NIKI ILIADISBusiness Intelligence Researcher in Open Innovation
Business Intelligence Researcher in Open Innovation
Business Intelligence Researcher at the Big Innovation Centre, Niki is responsible for planning, designing, conducting and managing economic and social research projects linked to open innovation. Applying a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, she focuses on the following cross-sectoral research fields: artificial intelligence, the fourth industrial revolution, and technology policy. As part of her core responsibilities, she is in charge of compiling the evidence gathered from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence [APPG AI] and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the 4th Industrial Revolution [APPG 4IR] into written output accessible to key stakeholders in government, academia, and business.
With over five years of experience in research, project development and management – Niki also supports the team’s wider vision to foster a purposeful and sustainable open innovation ecosystem.
Before joining BIC, she worked as a Research Analyst at Third Bridge, a primary research firm based in London, assisting global management consulting firms, private equity firms, and hedge funds in their due diligence and corporate strategy cases. Previously, she was the Project Development Officer of an international think-tank, design-thinking public awareness and empowerment projects aimed to address geopolitical issues. Niki’s professional background also includes external consultancies for BCG Centre for Public Impact (project: framework shrinking the policy-implementation gap) and internships for NGO CDRSEE (project: educational reform campaign in the Balkans) and the US Embassy (project: cross-border investment report).
Niki holds an MSc in Public Management and Governance from LSE and a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Her interests focus on disruptive tendencies, including how emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things, blockchain, etc. – are impacting society.