The latest 18th Infocom World 2016 Conference held in Athens, Greece, on November 02, 2016, (http://www.infocomworld.gr/en/) has been considered as “the greatest ICT & Media Conference in South-Eastern Europe” and it is widely regarded as “the major annual meeting of all the digital market stakeholders” in order to implement Digital Transformation, following to current market needs and/or challenges.
The (global/European) telecoms market has actually entered a restructure era as of its technological, investment and strategic orientation. Regarding the specific case of Greece, it is assessed that that “digital bridges” are a challenging option towards the new economy, and for the exit of the country from the fringe and the reclamation of lost competitiveness. Infocom World 2016 has thus focused upon several modern challenges that could support the process towards restructuring the modern economy for the benefit of the society, via promoting digital innovation and growth.
Infocom World is considered as the major annual industrial telecommunications conference in Greece and in the wider Balkan area and attracts the interest of all involved market actors. During the recent years, as a result of the “globalization” of the e-Communications market, the Conference has also attracted a broader interest. It is also supported by major telecommunications actors”, international bodies, National (Regulatory) Authorities, etc.
OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.), in the scope of the prescribed WP8-related context of the “SESAME” Project effort under his duty as the Project Coordinator, and also working in cooperation with the University of Athens (UoA), the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD) and ORION Innovations Private Company, has organized a major dedicated dissemination event, that is: the “SESAME”-based Session on the 18th Infocom 2016 Conference.
There was also a similar Session for the case of another H2020 Project (i.e., the “Privacy Flag” Project (GA No.653426)) where OTE also participates as project coordinator, in order to correlate, to the extent possible and where relevant, both “SESAME” and “Privacy Flag” efforts.
The following figure presents the Infocom World Conference 2016 poster announcement as well, as the agenda of the “SESAME” dedicated Session.
Figure 1: Infocom World 2016 and “SESAME” Session
General information about SESAME (also in a Greek version) can be found online at:
Detailed information about the SESAME Session’s uploaded presentations (as also depicted in Figure 2) can be found at:
Figure 2: “SESAME”-based Session’s Agenda and Full Program
The presentations have been performed quite successfully and have attracted a numerous audience of telecoms experts (at least 150 persons or more) coming from various areas of the telecoms market as well as of the academia.
The framework was fully interactive, while several issues and a variety innovative features of the SESAME project have been discussed and analysed. Potential advantages and impact rising for the SESAME scope have also been identified and assessed.
The following figures (Figure 3 and 4) “depict” an overview of the first page of the SESAME respective presentations, per presenter.