Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, Nov 10, 2004
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

"If we lose the applications we lose the war"

Dennis Tsichritzis
About the talk:

„If we lose the applications we lose the war“

D. Tsichritzis

We are experiencing once more a major shift in the way that IT is promoted and used around the world. The issues facing us are not only technological but relate to finance, investment climate, innovation, etc. We explore in this talk the signs in the horizon. We then discuss our possible reaction. We claim that to be successful we have to move up and really deal with applications. Finally, we will sketch out a particular case involving a difficult but successful reorganization.

About the speaker:

Dennis Tsichritzis is Senior Vice President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a leading organization of applied research in Europe undertaking contract research for private enterprises and public bodies with 58 institutes and about 13,000 employees.

He received his degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Athens University (diploma 1965) and Princeton (PhD, 1968). From 1968 to 1985 he was professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. He was also professor at the University of Crete and director of the Institute of Computer Science. From 1985 to 2002 he was professor of informatics at the University of Geneva. From 1991 to 2001 he was also Chairman of the Board of the GMD (German National Research Center for Information Technology). He worked in several fields of computer science, including theory, operating systems, database management, office automation, object-oriented systems, and multimedia. He is author of numerous scientific papers and books and member of various national and international committees on information technology.

Contact information:

Prof. Dennis Tsichritzis
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
Schloss Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
+49 (0) 2241 / 14-2294
+49 (0) 2241 /14-2110