"Greece can set as a goal to be among the top-ten European countries in ICT capability, innovation and competitiveness by 2010", stated INTRACOM CEO George Deligiannis during his speech today at the 9th Roundtable with the Government of Greece organized by Economist Conferences on April 18-20 in Athens.
G. Deligiannis pointed out that the responsibility for achieving this goal must be shared by the Greek public sector and business leadership. Specifically, all parties involved should create an innovation-friendly climate through tax incentives, efficient administration and capital availability. Furthermore, a dialogue should be established between the public and private sectors towards launching and executing the large projects needed, especially in the public sector, through healthy and mutually beneficial public-private partnerships. On the other hand, the responsibility of the business leadership of our country, according to G. Deligiannis, is to demonstrate the commitment and the ability to invest in technology intensive projects and compete in technology intensive markets that go beyond Greek boundaries.
INTRACOM support of this Conference reflects its interest in participating in the developments in Public Administration and e-Government, as well as in contributing to the growth of Greece and the wider region.
Founded in 1977, listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1990 and included in the FTSE/ASE-20 LargeCap index, INTRACOM is the largest multinational Information & Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider in Greece. The company serves primarily the telecommunications, government, defense, and banking & enterprise business fields. INTRACOM Group's international activities, products and services reach the markets of over 60 countries all over the world, focusing mainly on the EU, the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Middle East, North Africa and the Republics of the former USSR. INTRACOM has subsidiaries in 13 countries. 5,450-strong INTRACOM Group reached €620.4 mil. in sales and €43.1 mil. in profits before tax in 2004. International activities account for over 45% of the Group's annual turnover. INTRACOMís vision is to participate as a key international player in the modernization process of regional economies.