Gerasimos Marketos

Fraud Prevention Analytics, NICE Actimize
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What do you do for work? Give us a few reasons why you love it.
I work in the Analytics space and more specifically in the fraud prevention area. I like the fact that I can apply my skills to solve real world problems.
 
Where do you expect to be in 5 years?
Either in a more advanced role in the corporate world or in a startup company to work on fresh ideas.
 
In your opinion, what is wrong with the corporate world and how would you fix it?
People need to understand why they are doing what they are assigned to do. This will motivate them.
 
Which is more important: talent or work ethic? Why?
These are not mutually exclusive. Work ethic without talent is a dead end and talent without work ethic won’t go far.
 
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in your life?
Agility and hard work are the keys to success.
 
Who are your role models or influences? Explain what makes them special.
My father taught me to fight for a better future.
 
How do you measure success at work? In life?
Success at work: When co-workers love to work with me and my clients are happy. Success in life: Having a nice family and many friends.
 
What are your priorities outside work? Where do you spend your time? What do you care about?
Any activity that can give me wellness in life.

How do you want the world to be different because you lived in it?
Less violence and more common sense.
 
What is your best or worst moment of this week?
Worst moment: Worked over the weekend.
Best moment: Hung out with friends.