Press briefing by Neelie Kroes and Toomas Hendrik Ilves following the first Steering Board meeting of the European Cloud Partnership (ECP)
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, participated in the first meeting of the Steering Board of the new European Cloud Partnership (ECP), on 19 November 2012, in Brussels. The board is chaired by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, and brings together tech Chief Executive Officers and government representatives with responsibility for IT procurement. The board will deliver strategic advice to Neelie Kroes. The meeting kicked-off a process where public authorities and industry work together to help building the EU Digital Single Market for cloud computing pursuant to the European Cloud Computing Strategy. Specifically, the ECP aims at leveraging the public sector's buying power to shape the growing and maturing market for cloud computing services.