The objectives of this association, which was founded in 1982, are twofold: to represent the common interests of its members towards public authorities and IT service providers, and to promote an internal exchange of experience and information aimed at the sustainable improvement of regional administration by using modern information technology. The annual conference is held in a different member city every year. This year’s conference focused entirely on the expanding void between increasing budgetary limitations on the one hand and the public’s escalating demand for active participation and improved service performance on the other. Consequently, the emphases of the lectures and workshops, which featured high-level experts, were on areas such as Open Government, Open Data, Social Networks, Cloud Computing and Smart Cities.
Fabasoft had its own booth, providing interested visitors with detailed information on the deployment of Fabasoft eGov-Suite on differing administrative levels in various countries. The use of Fabasoft software in larger cities like Vienna, Munich and Nuremberg was of particular interest, whereby the participants, who represented more than 2o countries, were most interested in the solution implemented in the City of Vienna, which is based on Open Source Technology. In addition to traditional on-premise installations, the visitors were also very interested in Fabasoft’s Cloud Services, more specifically Fabasoft Folio Cloud, the European solution for B2B collaboration.
Fabasoft’s booth was manned by the Austrian Fabasoft representatives Gerald Martinetz and Christoph Kopecky throughout the three days of the conference. Their colleague Klemens Berger from the Swiss subsidiary supported them by taking care of the numerous Swiss visitors.
Discussions were possible in the breaks between lectures; two evening events also presented possibilities for networking and information exchange. The international representatives were especially appreciative of the festive gala dinner with background music, held in Palais Ferstel on the second evening, which rounded off the comprehensive and intensive programme in a highly appropriate manner.