Program

Program 2013-05-20T12:51:30+00:00

 

09:00′ – 09:30′ Registration – Welcome Coffee


Conference Opening

Costas Nostis, Chairman of the organizing committee
Stavros Kalogiannis, Deputy Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Networks*
Daniel Benett Smith, U.S. Ambassador to Greece
Leonidas Antonakopoulos, Head of the European Parliament Bureau in Athens
Tasos Tzikas, Chairman, SEPE
Manolis Giampouras, Chairman, e-TEE
Ioanna Samprakou, Vice-Chairman, Greek Union of Computer Engineers

Opening Keynotes

Kurt Sillen, Head of Customer Business Development, Ericsson
Fotis Savvides, Chief Operational Officer, Cyta


10:30 – 13:00 1st Session

Our future is digitally connected to the present through many various networks that all speak the same “language”. There are no winners or losers, primary or secondary roles. Everyone has its own part in this “game” of seamless distribution and communication of the information, through various networks based on different technologies. What are the perspectives? 

Infrastructure: BYOD – Bring Your Own Data
Moderator: Dimitris Mallas, Journalist, Imerisia Newspaper

Keynote Speakers:

Menelaos Daskalakis, General Secretary of Communications
Anastasios Nikogiannis, Regional Sales Area Manager, Skylogic
Ronan Kelly, Business Development Director Europe, ADTRAN
Dimitris Papazafiropoulos, Fixed Network Executive Directors of Forthnet

Discussion panel: Communications Infrastructure Manufacturers

Athanasios Exarchos, Country Director Greece, Nokia Siemens Networks
Emilios Voudouris, Executive Director, Sales & Business Development, Huawei
Maurizio De Dominicis, President Ericsson South East Europe at Ericsson
Themis Papaioannou, Managing Director for Greece & Cyprus, Alcatel-Lucent
Elias Koukouvinos, Executive Vice Chairman, CEO, Optronics Technologies
Costas Mitsios, Country Manager, ITALTEL Telecommunications Hellas
Anastasios Lilakos, Regional Sales Manager, Cisco

Building the cloud

A case study of a Virtual Private Cloud
Katerina Apostolaki, Cloud & Security Solutions Manager, Intracom Telecom


Break


13:30 – 15:30 2nd Session

Everything in data can become a service. What are the applications and case studies? How do we find the added value and how we capitalize it?

All in the cloud – Everything as a Service!
Moderator: Vaggelis Xanthakis, Journalist, Infocom

Keynote Sepaker:

Manousos Voloudakis, Deputy Minister of Administration Reform and e-Governance

Speakers:

Kostis Papadimitrikopoulos, CEO, Globo
Xenia Kourtoglou, Chairman  & CEO, Focus Bari
Michalis Anagnostakos, Marketing Manager, hellas online
Costas Theodoropoulos, Enterprise Marketing Senior Manager, Vodafone
Raquel Katigbak, business Solutions Executive – Big Data, Com/tions Industry, IBM Europe
Kostis Liakos, Education Business Development Manager, iSquare
Yariv Geller, VP Strategy & Planning, Comverse
Pavlos Christogiannis, Sales Director SEE, IMI Mobile
Georgios Korellis, Chief Executive Officer, PhoenixPro


15:30 – 17:00 3rd Session

The Greek environment is still unwilling to support new efforts. The invited panel speakers will analyze the possibility to promote extroversion and innovative entrepreneurship.

3rd session: Entrepreneurial environment – Innovation and extroversion
Moderator: Kyriakos Sabatakakis, CEO, Accenture

Keynote Speaker

Notis Mitarakis, Deputy Minister of Development*
Christine Simon, Policy Officer, DG CONNECT – Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Panel:

Takis Varelas, AR Director, Danaos Management Consultants S.A
Dimitris Tsigos, CEO & Founder, Virtual Trip
Vasilios Makios, General Manager, Corallia
Ion Bantekas, CEO, m-Stat
Giorgos Kourtis, Partner, Global Finance
Giorgos Karantonis, CEO, VCI
Dimitris Kolokotronis, CEO Fasmetrics

IBM CEO Study “The Communications Industry Perspective”
Maroudio Kentouri, Manager, Telecommunications & Energy sector, IBM Hellas


17:00 – 17:30 Break


17:30 – 19:30 CEO’s Summit

The heads of telecommunications companies in Greece, are asked to restate their position on fundamental issues concerning the structure of the organizations they manage.

Economy & telecoms: operating at the limit!

