Room A (Autoworld, 1st floor), 17/06/2011 (09:30-13:00)
This workshop will help identify the main elements of a European Cloud Strategy and the possible need for public-policy intervention, considering demand and supply side concerns.
Cloud computing will play a major role in tomorrow’s economy, creating new jobs and growth. It has to be ensured that there will be sufficient supply of cloud computing facilities and services so that European companies of all sizes, government institutions and citizens can use these to develop innovative services. To this end cloud supply must be compatible with European legislation (e.g. in the area of data protection) and technically secure. It should also make extensive use of standards and other means to ensure interoperability so that all potential users can take full advantage of cloud computing.
This session will build on and broaden the consultation process on a European Cloud Computing strategy  launched by Vice-President Kroes earlier this year.
The draft agenda is now published. Please see the link below.
Session organiser: Maria TSAKALI (European Commission, DG INFSO/D3, Belgium)
Chair: Pilar DEL CASTILLO (European Parliament, EPP Group Coordinator in the ITRE Committee, Spain), Margaret Megan RICHARDS (European Commission, Converged Networks & Services, Belgium)