Cloudscape Workshops - Monday, 7 March 2016

Monday-7 March

CloudWATCH2 - Adoption Deep Dive Workshop

14:30 - 17:00


Cloudscape 2016 Day One - Tuesday, 8 March 2016

09:30 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:45

Cloudscape 2016 - Opening keynotes

Chair: Silvana Muscella, CEO Trust-IT Services

Cloud & IoT driving the digitalisation of industry in the Digital Single Market - Mario Campolargo, Director for "Net Futures", DG CONNECT, European Commission 

Striving amidst uncertainty and ambiguity – Growth strategies for the European cloud market - Elena Bonfiglioli, Industry director for Healthcare in EMEA, Microsoft

The Internet of Things - And the role of Cloud and Fog Computing - Claus Schaale, Head of business development, CISCO1:45 - 12:45

11:45 – 12:45

Towards better public procurement of cloud services in Europe

A Digital Single Market will enable better public procurement of cloud services in Europe by facilitating common definitions of requirements and increasing the potential for joint procurement across borders. Pooling common public requirements could bring higher efficiency, reduce costs and enable interoperability. Higher quality services, more competition, rapid standardisation and better market opportunities for SMEs can also benefit the private sector.

Chair: Bob Jones, CERN & Coordinator, PICSE & HNSciCloud -

Position Paper

Introduction from Dirk van Rooy, Head of Sector European Cloud Partnership, European Commission


A4Cloud Accountability for Cloud and Other Future Internet Services

Presentation available here

Accountability is probably the most critical prerequisite for effective governance and control of corporate and private data processed by cloud-based IT services. This workshop showcases the outputs of the A4Cloud project which has built methods and tools which combine:risk analysis, policy definition and enforcement; monitoring; and compliance auditing.

Session Organisers



12:45 - 14:00 Networking lunch & exhibition

14:00 – 14:45

Crossing the river by feeling the stones - Simon Wardley, Industry & technology mapper, CSC leading edge

In a world of change, how do you determine what’s the right thing to do? How do we understand where we’re going and where we need to go? How do we know our strategy is right? Is there such a thing? In this talk we will examine the issue of situational awareness and how it applies to cloud. Using examples from Government and the commercial world, we will look at how you can map your environment, identify opportunities to exploit and learn to play the game.

14:45 – 15:45

A Trusted Cloud - Strengthening Trust in online services.

To reap the full potential of cloud, Europe needs to continue investing in cloud research. A key priority is building trust and confidence in the cloud. What is the current status in the market. How do we expect it to evolve to meet European policy objectives and investments, especially in sectors where Europe has a key stake? How can we achieve greater transparency over data integrity by cloud service providers and the industry at large?

Chair: Elena Bonfiglioli, Industry director for Healthcare in EMEA, Microsoft 



15:45 – 16:15 – Networking break

16:15 – 16:30 The European Open Science Cloud - Wainer Lusoli, Policy Officer, European Open Science Cloud, European Commission

16:30 – 17:30

Speaker's Corner

Chair: David Wallom, Associate Director - Innovation, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

Turbo-driving your applications – Swisscom and the Cloud Foundry​ Roland Ringgenberg, Cloud Advocate, Swisscom

Cloud Data Protection Fitness - A Workout - Kuan Hon, Consultant Lawyer, Pinsent Masons

Clear skies ahead? What's the current climate on regulatory issues in the cloud? - Chris Gow, Head of EU Public Policy, Government Affairs, CISCO

Cloud28+: the European ‘App store’ for enterprise cloud services - Wilfred Grommen, CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

17:30 – 19:00

CloudCamp One Step Beyond – The internet of things will relegate even more control of our lives to cloud based automation. What role will fog computing and the Intercloud’s cloud of clouds play and what lessons can we learn from the past?

Chair: Simon Wardley, Industry & technology mapper, CSC leading edge

5-minute educational, non-sales, and entertaining lightning talks from the speakers below followed by a very interactive panel.

Topics for discussion: 

  • What roles do Cloud and Fog play in IoT implementation. Just how significant is this?
  • How are people building cloud services compared to 5 years ago?
  • What lessons have we learned from the cloud as we move forward?
  • Are we still basing strategy on already outdated thinking?
  • What are the latest techniques for app development?

19:00 - 21:00 - Friends of Cloudscape, Networking Cocktail hosted by Microsoft 

Introduction from Mark Lange, Director, EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft

Cloudscape 2016 Day Two -  Wednesday, 9 March 2016

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 – 10:45

Chair: Silvana Muscella, CEO, Trust-IT Services

SmartCitizenShip embedded in how cloud is a delivery model for IoT - Jacqui Taylor,  CEO & founder Flyingbinary

The  Cloud Accessibility Programme - Bob Bohn,Cloud Computing Technical Program Leader, NIST

10:45 – 11:45

Law enforcement access to data – One Year on - How far have we come & what have we learnt?

Chair: Mark Lange, Director, EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft

Topics for discussion

  • How do data protection rules intersect with rules relating to law enforcement access to data in the cloud?
  • What is the status of disputes between technology companies (Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft) and governments seeking access to customer data for law enforcement purposes?
  • Is the balance shifting following the tragic events of 2015?
  • Are law enforcement efforts impacting customer choices in cloud services, and increasing demand for services based in Europe?
  • Will efforts in the US and in Europe to restrict encryption impact interest and trust in cloud services as well as computing devices?
  • Will the new Privacy Shield improve data protection with respect to law enforcement?

11:45 – 12:15 – Networking break

12:15 – 13:15

Seeing eye to eye?
Cloud service providers and users come together to talk about how cloud is driving growth in the economy. Together, we look at some of the real challenges and look ahead to the emerging landscape.  Is compromise still the name of the game or can we find a common ground for cloud customers and providers? Are we prepared for changing or even volatile market forces in a still evolving landscape?

Chair: Paolo Balboni, Founding partner, ICT Legal Consulting & Director, European Privacy Association

Topics for discussion

  • What are the real challenges they face in adopting the cloud? Do they always outweigh the benefits? 
  • What practical tips should every prospective customer know about?
  • Does customer understanding and satisfaction really matter?
  • Are there any major differences between small and big providers when it comes to negotiating standard contracts for off-the-shelf services?
  • What best practices on service level agreements should be applied across the industry?
  • What role can policy and regulation play?

13:15 - 14:15 Networking lunch 

14:15 – 16:15

A European Trusted Cloud ecosystem - EIT Digital Workshop

This workshop will determine the next generation European Trusted Cloud ecosystem in order to find ways to create European solutions for European companies and how to comply with the European Privacy legislation (GDPR). The goal of the workshop is to extend the partnerships (direct opportunity for all participants), find new practical partnerships to establish practical solutions on top of existing services and also find the gaps in offering and opportunities to create new trusted services for the portfolio. We will also explore the possibility to create a European label for trust providers in the cloud. The workshop is interactive session where comments and proposals as well as matchmaking between vendors is possible and desired.

Free discussion and matchmaking around European Trusted Cloud offering, 30 minutes.


16:15 Workshop close