EIF Special Event on Cloud Computing

Conference followed by Cocktail & Dinner Reception


“The cloud” is changing the way the world uses digital tools and technologies.

As the EU system moves toward a more formal and focused assessment of the policy implications of “cloud” computing, this special EIF event under the chairmanship of EIF political members features workshops bearing directly on three core cloud policy themes: interoperability including data portability, security and data privacy, and public sector and cloud computing. Each will offer EIF guest panellists and participating members the opportunity to share views and experience, followed by a round table during which Workshop chairs will report to Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes on conclusions and recommendations.

PROGRAMME - 27/03/2012

Welcoming remarks

Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair

Panel 1 “Interoperability incl. Data Portability”

Chair: Malcolm Harbour MEP and EIF Governor

Guest speakers:

Mark Skilton, Global Director Strategy, Capgemini Infrastructure Services and Co-Chair Cloud Computing Work Group, The Open Group

Stephen McGibbon, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Europe, Middle East & Africa

Peter Dickman, Engineering Manager, Google

Guillermo Beltrà, Legal Officer, The European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) 

Comments by Dr. Abdellatif Benjelloun, Standards Manager, Huawei

Panel 2 “Security and Data Privacy”

Chair: Ivailo Kalfin MEP

Guest speakers:

Thomas Endres, CIO of Lufthansa and Board member of EuroCIO

Gerold Hübner, Chief Product Security Officer, SAP 

Jeff Bruggemann, Vice President Public Policy and Chief Privacy officer at AT&T 

Paul Nemitz, Director - Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, DG Justice, European Commission

Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor

Panel 3 “Public Sector & Cloud Computing”

Chair: Edit Herczog MEP and EIF Governor

Guest speakers:

Linda Strick, Fraunhofer FOKUS - Institute for Open Communication Systems

Andrus Aaslaid, Counselor of State IT Infrastructure at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, Estonia

Markus Lennartz, Vice-President Public Sector & Healthcare, T-System

Rainer Zimmermann, Head of Unit, Software & Service Architectures & Infrastructures, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

Round Table with European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes

Introduction: Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair 

Keynote speaker: European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes

Comments from the workshop sessions:

Malcolm Harbour MEP and EIF Governor

Ivailo Kalfin MEP 

Edit Herczog MEP and EIF Governor

Exchange of views with participants
Buffet dinner
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