<- On the left: J.Psarras, T,Tzakri, Y. Charalabidis and W. Grommen in GIC Day opening
During the day, representatives of public administration, IT industry and research centres discussed about strategy, actions and impact of Future Internet services for governments and businesses. Keynore speeches, after introduction by Prof. John Psarras, NTUA were as following:
Yannis Charalabidis, Manager of the Greek Interoperability Centre and Ass. Prof. in the University of Aegean in Samos, spoke on world-class examples for policy making, service transformation, open governance and interoperability science, with a note to the "interoperabilty ROI" within crisis. Microsoft Interoperability Council, FhG FOKUS Germany-Online plan and eID, the ENSEMBLE project on interoperability science base were among the highlights.
- Ingo Prestel (pictured right, bottom), Senior Manager Public Sector - EMEA, ORACLE, described the multi-fold interoperability offering of Oracle, relying on open standards, common infrastructures and Fusion middleware.