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Tacis Gavoyannis

Head of Smart Cities and IoT at A.T. Kearney


Tacis Gavoyannis has more than 30 years of marketing and international business development experience in the telecoms and datacoms sectors, having worked in a range of senior management roles for British Telecom International, Motorola, Cable & Wireless, Mercury Communications, RR Donnelley, De La Rue Systems Ltd, Callahan Broadband Wireless Inc, Orange PLC, TNS PLC and Siemens PLC.

Tacis’ expertise covers fixed and mobile communications, cable, broadband and Internet of Things.  He has played key roles in winning and setting up the operations for both GSM and WiLL licenses.  In addition, he has set up operational divisions in a number of European countries for mobile and wireless local loop start ups.  He has been involved in the selection and negotiation of dealer networks and has experience with operators Globally. Has helped many companies enter new markets and extend their product line.

Tacis has founded companies in leisure and high tech the latest being a software streaming application for connected TV

Engaged in strategic consultancy and business transformation within on Smart Communities and Smart Cities solutions in particular Community Energy, Electric Vehicles, micro grid solutions and Internet of Things. Working for as their Head of Smart Cities and IoT responsible for Innovation partnerships and projects across EMEA and supporting the Smart Cities activities globally. A futurologist and researcher able to bring value to technology players worldwide. Particular interest in Smart Cities, Telemedicine, IoT, New Energy and Smart Transport. A Fellow of the RSA and a mentor with Springboard Internet of things in Cambridge.


Here's what Mr. Gavoyannis shared with us ahead of the event in his speaker interview for Cloud MENA:

What are you most looking forward to with regards to speaking and attending the Cloud MENA event in Dubai?

Sharing our activities in UK and finding ways of cooperation in Dubai for the region. Establish better ways of working together and finding new partners.

How important is Cloud in enabling the growth and adoption of new technologies and new technology-enabled concepts for living and working around the world?

It is vital especially as many decisions need new and better information. The Cloud allows for secure storage and enables access of information and data from many devises around the world making collaboration easier and richer from different experiences and cultures. It will make the adoption easier too as the tools are better used and understood.

You will be speaking at the event about Battery in the Cloud - Could you give us a little bit of insight into what we can expect to find out during your presentation?

It is a new way of harnessing the power of electric vehicles by using new algorithms to monetise the value of the energy stored in the battery of the Electric Vehicle. The owners be it fleet or individuals will benefit from the ability to make money from this asset.

What are your latest projects and research in the area of smart cities and IoT?

The majority of our latest projects centres around health and care, clinical and disease based as well as energy and Smart City application such as circular economy and city integration platforms. Ultimately using technology to make better decisions.

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