Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


From 27/01/2014 to 18/02/2014
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What if you, while visiting the US, need urgent medical help and the doctor doesn't know your medical history? The EU-funded Trillium Bridge project wants to align the use of standards between the EU and the US to share basic patient data between health professionals. Of course only when the patient has given his consent. Read more
Leading European tech start-ups have tabled a manifesto for Europe's national leaders, and with the support of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, the EU is launching at Davos a new think-tank and a new pan-European platform to pave the ground for the development of global champions from Europe. Read more

Henry Markram, professor of Neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland is in Davos at the World Economic Forum representing the Human Brain Project in his role as coordinator.
Professor Markram is contributing throughout the Forum as a discussion leader and panelist on subjects ranging from the quest to understand the brain to science's role in helping improve people's lives.

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Mobile clouds integrate cloud computing and wireless networks to improve the functionalities of mobile devices. Their evolution has been triggered by the growth of the mobile application market and the demand for more sophisticated applications that require more processing power. There is certainly a focus on the consumer market, but mobile applications have a growing importance for business processes management. Read more
CumuloNimbo has solved the issue of scalability of transaction processing in cloud computing. Current cloud computing practices sacrifice data consistency for scalability, increasing the complexity of building applications on top of such platforms when strong consistency guarantees are needed. Read more
App developers need no longer select one cloud service provider – and its range of facilities – at development phase thanks to the open-source platform developed by the mOSAIC project. Too often, a developer selects a particular provider, only to find that services needed later are not available. The app must then be re-configured. With mOSAIC, developers are able to select the most appropriate cloud service at deployment phase. Read more
Cloud computing allows companies to use computational resources without having to invest or even maintain their own data centres. This creates plenty of new business opportunities. However, the flexibility of cloud computing comes with a price as data must be encrypted in order to prevent data leakage. Encryption, and in particular processing encrypted data, imposes a great deal of effort for many companies using cloud resources, leaving many potential business opportunities unexploited. Read more