Dr. Babis Bakolias is Director and General Manager at ANSYS Hellas. ANSYS is the global leader of pervasive simulation technologies, a member of S&P500 and Nasdaq-100. Prior to ANSYS and since 2010, Babis worked as General Manager at Helic S.A., a Greek, US-headquartered R&D company with global clientele, producing simulation software for the global semiconductor market. Before Helic, he worked primarily in R&D product development roles, both as scientist and manager, in London, Cambridge and Athens. Babis holds a BSc in Physics, a PhD in Machine Vision from Imperial College London and an MBA from AUEB.