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The Workshop

If you are involved somehow in ICT procurement and want to avoid being "locked-in", you are warmly invited to attend the project's first Workshop taking place in Brussels - at DG CONNECT - on July 7th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

The Workshop will be a great opportunity to meet procurement managers, policymakers and ICT suppliers to discuss how to reduce lock-in by using open standards.

 
 
The Agenda

10.00

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS AND WELCOME COFFEE

10.30

Introductory greetings: the EU policy context

The policy context to which European public entities will have to adapt in the coming years will be presented. Open standards are certainly a part of it, thus making it important for European public administrators to understand the role they play within the overall policy context.

Sigrid Johannisse, Advisor Cabinet VP Kroes for Digital Agenda

Thomas Reibe, EC - DG Connect

Szabolcs Szekacs, EC - DIGIT

11.05

First session : Why should public bodies use Open Standards when procuring ICT?

During this session, will be clarified what an open standard is and why it is important to use them when procuring ICT goods and services.

Afterwards, the three reasons why Public Bodies should adopt open standards when procuring ICT will be presented:

The link between the new EU directive on public procurement and the use of open standards when procuring ICT

The benefits of using open standards when procuring ICT: as an example the increase in the level of competition among ICT suppliers

Open Standards to reduce lock-in and to save public money

Rigo Wenning, Legal Counsel at W3C

Nikolaos Loutas, Manager, PwC Belgium

 

COFFEE BREAK - NETWORKING

12.00

The link between the new EU directive on public procurement and the use of open standards when procuring ICT

Iain G. Mitchell, member IT Committee at Bar Council of England and Wales

12.30

The benefits of using open standards when procuring ICT

Lee Parry, ICT Category Manager, Fife Council, Scotland, UK

13.00

Open Standards to reduce lock-in and to save public money

- Karel De Vriendt, Fellow, Open Forum Academy

13.30

LUNCH BREAK – NETWORKING

14.30

Second Session – Case studies

During this session, representatives from the public and the private sector will share with the audience their experiences in adopting open standards when procuring ICT.
These cases will mainly explore:

The issues public and private entities might face when migrating from an Operating System to another

How to tackle these issues through the adoption of open standards

Best practice solution for facilitating interoperability of Operating Systems

The lessons learnt

Walter van Holst, Dutch Government ICT Expert

Grant D. Williamson, IBM

15.10

Third Session: Available tools to support Public Bodies when procuring ICT

15.10

Part A: The Guide for the procurement of standards-based ICT

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

15.30

Part B: Guidelines for sharing and re-use ICT solutions in public procurement

Leda Bargiotti, Manager, PwC Belgium - Information Technology and Services

15.50

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - FINAL DISCUSSION

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Workshop Materials

- Opening: Workshop Agenda

- Sigrid Johannisse: EU policies to promote standards for ICT procurement

- Thomas Reibe: Study on best practices for ICT procurement

- Szabolcs Szekacs: Interoperability and sharing & re-use in the public sector

- Rigo Wenning: Open Standards: an attempt of Explanation

- Nikolaos Loutas: Save time. Reduce costs.

- Lee Parry: The benefits of using open standards when procuring ICT

- Karel De Vriendt: Open Standards to reduce lock-in and to save public money

- Walter van Holst: Open Standards in Procurement some Dutch experiences

- Grant D. Williamson: IBM's practice for facilitating interoperability of Operating Systems

- Giovanna Galasso: The Guide for the procurement of standards-based ICT

- Leda Bargiotti: Guideline on Sharing & Re-Use in Public Procurement

 
Workshop Report

 

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 Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Brussels.

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Expected participants

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