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Frost & Sullivan: ICT Drives the Development of a Smart Europe


During upcoming web conference Frost & Sullivan's Saverio Romeo will discuss the evolution of the European digital political agenda and the catalyst role of the ICT industry in leading to a Smart Europe

LONDON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- European policy makers are increasingly driving modernization of the public administration services in order to offering better services to their citizens and minimising costs. This is also determined by the need to re-boost growth in a sustainable way. Information and communication technology's (ICT) role is critical in enabling these market changes. Without ICT, the vision of a smart Europe will not become reality.

Frost & Sullivan will host a web conference entitled: Towards a Smart Europe – The Enabling Role of ICT, on Thursday, 15 March 2012, at 15.00 GMT. Frost & Sullivan's Senior Industry Analyst, Saverio Romeo, will discuss the main areas of investments for a Smart Europe: transport, healthcare and smart cities, as well as opportunities available for the ICT industry. Broadband technologies, content development, machine to machine technologies, Radio-frequency identification (RFID), sensor networks, data analytics tools, business support systems  and operations support systems  (BSS-OSS) solutions are some of the technological areas that will drive the development of a Smart Europe.

"Moving towards a smart Europe is becoming the political priority for governments and the EU. ICT is the catalyst for accelerating the implementation of that priority. Substantial investments have been made in smart key sectors like healthcare, intelligent transport systems and smart cities. Frost & Sullivan will follow and analyze this emerging enabling role of ICT guiding ICT players through the opportunities that a smart Europe will create."

The briefing will be beneficial to all ICT industry players, and particularly to the ones involved in the use of ICT in the public sector like mobile network operators, system integrators, telecommunications services providers, mobile device manufacturers, applications software developers, M2M technology and service providers, telecommunications infrastructure vendors, and data analytics providers. 

Frost & Sullivan "ICT in European Public Sector" Research Programme is a part of the recently launched Vertical Markets Research Programme in Europe.  It is the tool that gives business leaders the understanding upon which to base their defensive and offensive vertical strategies. The Growth Partnership Service (GPS) enables executives and their growth teams to bring clarity to their vertical market strategies, helping them to target their products and services in a compelling and effective manner. For end users of ICT services across key vertical markets, the programme provides valuable insight into the supply-side market, and offers a means by which to benchmark strategies against the wider industry.

To participate in the briefing, please email Joanna Lewandowska, Corporate Communications, at joanna.lewandowska@frost.com with your full contact details. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on 6 continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com

Joanna Lewandowska
Corporate Communications – Europe
P: +48 22 481 62 20
E: joanna.lewandowska@frost.com

SOURCE Frost & Sullivan

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