Cloud Consolidation and Sustainability of Datacentre Products and Services in Ireland

The Public Sector is moving to ever more digitisation and e-services to reduce costs under even tighter budgetary constraints. Amid growing concerns of increased energy consumption and the sustainability of IT and data centre facilities, over the past few years, many EU governments have started to push for more consolidation of public sector ICT services under various Cloud initiatives. In December 2015, the Irish Government published an Advice Note: Considering Cloud Services in support of the Public Service ICT strategy. 

This event brings together experts to share experiences and discuss various aspects relating to Cloud consolidation and sustainability of data centre products and services. The event is suitable for public sector procurement officers, policy makers, ICT managers and practitioners, who will be able to share experiences and learn more about the support they can get from the EU EURECA project. 


9:00AM - 9:30AM               

Arrival & Registration. Coffee/tea/biscuits

9:30AM - 9:45AM Welcome
Gar Mac 
Local Organisation Chair
09:45AM - 10:30AM                     

Supporting Sustainable ICT Procurement in Public Sector: The EU EURECA Project [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]

Rabih Bashroush
EURECA Project Coordinator, University of East London

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Developing Public Sector ICT strategies that promote efficiency, sustainability and better customer service [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Barry Lowry
CIO, The Irish Government

11:30AM - 11:45AM

Coffee/tea break

11:45AM - 12:30PM

EU Commission Funded Initiatives [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Olav Luyckx
EASME, EU Commission

12:30PM - 1:30PM


1:30PM - 2:30PM Sustainable Local Government Approaches ... [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Tim Willoughby
CTO, Local Government Management Agency
2:30PM - 3:15PM The European Code of Conduct, EN50600 and the Data Centre Standards Landscape [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Mark Acton
Critical Service Director, CBRE
3:15PM - 3:30PM

Coffee/tea break

3:30PM - 4:45PM

Plenary session: Cloud Adoption in the Public Sector

Rabih Bashroush
EURECA Project Coordinator, University of East London

4:45PM - 5:00PM Wrap-up
5:00PM - 6:00PM Reception & Networking (drinks & finger food)



The registration for this event is closed.


Chartered Accountants House
47-49 Pearse Street
Dublin 2

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