About the Event:

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 – 10:20

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

Boštjan Koritnik

Boštjan Koritnik
Minister of Public Administration, Republic of Slovenia

10:20 – 11:35

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

11:35- 12:50

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

Xavier-Poisson

Xavier Poisson                                                                                                  Vice President, Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide, HPE

12:50 – 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

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

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 078