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OPEN STANDARDS FOR ICT PROCUREMENT: SAVING WHILE REDUCING ICT LOCK-IN

Brussels | June 12th, 2015 | 09.00 a.m. CET

Avenue de Beaulieu, 25

 

The Scenario

Under Digital Agenda, the European Commission commits itself through Action 23 to provide guidance on the link between ICT Standardisation and Public Procurement in order to help public authorities use standards to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in.

 

As a matter of fact, using ICT open standards results in:

Higher savings when procuring ICT

An increased level of competition among suppliers

Being compliant with EU Public Procurement directives

 

The Workshop

If you are involved somehow in ICT procurement and want to know how other organizations similar to yours are successfully dealing with ICT "lock-in", you are warmly invited to attend the Open Standards for ICT Procurement: Saving while reducing ICT lock-inworkshop, taking place in Brussels - at DG CONNECT - on June 12th, 2015.

 

The Workshop will be a great opportunity to meet MSP members, procurement managers, policymakers and ICT suppliers to discuss how to effectively reduce lock-in by using Open Standards.

 

The main goals of the event are:

- Discuss ways in which Pre-Commercial Procurement can be used as a tool to steer the development of solutions towards concrete public sector needs;
- Share some good and bad practice examples about Innovation Procurement of ICT within EU Public Administrations;
- Gather new ideas to revamp the EC policy for the procurement of ICT products and services on the base of standards
 

Best practice examples have been carefully selected to match the needs and wants of all potential participants. Have a look at the agenda! In addition, we planned various networking opportunities to allow you to share your opinion with a number of top-tier experts.

 

Preliminary Agenda *

09:00

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS AND WELCOME COFFEE

09:30

Introductory greetings

Speaker: European Commission

09:45

Overview of Estonian ICT policy coordination, how to keep costs under control and still achieve the results?

Speaker: Aet Rahe, Head of ICT Policy Department (State Information Systems Department), Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

10:15

A Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) dependent on Open Standards

Speaker: Tomas Gustavsson, CEO/CTO, PrimeKey Solutions AB

10:45

COFFEE BREAK – NETWORKING - BRAINSTORMING

11:30

Introduction and update of the Common Assessment Method for Standards and Specifications (CAMSS) action to alleviate ICT lock-in

Speaker: Susanne Wigard, Programme Manager, ISA Unit, EC DG DIGIT

12:00

Open Source and Open Standards: Harmonizing Sometimes Conflicting Collaboration Models to Prevent Lock-In

Speaker: Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

12:30

Cloud Computing Standards and Interoperability: How to avoid lock-in in a cloud environment

Speaker: Thomas Vinje, Partner, Clifford Chance - Legal Counsel to ECIS

13:00

LUNCH BREAK – NETWORKING – BRAINSTORMING

14:15

Europe has an enormous and overlooked opportunity to spur innovation using public procurement

Speaker: Sara Bedin, European Independent Expert on Innovation Procurement (PCP and PPI)

14:45

Preliminary results from the ICT Procurement Survey

Speaker: Giovanna Galasso, Senior Manager, PwC Italy - Information Technology and Services

15:15

Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe - PICSE

Speaker: Bob Jones, Leader of the PICSE project, CERN IT department

15:30

FINAL DISCUSSION – Q&A – EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE

 

Detailed Agenda

 

- Detailed Agenda

 

Workshop Materials

 

- Aet Rahe: Overview of Estonian ICT policy coordination, how to keep costs under control and still achieve the results?

 

Tomas Gustavsson: A Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) dependent on Open Standards

 

Susanne Wigard: Introduction and update of the Common Assessment Method for Standards and Specifications (CAMSS) action to alleviate ICT lock-in

 

Jim Zemlin: Open Source and Open Standards: Harmonizing Sometimes Conflicting Collaboration Models to Prevent Lock-in

 

Giovanna Galasso: Preliminary results from the ICT Procurement Survey

 

- Bob Jones: Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe - PICSE

 

 

Workshop Materials

 

- Workshop Report

 

For any question please contact

Contact Form

 

 

Venue

 Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Brussels.

Expected participants

50

Documentation

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Organisation type
Start date
12 June 2015 - 9:00am (Europe/Luxembourg time)
End date
12 June 2015 - 4:00pm (Europe/Luxembourg time)
City
Brussels
Organiser

DG CONNECT

Comments

Christina Andersson
Posted by Christina Andersson on June 11, 2015 at 21:23
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Dear  Sirs/Madams,

I  have  registered  to  this  event  tomorrow  unfortunately  I  must  attend  another  event  in the  commission  as  well  so  I  will not  be  able  to  join  this  time.

 

Thank  you  so  much  and  I  wish  you  a  lovely  and  successful  event  tomorrow!

 

Thank you  for  your  understanding

 

Best regards

 

Eva Christina Andersson