The top prize “ICT Company of the Decade” OTE Group won in this year's Impact Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards, a fact that highlights its contribution, over the last decade, to its transition stateOf society and business in the new digital age.
In the last ten years, the OTE Group has implemented a variety of ICT projects for companies and organizations, in Greece and abroad. With strong activity in the field of IT Integration, it has been established as a selection partner for the implementation of modern solutions in the fields of Digital and Cloud Transformation, information security, Internet of Things, health, tourism and energy.
In the emblematic projects he has implemented for Public, include the Intangible Prescription, the National Telemedicine Network, the National Covid-19 Patient Registry, the electronic document handling and digital signature platform, the operation of the European Emergency Number "112", the Athonite Digital Ark and many more. It is worth noting that the OTE Group has specialized in the implementation of projects "Smart Cities», With typical examples the projects Smart Parking for people with disabilities in Chania, Smart Water Management in Monemvasia and Smart Traffic Management in the pedestrian center of Larissa.
At private sector, the OTE Group has completed hundreds of small and large projects, from the creation of a state-of-the-art Data Center for Coca-Cola HBC for 28 countries and the upgrade of Fraport Greece's 14 regional airports, to specialized technological solutions for many more companies such as Eurobank, Iasso Group, Mitsi Hotel Group, MYTILINEOS, Athens International Airport, etc.
To abroad, the Group has developed intense activity, undertaking complex projects for the development and management of infrastructure and ICT systems for Organizations of the European Union and International Organizations. Among other things, it is currently implementing ICT projects for the eu-LISA Organization, responsible for critical security and border protection systems in the EU. in Strasbourg, for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, for the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris and the European Patent Office (EPO) in The Hague.
On the occasion of the award, the Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment of OTE Group, Mr. Grigoris Christopoulos, stated: "This honorary distinction is a recognition of the significant contribution of the OTE Group all these years in the digitalization of the private and public sector. In the last decade, we have implemented large and demanding IT and telecommunications projects that have moved the country and society forward. I warmly thank all those who worked for them, as well as the institutions and companies that trusted us. "With technology we make a world better for everyone."
The ICT Sales Manager of OTE Group, Mr. Lykourgos Antonopoulos, stated in this regard: "The team ICT of the OTE Group is one agile team, with experience, high know-how and efficiency, which selects the right partners, to offer customers specialized solutions for every need. Thanks to these features, we have established ourselves as a partner of choice for every organization and business that wants to move into the new digital age. Congratulations to all colleagues for this distinction, but also for the great results we have achieved. "
Total 9 Awards for OTE and COSMOTE in Business IT Excellence Awards 2021
In addition to the top distinction of the decade, the OTE Group during the award ceremony of the institution, also won the top distinction “ICT Company of the year", while OTE and COSMOTE won seven more awards for specialized technological solutions and important projects telecommunications and information technology implemented last year.
H intangible prescription won two gold awards in the categories of "Digital Health" and "Large-Scale IT Projects". This is a landmark project that was implemented at the beginning of the pandemic and significantly changed the way health services are provided in our country. It concerns intangible prescriptions of drugs and intangible referrals for medical examinations that citizens receive via sms and / or email, and perform them without having to submit them in hard copy to the pharmacist and the diagnostic clinic. The project was completed by the OTE Group in collaboration with the company Byte Computer, on behalf of the Electronic Government of Social Security (HDIKA).
Gold award was given to OTE Group and MYTILINEOS, in the category "Continuous Business Improvement", for the project "Database Administration as a Service (DBaaS) ", which concerns the monitoring and support of all MYTILINEOS databases.
They also won a gold award in the "Corporate Transformation" category first campus network (private network) in Greece via mobile network designed and installed by COSMOTE in collaboration with Ericsson, Gizelis Robotics and PTC, for the Calpak solar water heater plant in Loutraki, but also the first campus network with 5G network in our country created by COSMOTE for Athens International Airport, in the category "Supplier of Information-Telecommunication Technologies".
In the category "Social Offer", the gold award was won by the application for mobile phones Missing Alert App, for the fastest identification of missing persons in our country, designed and developed by COSMOTE on behalf of the organization "The Smile of the Child".
Finally, a bronze award was given to COSMOTE, in the category "ICT solutions for Professionals / Small and Medium Enterprises" for the service Digital Marketing4U, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises through their digital display and advertising on Social Media and search engines.
The BITE Awards, which highlight the best IT and Communication practices of Greek companies, are organized for the tenth year by Boussias Communications with the support of the ELTRUN Electronic Commerce & Business Laboratory Athens University of Economics and Business, under the auspices of SEPE. The evaluation of the candidacies was done by a jury, consisting of professionals in the field and University professors.