The Cube, Athens, Greece, Nov 1 2016
The business opportunity making software to help experts make better judgement and decisions
Can Greece be a centre of building this sort of software?

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Tuesday November 1, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EET
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The Cube 
8 Kleisovis Str
Athens 10677

Driving Directions 

The venue is a short walk from Ommonia metro

Car Parking - The Cube have a special arrangement with Polis Park just across on Kannigos square, they charge 1.50 Euros / hour. To get this rate, please tell the reception at the car park that you are going to The Cube.


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8.30 Welcome coffee

9.40 Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping and Ulysses Systems

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- What is the ‘Software for Domain Experts’
- Why there are business opportunities for software companies & Domain Experts, from making Software for Domain Experts’

10.00 Aristomenis Kotsakis, senior advisor in quality and change management, Public Sector, Hellenic Republic

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Achieving trust in the public sector - with the help of digital technology and low code
- Trust is a core element to increase employee satisfaction and citizen satisfaction - not trust as an emotional feeling, but making both employees and citizens feel that their time is valued
- Is quality of governance, and quality of communication, linked with employee trust? What kind of low code apps could help domain experts to explore, understand and address employee trust?
- Is quality of services, and quality of deliberation, linked with citizen trust? What kind of low code apps could be estimate and measure citizen engagement in a dynamic, innovative and sustainable manner?

10.25 Athanassios Daflos, Head of i-Services, Global Transaction Banking, Eurobank
Reinventing Client Relationships with Next-Gen Transaction Banking Services 

10.50 Professor Diomidis Spinellis, Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business

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Using domain-specific languages to minimize the distance between the problem's domain and the implementation
- Talk includes examples of DSL code used at Barclays and the Greek market leader in civil engineering CAD systems

11.15 Discussion - what are the biggest opportunities making software for financial experts?

11.30 Break

12.00 Ioakeim Vravas, deputy head of programs, Solidarity Now

New ways to improve service quality for those in need, through technology

12.25 Panteleimon Pantelis, director, Ulysses Systems

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Case study - the use of “Low Code” software to build a tool for managing software product development


How software can better serve domain experts in different fields
  1. refugees
  2. security
  3. ships instruments and related services.

1.15 LUNCH


14.00 Professor Nikitas Assimakopoulos, University of Piraeus, School of Information & Communication Technologies, Dept. of Informatics
Case Study (Education Services): The CSAP (Certified Systemic Analyst Program) case.
Professional advancement for domain experts with software tools and certification.


14.25 Panagiotis Papaioannou, IT liaison  (education and training department), EYDAP
Developing domain expert applications at EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company)

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Why domain driven design could be used in nearly every enterprise software project - and how to set about doing it
What domain driven design is - and why the costs of doing it are coming down

14.50 Discussion

15.15 Close


Event history

The second conference, in April 2016, had speakers from Hellenic Startup Association / Open Circle Project, Greece  Public Revenue, The Open Fund, Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs (OESYNE), Athens University of Economics and Business,,, National Technical University of Athens, EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company), University of Piraeus, Report Brain, RoadCube

And delegates from ANTAEA Medical Services Ltd, Olympic Shipping and Management SA / AMMITEC, Halkidon Shipping Corporation, Athens University of Economics, NLP in Athens, Halkidon Shipping Corporation, Eurobank,, vlab, GSPR, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers-Greek Branch, Heron Engineering, Unipi.

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The first conference, in October 2015, had speakers including from OpenFund, a former CFO of OTE and Roger Schank, a world expert in artificial intelligence,

And delegates from EOPYY (Greece health insurance), EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company), Gourdomichalis Maritime, Halkidon Shipping, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Olympic Shipping and Management, S&B Industrial minerals, Microsoft Hellas, SQLearn Ltd, Threenitas S.A. , iNet Walk, r, Danaos Management Consultants, Ulysses Systems.

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