|Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, MS||1998|
Paul Papadimitriou / Paul Papadimitriou
Paul Papadimitriou is actively involved in business development and digital intelligence with web ventures working with Japan.
After paying for his studies by developing websites since 1996, Paul’s first entry into an internet venture was in 2000 when he joined the now defunct uB-mobile, the company that created the first-ever public WAP portal. As a project manager, he helped manage project with Yahoo!, the United Nations, MTV and Nokia, for which he created the first third-party maps.
He later became the head of marketing and communications for a company creating ventures between Europe and the Middle-East, prior to joining the Geneva Business Federation as a lobbyist for more than 600 clients.
Moving to Japan in 2008, he created his own digital business development company, Driving Left, started co-organizing the Tokyo 2.0 bilingual community for web professionals in Japan, that attract over 200 attendees on a monthly basis, and launched the Mobile in Japan community.
He is an advisor and evangelist for Poken Japan since the launch of that social digital business card there in 2009. In the same year, he was the angel investor for Manage Social, a web content BPO based in Manila.
In addition to Tokyo 2.0, he is the co-organizer of [Re]Think, which first event took place in Hawaii and where he represented Japan. He also leads the social web presence of TEDx Tokyo and helps charities efforts online, like Beers for Books.
In mid-November 2009, Paul moved to Europe while keeping its Japanese duties, commuting between continents.