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EuroCloud UK – An Introduction
2014 Thank You to our Members
The Big Ask…
Awards: TEAM #CLOUD14GB are on their way to European finals
EuroCloud Congress – Luxembourg 30 September
Autumn Events Calendar
EuroCloud UK is the UK Cloud Computing sector’s trade association and networking community. The UK component of the Pan-European EuroCloud movement which represents and is owned by the over 2,000 member organisations that cover every corner of the Cloud Computing value chain from infrastructure to applications and the ecosystem of channel, consultants and professionals which support it through 30 countries in which we maintain a presence.
EuroCloud UK is a membership organisation, we are owned by our UK members and our membership is open to all businesses in the Cloud supply chain with a UK presence. Our mission is to promote the adoption of Cloud, encourage best practice, further understanding of the benefits and transformational potential of Cloud, combat misinformation, uncertainty and other obstacles to an informed, sophisticated and mature marketplace and work with government, legislators and regulators to foster an informed, enlightened and benevolent environment for our members and our industry to deliver the benefits and prosperity that Cloud can bring.
The Board – EuroCloud UK is governed and managed by a Board, drawn and elected from the UK members, all of whom provide their services on a pro bono basis.
December 2014 will mark the 5th anniversary of the incorporation of EuroCloud UK. Fittingly, after the Strategic Review in July of this year EuroCloud, like so many entrepreneurial ventures from the Cloud class of 2009 has now successfully transitioned from bootstrapping start-up to the inflexion point of sustainability, growth and high value creation. It is time to thank our members, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, all of whom have contributed to our success. And as we are all members, looking towards our future with confidence, ambition and strategic purpose, let’s share and decide upon the strategy for the next 5 years together.
The Strategic Review developed a series of precise recommendations to map the start of our trajectory for the next 5 years, and one firm conclusion. EuroCloud acts for and in the interests of its members and the wider constituency of the industry, prospective and future members and the society in which we represent a powerful force for prosperity. We shall go to our members and our regular audience of participants of our activities and consult on the advances proposed by the Board. Through the summer we will take note of opinions, objections, new ideas and starting in September as our autumn programme of events commences, communicate, collaborate and prepare to implement the new strategy with effect from the Annual General Meeting in early December.
If you want to be included in our consultation but don’t receive regular emails from us, contact the Secretary.
EuroCloud Congress 2014 will take place in Luxembourg on 30 September and 1 October. As last year, the programme includes policy makers and industry speakers from across Europe, with many of the continent's brightest cloud entrepreneurs. Registration is now open.
Registration and all details here.
Do take time to look at the sponsorship opportunities. We have worked hard with our colleagues to make these very affordable and if you require a quick and efficient way to promote your business through the European Cloud ecosystem - there is none better.
From the inspiring and tense atmosphere of the 2014 EuroCloud UK Awards, hosted and sponsored by member Baker Tilly, emerges Team #Cloud14GB – the feted winners of the six hard-fought contests that lead to the formation of Team #Cloud14GB who now go to meet the winners from all the other national competitions in Luxembourg on 30 September. Our prize winners and so our TeamGB by category are:
We wish them luck, very strong contenders all, we look forward to announcing a GB Cloud victory on 1st October.
Our autumn events calendar begins with a spectacular G-Cloud themed set of discussions, review and analysis at Level39 in Canary Wharf on 10th September – registration is not open yet but we will send out announcements by email, twitter & LinkedIn on (or around 14th August). Phil Wainewright is in charge of the creative content for the event, so expect a high-bandwidth transfer of the sort of intelligence money can’t buy, together with a little controversy and a volume of practical take-aways that would put Brick Lane to shame.
30th September – 1st October is the EuroCloud Congress in Luxembourg. Hit the site for full details of the agenda and proceedings http://www.eurocloudcongress.org/ there is already a big UK contingent attending but there are still opportunities for UK speakers, exhibition and sponsorship – do take advantage of the Early-Bird registration open on the site now with free access to all the congress agenda and the Awards finale on the evening of the 30th.
Osborne Clarke are hosting and sponsoring our 8th October event which we are currently designing with them and sourcing speakers around datacentre business and the business of datacentres. 4th November is the date for the next monthly event and we are entertaining competing proposals for an event based around mobile/mobility or the great step from on-premise to Cloud – let us know your thoughts. 3rd December will be the AGM with some excitement and surprise to be revealed (and decided) in the consultation referred to above.
We are your EuroCloud. Stay in touch, engage, participate – our LinkedIn Group has taken over from our newsletter – it’s real-time and interactive, you can post, react, be wise (before and after the event). If you aren’t already there just request to enter and the Secretary General who curates the site to keep his profile trending will let you in. Twitter is a very effective and unintrusive medium for updates and we regularly pick out relevant information for passing on (and we read of your news) so do follow us and we will reciprocate.
Click here if you are interested in joining EuroCloud UK.
EuroCloud UK is part of the EuroCloud network of national communities, each established to encourage and promote the interests and benefits of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) within their own countries and across Europe. EuroCloud exists to enable knowledge sharing, networking and alliances within the European industry, to act as its collective voice, and to raise visibility and make the case to European business for SaaS and cloud.
The cloud model stands for global reach, ecosystem partnerships and integration. Our goal in developing EuroCloud is to promote SaaS and cloud services and applications across Europe and encourage its take up. EuroCloud will be an accelerator of business, of technological relationships and application integration. It will represent the cloud industry in Europe -- taking into account local differences -- and be an excellent platform for exchanges with America or Asia,”
Pierre-José Billotte, Founder and Honorary President, EuroCloud Europe