Moderator: Prof. Socratis Katsikas, Department of Digital Systems, University of Pireaus

Keynote Speakers:
Kostis Chatzidakis, Minister of Development, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks*
Leonidas Kanellos, Chairman, National Committee Telecommunications and Post
George Stefanopoulos, General Manager, Greek Mobile Operators Association

Panel:
Stefanos Theocharopoulos, CEO, RomTelecom & Cosmote Romania
Nasos Zarkalis, CEO, Wind Hellas
Antonis Kerastaris, CEO, hellas online
Michalis Achilleos, General Manager, CYTA Hellas
Nicolas Siakolas, CEO, Cablenet


 19:30 Infocom Awards


Parallel Sessions

Ilissos Ballroom

10:30 – 13:00 High-Tech & Social Company

Company 3.0: utilizing new technologies is an essential element in order to survive in the corporate environment. “e” and “m” are basic factors for the above, together with social media and brand impact.

The Unlimited Power of “click”

Moderators:  Giannis Rizopoulos, Journalist
                   Yannis Triantafyllou, Social Media Consultant

Keynote:
Presentation: Focus Bari Market Research

Panel (e-business in practice):

Panagiotis Gezerlis, eCommerce Consultant
Argyris Kastaniotis, Editor, Kastaniotis Editions
Dimitris Maniatis, Managing Director at All Things Web
Apostolis Aivalis, Business Strategist
Nikos Varvadoukas, e-Business & Digital Marketing Manager, Public

Case Studies:

Eleftheria Zourou, General Manager, Doctoranytime.gr
Rena Sotiriadou, Marketing & Communciation, Olympic Air S.A.
Despoina Kokkaraki, Customer Insight & CRM Manager, Web Reservations International

Panel (The social company):

Niki Sotiropoulou, Head of Social Media, Digital Ecosystems
Stavros Kontaktsis, Vice Chairman & Strategy Director, Avakon
Panagiotis Kordonouris, General Manager, New Media Concept
Panagiotis Kazanis, Managing Director, BaaS
Christos Vasilopoulos, Head of Online Marketing for CahnnelDoubler.co.uk & Trainer for Moveforwardsocial.com

13:30 – 16:00 TV Everywhere: the multi-screen theorem!
Moderator: Sonia Chaimanta, Journalist, Ethnos

There is no doubt that television -the “black box” of the past- has long lost its “traditional” place in the living-room, as it converges more and more with digital technology and the Internet. This trend has risen now to a higher level in Greece because of the recent transition to digital terrestrial TV that brings along new expectations in spite of the economic crisis.

Opening statement:

Simos Kedikoglou: Deputy Minister as per the Prime Minister, Government Spokesman*

Speakers:

Pietro Guerrieri, General Manager, SES Astra Italy
Nikos Kyriopoulos, Product Director, Media Excel Inc.
Antonis Barounas, Vice president Customer Unit Mediterranean, Sony
Evangelia Mantzari, PhD Candidate, Athens University of Economics

Smart TV’s: The next generation of Television:

Giannis Gratsonis, Brand Communication & OnLine director, Sony
Jason Fridakis, Content Manager Smart TV,  Samsung
Representative from LG

Panel Discussion: “The value of content. A difficult equation”

Michael Nugent, Technical Director, ERT
Giorgos Gabritsios, General Manager, Business Unit OTE TV
Katerina Kaskanioti, General Manager Content & Platform, Forthnet Group
Marko Strucker, General Manager, ANTENNA Internet
Michalis Anagnostakos, Marketing Manager, hellas online
Spyros Papageorgiou, Chairman, AdWeb

16:00 – 17:00 The map of frequencies and the road to digital dividend
Moderator: Vasilis Goltsios, Radio-TV Media Consultant

Keynote Speakers:

Makis Voridis: Member of the Parliament, former Minister of Transport and Communications*
Athanasios Kanatas, Professor, Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus

Discussion panel:

Stavros Kalafatides, Director, Spectrum Management and Spectrum Control, Ministry of Development, Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks
Athanasios Kanatas, Professor, Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus
Giorgos Mathios, General Manager, Digea
Nikolaos Papafillipou, Chairman, West Channel

 

Vergina Ballroom

10:30 – 13:00 Change Makers World

A session dedicated to the new generation, innovation, new ideas and startups. Old and new generations of Change Makers meet up to exchange ideas, views and experiences and at the same time seek the details behind the path from the idea to entrepreneurship.

