Day one of Public Sector Cloud World Forum has just come to a close. Here are the highlights:
- Dirk van Rooy from European Commission outlined the European cloud policy framework and called for proposals for Horizon2020
- Panellists from Government Digital Service, European Commission, Ministry of Finance in Denmark, Dutch Central Government, Kahootz and Fraunhofer Fokus focused on the level of real Cloud uptake in the public sector in different countries. Tony Singleton, Director, G-Cloud & Digital Commercial Programme gave an update on the UK experiences with G-Cloud and then the panellists discussed G-Cloud as a model for EU-wide G-Cloud.
- Delegates learnt from the University of Sweden on how to move a decentralized public university to the cloud. Sören Berglund, CIO of the University talked about challenges, legal aspects and the results of the project.
- A speaker from the Agency for Governmental IT Services, Ministry of Finance gave an insight on how they design Innovative IT services and cloud solutions for the Government
Day 2 will continue with more case studies from a number of leading councils in the UK as well as BBC, PolicyExchange and Health and Social Care Information Centre.