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Michail Bletsas

Chief Connectivity Officer, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

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 Michail Bletsas Biography

Michail Bletsas is OLPC's (One Laptop per Child) Chief Connectivity Officer. The goal of the foundation is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves. To that end, OLPC is designing a laptop, educational software, manufacturing base, and distribution system to provide children outside of the first-world with otherwise unavailable technological learning opportunities.

As Chief Connectivity Officer, Bletsas is responsible for integrating the software, hardware and service provider agreements needed for the laptops to be connected together and to the Internet after deployment. He is a research scientist (on leave) from MIT, where he was the Director of Computing at the Media Laboratory for over a decade. He designed and deployed most of the internet network infrastructure systems at the Media Lab. His research involves experimenting with wireless networks that are implemented using off-the-shelf, low-cost components to provide broadband Internet access to underserved areas. He has taught seminars on Computer and Network Security at MIT. He has lectured internationally on a variety of Internet subjects and has been the keynote speaker in a number of international conferences.

Before joining the Media Lab, Bletsas was a systems engineer at Aware, Inc., where he designed and wrote high-performance software libraries for Intel's distributed-memory parallel supercomputers, and was involved in the development of one of the first ADSL Internet-access test beds. With over 20 years of professional experience, he has consulted for a number of companies and has served on various governmental committees. Currently he sits on Mayor Thomas Menino's (City of Boston) WiFi task force and on Greece's Ministry of Development Competitiveness Program Committee. Bletsas has served as an advisor to a variety of high tech startup companies. He is a founder of Velti S.A., a successful Greek software company which focuses on the telecom and banking sectors.

Besides his professional engagements, Bletsas has been involved with various NGOs. In 1995, he was a founder and the technical director of the HR-Net project which at that time operated the largest news aggregator website for the Balkan region. He currently serves on the board of directors of Access2Democracy. Bletsas holds a diploma in electrical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MSc in computer engineering from Boston University.

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Michail Bletsas

Chief Connectivity Officer, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

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Michail Bletsas Biography

Michail Bletsas is OLPC's (One Laptop per Child) Chief Connectivity Officer. The goal of the foundation is to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves. To that end, OLPC is designing a laptop, educational software, manufacturing base, and distribution system to provide children outside of the first-world with otherwise unavailable technological learning opportunities.

As Chief Connectivity Officer, Bletsas is responsible for integrating the software, hardware and service provider agreements needed for the laptops to be connected together and to the Internet after deployment. He is a research scientist (on leave) from MIT, where he was the Director of Computing at the Media Laboratory for over a decade. He designed and deployed most of the internet network infrastructure systems at the Media Lab. His research involves experimenting with wireless networks that are implemented using off-the-shelf, low-cost components to provide broadband Internet access to underserved areas. He has taught seminars on Computer and Network Security at MIT. He has lectured internationally on a variety of Internet subjects and has been the keynote speaker in a number of international conferences.

Before joining the Media Lab, Bletsas was a systems engineer at Aware, Inc., where he designed and wrote high-performance software libraries for Intel's distributed-memory parallel supercomputers, and was involved in the development of one of the first ADSL Internet-access test beds. With over 20 years of professional experience, he has consulted for a number of companies and has served on various governmental committees. Currently he sits on Mayor Thomas Menino's (City of Boston) WiFi task force and on Greece's Ministry of Development Competitiveness Program Committee. Bletsas has served as an advisor to a variety of high tech startup companies. He is a founder of Velti S.A., a successful Greek software company which focuses on the telecom and banking sectors.

Besides his professional engagements, Bletsas has been involved with various NGOs. In 1995, he was a founder and the technical director of the HR-Net project which at that time operated the largest news aggregator website for the Balkan region. He currently serves on the board of directors of Access2Democracy. Bletsas holds a diploma in electrical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MSc in computer engineering from Boston University.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michail Bletsas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michail Bletsas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michail Bletsas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michail Bletsas?

    Booking fees for Michail Bletsas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michail Bletsas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michail Bletsas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michail Bletsas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michail Bletsas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michail Bletsas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michail Bletsas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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