Future Cloud Symposium - 2015

Symposium on the Future of Cloud Computing

19-20 October 2015 / Inria Conference Centre, Rennes, France.

From research to business: opportunities for the cloud in Europe

An international symposium on the future of cloud computing with a focus on big data and data analytics.

General Co-Chairs
Tua Huomo, EIT Digital Cloud Action Line leader
Janne Järvinen, EIT Digital Interim Cloud Action Line leader
Frédéric Renouard, EIT Digital Colocation Centre Rennes manager

Programme Co-Chairs
Guillaume Pierre, IRISA - University of Rennes 1
Gabriel Antoniu, Inria

The cloud has become a game-changer in how businesses manage the flow of information, how software and data is distributed, and how people connect to one another. It has also become an enabler for the fast development of big data and data analytics businesses.

Cloud computing has the potential to contribute significantly to European economic growth, while offering a wealth of opportunities to new ventures and established global players alike.

But how can the latest advances in cloud technology and research be turned into sustainable businesses? The 2015 Symposium on the Future of Cloud Computing will examine that question over two days from October 19-20 in the picturesque city of Rennes, France. Organised by EIT Digital, it will be the place to be for the cloud computing community, providing a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, industry representatives, decision makers, VCs, academics and researchers to get together, where they will:

Meet key players involved in shaping the future of cloud computing.
Industry leaders: F-Secure, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, Orange
Academia: Argonne National Lab, IRISA/Inria, TU Darmstadt, Umeå University
SMEs: Elastisys
Attend EIT Digital Idea Challenge business competition in the field of future cloud and exchange with the high-potential startups spotted through the contest.
Learn about the latest hot topics in research. International PhD students and junior researchers will present their latest research findings in cloud computing, big data and data analytics during a forum.

Join us in Rennes on October 19th and 20th to shape the future of cloud in Europe.


New this year

Discover Orange Labs technologies
During the event, you will have the opportunity to visit the Orange Labs showroom in Rennes. Considered a pioneer in Digital TV, online data processing and residential gateways activities, Orange Labs Rennes is one of the French telco operator's main research and innovation centres. Demonstrations will focus on cloud infrastructures and services.
'Les Opportunités digitales' business convention
The symposium takes place within 'Les Opportunités digitales' (Digital Opportunities), a two-week international business convention and festival that will be taking place in Rennes, open to entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the digital economy. 'Les Opportunités digitales' is a Rennes Métropole event in partnership with the French Tech Rennes St Malo.

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