As a kid, Stefanos Karagos dreamed of being an aviator where there are no walls or roads up in the sky to limit your course. Later when he became the publisher of numerous technology magazines, he came to realize that traditional media is full of restricting walls. From this came XPLAIN, an innovation company and the fourth company Stefanos has built during his career.
Inspired by game theory and modeling behavior, Stefanos sought to explore new ways to monitor human activity on the web and social media in order to determine and predict how marketing initiatives could really elevate a brands success and ROI around the globe.
The result was the foundation of X-Labs, a purely innovative, data-driven marketing firm providing actionable insights to their clients. The key part of the initiative was the development of the highly advanced Digital Intelligence Platform, which provides marketers with real time actionable insights based on social data that can optimize their brand performance while making informed and accurate strategic decisions.
Having worked in different cultural environments such as Switzerland, UK, US, Greece, Romania and Cyprus, Stefanos is well versed in the intricacies of international marketing and innovation. He was the recipient of the Gold Prize in the Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Solutions in 2015 and his business presentations on SlideShare are acknowledged of being in the top 1% of most viewed Slideshare content worldwide.
Today, due in no small part to Stefano’s efforts, XPLAIN is now a leading marketing intelligence firm with over 130 clients in more than 33 countries; its 70 employees provide added value services at both the local and international level with strong focus on client ROI.