Yiannis Laouris is Senior Scientist and Chair of Board at the Cyprus Neuroscience-Technology Institute (CNTI), which employs about 20 full-time scientists and currently implements more than 15 projects (as Coordinator). CNTI focuses at the interface of science and society. Laouris was born in Paphos, Cyprus in 1958. He is medical graduate of the Leipzig University, Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Karl-Ludwig Institute and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. Together with cyberneticians/systems physiologists Schwartze, Henatsch, Windhorst and Stuart, for over 15 years, he applied linear/non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study brain signals. Laouris promotes the application of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. Laouris pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDDSM) in the Cyprus peace movement and in many pan-European networks. Together with Dr. Aleco Christakis’s group, he is recently exploring how to scale up the SDDSM process to accelerate social change. The most recent experiments involve: (1) an island-wide project in Cyprus with 10 SDDSM almost parallel dialogues (with the participation of about 300) aiming the reform of local governance. (2) Three pan-European dialogues, with participation of a wide range of stakeholders, aim to identify the most influential research and industrial domains under Challenge 7: ICT for Independent Living (Inclusion and Governance; Accessible and Assistive ICT; Embedded Accessibility of Future ICT) of FP7. In the first case, the results will be used to design nation-wide training programs to support and materialize whatever was discovered as a need in the dialogues. In the second case, the Commission will use the results to define the priority areas for the next Framework Program calls. Laouris has about 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 120 conference papers and presentations. He mainly publishes in Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, World Futures, Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies and Systemic Practice and Action Research.