It is cloud computing users and suppliers who have the most up-to-date knowledge and expertise on both cloud technology and services, and on how the cloud market is developing.

When implementing policies for such a young market, which is still taking shape, close collaboration with industry is indispensable.

Involving these stakeholders in the design and implementation of the European Cloud Computing Strategy makes obvious sense. The European Commission is making this happen through the Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) and its subgroups, which were set up following the publication of the European Cloud Computing Strategy in September 2012.

The Cloud-Select Industry Group (C-SIG) Plenary Meeting - 19 May 2014 - Minutes