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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

Cloud Computing Uptake in the Public Sector workshop

The goal of the workshop "Cloud Computing Uptake in the Public Sector" was to bring together organisations that have expressed clear interest in cloud computing and that could benefit from interaction. Furthermore the workshop provided input to identifying possible future actions in this area.

Agenda - All the presentations are available here http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/cloud-computing-uptake-public-sector

Chair: Dirk van Rooy, Head of Sector, European Cloud Partnership, DG CONNECT E2

10:15                Welcome – Ken Ducatel
10:25                Horizon2020 ICT8 (public sector, cloud) – Dirk van Rooy                     
10:30                Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI) – Lieve Bos
10:40–10:50     Q&A
10:50                PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC SECTOR CLOUD USE/PROCUREMENT
                          • EMPLOYMENT BROKERING – Paul Danneels, VDAB (employment agency)
                         • eGOVERNMENT ISLE OF MAN – Peter Clarke, Government, Chief Technology Officer
                         • CLOUD-FOR-EUROPE pre-commercial procurement and service catalogue – Jan Colpaert, FEDICT (ICT Federal Public Service)
11:45                CLOUD INITIATIVES IN VARIOUS SOCIETAL DOMAINS
                         • SCIENCE, Maryline Lengert, ESA; Bob Jones, CERN                          
                         • EDUCATION,
                           European Schoolnet – Jim Ayre;
                           SchoolontheCloud – Jens Vermeersch
12:30–13:30     Lunch
13:30                CLOUD INITIATIVES IN VARIOUS SOCIETAL DOMAINS
                         • EUROPEAN CITIES Davor Meersman, iMinds; Cities of Barcelona, Ghent, Helsinki, Antwerp,…
                         • CULTURE
                           Europeana – Pavel Kats;
                           LoCloud – Walter Koch
                        • TRANSPORT
                           X-TRANS, Carsten Kestermann, Software AG  
                        • Other interventions – Marc Wauters, Eurocontrol;...

14:25               Open discussion, commonalities, scope for joint action, ICT8

16:10–16:15    Closing – next steps

 

HELIX NEBULA PARTNERSHIP

Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.