EURECA Public Procurement of Datacentre Services in Latvia and Europe

The overall objectives of the Riga event was to:

  • have everyone involved to come away with useful insights
  • discuss with the public sector in Latvia the potential added value of EURECA’s framework and tool in the context of Latvian needs and ambitions
  • create a desire and motivation for further collaboration and sharing of knowledge between all present stakeholders.

EURECA project team will be honoured to be received by representatives from the Latvian public sector in beautiful Riga for a co-organised full-day event at city hall on Public procurement of data centre (related) products and services.  

AGENDA

Speaker Sessions
9:30AM - 10:00AM   Arrival & Registration. Coffee/tea/biscuits
10:00AM - 10:05AM                                          Welcome
Jaak Vlasveld
Director, Green IT Amsterdam
 
 Inete Ielite                
Management Board Member, Riga Energy Agency, Latvia

10:05AM - 10:25AM

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Rabih Bashroush
EURECA Project Coordinator, University of East London

10:25AM - 10:50AM

Vision for public ICT infrastructure development Login to view

Lauris Linabergs
Chief Information Systems Architect, State and Public services IS, VARAM Ministry, Latvia

10:50AM - 11:15AM

Examples: Outsourcing, data protection, cost effectiveness Login to view

Juergen Zilg
Sales Manager, Telecity

11:15AM - 11:40AM

Best Practice Procurement of an Energy Efficient Data Centre (Case Study) Login to view
Steve Bowes-Phipps

Senior Data Centre Consultant, PTS Consulting

11:40AM - 12:00PM

Energy Efficient Datacenters: Guidelines within the German public sector Login to view

Marc-Andree Wolf
CEO and senior expert, maki Consulting

12:00PM - 1:45PM

Lunch
Location: Riga City Council Town Hall Square, 1st floor, next to the meeting room.

Round Table Discussions

1:45PM - 3:45PM

Group 1: Regional cooperation as a first step in addressing city's needs?
The City of Riga and the City of Ventspils are cooperating in a regional competence center. This helps them in decreasing costs, increasing energy efficiency and on attracting funding for new projects. How we can cooperate?
City representatives, public sector datacenter operators and IT departments perform a structured brainstorm (in groups of +/- 7 people) on needs and opportunities, and how the EC and the EURECA project can help.

Moderator
Juergen Zilg
Sales Manager, Telecity

 Martins Plikss
 Riga City Information Technology Centre


Group 2: Determining your ambition levels: What are the next steps your cities can take?
City representatives, public sector datacenter operators and IT departments perform a scoping exercise (in groups of +/- 7 people) leading to realistic energy efficiency goals and a strategy to achieve these goals.

Moderator
Dirk Harryvan
Research Consultant, Certios B.V.

Inete Ielite                  
 Management Board Member, Riga Energy Agency, Latvia

3:45PM - 4:00PM Plenary feedback and summaries
Rabih Bashroush
EURECA Project Coordinator, University of East London
4:00PM - 4:05PM Wrap-up
Jaak Vlasveld
Director, Green IT Amsterdam
4:05PM - 5:00PM Networking Drinks

REGISTRATION

The registration for this event is closed.

Cover picture is adapted from "Blood", licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.