Event: How to transform governments through a smart cloud policy

Jun 21, 2019 | News

Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) would like to invite you to the event in Brussels on 3 July starting at 10 am at the Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75 (Brussels), to discuss ‘How to transform governments through a smart cloud policy’.

Event is taking place following the recent publication of the new European Commission Cloud Strategy guiding how the European Institutions and Agencies will modernize their IT Infrastructure through a cloud-first approach.

We would welcome the opportunity to have you as a participant. This is an opportunity for you to exchange views and share your vision for the future of government cloud usage with the speakers and Cloud stakeholders around Europe.

CISPE will also present the procurement Handbook ‘Buying Cloud Services in Public Sector’ during the event which provides guidance on how to purchase Cloud Services through a competitive procurement process for customers that do not yet have the expertise to draft a Cloud Framework Agreement.

We would be grateful if you could kindly RSVP by 28 June by emailing at info@europa-insights.com.

Please find the agenda for the event below.


Well-designed cloud policies enable governments all over the world to quickly adopt the scalability, lower costs, and innovative capabilities of cloud technology. The purpose of this event is to discuss how governments can accelerate cloud adoption through a smart cloud policy, enhance understanding of the cloud model, and ensure proper integration of key activities when moving to the cloud.


10.00 – Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:30 – Opening Remarks (Alban Schmutz, President of CISPE)
10.40 – Joint statement on the need for pan-EU Cloud First Public Policy and presentation of the procurement Handbook ‘Buying Cloud Services in Public Sector’  (CISPE, eco / EuroCloud Germany, EuroCloud France, Cloud Industry Forum, DHPA, ISPConnect, Danish Cloud Community)
11.00 – How to shape a successful Cloud First Policy (UK, France, Netherlands)
    • Richard Sykes (Cloud Industry Forum)
    • Francis Weill (EuroCloud France)
    • Ruud Alaerds (Dutch Hosting Provider Association)
11:35 – How to create a pan-EU Cloud first policy including security aspects?
    • Pierre Chastanet (European Commission – DG Connect)
    • Dalibor Baskovc (European Commission – DG IT)
    • Alban Schmutz (CISPE)
    • Andreas Weiss (Director at EuroCloud Deutschland / eco)
12:30 – Closing remarks
12:35 – Walking buffet and networking
13:30 – End of event

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