Speakers Bio & Abstract

Veneta Ivanova Project Manager
Fraunhofer IGD

Veneta Ivanova holds a Mater degree in Economics. She is Project Manager in the Geoinformation Management Department at Fraunhofer IGD. She bootstraps the technology commercialization activities of the department, developing business models, marketing strategies and supporting the spin-off creation. Furthermore she coordinates the acquisition and management of EU projects. In the past, she was consulting technology-oriented start-ups on how to reach international markets and become more innovative.Abstract
Cloud-based open solutions for public administrations
The trend of making information available as open data or and storing geospatial information in a publically accessible database is a challenge for public authorities. What are alternatives to the complex high-priced one-stop-shop solutions? Alternatively, if developing an own data integration solution, how to avoid starting from the scratch? The increased use of Open Source solutions by public sector helps addressing this challenge. Additionally, individualized iPaaS (integration platform as a service) solutions in the cloud provide the required infrastructure for low price. However, currently providers are not paying a lot of attention to functional depth and breadth. They support basic implementations of the cloud characteristics, such as elastic scaling, multitenancy and self-service. More satellites and sensors lead to generation of more and larger data. Teams that work with geospatial data need storage solutions with scaling abilities, not conceivable so far, without affecting the budget. Furthermore, public authorities but also system integrators need solutions that work with their existing data infrastructure and are compatible to their data formats. How such solutions bootstrap the development of geospatial content, providing flexible, cloud-based and database-independent storage possibilities? Also energy or healthcare providers benefit from this decentralized model. We will further address the challenges related to interoperability requirements that enable transferring the knowledge to other industries as well as the new market entry strategies for open source based solutions that envisage interdisciplinary applications.