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The Covid-19 crisis has exposed shortcomings in the digital capacity of the European public sector, underlining the need to accelerate its technological transformation to enhance responsiveness to current needs and anticipate future challenges. Public sector modernisation was rightly identified as one of the flagships of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) that will help Europe emerge stronger and more resilient from the current crisis. However, for Europe’s public sector digital transformation to be impactful, it is paramount to create the right conditions, from an infrastructure and policy perspective.

Against this background, the 6th edition of the Public Sector Transformation conference will analyse cloud policies for the management of the Public Sector data recently issued by a number of European Member States. It will discuss the industrial policies for the Public Sector cloud in Europe analysing the ability of small and medium European Cloud Service providers to access these markets. It will also focus on the creation of data spaces for the Public Administration and how they can incentivize the generation of news services in Europe.

Session Format

28 October | 09:30 - 13:00 CET
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome Remarks
Irena
Irena Bednarich

Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE

09:35 - 10:40
Keynote Speeches: How will the European Recovery and Resilience Plans support the digitisation of Public Sector in Europe?

Most of the Member States’ Recovery and Resilience plans have now been greenlighted by the Commission and the Council. While a minimum of 20% of expenditure on investments and reforms contained in each national plan should support the digital transition, what role are cloud and connectivity playing in this regard? And how strongly are Member States committing to projects fostering the digital transformation of their public sector?

Gilles Thiebaut
Gilles Thiebaut
SVP and Managing Director, Northern Western Europe, HPE
Jesus Torres Carbonell
Juan Jesús Torres Carbonell
Secretary General for Digital Administration, Ministry of Digital Affairs and Economic Transformation, Government of Spain
Christiane Kirketerp de Viron
Christiane Kirketerp de Viron
Member of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Hahn, European Commission
Boštjan Koritnik
Boštjan Koritnik

Minister of Public Administration, Republic of Slovenia

10:40 - 11:55
Panel 1: National centralisation vs European decentralisation: what architecture for public administration data spaces
The first panel will discuss if and how the creation of national clouds is compatible with the European approach of a decentralised cloud federation inspired by Gaia-X. It will focus on the future creation of Common European Data Spaces for Public Administration and how they can build the necessary trusted environments. It will analyse new data analytics models, such as Swarm Learning, which can overcome frequent challenges faced when building data spaces, e.g., connectivity and security.
Irena
Moderated by: Irena Bednarich
Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE
Bonfiglio
Francesco Bonfiglio
CEO, GAIA-X
Rui-Ribeiro
Rui Ribeiro
General Manager, IP Telecom
Xavier-Poisson
Xavier Poisson
Vice President, Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide, HPE
Mohacsi_Janos
János Mohácsi

Chief International R&D Officer at Governmental Agency for IT Development (KIFÜ)

11:55 - 12:55
Panel 2: National clouds: towards a public sector data sovereignty?
This second panel will discuss centralized versus decentralized cloud models for cloud services of the Public Sector in Europe. What lessons can be drawn from partnerships between cloud hyper scalers and national telecom operators and/or systems integrators (SIs) seeking to deliver national clouds for public administrations on the one side, and models looking at access to the public sector market by small and medium European cloud service providers? What policies can best support the creation of a European cloud economy fostering the transformation of the European public sector?
Irena
Moderated by: Irena Bednarich
Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE
Pearse-O-Donohue
Pearse O’Donohue
Director, Directorate E “Future Networks”, DG CNECT, European Commission
Nicolas-Leroy-Fleuriot
Nicolas Leroy-Fleuriot
Chief Executive Officer, Cheops Technology
Alain-Melon
Alain Melon
CEO, HPE France at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
12:55 - 13:00
Closing Remarks
Irena
Irena Bednarich
Vice President, International Government Relations, EMEA and APJ, HPE

Featuring Conversations With:

Gilles Thiebaut

Gilles Thiebaut

SVP and Managing Director, Northern-Western Europe

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pearse-O-Donohue

Pearse O’Donohue

Director, Directorate E “Future Networks”, DG CNECT

European Commission

Boštjan Koritnik

Boštjan Koritnik

Minister of Public Administration

Republic of Slovenia

Christiane Kirketerp de Viron

Christiane Kirketerp de Viron

Member of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Hahn

European Commission

Jesus Torres Carbonell

Jesús Torres Carbonell

Secretary General for Digital Administration, Ministry of Digital Affairs and Economic Transformation

Government of Spain

Bonfiglio

Francesco Bonfiglio

CEO

GAIA-X

Xavier-Poisson

Xavier Poisson

Vice President, Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rui-Ribeiro

Rui Ribeiro

General Manager

IP Telecom

Nicolas-Leroy-Fleuriot

Nicolas Leroy-Fleuriot

Chief Executive Officer

Cheops Technology

Partners:

hewlett packard enterprise
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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact the team.

Luke Pearson
Event Manager
Forum Europe

digitalpublic@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 078