Horizon Cloud Summit 2022

Horizon Cloud Summit 2022

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Horizon Cloud Summit 2022

May 11, 2022 - May 12, 2022



Cloud technologies have become the key enablers in the digital transformation of the European Economic Area. Currently, cloud solutions are heavily employed in sectors such as Education, Finance, Healthcare, and much more. With the implementation of complex additions to the cloud environment such as AI governance, accountability and oversight must be introduced to counter discrepancies in all stages of cloud implementation. European Cloud Community needs to come together and work on policies and regulations that would ensure consistent and sustainable growth across industries. The push towards creating legislative and operational actions will enable growth rather than an impediment to innovation Europe can secure its digital sovereignty.

This year the third edition of Horizon Cloud Summit 2022, organised by HUB4CLOUD, aims at gathering a diverse community of researchers, policymakers, Cloud innovators, and broadly understood technological initiatives, to continue building the EU’s competitive position in the market.

The main objectives are to:

  • Explore the latest evolution of Cloud Computing in Europe, giving spaces to cutting-edge research outcomes, innovative open solutions,  and emerging use cases.
  • Discuss latest developments in the EU policy landscape, influencing the Cloud market, and how the Cloud stakeholders plan to support Digital Decade ambition and ensuring European Digital sovereignty.
  • Explore the research to market conversion of European Cloud computing initiatives and learning about the exploitation modalities.
  • Explore the cloud-edge-IoT convergence and discussing the challenges and the way ahead.
  • Increase collaboration among Cloud stakeholders and foster the creation of synergies across the European Cloud Computing ecosystem, that will ensure its growth.



The Horizon Cloud Summit 2022 will be an opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the shaping of priorities for Cloud computing in European programmes.
  • Follow inspiring talks and meet Cloud Computing experts and prominent representatives from inside and outside the European Cloud Computing community.



Day 1 – 11 May 2022

09:30 – 09:35   Opening welcome

  • Giovanni Rimassa, CIO Martel Innovate, Coordinator HUB4CLOUD

09:35 – 10:30   Keynote: Fostering the development of next-generation edge and cloud technologies in Europe

  • Ignacio M. Llorente, CEO OpenNebula Systems; Chair Cloud/Edge WG, European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud
  • Alberto Palomo, Chief Data Officer, Spanish Government

10:50 – 11:50   Panel – “Cloud-Edge-IoT convergence – challenges and way ahead”

  • Klaus Ottradovetz, VP Global Service Delivery, Atos
  • Andreas Weiss, Head of Digital Business Models, eco Association of the Internet Industry; Director EuroCloud Germany
  • Gael Blondelle, Vice President, Ecosystem Development, Eclipse Foundation
  • Simon Reid, COO, D-Orbit
  • Antonis Cassano, Business Development Director, Unisystems

Moderated by Federico M. Facca, CTO Martel Innovate, Coordinator H-CLOUD

13:00 – 13:50   Panel – “AI for the cloud – how to improve the cloud using AI”

  • Christoph Buchli, CTO & co-Founder, Helio AG
  • Jesus Luna, Cloud Security and Certification Expert, Bosch
  • Maria Barros Weiss, VP Research Digital Ecosystems, IONOS

Moderated by Giovanni Rimassa, CIO Martel Innovate, Coordinator HUB4CLOUD

15:00 – 15:50   Plenary – “From research to market”

  • Democratic Video-Opinion Journalism in the Social Continuum
    Radu Prodan, Professor, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Decentralized and Safe Carsharing in the Social Continuum: the ARTICONF Approach
    Radu Prodan, Professor, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • OpenNebula’s ONEedge project: bringing an open source edge computing platform to market
    Alejandro Huertas, Cloud Engineer, OpenNebula Systems

Session chair: Juncal Alonso, Senior Researcher, TECNALIA

16:00 – 18:00   Apéro and networking.

Day 2 – 12 May 2022

09:30 – 09:35   Opening session

  • Federico M. Facca, CTO Martel Innovate, Coordinator H-CLOUD

09:35 – 10:00   Keynote

  • Carla Arend, Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe; IDC

10:00 – 10:50   Panel – “Cloud computing skill training needs and opportunities in Europe”

  • Carla Arend, Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe; IDC
  • Brendan Rowan, Managing Consultant, BluSpecs
  • Jos Poortvliet, Director Marketing, NextCloud

Moderated by Enrique Areizaga, CEO and Co-Founder, GPONDoctor SL

11:00 – 11:50   Panel – “Digital transformation for businesses – pain points for startups and SMEs”

  • Julian Fischer, CEO of anynines
  • Massimiliano Gori, Canonical
  • Mario Büchling, Skaylink
  • Enrique Areizaga, CEO and Co-Founder, GPONDoctor SL

Moderated by Giovanni Rimassa, CIO Martel Innovate, Coordinator HUB4CLOUD

13:00 – 13:50   Plenary – “Trends and roadmap in the computing continuum research”

  • DevOps, IaC and AI: The golden triplet
    Juncal Alonso,
    Senior Researcher, TECNALIA
  • Cloud Computing in Europe – Landscape analysis, adoption challenges and future research and innovation opportunities
    Federico M. Facca,
    CTO Martel Innovate
  • Governing the IoT-edge-cloud continuum: orchestration and networking
    Ignacio Lacalle,
    Researcher, Universitat Politècnica de València

15:00 – 16:00   Recap, closing and way forward

  • Giovanni Rimassa, CIO Martel Innovate, Coordinator HUB4CLOUD
  • Federico Facca, CTO Martel Innovate
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May 11, 2022
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