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Cloud World Forum Keynote Podcast Series – C-level insight from industry innovators

If you weren’t able to join us at Cloud World Forum in 2014 you don’t have to miss out on the insights that our fantastic speakers shared with the audience. We have just published the first set of keynote podcasts for your listening pleasure, which you can catch up on here:

Coca-Cola CIO podcast
European Commission Podcast
Dell Podcast
Bank of England CIO podcast
Lotus F1 COO podcast

Stay tuned for more! Being a content-led event, you can catch up on all our podcasts, articles, Q&As, blog posts, videos and guest blogs in the Cloud Content Zone.

European Commission, IT companies and telcos pump €2.5bn into big data initiatives #bigdata

Source: Business Cloud News

The European Commission and the Big Data Value Association have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the Commission and private sector firms pump €2.5bn into a number of big data-focused initiatives between 2015 and 2020.

The EC said it will put up €500m from the Horizon 2020 fund to help create up to 100,000 new data-related jobs in Europe by 2020, and invest in businesses using data innovatively for energy efficiency optimisation, healthcare service improvement, and industrial machinery applications.

The Big Data Value Association, which represents ATOS, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Orange, SAP, SIEMENS, and several research bodies, and other members of the EC’s Data public private partnership (PPP) including IBM, SAP, Software AG and a number of other organisations, will pump at least another €2bn into the initiatives over the same period.

“Data is the motor and foundation of the future economy,” said EC vice president Neelie Kroes, who signed the MoU along with Big Data Value Association president Jan Sundelin.

“Every kind of organisation needs the building blocks to boost their performance, from farm to factory, from the lab to the shop floor,” Kroes said.

The EC and participating firms will also help create “innovation spaces” as part of the effort, which will offer secure environments for experimenting with private and publicly available data sets.

In October last year the European Council called on the Commission to support more initiatives aimed at helping European businesses compete more ably in the digital economy, as well as other broad related efforts in mobile and cloud computing.

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Public Sector Cloud World Forum 2014 – Event Brochure Announcement #publicsectorcloud

Public Sector Brochure imageWe are delighted to announce that the event brochure for the Public Sector Cloud World Forum is now available for you to view today!

Taking place in London between the 2-3 December this year, the Public Sector Cloud World Forum will look at Government insights into:

  • European Commission cloud strategy and progress so far
  • Cloud solutions for central government applications
  • Local authority implementation experiences – benefits delivered and lessons learned
  • Benefits of cloud in culture, health, policing and education sectors
  • Security and data protection considerations

After the leading EMEA event, Cloud World Forum, attracted over 350 Public Sector delegates in June, the Cloud World Series is delighted to bring the much called for dedicated Public Sector Cloud event. As the requirements and limitations of the public sector are very different from those of enterprises, the Public Sector Cloud World Forum is the first and only event dedicated to the Cloud needs of the Public Sector in the EMEA region!

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An unprecedented gathering of CxOs tell their cloud story next month in London! #cloudwf

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– Francisco Garcia Moran, CTO, European Commission
– Daniel Marion, Head of IT, UEFA
– Onyeka Nchege, CIO, Coca Cola
– John Finch, CIO, Bank of England
– Thomas Mayer, COO, Lotus F1
– Charles Ewen, CIO, Met Office
– Mario Mueller, CTO, BMW
– Kerry Bailey, SVP HP Cloud, HP
– Laszlo Kollar, Executive Director- Global Cloud, Morgan Stanley
– James Thomas, CTO, NHS UCLH
– Roland Schuetz, CIO, Lufthansa
– Coorey Voo, Group CTO, UBS
– Jim Reavis, CEO & Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance
– Bob Evans, CCO & SVP, Oracle Corp.
– Guillaume Roques, Head of Developer Relations EMEA, Salesforce.com
– Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
– Jeannot Mullere, VP, Head of Global Infrastructure Architecture, DHL
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EC launches cloud computing strategy

The European Commission has released details of a cloud computing strategy that it claims will create 2.5 million jobs and boost EU GDP to the tune of €160bn annually by 2020. The Commission’s plan for “Unleashing the potential for cloud computing in Europe” is intended to speed the uptake of cloud services in the region, according to Neelie Kroes, EU vice president for the digital agenda.

“Cloud computing is a game-changer for our economy,” said Kroes in a statement. “Without EU action, we will stay stuck in national fortresses and miss out on billions in economic gains. We must achieve critical mass and a single set of rules across Europe. We must tackle the perceived risks of cloud computing head-on.”

The Commission believes that the absence of common standards and contracts is dissuading enterprises from embracing cloud services, with fears around the safety of internal and customer data paramount. A proposed European Strategy for Cyber Security is to be put forward “in the coming months”, the Commission said.

The Commission said that key actions of the cloud strategy include:

“Cutting through the jungle of technical standards so that cloud users get interoperability, data portability and reversibility; necessary standards should be identified by 2013;
Support for EU-wide certification schemes for trustworthy cloud providers;
Development of model ‘safe and fair’ contract terms for cloud computing contracts including Service Level Agreements;
A European Cloud Partnership with Member States and industry to harness the public sector’s buying power (20 per cent of all IT spending) to shape the European cloud market, boost the chances for European cloud providers to grow to achieve a competitive scale, and deliver cheaper and better eGovernment.”

(September 28, 2012 Written by Mike Hibberd, Telecoms.com )

 

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