Invitation to Participate at the International Cloud Symposium

Potentially interesting gathering to discuss standards oriented view
of public sector in the cloud. Its a bit sad that people still see
Europe, North America and Asia as sufficient to provide a truly global
perspective, but there you have it. Most of the really critical
issues (security, identity, policy, law, interoperability etc) are
getting an airing.


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From: Jane Harnad <>
Date: 19 September 2011 18:42
Subject: Invitation to Participate at the International Cloud Symposium

Dear Bob,

The OASIS open standards consortium invites you to attend the
International Cloud Symposium (ICS), an event focused on the unique
security challenges faced by the public sector in deploying cloud
computing. High-level government officials from around the world will
explore the intersection of policies, standards, and best practices
with leaders from the privacy, identity, and security industry. The
Siena Initiative (funded by the European Union), the Cloud Best
Practices Network (based in Canada), and the U.S. National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) join OASIS in supporting the Int'l
Cloud Symposium. The event will be held at the historic Ditton Manor,
near Heathrow, UK, on 10-13 October.

Responses to the need for policy and standards in the Cloud have been
driven to a great degree on a national basis. ICS will work to broaden
the dialogue with presentations from key players in Europe, North
America, and Asia. The event will offer a truly global perspective of
the standardization issues for Cloud security.

Speakers, include:

Megan Richards, Director of Converged Networks, INFSO, European Commission
Alissa Cooper, Center for Democracy and Technology
Marnix Dekker, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
Chiemi Hayashi, World Economic Forum
Lee Hing Yan, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Jens Jensen, International Grid Trust Federation (IGTF)
Steven Johnston, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Dawn Leaf, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Andy MacLeod, Cisco
M.R. Rajagopalan, The Chennai Unit of the Centre for Development of
Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India
Megan Richards, INFSO, European Commission
Christine Runnegar, Internet Society (ISOC)
Mark O'Neill, UK Cabinet Office
Hiroshi Sakai, Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum
Mike Edwards, IBM, Head of Delegation for the UK to the International JTC1/SC38
Jerry Horton, CIO, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
plus many more...

View the full programme --

See who's attending --

The Int'l Cloud Symposium is sponsored by: CA Technologies, IBM and
Microsoft. Other supporters include the Cloud Security Alliance, Cloud
Times, ECM Plus, the European Association for e-Identity and Security
(eema), the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA),
Kantara, Object Management Group, Open Data Center Alliance, and the
World Economic Forum.

Registration for this event is open to all with fees beginning at 195
GBP / 225 EUR / 320 USD.


Jane Harnad
OASIS Manager of Events