ATC - Greece
Athens Technology Center S.A.
Rizariou 10, Chalandri
152 33, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 2106874300
Founded in 1987, ATC is an Information Technology Company (SME) offering solutions and services targeting specific sectors incl. the Media, Banking and Retail Sectors, Utilities and Public Sector Organisations as well as horizontal solutions focusing on Content Management, Web Applications, Human Capital Resource Management and eLearning, and Mobile Applications. The activities of the Company span among several countries in EU, Eastern Europe and CIS countries, as well as the Balkans. ATC provides the Media Sector with consulting and media – specific solutions as an active and leading supplier of newsroom, editorial and archive specific editorial solutions with a particular emphasis on News and Press Agencies and Publishing organisations. ATC’s customers include major newspapers in Greece, Cyprus and Romania and the National News Agencies in Greece, Portugal, Poland, Russia as well as the Western Balkans. The initial engine of the Suite was developed in a Greek State R&D Project (in 1996), whereas new collaboration enabling versions with strong search capabilities are currently being researched in EU Projects. In recent years ATC has also been investing in mobile technologies. ATC’s Mobile Solutions support mobile workforce collaboration, mobile social networking, mobile enablement of enterprise applications and custom mobile solutions. These solutions support all the major mobile platforms on the market (iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Java J2ME, Google Android). Having acquired ISO 9001 certification since 2000, the company provides a broad spectrum of value-added products and services such as consulting, customer training, installation and maintenance, warranty and post-warranty services, SLA projects, project management, and professional support. Central to the Company’s strategy is the conduction of vivid Research and Development, focusing both in improving current Products and Solutions, as well as in exploring new technologies for future growth. All ATC own products and services are based on early prototypes and/or “proof of concept” obtained through R&D Projects, whether funded by the Company, the Greek State or the Commission. HEADS will involve ATC’s Innovation Lab, which carries more than 25 years of expertise in Research and Development focusing on innovation aspects, which are often overshadowed by research concerns, and on turning promising ideas into concrete and robust products, in a cost and time-efficient manner.
Key personnel involved in the project
Eva Jaho is working as a project manager in the ATC Innovation Lab. She received her PhD and MsC in Networking from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in 2011 and 2007 respectively. She received the Diploma degree from the same university department in 2005. Eva has participated in several European research projects in the field of networking and telecommunications and has authored numerous publications for international journals and conferences. Her main research interests lie in the analysis of content networks and data dissemination, as well as social networking applications.
Ilias Spais is working as a Senior Project Manager in the ATC Innovation Lab. He received the diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 2000, and the PhD degree in Analysis, Design and Development of Processes, Systems and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2006. He has been involved in several research projects in the context of the IST framework as a research associate and senior developer of the Telecommunications Laboratory of NTUA. His research interests include natural language processing, speech recognition and synthesis, digital management and presentation of cultural content, distributed information in SOA-based systems and multimedia e-learning platforms. He is currently involved in the field of business applications, user requirements capture, specifications analysis, dissemination and exploitation activities and project management in European and National R&D projects. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Vasilis Tountopoulos is the Deputy Head and responsible for the Business Development in the ATC Innovation Lab. He received the diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 2000, and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2005. He has been involved in EU R&D and National funded projects in ATC and, previously, as a research associate, in the Telecommunications Systems and Computer Networks Laboratories of the ICCS/NTUA. His research interests include semantic Web, interoperability, distributed information SOA-based systems, mobile technologies and performance evaluation. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Kostas Giannakakis is a Senior Software Developer in the ATC R&D Department. He has received his diploma in Electric Engineering and Computer Science from the National Technical University of Athens. He has twelve years of experience working as a Software Developer and Architect in both EU funded research projects and commercial applications. While working in ATC he has been the lead software developer in many projects, including GRIDECON, GREDIA, COCKPIT and ANIKETOS projects.
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