CloudWATCH Summit Presentations

Tuesday 19 September 2017

TQ Amsterdam

Singel, 542

1017, AZ Amsterdam
 

17:00 - 17:30 Registration
17:30 – 17:35

Welcome

Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited

17:35 - 17:50

The rise of the personal brand: Why does it matter?  

Chair: Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited

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.

17:50 - 18:00

Pitching frenzy, Practice round

Chair: Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited

Projects, startups and SMEs deliver a 45 second pitch - sell your stuff and call out what you are looking for now be it a co-founder, mentor, funding/investment, attracting talent, business partners. Get immediate helpful feedback on your pitch.

18:00 - 18:20

Breakthrough ways to get to market earning money sooner - Introducing the MTRL Framework

Michel Drescher, University of Oxford & CloudWATCH2

18:20 - 19:00 Networking cocktail

 

Wednesday 20 September 2017

TQ Amsterdam

Singel, 542

1017, AZ Amsterdam

 

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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

Luis Carlos Busquets Pérez, European Commission

10:45 - 11:30

Trusted and transparent cloud services for innovation and growth in Europe  

Chair – Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited & CloudWATCH2

James Mitchell, Strategic Blue & CloudWATCH2

Szymon Błaszczyk, 7bulls.com

Marco van den Akker, Cloud Evangelist

David Wallom, Oxford e-Research

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.

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

Marco van den Akker, Cloud Evangelist

Cedric Thomas, OW2

Alexandru Stan, IN2

Alexandru Raduca, Imprezzio Global

Ross Lauder, Get Focused

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 & poster session
13:30 - 14:15

GDPR & legal open mic session  

Chair – Nicola Franchetto, ICT Legal Consulting & 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

Essentials for managing risk in the cloud

Chair – Marina Bregkou, CSA & CloudWATCH2

Ales Cernivec, XLAB 

Alejandro Galvez, CITIC

Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta, Tecnalia

Roman Tuchyna, Microsoft

Anton Ujčič, Ministry of Public Administration

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

Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)

Bruno Chenard, CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

Arthur van der Wees, Arthur's Legal

Cedric Thomas, OW2

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 – David Wallom, University of Oxford

Nicola Franchetto, ICT Legal Consulting

Frank Bennett, iCloud Limited

James Mitchell, Strategic Blue

Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services

Michel Drescher, University of Oxford

Marina Brekogu, CSA

16:30 - 18:30 Networking Cocktail