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Harnessing the Cloud-Driven Revolution: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Online event

Cloud services have become the de-facto source of digital transformation for enterprises in every industry and the preferred IT consumption model for consumers. Until now, European cloud and IT service providers have been operating in the shadow of global cloud players, but new opportunities are emerging for them as the market evolves. European enterprises and developers interested in using cloud services need to be aware of evolving technology and supply trends to make the best choices concerning the cloud platforms and infrastructures they need to support their digital transformation journeys. The workshop feeded directly into this particular context.

After an introduction on the ATI project and an overview of the main trends in cloud computing, the workshop focused on the regional level, exploring policies, initiatives and services that are being developed to foster cloud computing adoption and discussing on the impact those initiatives have on end users, especially SMEs.


Programme (10:00 – 12:30)




Welcome and introduction

Marta Batalla Massana, Policy Officer at the Advanced Technologies, Clusters and Social Economy unit, DG GROW


Setting the scene

  • ATI project: Cloud adoption and industry trends - Gabriella Cattaneo, Associate Vice President IDCEU, IDC and Massimiliano Claps, Research Director, IDC
  • Presentation from Manuel Mateo Goyet, Deputy Head of Cloud and Software Unit, DG CNECT
  • Cloud security for healthcare services - Athanasios Drougkas, NIS Expert, Secure Infrastructures and Services Unit, ENISA




Roundtable discussion

Moderated by Massimiliano Claps

  • Mark Dietrich, Senior Advisor, EGI Foundation, H-CLOUD project
  • Catherine Nohra China, Founder, B2cloud
  • Roberto Beneduci, CEO, Coretech, Italian member of Digital SME Alliance


Brainstorming discussion with Mural





Report out
Harnessing the cloud-driven revolution_event report.pdf
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