creations Team / MLS Multimedia
|Founded the Cybertech Creations team during my last 2 years at High School with 14 fellow students for the purpose of developing the first computer game in Greece. The game RUNAWAY was finished in 1998 and was published by MLS Multimedia at the same year. Our effort gained some publicity with articles on magazines, newspapers and television back in 1998.
During the development of the game, apart from project management, I worked extensively with C++, computer graphics and user interaction.
|MSc Dissertation||Virtual Time Machine (3D representation of artefacts through time and space),
supervisor: Prof. Alan Chalmers, University of Bristol, 2001
Received Best Poster Award on MSc Presentation Day
|Journals and Book Chapters||
Rethymnon and Heraklion
|Talk on Digital Marketing for the restaurant and tourism industry.
(Gefsis Tour, organized by the Region of Crete)
|Talk and Seminar on Search Engine Optimization at the industrial conference: “e-Marketing Conference for Business”|
Academic Presentation: «Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Greek Destinations: The Case of Visit Ierapetra» in ο 5ο international academic conference on «Tourism Trends and Advances in the 21st Century»
4 Seminars/Lecture series on e-marketing techniques, tools and services.
|Academic Presentation: «HTML5 and Companion Web Technologies as a Universal Platform for Interactive Internet TV Advertising», at the International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU2012)|
April 2011| TEI of Crete
Talk: «Tourist Company online presence»
|2011-2014 | TEI of Crete||Google Online Marketing Challenge Training Lectures|
Interests – Hobbies
Photography, Music composition/production – guitar (CUBASE, VST instruments), Traveling, Hiking, Reading, Volunteer work
|Best Poster Award
|Best poster design award in MSc Dissertation Presentation from the University of Brunel.|
|Photography||Mostly Landscape and Food photography. My Photographs have been published on Photographer Magazine (Greek) (awarded in Food Photography contest – issue 222), in Gastronomer Magazine (Greek) (award in food photography contest: «Food + Photography» – issue February 2013), in several issues of Minoan Wave magazine (2013-2014), at the official tourist presence of Ierapetra (fb.com/VisitIerapetra), at the largest Cretan Facebook page (fb.com/lovecrete, at the official social page for Crete by the Region of Crete (fb.com/incrediblecrete), and at the official DMO of Greece facebook page (VisitGreece) among others