Future Cloud Symposium - 2014
Transitioning from Research to Business: Opportunities in Cloud Business in Europe
June 23 & 24, 2014 in Rennes, INRIA Conference Center, France.
An international symposium on the future of Cloud Computing featuring world-class speakers and guests
Cloud Computing began as a disruption in the marketplace only five short years ago. Since then, it has become a game-changer in terms of how businesses manage the flow of information, how we distribute software and data and how people connect to one another. With Cloud, the industry has the potential to significantly contribute to European growth while offering many opportunities to new ventures and established global players.
The Symposium is your opportunity to take a closer look at the future of Cloud Computing, providing a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, industry representatives, decision-makers, venture capitalists, academics, researchers and Cloud professionals to:
- Meet some of the key players responsible for shaping the future of Cloud Computing.
- Discover some of the most promising new ventures in Cloud from across Europe.
- Participate in the prestigious EIT Digital Challenge Finals in Cloud Computing and the award ceremomy, where successful and winning ideas will be awarded.
The Symposium will cover a variety of topics addressing the future of Cloud Computing in the E.U. with perspectives from those shaping the Cloud ecosystem in Europe and in the rest of the world. Expert speakers will converge including representatives from EIT Digital, by leading academics from INRIA, IRISA, TU Berlin, U Neuchatel, entrepreneurs from Europe and the USA and industry leaders such as Microsoft, Google, Thales, and more.
The EIT Digital Challenge is a European contest for startups & students with innovative ideas around eight topics, including Future Cloud. Winners not only get up to 40,000 Euro cash, but also coaching and mentoring from experts of the EIT Digital Business Development Accelerator and office space for six months. The application period is open until 20 April and the Future Cloud final pitches and award ceremony takes place at the Symposium.
Programme Monday 23rd June, 2014
|13:00 - 13:30||Welcome, Coffee|
|13:30 - 13:45||Bertrand Braunschweig,
|Welcome word (INRIA Rennes, IRISA)|
|13:45 - 14:15||Willem Jonker
EIT ICT Labs CEO
|14:15 - 14:30||Stephane Amarger
EIT ICT Labs Paris Node director
|Opening Day 1|
|14:30 - 15:00||Anne-Marie Kermarrec
INRIA, Allyours startup
|15:00 - 16:00||Coffee Break & Bazaar||EIT ICT Labs PhD Students & results (poster session)|
|16:00 - 17:00||Peter Dickman
|Why Clouds aren't interesting (especially w.r.t security)|
|17:00 - 17:15||Björn Hovstadius
EIT ICT Labs BDA
|From Research to Business: the EIT ICT Labs New ventures BD Accelerator|
|17:15 - 18:45||Cloud Computing Idea Challenge finals||- Introduction
- Pitch + questions
|19:30 - 22:00||Reception|
Programme Tuesday 24th June, 2014
|8:00 - 8:45||Coffee|
|8:45 - 9:00||Tua Huomo
EIT ICT Labs Action Line Leader, Future Cloud
|Opening Day 2|
|9:00 - 10:00||Ant Rowstron
|Rack-scale computing: opportunity or curse for applications?|
|10:00 - 10:30||Asparuh Koev
CEO of Transmetrics, EIT ICT Labs Future Cloud Competition winner 2013
|Big data for cargo transport: an entrepreneurship journey|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 - 11:45||Pascal Felber
|Research Challenges for Data Privacy in the Cloud|
|11:45 - 12:30||Kostas TZOUMAS
|Big Data looks tiny from Stratosphere|
|12:30 - 13:30||Buffet lunch||and demo / exhibition / poster session|
|13:30 - 14:00||Janne Järvinen
Director of F-Secure
|Cloud and Business Transformation|
|14:00 - 14:30||Georges Le Pallec
|Thales: Cloud Computing Challenges and Position|
|14:30 - 15:00||Pascale Vicat Blanc
Lyatiss, former INRIA
|The Network as a first class citizen of the Cloud : challenges and opportunities|
|15:00 - 15:30||Coffee break|
|15:30 - 16:00||David Pointcheval
|Privacy for the Cloud|
|16:00 - 16:30||Christine MORIN
|Contrail: towards a trusted cloud market place|
|16:30 - 17.15||Joseph Weinman
Senior Vice President, Telx
|Digital Disciplines: Competing via the Cloud|
|17:15 - 17:45||Future Cloud Idea Challenge awards ceremony|
|17:45 - 18:00||Tua Huomo
EIT ICT Labs Action Line Leader, Future Cloud
- 250 attendees from big and small companies, startups and researchers.
- Speakers included representatives from EIT Digital, leading academics from INRIA, IRISA, TU Berlin and U Neuchatel, entrepreneurs from Europe and the USA, and industry leaders such as Microsoft, Google and Thales.
- Three talented companies awarded at the Future cloud Idea Challenge Finale:
- For a snapshot of these two days, take a look at the Symposium photo album