Gianluigi Viscusi is research fellow at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo) of the University of Milano-Bicocca. His research interests include e-Government, information systems planning, information value, policy informatics. His research has been published in a range of books, conference proceedings, and journals as Government Information Quarterly. In 2010 he has co-authored with Carlo Batini and Massimo Mecella the book “Information Systems for eGovernment: a quality of service perspective” (Springer, Heidelberg).
In this paper we discuss the experience of the development of a real system for integrating data about turnover, price and selling volume of AOP
UnoLombardia, the biggest association of fruit and vegetable growers in the Lombardia region (Italy), that includes primary Italian and European brands such as Bonduelle and Dimmidisi. The system represents an adaptation and transformation of traditional data warehouse repository oriented development to comply the requirements of a coopetitive environment, where multiple organizations are willing to cooperate over some topics but, at the same time, they compete in the market. Readers may found useful insights and lessons learned from the following contributions of the present work: (i) a methodology to design data warehouse applications in a coopetitive environment and (ii) an architecture based on the combination of virtual data integration and traditional ETL enforcing protection of sensible data.