Room H (Autoworld, ground floor), 16/06/2011 (10.00-13.30)
This session will discuss two different subjects related to standards and interoperability.
Firstly, how can public authorities ensure that best use is made of existing standards in public procurement in order to avoid lock-in into proprietary technology and enhance interoperability (Digital Agenda action 23 )?
Secondly, how to boost interoperability (and innovation) in the absence of formal standards, e.g. through the licensing of interoperability information (Digital Agenda action 25 )?
Making use of standards in ICT systems will enhance interoperability and therefore stimulate innovation and lead to more choice and better products for IT consumers.
10:00 Welcome and objectives of the workshop, Thierry Van Der Pyl, Director, European Commission
10:05 - 11:00 Panel 1: The importance of procuring open ICT systems.
What would be the advantages of procuring open systems? Do the panellist have any practical suggestions for making it possible? Would industry be able to adapt their products?
Bjorn Lundell, University of Skovde
Trond Arne Undheim, Oracle and representative of Digital Agenda Stakeholder Community on Procurement, IT & Standards (PITS), http://www.epractice.eu/en/community/procurement 
Francisco Mingorance, BSA
11:00 - 12:00 Panel 2: From theory to practice: The experience so far in the Netherlands, Italy and Czech Republic. Some countries already have experience with standards-based public procurement. They will provide lessons-learned and give recommendations for successful procurement.
Jaap Korpel, Netherlands Open In Connection
Flavia Marzano, VP of Italian Association for an open government
Jiří Hradec, CENIA, Czech Environmental Information Agency, procuring ICT systems that comply to INSPIRE standards
12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 – 13:30 Panel 3: Achieving interoperability in the absence of standards.
This panel will investigate measures for licensing of interoperability information (Digital Agenda Action 25). In particular, the theory of platforms will be investigated as a possible motivation for companies to do so. An industry platform is a building block upon which an ecosystem of firms can develop complementary products or services.
Annabelle Gawer: Imperial College Business School
Thomas Vinje, ECIS
Harald Heiske, Siemens
13:25 – 13:30 Conclusions and follow up
Workshop links and documents
- Article Mathieu Paapst 'Affirmative action in procurement for open standards and FLOSS' 
- Contribution Ajit Jaokar  (854 KB)
- Contribution Glyn Moody  (54 KB)
- Contribution Nick Allott  (414 KB)
- Digital Agenda for Europe Blog 
- Workshop Agenda  (80 KB)
Plenary report from workshop 03  (50 KB)
Video report from workshop 03 
Workshop report 03. Interoperability and standards making it happen  (298 KB)
Workshop report 03. Interoperability and standards making it happen (long version)  (886 KB)
Session organiser: Anne-Marie SASSEN (European Commission, INFSO-D3, Belgium)
Chair: Thierry VAN DER PYL (European Commission, Information Society & Media DG, Belgium), Gijs HILLENIUS (Hillenius, Netherlands)
- Bjorn LUNDELL (University of Skövde, Informatics Research Centre, Sweden), The importance of procuring open ICT systems
- Trond Arne UNDHEIM (Oracle Corporation UK Ltd., Corporate Architecture Group, United Kingdom)
- Procurement, IT & Standards: EU Stakeholder Experience  (272 KB)
- Francisco MINGORANCE (Caibinet DN - representing BSA (Business Software Alliance), Belgium)
- Jaap KORPEL (Programme Agency NOiV, Netherlands)
- Open standards for government - the Dutch experience  (382 KB)
- Flavia MARZANO (UnaRete, Italy)
- Jiri HRADEC (CENIA, Czech Environmental Information Agency, Czech Republic)
- Procuring ICT systems that comply to INSPIRE standards  (703 KB)
- Annabelle GAWER (Imperial College London, Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom)
- Interoperability: With what? For whom? And when?  (1 MB)
- Thomas VINJE (ECIS, Belgium)
- Harald HEISKE (Siemens, Germany)
- Interoperability & Private Property  (422 KB)
- Gijs HILLENIUS (Hillenius, Netherlands)
- Thierry VAN DER PYL (European Commission, Information Society & Media DG, Belgium)