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1 Towards a Cloud Computing Strategy for Europe Digital Assembly, June 17, Brussels Pierre-José Billotte, Chairman June 2011 EuroCloud 1

2 My personal Belief Cloud Computing is not a change, neither minor nor major This is not about reshaping the incumbent IT Industry Cloud Computing is a worldwide industrial transition in IT, in a way we PRODUCE, RESELL and USE IT It s like when Businesses and individuals decided to throw away their Safes to use Financial services provided by modern worldwide Banks 2

3 3 EuroCloud Local Presence EuroCloud s European Presence (June,2011) Denmark Belgium France Germany Austria Italy Lithuania Luxemburg Spain Greece Hungary Cyprus EuroCloud countries Portugal Sweden Ireland Malta Netherlands Finland Slovenia UK Ukraine Turkey Russia Swiss Poland Bulgaria

4 Goals To create awareness of Cloud Computing throughout the society and take an active role in the design of cloud industry processes and standards & Innovation To build a strong relationship with European authorities; European Commission and European Parliament, through which EuroCloud can promote a stimulating environment for development and growth of the Cloud Computing industry To build a pan-european contact and knowledge sharing network for companies that have interests in Cloud Computing, either as vendor/provider or facilitator/aggregator for the eco system as a whole 4

5 Metrics More than member companies throughout Europe representing the supplying Cloud Industry Type of business Application ISV 48% Developer/Solutions provider 16% Hosting/Managed service provider 14% Business consultant/content provider 9% Infrastructure ISV/Systems vendor 6% Network Infrastructure operator 2% Political/educational institution 1% Unknown 4% Percentage 5

6 EuroActions 2011 European award program In this program local and European organisations strife for the best cloud solution, who is the best startup and who developed the best use cases June 27 and 28, Luxembourg On this 2 day event organisations and politicians meet with each other in Luxemburg, develop workgroup activities and get the latest insights on cloud development in Europe first hand European EuroCloud Star Audit Eurocloud program and self-regulation initiative to create confidence between Providers and Customers EuroCloud Day (to come) The largest event in Europe on Cloud. 6

7 EuroRecommendations Security and Certification Action point 1: EuroCloud should work with others in the industry to educate and inform customers on how to work with SaaS and cloud providers to ensure their data is stored and handled correctly throughout the data lifecycle. SLA & Customer experience Action point 4: EuroCloud should work with the industry to promote best practice benchmarks for customer-vendor engagements, including actions when a service deteriorates or fails 7

8 EuroRecommendations Legal framework for Cloud provision Action point 8: EuroCloud and the cloud computing industry must raise awareness of the benefits that flow from harmonisation of policy frameworks throughout Europe, and should work to develop and adopt consistent best practices as a demonstration of the industry s ability to achieve effective self-regulation Fostering & recognising innovation Action point 12: EuroCloud should facilitate interaction between VCs, universities and entrepreneurs, participating in the emergence of a much-needed innovation ecosystem across Europe that will aid technology and skills transfer 8 from universities and other research agencies to start-ups.

9 EuroRecommendations Industry Alliances and partnership Action point 13: EuroCloud should build a membership marketplace to foster information exchange and partnership among its members Internationalisation within Europe & beyond Action point 15: EuroCloud should foster a community of the industry and its customers to highlight the success of cloud computing 9

10 Conclusion Do not let the Cloud Computing train pass you by under your eyes Be a Player of the European Cloud Computing Transition by Joining EuroCloud local Chapters or helping us to extend our Network at Join our 2011 Congress At June in Luxembourg to make your voice heard and look at what is moving on in Europe 10

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