On 7 May 2021, 27 CEOs of leading European companies submitted to the European Commission a roadmap that highlights technological priorities for investment needed to strengthen Europe’s leadership in cloud and edge technologies. The document outlines the following three priority areas that require strategic public-private investments by 2025:
- Becoming the leader in domains that will shape European cloud and edge offerings on the global market, focusing on climate-neutrality, cybersecurity, trustworthy data exchange and interoperability.
- Renewing and expanding infrastructure foundations across Europe, including an increased density of edge and cloud facilities across the continent, backed by network and interconnectivity services that will enable innovative use cases at scale.
- Enabling sovereign and sector-specific services to end-users, providing businesses with trusted options that match global standards in terms of price and resilience.
The authoring companies agree to continue cooperating and further elaborating this strategic technology roadmap in the framework of the forthcoming Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud, which will be launched in Q2 2021.
You can read the full report here.