Dr. Georgia Koutrika is Research Director at Athena Research Center in Greece. Before that, she has worked at HP Labs, IBM Almaden, and Stanford. Her work focuses on interactive and intelligent data exploration and data management systems, and combines advanced data analysis, deep learning, and natural language processing techniques. Her work has been incorporated in commercial products, described in 14 granted patents and 26 patent applications in the US and worldwide, and published in more than 110 papers in top-tier conferences and journals. She is a member of the VLDB Endowment Board of Trustees, and the PVLDB Advisory board. She is coordinating co-EiC for VLDB Journal, PC co-chair for VLDB 2023, co-EiC of Proceedings of the VLDB (PVLDB) Vol 16. She has received several awards, including recently the EDBT 2023 Test-of-Time award. She was general chair for ACM SIGMOD 2016, and she has served in various other organization roles, including EDBT 2023 and ICDE 2021 sponsorship chair. She is the chair of ACM Europe Working Group on Seasonal Schools.