CloudWATCH Europe 2017
CloudWATCH Europe 2017
Enabling Innovation, Research and Growth in ICT for the Digital Single Market
10:30 - 16:30 | Wednesday 20 SEPTEMBER 2017
What is happening?
CloudWATCH2 invites you to join CloudWatch Europe 2017.
This is a unique event for decision makers in Europe to come together to understand how cloud computing is an enabler of innovation, growth and jobs in the Digital Single Market. Cloud computing is Europe’s single greatest technological enabler of digitalisation and economic growth contributing up to €957bn to GDP and creating 3.8m jobs by 2020. The shift towards ‘utility computing’ - where any business or organisation can access almost unlimited computing power in a hyper-connected global economy - can lower operational costs, access new markets, create new products faster and realise new opportunities.
During this 1 day Summit, CloudWATCH will hear from SMEs, industry leaders and policy experts on how the cloud computing market will be shaped in Europe over the next 3 years. You’ll find out essential trusted and interoperable services are for both the supply and demand side. You can also get essential guidance on issues of compliance and risk management.
Who should attend?
This event is open to senior stakeholders and decision makers across a range of organisations that look to understand the impact of cloud computing, shape policy within the digital single market and take away practical advice for their own organisations.
Startups - Network with peers and present new technological innovations
SMEs - Access to expertise, tools and support in becoming ‘cloud ready’
Corporate - Industry players supporting self-regulation and policy initiatives
Government - Moving towards e-government, security and data governance
Education - Transforming the way we think about high performance computing
Research - Direct support for R&I project outputs, including funding advice
Specialists - Security, legal, policy and financial experts providing ‘Clinics’
Which track is right for you?
The event consists of 3 highly focussed tracks throughout the Summit for attendees:
TRACK 1 - MARKET
CloudWATCH delivers its final roadmap on understanding the economic, financial and market dynamics shaping the cloud computing market in Europe, and globally, over the next 5 years.
Join us to dive deeper on key discussions on how key stakeholders can act now to embrace greater transparency and trust in the cloud market.
CloudWATCH Asset: The Roadmap to a Cloud Market Structure Encouraging Pricing Transparency
CloudWATCH Asset: Catalogue of European Software and Cloud Services
TRACK 2 – TRUSTED AND INTEROPERABLE SERVICES
Security certifications and interoperability standards are essential for ensuring that cloud-based services can be trusted by end-users and become a unique selling point for providers. This session will demystify the standards landscape offering guidance on adopting essential standards while identifying gaps and priorities for future work.
CloudWATCH Asset: Security & Interoperability Standards mapping & Hub
CloudWATCH Asset: Cloud Interoperability Plugfests
TRACK 3 – A strategic approach for compliance to the GDPR
Essential for procurers of cloud services. The session provides expert guidance how to strategically plan your compliance with the GDPR and NIS Directives. We’ll look at the steps companies and public administrations should take in terms of contracts, managing risk assessment and compliance tools .
CloudWATCH Asset: Tools and Legal Guides to the Cloud for SMEs
CloudWATCH Asset: How Public Administrations and SMEs can Manage Risk
Enabling the next wave of innovation.
Cloud is not just a business or scientific enabler, it underpins new technologies including the Internet of Things (“IoT”), 5G and data services, and the infrastructure behind smart cities. And yet, with this new wave of technological innovation, barriers to adoption still exists. The benefits of cloud computing are impossible to deny, but for many it lacks an ‘entry point’ to receive practical support on issues preventing them from taking up cloud services.
Driving adoption for all of Europe.
There are many deep technical issues such as multi-cloud deployments, data processing requirements for Artificial Intelligence and machine learning or advancements in data portability, standardisation and interoperability. However, there are are also issues relating to small and mid-sized firms (the ‘long tail’ of adopters) such as protecting customer data, enabling cross border transactions, reducing risks to business continuity, accessing government services over the web and knowing where to start with digital transformation.
The CloudWatch Europe summit aims to deliver answers to questions you can’t find online.
Meet the experts shaping the cloud market of tomorrow, and have your say today.
For funding and financing opportunities (open to R&I projects and selected startups), please ensure that you register your interest in the Market & Technology Readiness workshops to be eligible for competition funding or angel investment matching.
Be part of our working agenda, submit your demo or your poster
The CloudWATCH Summit networking area just bustles with activity and engaging discussions during our breaks. The top-notch facilities make it the perfect space to show your new technology in action with a demo or perfect pitch poster.
Demos showing E2 cloud project technologies in action. Our exhibition area has top-notch facilities including high quality display systems. Reserve your spot now! ⇒ Apply to showcase a demo.
All demos run on high-quality screens in the networking area during coffee and lunch breaks.
Join CloudWatch Europe in Amsterdam on September 20th 2017 by registering today.