As part of the HORIZON CLOUD initiative, HUB4CLOUD is organising a panel session at EGI Conference 2021. 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.
- 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