10.10.2013 – 16:12
Media Invitation - EuroCloud Congress and Awards Ceremony 2013
Free accreditation and interesting 1-on-1 interview opportunity with cloud experts
EuroCloud Congress 2013, taking place 15-16 October in Kirchberg, Luxembourg, brings together representatives of the technology industry and policy makers to galvanize European participation in a thriving global cloud computing economy. The EuroCloud Congress presents an impressive programme. It's packed with great keynotes, Europe's brightest cloud experts and practitioners gathered together in workshops, and numerous opportunities to network and exchange knowledge with industry participants from across Europe. Keynote speakers will highlight how European businesses and public institutions can harness cloud computing to seize global opportunities and will promote innovation by European cloud computing providers. English is the official language of the congress. In conjunction with the Congress, EuroCloud will deliver its pan-European cloud computing awards on the evening of the 15th in the prestigious location of the Hotel Sofitel Kirchberg. With a shortlist featuring the cream of Europe's cloud industry, the EuroCloud Europe Awards 2013 will be presented in five categories: Best Cloud Service Product, Best Cloud Service Start Up, Best Service Use Case Private Sector, Best Service Use Case Public Sector and Best Business Impact by Cloud Services.
We are pleased to offer journalists the opportunity to interview interesting experts from the Cloud industry: 1-on-1 interviews will be possible between 2:30 and 4pm on 15th October with representatives from our key speakers as listed below, in Room F33: Linda Strick, Head of CloudforEurope, has been at the Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS for more than 20 years and works as Business Developer in the application domain of eGovernment. Her main areas of work are in: distributed systems for telecommunications, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing. She is in charge of the Cloud Computing Lab at FOKUS, demonstrating cloud scenarios for the public sector. She has worked in national and international projects, in standardization organizations and has published several papers. She is the coordinator of the Cloud for Europe project funded by the European Commission under its 7th Framework Programme.
Chiseki Sagawa is Corporate Vice President of Fujitsu and the Head of the Global Software Center, Service Platform Business, responsible for cloud computing strategies, its platform development, as well as business executions worldwide. Chiseki Sagawa joined Fujitsu Limited in April 1981, beginning his career as a System Engineer for a major banking system. He has led many software development and IT consultation projects and demonstrated distinguished leadership. In 2000 he became director of IA Server Software Development in the Software Development Group and a project owner for the Global Microsoft Alliance. He became a Chief Strategist for Fujitsu Server Business in 2005. He led Fujitsu's initial cloud project in 2007 and deployed Fujitsu Public Cloud worldwide in 2011. He received a B.Sc. degree from the University of Washington in 1981.
Matthieu Hug is CEO, Fujitsu Runmyprocess. After the company's acquisition earlier this year, it has become a core component of Fujitsu's Global Cloud platform strategy. He is an entrepreneur and the founder of RunMyProcess, a leading process and integration PaaS used by over 350 enterprises in 44 countries. RunMyProcess has been distinguished as a leader in Cloud platform innovation several times since 2009, including by Gartner, RedHerring and Eurocloud. Previously Matthieu worked as a Management Consultant for Capgemini Consulting and as a CIO at Netsize, a mobile service provider. Matthieu graduated from Supélec in Paris, France ('97) and obtained a Master of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US.
Interviewee to be confirmed. Dimension Data, headquartered in South Africa, is one of the world's largest IT services organisations and operates a global network of datacentres.
Andreas Dangl is a Managing Director and Head of Software Development at Fabasoft, a leading European vendor of software products for the consistent and efficient handling of electronic documents and business records. His area of interest lies in increasing the quality and effectiveness of organizations, as well as enhancing their motivation using agile methodologies.
Gerard Hoffmann is CEO of Telindus Belgacom ICT in Luxembourg.
Bernd Becker is President of EuroCloud Europe and has a long track record in the ICT industry. From the foundation of EuroCloud Europe as the umbrella organization of the European network of national EuroCloud associations in January 2010, Bernd Becker acted as Vice President before his election as President in January 2013. He is also Chairman of EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e.V., the German representation in the EuroCloud Europe network. Within the scope of his association activities he works intensely to develop market awareness and acceptance of Cloud based services. He promotes the creation of a pan-European harmonisation of legal framework conditions and the establishment of certification standards for cloud computing which are intended as an aid to orientation and decision making for cloud customers and which fulfil the legal and technical demands. He encourages all kinds of Cloud based innovations, which are major accelerators for all branches and industries, for the public sector and the society.
Innovation World Cup
Interviewee to be confirmed. The global Innovation World Cup officially launches at the EuroCloud Awards Gala on the evening of October 15th. Embargoed pre-briefings available.
About EuroCloud Deutschland_eco
EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e.V. (www.eurocloud.de) is the Association of the German Cloud Computing Industry and represents its members in the pan-European network EuroCloud. EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e.V. is committed to ensuring acceptance and the provision of tailor-made Cloud Services in the German market. As a result, the association is in constant dialog with their European EuroCloud network partners, to find global solutions and to prepare the way for international business relationships. Among other activities, EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e.V. is involved in the "Cloud Standards Coordination" of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which has been commissioned by the European Commission to evaluate the Cloud standards required in Europe. The association was founded in 2009 and is affiliated with eco - Association of the German Internet Industry. Information about EuroCloud Europe can be found at www.eurocloud.org.
Original content of: eco - Verband der Internetwirtschaft e. V., transmitted by news aktuell