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Market Trends and Employment Opportunities

  1. 1. ICT: Market Trends and Employment Opportunities An Insider ’s View Sotiris Karagiannis Director Sales & Solutions SPACE HELLAS S.A. (N. & W. Greece) 22nd February 2012International Hellenic University Classification ISO 27001: Public
  2. 2. What does “an insider’s view” mean? SPACE HELLAS S.A. at a glance
  3. 3. SPACE HELLAS at a glance System Integrator. . Value-Added Solution and Service Provider Active in Telecommunications , IT and Security More than 25 Years of Operation and Growth 210 Specialized Employees • More than 200 Certifications . Accreditations Major Turnover (2010) € 50.1 million Free float shareholders 16% Listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 2000 Alpha ~20% Bank 64% Certified for Quality & Information Security Management • ISO 9001:2008 . ISO/IEC 27001:2005 • National . EU . NATO Secret Activities abroad • Cyprus - Space Hellas Cyprus Ltd • Romania - Space Hellas System Integrator S.R.L. • Balkans . Middle East3 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Our Mission To provide our customers with the greatest benefit they can get, by empowering our people to deliver premium quality technological solutions and services Our Vision To play a leading role as system integrator and provider of ICT and Security value-added solutions in Greece and abroad Our Values Excellence Quality Professionalism Integrity Responsibility Commitment Teamwork Empowerment Respect4 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Operational Model Sales System Integration Marketing & Large Scale Projects Business Research & Development DevelopmentPre-sales Networking IT Solutions & Security Systems Telecom Services Solutions Applications & InfrastructureAfter-sales Technical Support Services & Operations 5 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Strategic Activities & Competences •Communication & Data Networks (wired, wireless, satellite)Communications & Networks •Network Management •IP - MPLS – VPN (domestic and global connectivity) Telecom Services •Fixed & Mobile Telephony, Satellite Communication Services •Node Housing •Disaster Recovery, Storage & Data Management IT •Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Data Centers •IT Intelligence & Monitoring, Service Level Management, B/OSS •Network Security Information & IT Security •Information Security and Compliance •IT Security •CCTV/IP HD Surveillance, Video Analytics, Number Plate Recognition, Security Systems Perimeter Protection , Access Control, Intrusion Detection •Homeland Security, Integrated Security Systems •Data Centres Infrastructure •Structured Cabling, Electrical and Mechanical Installations •Fleet/Asset Tracking & Management, Telemetry Applications •Unified Communications - IP telephony and Video Conferencing •Security Platforms, Training Simulators •Applications Development & Systems Integration Research & Development •National and International Co-funded Projects •Defense Projects 6 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Project Lifecycle Infrastructure Support Assessment Fine Tuning Design Implementation Pilot7 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. The Integrator’s Value Applications Telecom Services Unified Communications Security Infrastructure IT Data Communications8 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Who am I? A Tech Visionary with a life timeline full of changes between Education, Innovation, Entrepreneurship1970’s Moon, Robot Toys, Air Models, Electronics, Boards, Mini Computers, Games 1980’s1980’s Computers, Uni (Applied Math), Software, Artificial Intelligence Edinburgh 1990’s 2000..1990’s ISP in N. Greece, Internet Software, Web Apps, Infrastructure, Cloud 2010s Future 9 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. My Career Path My career path is full of changes in a continuous search for knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship and real market value in the ICT industry (help Businesses succeed) But whatever I did, I NEVER stopped LOVING what I did.  I was many times a self starter (a Serial Entrepreneur) and I was never settled with what I had (in terms of my everyday life). Old times were different (location, education, entrepreneurship, global reach, market etc). Now we live in a different world.10 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Are these important? YES! Depending on the type of job you have in mind Degree & Grades Work experience Personality Attitude Team Player Flexibility Efficiency11 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. How to build your competitive advantageMake more effort than Adapt to the rapid changes Proves technology is expected of you. social, local, mobile, cloud specialization Update your knowledge Lifelong Learning Ongoing Training Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Think BUSINESS !! 12 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Promising areas in the Greek ICT Market ICT Security Virtualization and Consolidation Professional Services for Cloud Mobility (apps, security, …) Internet of Things Software development13 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. The impact of the Greek economic crisis on business The statement “Business as usual” does not hold anymore. “Battle as usual” has become more relevant Businesses that will survive are those that will succeed to retain their customers and obtain new ones by: • Offering quality products and services at lower cost than the competition while keeping their operational costs low • Ensuring positive cash flows • Minimizing bank loans There is a need for productive and qualified ICT professionals14 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Greek IT Market source: IDC15 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Greek Telecom Market 2011 and Outlook Downtrend due to Fixed Servicessource: IDC 16 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. High level prediction areas for 2012 (Globally) Mobility Devices & Apps Cloud Services Adoption Cloud Services Enablement Mobile Networks Big Data Analytics Social Business Interactive Network of Things Intelligent Industry Solutionssource: IDC17 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. European ICT R&D – From today to 2020 Today’s challenges • Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures • Cognitive Systems and Robotics • Alternative Paths to Components and Systems • Technologies for Digital Content and Languages • ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance • ICT for a low carbon economy • ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing • ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources Next decade / “Horizon 2020” • A new generation of components and systems including Micro / nano-electronics and photonics technologies, components and embedded systems engineering • Next generation computing, Advanced computing systems and technologies • Infrastructures, technologies and services for the future Internet, Content technologies and information management, including ICT for digital content and creativity • Advanced interfaces and robots and Robotics and smart spaces18 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. What the Future holdsCaution : Hard Times ahead … but in a crisis there are hugeopportunities for people like you ..“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” Winston Churchill My Advice : in your life, be an optimist …19 Space Hellas - All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. Thank You Sotiris Karagiannis Director Sales & Solutions N. & W. @skaragiannis Tel: 2310 502050 Space Hellas S.A. Telecommunications, IT, Security Systems and Services Private Enterprise for Provision of Security Services 312, Messogion Ave., Ag. Paraskevi, 153 41 Athens, Greece Tel. +30 210 6504100 | Fax +30 210 6516712 | |