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ICT2015: PICSE networking session - Fast forward to the digital single market: procurement of cloud services, 21 October 2015 @2pm CET, Room 11

21/10/2015 -
14:00 to 14:45

21 October 2015, 14:00 - 14:45 pm CET, Room 11



The acquisition of IT services is a key function in any organisation, public or private. Cloud computing means new ways of procuring services. In this session we’ll look at how the public sector and the research community can best procure cloud services and identify priorities for themselves and for policy makers.

During the session we will be talking about:

  • Best practices for public research organisations and governments,
  • Open issues (e.g. how to write public tenders, and engage suppliers, etc.)
  • Tools & standards that can facilitate the procurement of cloud services
  • Innovative ways of purchasing cloud services (PCP, PPI, etc.)

Key objectives of the session are:

  • Identify common issues and understand how others have overcome them,
  • Understand how/if innovative procurement instruments can improve procurement processes
  • Define priorities to support the definition of a preliminary Roadmap to Procurement of cloud services which responds directly to the European Council’s call for a single market in cloud computing.

The session is for European public sector organisations, including governments, funding agencies, public research organisations and libraries.



5 mins Welcome & introduction of the participants - Daniele Catteddu, Cloud Security Alliance & PICSE project

10 mins Procuring cloud services today: barriers, opportunities & tools - Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services & PICSE project

30 mins Panel discussion with opinion leaders from EU funding agencies, industry and research sector:

  • Carmela Asero, Policy Analyst, European Commission Joint Research Centre and PICSE Task Force Chair
  • Roberto di Bernardo, Research & Development Laboratory, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica & CLIPS project
  • Daniel Field, Deputy Head of IT Sector Research and Innovation Group, Atos Spain SA & SLALOM project
  • James Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Blue & PICSE Task Force member

Panellists will share their personal perspectives on procurement of cloud services with the audience through an open discussion.


Expected outcome

The main outcome of the workshop will be a set of recommendations and an action plan for public sector organisations procuring cloud services. These outputs will feed into the final PICSE roadmap on procurement of cloud services.

This is a must attend session if you are a European public sector organisation that has either carried out a process of procuring cloud services or is considering doing so.



Are you around ICT2015? PICSE will participate to the "Empowering Public Services Through The Cloud: Opportunities And Barriers" networking session organised by the CLIPS project on Thursday 22 October 2015 @9:50 am Room 12


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