Workshop on Cloud Computing
March 1st 2012, Brussels: Workshop on Cloud ComputingReport workshop (full-text in pdf): http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/documents/reportcloudcomputingworkshop.pdf
On Thursday, 1st of March 2012 together with Google ICRI - KU Leuven - IBBT organised a ‘Workshop on Cloud Computing’ that took place at the premises of Google in Brussels.
The idea of the cloud has captured the imagination of the technology world. The Wall Street Journal has declared that cloud services have “been likened to the Industrial Revolution in terms of its potential to change lives.” Yet, exactly what the cloud is, the implications of the cloud, and indeed whether cloud is even the correct way to think about this technology are open questions. Cloud computing has been designed since Herbert Grosch conceived of it in the 1950s, and it’s been used ever since consumers started embracing the cloud email platforms AOL and Hotmail almost 18 years ago. So, while the concept is as old as computing and as old as the Internet, more and more, individuals and businesses tap into new features and are wowed by the cost savings and collaboration opportunities. This is leading to wider adoption, which brings renewed intensity to the same questions of jurisdiction, government access to personal information, consumer interests in access and control over their information, technical standards for the services, and the economic benefits of these services.
This Workshop on Cloud Computing addressed these questions. It was organised jointly by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI), a specialised research center at the Faculty of Law of the KU Leuven, and Google.
Below please find the detailed agenda and information on the venue.
Antoine Aubert, Head of Brussels Policy Team Google
Prof. Dr. Peggy Valcke Director Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) - KU Leuven
Prof. Dr. Jos Dumortier Chairman Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) - KU Leuven
ProgrammeDate: 1 March 2012, 9.00am – 17.00pm
Address: Google Offices. Chaussee d’Etterbeek 180, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
9.15-9.30 Welcome and Introduction
9.30-10.15 Keynote address Prof. Paul Schwartz, University of California, Berkeley
10.20-12.15 Panel 1: The Economic impact of the Cloud
• dr. Andreas Tegge, VP Government Relations SAP
• Prof. Federico Etro, University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari
• Hans Graux, KU Leuven, timelex
• Jonathan Sage, IBM Governmental Programmes
12.20-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.30 Panel 2: Legal aspects of the Cloud
• Chris Kuner, Partner, Hunton & Williams
• Jaap van Ossn, Assistant Director, EUROPOL Cyber Crime Centre
• Kenneth Propp, Office of Legal Adviser, US Department of State
• Prof. Giuseppe Vaciago, Cybercrime Research Institute
15.30-15.45 Coffee Break
15.45-17.20 Panel 3: The Cloud: The way Forward
• Silvia-Adriana ŢICĂU, European Parliament,
• dr. Marnix Dekker, ENISA, Application Security Officer
• Marc Crandell, senior manager of Global Compliance, Enterprise, Google
• dr. Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Neelie Kroes
17.20-17.30 Closing remarks
Report workshop (full-text in pdf): http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/documents/reportcloudcomputingworkshop.pdf