Dr Ioannis Papaioannou

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Ioannis’ dedication to driving forward the future of human-robot interaction ensures Alana is always at the forefront of conversational AI. He holds a PhD in conversational AI, specialising in open-domain, coherent and engaging multi-turn dialogue policies. 

He has a wealth of experience across the tech industry, having designed and successfully deployed several large-scale projects. Ioannis was one of the main developers of Alana during the Amazon Alexa Prize Competition 2017-2018 and led the Heriot-Watt team in 2017.