CloudWATCH Summit Agenda


10:00 - 10:30 Registration & Networking Coffee
10:30 – 10:45

Welcome and Introduction

Intro: New Cloud Services and Software for the Digital Single Market

Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & CloudWATCH2 Coordinator

Representative from the European Commission

10:45 - 11:30

Trusted and transparent cloud services for innovation and growth in Europe

Chair – James Mitchell, Strategic Blue & CloudWATCH2

All you need to know about the economic, financial and market dynamics shaping the cloud computing market in Europe, and globally, over the next 5 years.

Interactive Panel Discussion

11:30 - 12:30

How to get the best out of your technology innovations

Chair: Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited & CloudWATCH2 & Michel Drescher, University of Oxford & CloudWATCH2

The CW2 Market & Technology Readiness Level (“MTRL”) framework provides start-ups and R&I projects with a holistic view of how to mature your innovative ideas in a simple way - with a single score. It offers you a faster way to assess, measure and support technology projects. We’ll bring together EC funded projects and TQ start-ups to pitch their ideas, and advice on developing a business case starting with the end user problem being addressed, advice on packaging the ‘big idea’ and enabling the cross pollination of ideas for business models between projects as a source of valuable feedback.

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch & Demos
13:30 - 14:15

Become legally compliant using CloudWATCH2 Legal Guides

Chair – Paolo Balboni, ICT Legal & CloudWATCH2

With the General Data Protection Regulation soon upon us, all service providers need to sit up and take note. 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.

14:15 - 15:00

All you need to know about managing risk in the cloud

Chair – Daniele Catteddu, CSA & CloudWATCH2

Risk management might not be at the top of your priority list at the moment, but further down the line this could come back to haunt you. This practical session will provide you with practical advice on how to address this early and effectively.

15:00 - 15:15 Networking break
15:15 - 16:00

Why standardise? The business case for the adoption of cloud standards

Chair – David Wallom, University of Oxford & CloudWATCH2

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 allowing you to stay safe and avoid vendor lock-in. 

16:00 - 16:30

Wrap up and final calls for action 

Chair – Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & CloudWATCH2

Paolo Balboni, ICT Legal 

Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited 

Daniele Catteddu, CSA 

James Mitchell, Strategic Blue 

David Wallom, University of Oxford