“Cloud Computing Skill Development in Europe” – Webinar series 1/5

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“Cloud Computing Skill Development in Europe” – Webinar series 1/5

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


HUB4CLOUD, a coordination and support action that aims to help grow the impact and relevance of Cloud Computing research, innovation, skills and policy-driven efforts, while accelerating its adoption and deployments in Europe. The COVID-19 crisis highlighted how digitalisation is crucial to ensure our society and economy can still function also in extreme emergency cases and how cloud technologies play an essential role to ensure private and public service resiliency. A major obstacle to overcome though is the capability for organisations and citizens to quickly uptake on those digital skills that are needed to understand, adopt and use such technologies. The role European Cloud Computing projects and the outcomes they generate can play in skills development/upskilling and education, especially when it comes to advanced cloud technologies, is fundamental for the future of Europe and for the realisation of its data and industrial strategy.

In order to facilitate this, HUB4CLOUD is launching the “Cloud Computing Skills Development in Europe” webinar series. Through this series of 5 webinars, we will discuss and learn from the different players in the market (industries, SMEs and startups, academia, online courses platforms and individuals) about the European cloud computing skills gap and ways to bridge them. This activity will focus on exploring the needs for CC skills, training needs and opportunities in the next 5 to 10 years and retrofeed them into roadmapping and policy recommendations.


10:00 – 10:10: Welcome and introduction

  • Enrique Areizaga, Project Manager / ICT Division, Tecnalia


10:10 – 10:30: Presentation

  • Bart Farrell, Data on Kubernetes Community


10:30 – 10:50: “Bridging the IT skills gap with Cloud Academy”

  • Massimiliano Pani, Strategic Account Executive EMEA, Cloud Academy Inc.


10:50 – 11:00: Discussion, closing and information on next webinar



Bart-FarrellBart Farrell, CNCF ambassador, Data on Kubernetes Community 

Bart Farrell is a content creator, community builder, and CNCF Ambassador who is leading the Data on Kubernetes Community. The community is made up of more than 25 organisations focused on shaping the next decade of data management. He is as committed to innovation and entrepreneurship as he is to bringing people together.

Massimiliano-PaniMassimiliano Pani, Strategic Account Executive EMEA, Cloud Academy Inc.

Massimiliano Pani joined Cloud Academy as an Account Executive to help companies in the EMEA and APAC regions unlock the potential of the cloud. With a curious mind, he wanted to be part of an innovative tech company with a long-term vision. He knew Cloud Academy was the right fit when he realised the company was on a mission to become the smartest, fastest, and most effective way to master modern job roles and to modernise organisations.

Enrique-AreizagaEnrique Areizaga (Moderator & Host), Project Manager / ICT Division, Tecnalia

Enrique is the Digital transformation evangelist from Tecnalia and CEO & Co-founder of the Startup “GPONDoctor”.
He has more than 30 years of experience in helping the telecommunications industry and Europe in its transition path towards a fully digitalised and green ecosystem.


March 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am