09.15 – 09.25

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Stuart Lauchlan – Head of Editorial, and BusinessCloud9

09.25 – 09.45

Opening Keynote: Beyond the hype – the real impact of G-cloud on the UKPS ICT market and the UKPS

  • The case for change – UKPS pays too much, and 70-80% of what it pays goes to x incumbent Sis
  • Data-centres – need to rationalise down from x to around y. Lock in and inflexibility
  • How is G-Cloud intended to change this?
  • What, if anything, has changed? And what is changing?
  • The future – Andy Nelson’s vision

Denise McDonagh – Programme Director, G-Cloud and Director, Home Office IT

09.45 – 09.55

The European Cloud Computing Strategy and the Government Cloud (video link)

  • The European Cloud Computing Partnership.
  • Giving a boost to public sector Cloud adoption across the EU.
  • What are the challenges and how will they be overcome?
  • What is the relevance of Europe’s new data protection proposals?
  • What will the first results look like in 2013?

Neelie Kroes – Vice President of the European Commission

09.55 – 10.10

Sponsor Presentation from IBM

10.10 – 10.50

 Equipping the UKPS for Cloud

  • Culture change:
    • Is the UKPS culture ready for Cloud?
    • What needs to change?
    • How to galvanise change?
    • Have lessons been learnt from the Shared Services agenda?
    • How does buying behaviour need to change?
    • Does Cloud threaten jobs?
  • Skilling up for Cloud:
    • Does the UKPS need to be a less intelligent customer, or a more intelligent customer?
    • What needs to change?

Panel discussion led by Andrew Hawkins, Business Development Director at Eduserv.  Andrew will be joined by Tim Wright, CIO, Dept for Education, Tonino Ciuffini, Head of Information Assets at Warwickshire County Council, plus other TBC.


11.20 – 11.35

Delivering the G-Cloud, the Industry Perspective

  • IT as a Service, changing the rules
  • Doing business with Government, challenges and rewards
  • Is it only about SMEs or is there still a role for the biggest players?
  • Intellect’s role in delivering the G-Cloud vision

Ian Osborne – Director Cloud Programme, Intellect

11.35 – 11.50

Safe harbour? How important is location to your data’s security?

  • Cloud security – technology vs law.
  • Location, location, location (1) – data protection law requirements for personal data in the cloud, including data location and Safe Harbor, EU data protection regulators’ July 2012 opinion on cloud computing, and the draft Data Protection Regulation.
  • Location, location, location (2) -  UKPS and Cabinet Office CIO Council guidance on government ICT offshoring.
  • Location, location, location (3) – What does the US Patriot Act mean in practice? Has the UKPS misunderstood the US Patriot Act?

Kuan Hon, Consultant to Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University (Solicitor England & Wales, Attorney New York)

11.50 – 12.05

Sponsor Presentation

12.05 – 13.00   SEMINAR SESSION ONE

13.00 – 14.00   LUNCH & NETWORKING

14.00 – 14.55   SEMINAR SESSION TWO


15.25 – 15.45

Cloud and the US Federal Government (video link)

  • Drivers into the Cloud
  • Principle challenges and how these are being overcome
  • Case studies and benefits already delivered
  • Market behaviours
  • Next steps

Steve VanRoekel, Chief Information Officer, United States Federal Government

15.45 – 17.00


Masterclass: How to Buy the Cloud.  What are the delegates asking?

  • Is it really so simple to buy from the Cloud?
  • What are the legal and procurement law risks?
  • What are the implications for EU law and guidelines?
  • Risk allocation
  • Best practice case studies

Member of the G-Cloud team plus supplier, Barry Jennings, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird and three current public sector buyers (names TBC) who can share their experiences.