EGI Conference 2021: Beyond the Horizon

EGI Conference 2021: Beyond the Horizon

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EGI Conference 2021: Beyond the Horizon

October 19, 2021 - October 21, 2021

EGI Conference 2021: Beyond the Horizon – Shaping the Digital Future

About the event

#EGI2021 will take place from October 19th until 21st. The conference theme is: “Beyond the Horizon: Shaping the Digital Future”
This year, EGI is looking at how EGI Federation is contributing to shaping the digital future: with EOSC growing more mature, the new EU research funding programme Horizon Europe on its way, and an exciting range of advanced services and innovative computing models supporting research, a new landscape for research is being shaped.
At the same time, the challenges we face at a global level – climate change, health crises and the fight against inequality – force researchers, service providers, funders, institutions and policy makers to rise above the status quo.
At this edition of EGI Conference,  the community is invited to work together in shaping the  digital future with advanced computing services. Together, we will showcase new services and tools, investigate technical innovations, explore business opportunities and strategic and policy-related initiatives. As always, it will be a great event to present your own work and ideas, and to meet your peers and colleagues from all over the world.

More information about the event here


HUB4CLOUD Presentations @EGI Conference

As part of the HORIZON CLOUD initiative,  HUB4CLOUD is organising a panel session at EGI Conference. You can find more information about the session below:

HUB4CLOUD EGI Session: Joining forces for a robust digital landscape: European Cloud open source and standardisation effort, 19 October 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CET

Cloud technologies are key enablers to unleash the potential of the European data economy and ensure its industrial competitiveness. The current cloud ecosystem needs to be reinforced and enlarged to embrace initiatives and efforts beyond the core European Cloud Computing community for aligning on a common strategy, while coordinating on its implementation.

Roadmapping, outreach and community building activities lay an essential foundation for exploring and strengthening the European Cloud Computing ecosystem, however unifying support activities that facilitate the uptake and deployment of next generation cloud computing technologies also prove to be crucial to advance in the shorter-term the digital transformation of Europe. Open-source and (pre-)standardisation activities are pivotal enablers of technology and solution adoption and even ecosystem development. There are nevertheless multiple challenges to overcome on the path to exploitation, uptake and deployment of cloud computing technologies.

In this session, the panel of experts from public and private organisations will discuss these potential roadblocks and cite their recommendations especially for SMEs and entrepreneurs, to help them identify acceleration paths to support their exploitation plans, speeding up their cloud offering to reach the market. The session will delve deep into discussions on the legal, contractual, financial, and business enablers that must be in place and known before being able to conceive and plan a sustainable value proposition.

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Brian King, Cloud Development Tools Community Manager, ECLIPSE FOUNDATION
  • Alberto P. Marti, VP, Open Source Community Relations, OpenNebula
  • Arne Berre, Chief Scientist, Software and Service Innovation Division, SINTEF

Moderator: Giovanni Rimassa, HUB4CLOUD Coordinator, CIO Martel Innovate



October 19, 2021
October 21, 2021