Newcomers Panel:

Giannis Achladiotis, Cofounder, BeeEasy
Andrea Solominides, Cofoundr, Cubik-S
John Pagonis, Cofounder of “EuRuKo 2013”
Michael Gkontas, Cofounder of Cookisto
Alex Pappas, Managing Director, Gnostix
Thanos Makris, CEO, iMellon
Petros Ziogas, Co-Founder/ Technical Director, Fashinating

Mature Market Panel:

Christodoulos Protopappas, CEO, HellasSat
Alexis Pantazis / Emilios Markou, Executive Directors, Hellas Direct
George Tsaprounis, Head of the Corporate Affairs Department, WIND Hellas
Tasos Pagakis, Head of Communications hub SE Europe, Ericsson

13:30 – 16:30 Tetra World

A session devoted to TETRA. Specialized speakers will refer to the development of the system, the perspectives, as well as the issues concerning its compatibility.

Opening Speech:
Marita Asunmaa, Business Development Manager, Net Technologies

13:45 – 14:40 1st Session

TETRA: Trends & Future challenges
Tony Gray, Board Member, TCCA Critical Communications Broadband Group

OTE TETRA Services for Commercial Use
Konstantinos Kalotychos, Product Manager, OTE TETRA Services

Motorola TETRA: Your Lifeline When Time is Critical 
Andrea Lotti, South Europe Pre-Sales Μotorola Solutions

14:40 – 15:35 2nd Session

TETRA Cases:
Applications to Oil & Gas Industry SCADA over TETRA.
Lazaros Karagiannides, Technical Manager, Net Technologies
HYTERA – Rohde & Schwarz TETRA solutions.
Steffen Haupt, VP Sales & Business Development Hytera GmbH
Dimitris Kinigopoulos, Managing Director, Rohde & Schwarz Hellas S.A.
TEOTEC Case 
Dionisis Chamilakis, General Manager Teotec S.A.

15:35′- 17:00′ 3η Ενότητα

TETRA Solutions and Applications. 
Dr. Dimitris Kanakides, Research & Development Manager, Net Technologies
Radio Planning and Optimisation: Mandatory Steps for a Correct Design.
Lazaros Karagiannidis, Technical Manager Net Technologies
TETRA Measurement Solutions 
Panagiotis Vouvounas, Sales Director, Vector Technologies

Q&A, Discussion, Conclusions
Marita Asunmaa Business Development Manager Net Technologies

Lobby Suite

InfoCom Academy

Ms Niki Koulouris presents 2 3-hour workshops for the first time in Greece. Attending the workshops is free of charge and the participants will be divided in teams, in which they explore their skills on the assigned projects.

10:00 – 13:00

What the Google we have to do?

Customer approach, customer care and customer service “the Google way”, is a new approach that changes everything we‘ve known so far.

What are these changes about? What changes in the way we sell? How different is marketing? What are the challenges, new ways of thinking, new ethics and opportunities arising and (most important) how can someone take advantage of all the above?

13:30 – 17:00

Action – Achievement – Accomplishment – Amazement: Everything starts with “beta”!

It is common knowledge what “beta” versions is about: the trial versions of software. Being in “beta” has a series of advantages.

What is the “life is beta” approach? How easier is will be for our professional and personal life and how it can help us achieve success? How can N.L.P. through re-feed lead us the result we seek?

Florina ballroom

InfoCom Academy

10:30 – 13:00 NFC World

13:30 – 17:00 Social Media for Businesses

How can someone take advantage of Social Media in the everyday operation of a business? How do the large companies accomplish it? In a 3-hour “hands-on” workshop, 3 accomplished executives – enterpreneurs will explain through optimum practices and examples how a business can become modern by utilizing tools such as online marketing and social media marketing.

The seminar will be based in four basis

How do we define online marketing and social media marketing, how we make our strategy and how we set the rules and the schedule?

How we choose tools, connect Web Site, Blog, SEO, Social Media (Facebook – Twitter – YouTube), and good practices to follow.

How do we measure our marketing approach and how do we analyze the data (examples), plan our online advertising in Facebook and Google,

How we deal with everyday activity in social media (examples) and what are the basic rules in managing a social crisis?

This session is hosted by Yannis P. Triantafyllou (marketing & development manager, TO ATOMO Consulting Services).

Along with Yannis Triantafyllou, Christos Vasilopoulos (Head of Online Marketing, ChannelDoubler.co.uk & Trainer, Moveforwardsocial.com) and Panagiotis Kazanis (Managing Director, BaaS) will share their expertise.