The event was organised for all active projects that are part of Unit E2 Software Services and Cloud and looked at the future directions for software services and cloud in Europe, highlighting new opportunities for novel research and innovation to ensure Europe remains a world leader. Furthermore the meeting took stock of new services going to market in the near future assessing their go-to-market scenarios, user experience and potential barriers to uptake.
CloudWATCH curated the release of a portfolio-catalog of 72 stimulating service offers for trusted and secure services that will emerge from the E2 unit of DG CONNECT Software & Services & Cloud Computing.
The service cards aim to provide a focus on the cloud ecosystem emerging from European research and innovation projects. It takes a pragmatic approach to market uptake and sustainable competitiveness for wider uptake and commercial exploitation.
32 new HORIZON2020 projects have contributed to this.
It concluded with a call to action on the most pressing challenges for market uptake, defining practical steps that can be taken.
The focus during the meeting was on market uptake and on speaking in an accessible language that allows all potential adopters and customers to understand the value add and outputs of the projects, as Silvana Muscella, CEO of Trust-IT Services and CloudWATCH project coordinator explains:
Net Futures 2015 Silvana Muscella Trust-IT from Net Futures 2015 on Vimeo.
CloudWATCH and Trust-It Services have also lead and hosted the organisation of the Perfect Pitch Panel Session at NetFutures2015 http://netfutures2015.eu/programme/perfect-pitch-panel/
The Perfect Pitch Panel was conceived to spolighted exemplary projects from the Net Futures participating units, projects with results ready for market take-up.
Mario Campolargo, Director "Net Futures" - DG CONNECT at European Commission awarded the winning pitches.