Mr. George Bonikos holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Baruch College (CUNY, NY), and a master’s degree in Transportation Management from SUNY Maritime College, NY. He is CISA Certified, a ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, and CIA Candidate. Mr. Bonikos has presented regularly at Digital Ship and IT conferences both in Europe and the US. Currently working as an Independent consultant and as director of ICSI Hellas SA, he has served as an internal and external auditor, and has held various IT managerial positions involving planning and implementing technology solutions that meet business requirements with diverse experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. His expertise in the field of IT includes the majority of OS and platforms, maritime software ERPs, email, systems, satellite communications, hardware solutions, cyber security, data analytics, and business intelligence. Mr. Bonikos also has extensive experience with Sarbanes-Oxley IT compliance and audits as well as in-depth knowledge of privacy laws including GDPR (legal, IT systems). He is currently adjunct faculty member teaching in the BSI program in Hellenic American University.