The second deliverable that reports the impact and outreach results is available.
From the course of actions of Dataports, and the analysis of the impact requirements, it was deemed necessary to change the Impact KPIs described in DoA, in order to be more realistic and feasible. For this reason, new KPIs are proposed which are in line with the objectives of the project. In June 2021, 3 Impact KPIs were redefined, while 10 KPIs were deemed necessary to be deleted because they would not be measurable within the duration of the project. With the progress of the project as depicted in the next Figure, KPIs are continued to be modified addressing the needs of the pilots and the partners involved.
Moreover, establishing various forms of collaboration with external stakeholders will increase the adoption rate of DataPorts platform by them. Different approaching procedures regarding this were introduced in D6.1. Under this scope, surveys are not only a feedback mechanism but also a medium for promoting DataPorts activities.
Under this concept was the workshop that OTE an industry partner and CERTH, a technology provider, co-organised with Ammitec (Association of Maritime Managers for Information Technology and Communications) on Blockchain in Maritime, described in D6.3, presented in D6.4 and the results will be reported in D6.10. In the remaining months an emphasis will be given by DataPorts partners in organising workshops with local seaports’ communities and potential stakeholders, beneficiaries of DataPorts platform.
Through the annually conducted surveys, the impact of the DataPorts activities will be highly dependent on the results extracted from the surveys. The responses collected from the surveys will offer valuable insights for DataPorts. They will also be a valuable source to measure the actual impact of the designed data platform, at different implementation stages and through this evaluation, give valuable insights in terms of the data platform’s functionality and its usage.
The 2nd survey was under the title “DataPorts Components and Functionality Validation” (available in Annex #1). The purpose was to evaluate the functionality and usability of the components/services that were recently introduced. The target group was IT Experts / Consultants from DataPorts organisations and mainly from OTE, since it is the DataPorts partner organisation with a wide range of expertise and the larger IT department. The responses will help integrators to improve their components, if necessary, in order to meet the future users’ needs. A supportive material of demonstration videos and informative documentation accompanied the questionnaire, in order responders to be familiar with the concept of DataPorts.
The survey was divided into two main categories, the Data Governance Services, the Data Processing Services, and the Data Analytics Services. Each one of them contained questions for several DataPorts components / services, such as, the Blockchain for Data Sharing (Container Pick-Up Solution and Verified Gross Mass solution), the Data Abstractions & Virtualisation, the Data Access, the Semantic Interoperability, the Process Based Analytics and the Automatic Model Training Engine.
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