Communication & Information Technologies Experts (CITE)

CITE S.A. is a SME, activating in the broad domain of ICT systems engineering, research and consulting. The main commercial activities of the company include large scale systems design and implementation, technoeconomic analysis of ICT systems and services and systems’ quality assurance and testing. In the area of research and innovation CITE designs and implements cutting edge solutions for cloud and distributed infrastructures, information retrieval and data management systems, specialized simulation and modelling tools etc., bringing beyond-state-of-the-art concepts into systems’ production lines. CITE activities are powered by and established on the competences of its workforce, which in the majority consists of postgraduate degree holders with a multiyear experience in research and innovation projects, both at European and National level. As of January 2015 CITE employees approximately 20 permanent full time staff s/w engineers and researchers, in addition to its founding members and key shareholders and other duty staff. CITE is ISO9001:2008 certified for the management and execution of IT projects and has one fully equipped data centre in the area of Sparta, Greece and a small backup infrastructure facility in Athens, Greece.

CITE puts on BlueBRIDGE i) a methodology, expertise and s/w tools applicable for the techno-economic evaluation and financial sustainability validation of services; ii) expertise and an alpha version software for the multi-factor optimization over geospatial data that can be applied on the strategic planning of investments in the aquaculture domain; iii) infrastructure resources that cover areas of technologies other than the traditional research infrastructures do.

 

Key members

Mr. Konstantinos Kakaletris is a graduate of the Department of Electrical Engineering - Technological Education Institute of Piraeus and has obtained an MSc degree National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on Specialization in Electronic Automation, Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies (departments of Physics and Informatics & Telecommunications). 
Worked for important Greek companies and Organizations like Intelltech SA, Decision SA, University of Peloponnese, either as employee and/or as freelancer.
He has expertise in integrated IT projects consulting, deployment and support, for both private and public sector. He participated in many projects some of which are provisioning technical and consulting support to Prefecture of Samos for the project “Supply, installation and operation of information systems for support functions of the Prefectures Regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Central Macedonia and Northern Aegean” (on behalf of Decision SA), maturity study for upgrading infrastructure and providing electronic services in order to improve functioning of Harokopion University of Athens, implementation of electronic protocol system in organization ATHENS 2004, implementation and consulting of double - writing accountant system for Greek Municipalities and Communities, cloud computing deployment (private and public),  data collection and processing, modeling and analysis approaches and conclusions, for broadband projects. Except the above have participated to the collaborative research and infrastructure management of scientific research projects «D4Science: DIstributed colLaboratories Infrastructure on Grid Enabled Technology for Science», «D4Science-II: Data Infrastructures Ecosystem for Science», «iMarine:" Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources"». and support of grid infrastructure of University of Athens.
He is a founding member, Chief Executive Officer and President of Communication and Information Technologies Experts SA and his responsibilities includes company’s Administration Division, project management, infrastructure supervision and customer support.