I am happy to announce my involvement as both instigator and moderator in an upcoming roundtable discussion on Global Governmental Cloud Computing coordinated by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and GTEC 2009 on October 6th in Ottawa, Canada.
The purpose of this by invitation meeting is to provide an international forum for leading government CIOs and CTOs to discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing cloud computing solutions in the public sector. We expect a total of 20 to 25 leading international government representatives to participate in the discussions.
The sessions will be moderated by Reuven Cohen (me) and will include opening remarks by Jirka Danek, Chief Technology Officer, Public Works and Government Services Canada.
The event will include round table discussions among the foreign and Canadian government representatives focusing on the current cloud computing issues and themes such as the intersection of Cloud Computing, Cyber Defence Strategies and Governmental IT Services.
After the roundtable discussion there will be opportunity for bilateral meetings between delegates following the discussions including a networking dinner for participants and select industry invitees at one of Ottawa's finest restaurants.
(There is also opportunity for corporate sponsorship of the networking dinner afterward)