Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis is the Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Edelman. He has based his 20-year career on the fundamental principle that data can help brands build stronger relationships with people. As Edelman’s Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer, he uses this belief to enable brands to behave and communicate like humans—through listening, learning and understanding, earning trust and cultivating relationships.
Prior to joining Edelman, Yannis was the Global Chief Analytics Officer at Wunderman Thompson. His vertical industry experience includes insurance, healthcare, financial services, retail banking and B2B.
Throughout his career, Yannis and his teams have garnered a number of honors including Effies and more recently, a Bronze Cannes Lion in the Media category. Yannis has been a speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival, CES i-com, +Cartagena, Social Media Week, the 4A’s and IBM Think.
Yannis holds a Business Economics degree from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a Post-Master’s in Quantitative Analysis from Drexel University.
When he is not working on clients, connecting talent and evangelizing driving empathy with data, he spends time mentoring entrepreneurs in the fields of A.I. and Big Data.