Fotis has an academic background in law, economics and engineering, and a working experience of more than 15 years in governance. After a career as a research engineer in Germany, he worked as Special Advisor for Business and Industry in the Greek Ministry of Development. Since 2007, he has been working in the Hellenic Parliament; initially as Scientific Advisor to the Speaker and later as Head of the Department within the Scientific Service. Dr. Fitsilis is a seasoned researcher with more than 30 academic publications, including two monographies. He teaches legal informatics at the National School of Public Administration and Local Government, Greece, and he has been Visiting Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Dr. Fitsilis is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner and, in 2017, he co-founded the Hellenic OCR Team, a crowdsourcing initiative for the processing and analysis of parliamentary data.