Aristidis G. Anagnostakis is Lecturer on applied ICTs and Digital Economy at the department of Accounting and Finance, School of Finance and Administrative sciences, University of Ioannina since 2006. Computer Engineer, 4IR enthusiast, ICT Solutions Architect. Significant 15+ yrs. hands-on experience on ICT Project and Program Management, Product Management & Technical Leadership over multidiscipline international consortiums. Passionate in turning novel ideas into world-class projects. Co-Founder of Smartcode software development. His current interests include: Blockchain advances, Distributed consensus, and trust-building mechanisms, FinTech & DeFi, Technology Transfer Networking, ICT-intensive Start-upping & Scale-upping.