Our monthly meet-up takes on a new flavour!
Joint Event with - Cloud Industry Forum!
Curry in the Cloud - Debate
Too Many Standards Will Smother the Cloud
5:30 - 8:30PM
Preem & Prithi Bangladeshi Restaurant, 124-126 Brick Lane, E1 6RL
There are binders full of standards directed at the Cloud. Is this the way to make the Cloud more mature, reliable, mainstream? A cornerstone of the European Commission Cloud Strategy is talking of mandating standards, certification, models and regulation, is this right - or should they laissez faire?
By hosting this debate as part of an enjoyable networking evening over a curry supper, we are making the serious business of listening to the views and opinions of our members and associates pleasant, informative and entertaining.
- Andy Burton, Chairman Cloud Industry Forum and CEO of Fasthosts Internet has kindly agreed to lead the proposition of the motion:
This House Believes Too Many Standards Will Smother the Cloud
STOP PRESS!: Now Dr Richard Sykes has joined the fray and will be adding his gravitas, eloquence and experience to the Proposing team - this should be awesome!
Each of these knowledgeable exponents trade daily in the bear-pit of Trust in the Cloud and bring this practical knowledge to argue with or echo in support of EU Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes who in her European Cloud Strategy announcement on 27 September presages what is to come: "... standards and certification will help users evaluate and compare services, and know which ones to trust.."
Who has your vote?
- The Table Speeches will be informative and entertaining - but the most important contribution is going to be informally from The Floor. All those who want to join the argument, comment or make observation are invited to join-in and will have ample time to do so.
This novel format is built around our normal, convivial, social networking event where the real deal of business in the UK Cloud scene is discussed, news is shared, alliances made and introductions created.
Ticket prices include a set menu of chicken curry and side dishes, there is a cash bar.
With specific thanks and welcome to our colleagues in the Cloud Industry Forum, with whom we are jointly promoting this event.
When & Where
EuroCloud is a European network of local cloud applications and computing communities, each established to encourage and promote the interests and benefits of cloud within their own countries and across Europe. Representing over 2,000 Cloud businesses, EuroCloud is the largest and most influential organisation of its kind.
EuroCloud UK is a forum for companies engaged in cloud business activity to network together, share best practice advice and build the profile of the industry. Visit our website for more about our membership and activities in the UK. We are an independent membership organisation owned by our members and governed by a volunteer Board drawn from the membership: not-for-profit by constitution with activities restricted to support members and the wider Cloud computing community.