Michael Panayiotakis received a BSc in Physics from the University of Athens and a MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Crete.

He has worked and is currently involved as a consultant, as Information Architect and Project Manager in Web Development and Corporate Web projects as well as participating as a freelancer in digital research projects, over the past 20 years.

He was a columnist in the Greek Edition of Monthly Review Magazine (Μηνιαία Επιθεώρηση) and a journalist and web advisor in the Greek edition of the Economist. He has written in the popular Athenian free press newspaper Metropolis and worked as webmaster and contributor in the daily Avgi. He is currently a contributor and a member of the editorial team of Dimosiografia magazine (Greek affiliate of the Columbia Journalism Review). He was co-author of a Social Media handbook for the Communication and Journalism graduate program of the Open University of Cyprus.

In government he has worked as an IT advisor in the General Secretariat for the Coordination of government Work in Greece and also as an IT advisor to the Director of the Supplementary Pension Fund (ΕΤΕΑΕΠ). He is currently serving as President of the Board of the National Quality Infrastructure System, Greece (ΕΣΥΠ)

He was one of the first political bloggers in Greece (in Greek and English), a member of the European collective blog European Tribune and has participated in many events and initiatives related to social media and citizen journalism.

He was a member of the SYRIZA web campaign team for the 2014 European election and the January 2015 parliamentary election, Co- Coordinator of Alexis Tsipras, Social Media campaign for President of the European Commission and Co-administrator of Alexis Tsipras English language Twitter and Facebook accounts (2014 – 2015).