Turning cloud research into innovative software & services

This the third CloudWATCH Concertation meeting looks at future directions for software services and cloud in Europe, highlighting new opportunities for novel research and innovation to ensure Europe remains a world leader. The meeting takes stock of new services going to market in the near future assessing their go-to-market scenarios, user experience and potential barriers to uptake. It concludes with a call to action on the most pressing challenges for market uptake, defining practical steps that can be taken.

The meeting is for all active projects that are part of Unit E2 Software Services and Cloud.

This Concertation meeting will be held at the Net Futures 2015 conference. 25 March 2015

You can register for the Concertation meeting here. Please use this registration access code NFCONC2015.

Venue: The Egg, Brussels, Barastraat 175, Brussel, 175 Rue Bara, Bruxelles

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25 March 2015

08:30-09:00 Registration & Networking Coffee

Towards a transparent and trusted cloud in Europe 

Chair: Silvana Muscella, CEO Trust-IT & CloudWATCH Coordinator

09:00-09:10    Welcome & EC considerations
Francisco Medeiros, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Connect Software & Services, Cloud Computing

09:10-09:25    CloudWATCH - Towards a fairer, trusted & interoperable  cloud
Silvana Muscella, CEO Trust-IT & CloudWATCH Coordinator
David Wallom, Oxford University & CloudWATCH

09:25-09:40    Pricing Strategies for Cloud Services- How Europe can raise its game
James Mitchell, Co-founder & CEO of StrategicBlue

09:40-10:40 Research & Innovation Outputs:  Open source solutions and services coming to the market from R&I initiatives and their impact on the European market.
Chair: Michel Lacroix, European Commission

Panel of experts:

ARTIST – Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta, Tecnalia  - Pitch - Service offer
BIGFOOT -Daniele Venzano, Eurecom- Pitch - Service offer
Broker@Cloud -Ewald Quak, SINTEF - Pitch - Service offer
CELAR - Nectarios Koziris, NTUA - Pitch - Service offer
CloudScale –Gunnar Brataas, SINTEF - Pitch - Service offer
CloudSpaces - Pedro Garcia Lopez, URV - Pitch - Service offer
COMPOSE - Benny Mandler, IBM - Pitch - Service offer
LEADS – Pierre Sutra, University of Neuchâtel - Pitch - Service offer
MARKOS - Andrea Nicolai, T6 Ecosystems - Pitch - Service offer
MODAClouds - Elisabetta di Nitto, Politechnico di Milano - Pitch - Service offer
OPENi- Eric Robson, TSSG - Pitch - Service offer
OSSMETER - Jurgen Vinju, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica - Pitch - Service offer
PROWESS –Clara Benac Earle, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Pitch - Service offer
U-QASAR - Silvia López, Innopole - Pitch - Service offer
10:40-11:00 Networking break
11:00-11:50 What has been funded from the first H2020 call?
1 minute madness session presenting Novel Research and expected Impact from H2020 Call 1 projects
Chair: Francisco Medeiros, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Connect Software & Services, Cloud Computing
11:50-12:20 The rocky road to market - Tips and recommendations on how best to take results to market
Chair: Silvana Muscella, CEO Trust-IT & CloudWATCH Coordinator
Lightning talks and panel discussion on the following topics
12:20-12:30 Closing remarks & Call for Action
Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Unit E2, Software & Services, Cloud Computing, European Commission
12:30 Concertation meeting close