COSMOTE: “ΙCT Company of the Decade”

OTE Group won the “ΙCT Company of the Decade” top award at this year’s Impact Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards, highlighting its contribution over the past decade for the transition of the state, society and enterprises to the new digital age.

Over the past ten years, the OTE Group has implemented a number of ICT projects for businesses and organisations in Greece and abroad. Highly active in the IT Integration sector, the Group has been established as a partner of choice for implementing state-of-the-art solutions in the sectors of Digital and Cloud Transformation, Data Security, the Internet of Things, health, tourism and energy.

The flagship projects the Group has implemented for the Public sector include the e-Prescription System, the National Telemedicine Network, the National Covid-19 Patient Registry, the electronic documents distribution and digital signatures platform, the operation of the “112” European Emergency Number, the Athos Digital Heritage, and many more. OTE Group has specialized know how in implementing “Smart Cities” projects, including those for Smart Parking for people with disabilities in Chania, Smart Water Management in Monemvasia, and Smart Traffic Management in the pedestrian zone in Larissa’s city centre.

In the private sector, OTE Group has carried out hundreds of small and large projects, from the creation of a 28-country state-of-the-art Data Center for Coca-Cola HBC and the upgrading of Fraport Greece’s 14 regional airports to specialized technological solutions for many more businesses, including Eurobank, the IASO Group, the Mitsis Hotels Group, MYTILINEOS and the Athens International Airport.

Abroad, the Group has been very active in undertaking complex projects for the development and management of ICT infrastructure and systems for EU and international organizations. Among other, it is currently implementing ICT projects for Strasbourg-based eu-LISA, which is responsible for critical border security and protection systems in the EU, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris, and the European Patent Office (EPO) in The Hague.

Commenting on the award, OTE Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment, Grigoris Christopoulos, stated: “This distinction comes in recognition of the important contribution OTE Group has made over the years to the digitization of the private and public sectors. Over the past decade, we have implemented major and demanding ICT projects that have moved the country and society forward. I thank everyone who worked on them, as well as the organisations and businesses that entrusted these projects to us. Through technology, we create a better world for all.”

OTE Group’s ICT Sales Director, Lykourgos Antonopoulos, noted: “OTE Group’s ICT team is an agile team, with experience, advanced know-how and efficiency, which selects the right partners to provide customers with specialized solutions for every need. Thanks to these characteristics, we have been established as the partner of choice for every business and organisation that wants to move into the new digital era. Congratulations to all my colleagues on this distinction and for the great results we have achieved.”

OTE and COSMOTE win a total of 9 awards at the Business IT Excellence Awards 2021

In addition to the top distinction of the decade, during the award ceremony OTE Group also won the “ΙCT Company of the Year” top award, while OTE and COSMOTE won seven more awards for specialized technological solutions and the major ICT projects they implemented last year.

The e-Prescription project stood out, securing two gold awards in the “Digital Health” and “Large-Scale IT Projects” categories. This is a landmark project that was implemented at the beginning of the pandemic and that decisively changed the way health services are provided in Greece. It concerns e-prescriptions for medicines and e-referrals for medical examinations that citizens receive via sms and/or email, and execute them without having to produce them printed to the pharmacist and the diagnostic infirmary. The OTE Group carried out the project, in collaboration with Byte Computer, on behalf of the e-Government Center for Social Security Services (IDIKA).

OTE Group and MYTILINEOS received the gold award in the “Continuous Business Improvement” category for the “Database Administration as a Service (DBaaS)” project, which concerns the monitoring and support of all MYTILINEOS databases.

The gold award in the “Corporate Transformation” category also went to the first cellular campus network in Greece, which COSMOTE designed and installed – in partnership with Ericsson, Gizelis Robotics and PTC – for Calpak’s fully automated solar water heater production facility in Loutraki, as well as Greece’s first 5G campus network, created by COSMOTE for Athens International Airport, in the “Information-Telecommunications Technology Provider” category.

In the “Social Contribution” category, the Missing Alert App for faster location of missing persons in Greece, designed and developed by COSMOTE for «The Smile of the Child» organisation, won the gold award.

Finally, COSMOTE received the bronze award in the “ICT solutions for Professionals/Small and Medium Enterprises” category for the Digital Marketing4U service, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises through digital promotion and advertising on social media and search engines.

The BITE awards, which highlight best IT and Communications practices in Greek businesses, are being organised for the tenth year by Boussias Communications and the ELTRUN E-Business Research Centre of the Athens University of Economics and Business, under the auspices of SEPE. The nominations were assessed by a committee of distinguished professionals in the field and University professors.

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