8 - 9 March 2016

Brussels, Belgium

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Monday, 9 March 2015


09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:10

Cloudscape VII - Opening & Welcome

Silvana Muscella, Managing Director Trust-IT Services

10:10 - 11:10


Chair: Silvana Muscella, Managing Director Trust-IT Services

Tjerk Bijlsma, Technology Officer, Cisco EMEAR Data Center
Unlock the federation of European clouds with Intercloud

Joe Weinman, Author Cloudonomics
Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things | Position Paper

11:10 - 11:40

Networking coffee break & Demo-zone

Demos on display: ALOJA  | BeTaas  | Mymeedia | COMPOSE | GPaaS and Indra | HARNESS

11:40 – 12:40

Cyber security – Just how secure are we?

Chair: David Wallom, Associate Director - Innovation, Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University
This session raises awareness of the importance of cyber security for businesses, looking at the NIST framework as a reference for critical infrastructures, the European strategy as part of the DAE, and best practices to facilitate businesses to follow.

Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Unit E2, Software & Services, Cloud Computing, European Commission
Rüdiger DornDirector Cloud Computing, Microsoft Corporation
Giorgio Aprile, Principal consultant, Financial Institutions business unit, AON Position Paper
Daniele CattedduManaging Director, EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance Position Paper

12:40 - 13:00

Big data from a cloud provider and end-user perspective 

Robert Jenkins, CEO & Co-founder, CloudSigma - Cloud Service Provider, Presentation

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch & Demo-zone

Demos on display:  ALOJA  | BeTaas  | Mymeedia | COMPOSE | GPaaS and IndraHARNESS

14:00 - 15:00


Kuan Hon, Research Consultant, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London 
The proposed General Data Protection Regulation and cloud providers
"Under the draft General Data Protection Regulation, cloud providers will be directly liable in many respects, including for the security of personal data. Does that strike the right balance?"

Joe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware 
Hypervisors, Containers & Clouds. Oh My!
As ever, IT is changing, now fashions arrive. Joe will cover off some of the latest hardware and software trends including hyper-convergence, SDN, virtualised storage, containers, cloud management platforms and more.  The hope is that from this session you should come away better aware of some of the technology thinking driving our industry today. 

15:00 - 16:00

What's hot in the cloud - Zoom in on innovation emerging in the last 12 months 

Chair: John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE

Joe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware
David Bernstein, Managing Director of Cloud Strategy Partners, LLC, IEEE Senior Member Position Paper
Monique MorrowCTO-Evangelist-New Frontiers for Cisco Position Paper

WorkshopApp Hub - Creating the new European Open Source Marketplace

Discover how the AppHub marketplace will help users identify and implement the software outcomes of your project. Learn how you can leverage AppHub to implement an efficient dissemination and market outreach strategy. Find out more 

16:00 - 16:30

Networking coffee & Demo-zone

Demos on display: CELAR | CloudSigma | CloudScout | CISCO eStore | EUBrazi Cloud Connect - Leishmaniasis Virtual Lab & Cardio vascular | MARKOS | NuvlaBox
16:30 - 17:15

Cloud adoption - Barriers, opportunities and actions for SMEs in the cloud

Chair: Tua Huomo, Action Line Leader Future Cloud, EIT ICT Labs Position Paper

Andreas Weiss, EuroCloud Germany & Clouding SMEs Luc Hendrickx, Director Enterprise Policy and External Relations, UEAPME-European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises & Clouding SMEs - Presentation | Position Paper  
Björn Hovstadius, EIT ICT Labs Future Cloud Business Community EIT ICT Labs BDA Position Paper
Patrice Chazerand, Digital Europe & CloudWATCH: Position Paper
Dalibor Baškovč, CEO, Zavod e-Oblak, Chairman EuroCloud Slovenia & Cloud Catalyst Presentation
Dimitra LiveriNetworks and Information Security Officer, ENISA Presentation

16:30 - 18:00 Workshop MARKOS: Discover how easy it is to check codes 

MARKOS Project is organsing a workshop showcasing the MARKOS Prototype aimed at demostrating how easy it is to check codes and make them free from functional, structural and licensing barriers for better collaboration and reuse

Nuno Brito - TripleCheck

Francesco Torelli - Understand and Check Open Source Software

Find out more

17:15 - 17:30

What the analysts say on IoT, cloud and big data

Gabriella Cattaneo, Associate Vice President, IDC European Government Consulting IDC: Perspectives on IoT, Cloud & Big Data

17:30 - 18:15

Around the world in 45 minutes

Chair: Michel Drescher, Technical Manager, EGI.eu
This session takes a wider look at what is happening worldwide in the Cloud services sector. Select speakers will briefly introduce their respective activities, and highlight its impact and set goals. The second half of the session is dedicated to engaging in discussions with the audience as a two-way soundboard, looking at potential cross-cutting aspects among presented activities, or discussing common areas of interest.

