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Almost 60% of companies in the CEE region have not yet formed a digital transformation (DX) strategy, while the main goal for those that have is to improve automation and efficiency. Main drivers for DX initiatives in CEE companies include the adoption of new technologies used by partners and customers, the emergence of new business models, and — obviously — staying competitive in their market.
Following the huge success of the local editions of IDC CIO Summits across the CEE region, we're sure that you would not want to miss the chance to be part of the IDC CIO Summit 2018, taking place in Athens on June 28.
Below is a reminder of what happened throughout 2017!
COSMOTE is the unified commercial brand for all OTE Group fixed, mobile, Internet & pay TV products and services. With the new key message “a better world, for all”, COSMOTE’s mission is to bring technological capabilities to all, so that everyone can live and enjoy at the fullest all possibilities offered now, while also building on them for a better tomorrow.
OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and along with its subsidiaries constitutes one of the top telecom Groups in Southeast Europe. The Group is also the largest investor in Greece in new technologies and infrastructure, with investments exceeding €2 bn. over the past six years and another €2 bn. by 2022. OTE Group’s size, expertise and experience guarantee the quality of services offered under the unified COSMOTE commercial brand.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at www.redhat.com.
Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society. Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.
Uni Systems, founded in 1964, is a long standing strategic partner to Financial institutions, Public organizations, Telecom operators and enterprises in the CEE region, providing integrated ICT solutions and value added services. With over 500 highly specialised professionals and subsidiaries in Belgium, Romania and Luxembourg, Uni Systems prides itself in its exceptional reliability and success record, while continues substantial investment in its international perspective. For more information please visit www.unisystems.com
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at https://www.accenture.com/gr-en/new-applied-now
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco’s network-centric platform is changing the nature of work and the way we live.Founded in 1984, Cisco pioneered the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. This tradition continues with the development of routing, switching, and other networking-based technologies such as collaboration, data center, security, service provider video products, and wireless. All of these technologies are made possible due to the evolution of the network. As an innovator in the communications and information technology industry, Cisco and our valued partners sell Cisco hardware, software, and services to businesses of all sizes, governments, service providers, and consumers. More information about Cisco can be found at www.cisco.com.
As a leading IT Solutions Provider in Greece, Performance Technologies delivers reliable, long life solutions, ensuring continuous availability of business-critical services and information. Our focus areas are: Data Center technologies (servers, storage, networking, virtualization), Hybrid Cloud, Automation & DevOps, Security & Information Governance, Big Data & Analytics, IT Service Management/ Enterprise Service Management, Service & Digital User Experience Monitoring, Mobility & Internet of Things. We combine our services expertise with state-of-the-art products and technologies from strategic alliance partners to architect, design and implement efficient information delivery systems, IT management solutions and services that reduce IT expenditure, maximize quality and reduce time to market, while ensuring business continuity at all levels. Performance Technologies offers innovative solutions, consulting services and high quality support services. We help companies and organizations adapt to their ever-changing needs, reduce costs, and become more competitive by reducing time to market and improving quality.
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VMware (www.vmware.com) streamlines the journey for organizations to become digital businesses that deliver better experiences to their customers and empower employees to do their best work. VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, networking and security, and digital workspace offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally.
Synerise is a powerful and intuitive AI Growth Cloud that uses proprietary algorithms, semantic web, predictive analysis, and machine learning to help businesses better understand customers. It analyzes websites, mobile apps, social media, emails, geolocation, loyalty programs, WiFi, beacon interactions, and more. Data collected by Synerise is quickly processed to give you the opportunity to react in a number of highly effective ways to reach customers and generate leads.
BlueStream Solutions offer a single point of delivery and support through the entire IT lifecycle, including comprehensive professional services across a broad range of technologies. Our consultants, infrastructure experts, solution specialists and support engineers, have the necessary technical, architectural and project management skills to systematically improve IT performance, and reduce costs. We specialize in the areas of Datacenter infrastructure, managed cloud services, managed IT services, Hw+OS maintenance, Backup+Recovery, Database maintenance+support services.
For 30 years, ESET has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performance, easy-to-use products give customers the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24 x 7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers around the world, ESET is the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for excellence.
Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) creates enterprise software, hardware and services that remove the inefficiencies of information silos and disconnected processes, connecting people to the information they need at the moment they need it. Open the possibilities at www.lexmark.com
Lexmark - A Global Technology Company
Since 1991, Lexmark has been a recognized and lauded leader in imaging and output solutions that help people and organizations improve process and reduce their costs. Lexmark’s award winning imaging and output technology has continued to evolve as the world becomes more digital and connected.
Lexmark sells its products and services in more than 170 countries, and is a recognized global leader by many of the technology industry’s leading market analyst firms. Lexmark has also acquired and integrated several strategic software companies since 2010, further expanding the company’s breadth of offerings to include innovative software solutions.
Today the company competes in key growth markets that include managed print services, intelligent capture, enterprise content management, healthcare content management, financial process automation and enterprise search – all focused on helping Lexmark customers connect employees to the most relevant information at the moment they need it.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.
At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has operated in the market for over 20 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 330,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.
CENSUS S.A. is an independent, privately funded company dedicated to providing highly specialized and professional IT security services. CENSUS was founded in November 2008 by computer security experts with distinguished credentials and extensive prior experience. Since then, the company has provided specialized IT security services such as security testing, source code audits, security training, digital forensics, vulnerability research, and security consulting to public and private organizations across the globe, including Fortune 500 companies.
OneTrust is a leading privacy management software platform used by more than 1,500 organisations globally to comply with data privacy regulations across jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR. Powered by deep privacy research, our comprehensive and integrated platform includes readiness assessments, privacy impact assessments (PIA/DPIA), data mapping automation, website scanning and cookie compliance, subject rights and consent management, incident reporting, and vendor risk management. OneTrust is co-headquartered in London, UK and Atlanta, GA with a global team of CIPP-certified privacy and technology experts.
Located in the heart of the city of Athens, in the Zappeio Gardens and next to the Zappeion Megaron (the first building designed to serve the needs of the Olympic Games), Aegli Zappiou multiplex is the ideal place to escape the city’s noise. Aegli faces the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill and is right next to the Kallimarmaro Stadium, while also adjacent to Syntagma square and the Greek parliament.
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.