1993-2013: 20 years of mobile telephony in Greece

Live, Create & Share!

The 3rd Mobile Smartphones, Tablets and Applications Conference “InfoCom Mobile & Apps”  will be held at the Divani Caravel Hotel, in Athens, on February 6, 2013.

The conference is under the auspices of the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Electronic Governance, EETT, EEKT and SEKEE.

1993 – 2013: 20 Years of Mobile Telephony in Greece

This year marks 20 years since the launch of Mobile Telephony in Greece and there is not the slightest doubt about how it has changed the way we communicate, work, inform, educate, entertain, we live eventually, as the mobile has been a catalyst in every sector.

To do this, companies have proved of the greatest investors in the country in recent years, providing a total of more than 6.5 billion euros, while they emerged and one of the major partners in government revenues, as only in 2011-in the midst of crisis – the industry had a direct contribution of 1.5% of GDP (3,2 billion €) and indirect 9.1% to benefit from productivity and multiplier effects throughout the national economy.

Live, Create & Share!

The effects of mobile in our daily lives is fully expressed by the theme of this year’s 3rd InfoCom Mobiles & Apps: Live, Create & Share. The conference is now well established in the market as a meeting point of reference, creative development and exchange of views between the pillars of the ecosystem and the Mobile Apps. Especially this year, completing 20 years of mobile coincides with a series of major developments (exponential growth of data traffic, more M2M applications, m-health, m-commerce, etc.), but with the explosion of smartphones and of tablets, the sessions are extended to cover the widest range of market sectors.

The aim of the 3rd Conference InfoCom Mobiles & Apps is to highlight the contribution of Mobile Telephony in development, productivity and creating a new way of life, but also its role as a key pillar of growth of the new economy and the key to exit the crisis.

At the same time, focusing on the market for Apps, the Conference aims to highlight the new trend of convergence which has exceeded the limits of wireless communications of smartphones and tablets and has expanded not only in TVs (smart TVs), but almost the entire range of consumer electronics. This is a trend that creates new opportunities and brings a broader ecosystem several different companies that develop, provide or utilize existing and new applications such as interactive ‘tool’ work in the information, advertising, promotion or sale.

The 3o InfoCom Mobiles & Apps going to be yet for another year the meeting point of the market: mobile networks, handset manufacturers, developers, platforms, investors, advertisers, manufacturers and sellers of accessories, media, marketing and sales executives, consultants and startupers expected to empower the “present.”

 The sessions of this year, the 3rd Conference InfoCom Mobile & Apps are:

 Session 1: 1993-2013: 20 Years of Mobile – 20 years evolution

The representatives of the mobile networks are invited to talk about the present and the future, their strategy, applications, new smartphones, tablets and the powerful new hybrids that utilize the best of every kind of applications so as to prove becomes more useful to its holder.

Without networks, any mobile device can offer experience. The three providers, we will expose the extent of their involvement with the ecosystem of applications and new practices to be adopted in order to meet the increasing needs for more content, better communication, richer information and more efficient work, which cumulatively translated in ever greater demand data.

Session 2: Enterprise Mobility

During the second section, the main reason they have businesses and organizations already have adopted applications that support the functionality and business development, or they have to offer new, innovative approaches to the much wider range of longer use applications as catalyst for entrepreneurship.

Applications emerge now “tools” to increase productivity, achieve the objectives of marketing, but also the application of new methodologies in the taskbar. And perhaps, than he heard, to answer the “burning” question: at what stage is the adoption in Greece and what developers expect business applications …

3rd Session: Developing (Apps) World!

In this section, the pitch is delivered to the creators. The core of the 3rd InfoCom Apps, could not be other than presentations of developers! People who develop applications that we all use, will have the opportunity to show us their creations both already present in the network ‘branches’ of the various functions, and how these applications affect how we work, entertain, informed and choose what we buy electronics …

4th Session: Money makes the apps go round!

When talking about the ecosystem, value added, investment, design, research and development, the essence is nothing more than business profit, which aims to every current or aspiring entrepreneur.

But … is it really safe and no clear path to it, and what are the steps you need to follow an idea to develop into a business? wonder, creating applications is inextricably linked with a start up; And yet, chooses to create as our Free, Premium or Fremium; What is the model that connects the downloads with revenue? valued, ultimately, the business risk; And it is, finally, Greece is the place for entrepreneurship to flourish?

There are many questions … The guests of the final section will be invited to give their own answers and help participants in the directions to get themselves and their companies, henceforth.

Parallel events:

Smart devices

Smart it all: Smartphones – Tablets – SmartTVs

In an era of increasing mobility, the content needs to find outlets to display and classified. From games to news and information vital to the daily monitoring and continuous monitoring of our health, the applications have been developed in order to organize and utilize content could be of no use, if not supported smart devices that combine strength, quality and versatility.

The smartphones acquire new capabilities and become omnipotent communication stations for each of us, the tablets are the new generation of devices of entertainment for young and hybrids (combining the capabilities of tablet and notebook) do daily practice the dream of mobile worker, even and televisions are now “smart”, as both are interconnected to the Internet and with other devices.

All sorts of wireless devices, as presented by the manufacturers themselves and their possibilities with which the gifted have for our own ease and productivity are the main subject of this parallel section.

Promising Industries: To next step in Mobile

In years past, when referring to the ecosystem of applications, subconsciously focuses on a narrow space and gaming news. Within a very short time by the standards of history that deals with the development of technology, the concept of applying began to specialize and separated into categories depending on the use for which it is intended.

Promising sub-ecosystems are emerging and developed independently, each offering its own visual users: Augmented reality combined with location-based services, NFC payment services, integrated operations management personal banking and payments, “smart” energy management and crowd other.

In many, the sub-ecosystems created, have already paved the way for the Internet of Things, the Internet of Objects, familiarizing us with the idea that everything-animate and inanimate-can now have their own “voice” in Internet.

Apps Land!

The 3rd InfoCom Mobile & Apps is the meeting place between those who implement applications and those who use or have channels of communication with the end user. In the conference, then there will be exhibition booths where donors have their services, but also the place where the creators applications show visitors their applications, making me act this way the necessary networking, to exchange ideas, get advice and establish new nuclei creation.

Apps Labs

Under the 3rd InfoCom Mobiles & Apps organized this year and Apps Labs. In particular space and limited seats, delegates can attend specific practices that apply to all users with appropriate technical knowledge, who know very well that the last thing we see in an application is the result.

Mobile & Apps Awards

The 3rd Conference InfoCom Mobile & Apps will be completed with the award on behalf of the Organizing Committee awards the products, companies and individuals who have excelled for their creativity, contributing to the development and evolution of the market and technology, the year gone by.

The InfoCom Mobile & Apps (www.infocomapps.gr) organized by Smart Press, one of the largest publishing companies in Greece, regarding the field of specialized media with emphasis on the market of digital technologies. The Smart Press conference organized by the largest sector in Southeast Europe (www.info-com.gr), publishes the magazines “Mobile Telephony & Telecom», «Info-Com», «Digital Life» & «Mobile Life» and manage sites www.myphone.gr www.digitallife.gr www.infocom.gr www.weeklytelecom.gr www.gameslife.gr www.weeklytelecom.com www.digitallife.al