Alan SillSenior Scientist, High Performance Computing CenterTexas Tech University & VP Standards, the Open Grid Forum: How the NSF is enabling a new future for Cloud computing
Ignacio Blanquer, Associate Professor, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia & Coordinator, EUBrazil Cloud Connect:Strengthening cooperation between Europe and Brazil in Cloud Computing | Position Paper
Jurry de la Mar, Account Director at T-Systems International Gmbh  INDIGO DataCloud: Relevance for European Industry 

18:15 - 21:00

Friends of Cloudscape, Networking Cocktail, Premium Sponsor Microsoft Research

Opening Address
Mario Campolargo, Director for "Net Futures", DG CONNECT, European Commission  
Mark Lange, Director EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

08:00 - 10:30


08:30 - 10:00

Cloud, Big Data and Education: unleashing the potential of ICT-enhanced learning

Chair: John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
Konstantin D. A. Scheller, Policy Officer, Innovation in education: Digital Technologies, OER, Copyright, European Commission
Fabrice Moizan, Vice President, Cloud and Education, EMEA, Nvidia Position Paper
Fabien Schmitz, CEO, Gayatech
Alexa Joyce, Director, Education Policy, Teaching & Learning, Microsoft 

Find out more

10:00 - 11:00


Chair: Joe Baguley, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware

Dawn Leaf, Chief Information Officer for the United States Department of Labor 
Expectations vs. Experience in Migrating to Cloud Services 

Joe Weinman, Author Cloudonomics
Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things | Position Paper

11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee & Demo-zone

Demos on display: EduCloud | HNX Cloud Marketplace | PCARD | PROMIS | Unomaly

11:30 – 12:30

Taking on the Cloud Challenge

Chair: Joe Weinman, Author Cloudonomics
How are we tackling pricing, procurement and contractual issues in both the public and private sectors? Are there common, international approaches we can take to maximise impact? What are the essential practical elements that organisations need to know?

James Mitchell, CEO & Founder, Strategic Blue - Pricing the Cloud - a financial cloud broker’s view on how IaaS should be bought and sold | Position Paper
Jesus Luna Garcia, Research Director, Cloud Security Alliance: Making cloud security SLAs easier for European SMEs | Position Paper 
Robert Bohn, Cloud Computing Technical Program Leader, NIST:Towards common metrics for SLAs | Position Paper
Jonathan SageEU lead, Cloud Computing Policy , IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe: Trusted Cloud in Europe - the way forward, Commission initiatives and industry engagement

11:30 - 13:30 Workshop ARTIST: How to modernize legacy software for the cloud

The EC-funded project ARTIST will be holding a workshop to present their solution to facilitate the modernization of software assets and business models to make them complaint with the cloud.

Ilias Spais - ARTIST Business Opportunities
Carla Penzuela - ARTIST Workshop Motivation & Solution

Find out more

12:30 - 13:30

Law enforcement access to data 

Chair: Mark Lange, Director EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft

Lack of clarity about how data stored in data centres, in different countries might be accessed by law enforcement authorities. The multijurisdictional dimension of cloud computing presents a number of legal challenges – what possible approaches can we take to re-assure businesses?

Ian Walden, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales & Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary University of London
Corinna Schulze, Director, EU Government Relations, Global Corporate Affairs and Deputy Head of EU Representation Office, SAP
Michael Olmsted, Senior Counsel for the European Union and International Criminal Matters for the Department of Justice, U.S. Mission to the European Union

13:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch & Demo-zone

Demos on display:  EduCloudHNX Cloud Marketplace | PCARD | PROMIS | Unomaly

14:30 - 15:30

How SMEs and Start-ups are innovating in the market

Chair: Dalibor Baškovč, CEO, Zavod e-Oblak, Chairman EuroCloud Slovedia & Cloud Catalyst Position Paper
3-minute pitch by each SME following set template. 
Fabien Schmitz, Gaya-Technology: Enabling School as a Service

CloudWATCH: Cloud Standards - Ready for Prime-time

This CloudWATCH workshop provides user experience on standards-based interoperability, meeting increasing customer needs for freedom of choice and increased control.
Peter Gibbles - TOSCA 
Alain Sill - OCCI
David Bernstein - IEEE
David Wallom - EGI

Find out more

15:30 – 16:15

Jobs & Growth in ICT - How H2020 can respond to the EU Investment Plan

Chair: Silvana Muscella, Managing Director Trust-IT Services
Nikolaos Isaris Deputy Head of Unit, Future Internet Experimental Platforms, DG CONNECT, EC Presentation
Dirk Van Rooy Head of Sector, European Cloud Partnership, E2 Software & Services, Cloud, DG CONNECT, EC Presentation
Svetoslav Mihaylov Smart Cities and Sustainability, DG CONNECT, EC  Presentation