Dr. Anna Visvizi is a political scientist and economist, editor, lecturer, and research consultant with extensive experience in academia and the think-tank sector in Europe and the US. Her expertise covers issues pertinent to the intersection of politics, economics and ICT. This translates in her research and advisory roles in such areas as politics and economics of innovation, smart cities and smart villages, and politics of migration. The geographical focus of her research covers predominantly the EU, including the EMU, and Central Europe. Dr. Visvizi is the President of Research & Innovation Institute (Rii). She is also Associate Professor at Deree College -The American College of Greece, Greece.