Vasile Baltac-DigitalTrends 2011


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CEPIS Address Vasile Baltac,President,CEPIS
Conference:DigitalTrends2011, 5th December 2011, Athens
Organisers:CEPIS & HePIS

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Vasile Baltac-DigitalTrends 2011

  1. 1. CEPISPresentation Title Here President 30pt Arial Prof. Vasile BaltacDigital Trends 2011Green ICT and Cloud ComputingAthens, 5 December 2011
  2. 2. Digital Trends 2011• Forum encouraging discussion – increasingly vital topics – ICT sector contribution on economic growth and productivity – Promoting Information Society in Europe5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 2
  3. 3. CEPIS• Council of European Professional Informatics Societies – Informatics professionals from 33 countries – Over 350,000 IT professionals – 36 Member Associations• CEPIS plays a key role in the Digital Agenda• Focus on strategic areas – Professionalism, e-Skills, Green ICT and through our Legal & Security Issues – Special Interest Network - a pan-European recognised paper on Cloud Computing5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 3
  4. 4. Digital Age• The impact that ICT has brought to our daily lives• This digital age needs to be embraced not just by ICT professionals – ICT users from thousands (1950) to 2 Billion (2011) and to 4 Billion (soon)• All sectors of society use ICT for the benefit of the recovering economy, productivity and smart growth5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 4
  5. 5. Smart growth• Part of EU Europe 2020 strategy• Smart growth – improving the EUs performance in using ICT, – new products/services that generate growth and jobs – encouraging people to use new skills• CEPIS and its Member Societies - strategy around the contribution that this sector can have on society – without a proper strategy to be left behind5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 5
  6. 6. How Green are You?• The way of the future is digital• Limit the way ICT sector harms the environment• The positive impact that the ICT sector can have in reducing Europe’s carbon footprint• European Commission report- ICT equipment and services – 2,5 and 4% of the EUs carbon emissions – 8 to 10% of our electricity consumption5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 6
  7. 7. Green ICT Actions• European stakeholders to join together• All major emitting sectors to band together to take advantage of the energy saving capacity of ICT• The use of Green ICT needs to be encouraged and promoted – organisations like SMEs – European citizens’ own personal use of ICT5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 7
  8. 8. CEPIS and Green ICT• The Green ICT Task Force – 10 different countries – 11 informatics associations from across Europe• Byron Nicolaides, CEPIS Honorary Secretary and Vice President of HePIS – information about the Task Force – results of a recent pan-European survey for ICT Managers5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 8
  9. 9. Stakeholders• Public and private sectors - responsibility in power consumption and wasteful usage of ICT resources• Public authorities - adopt actions in order to enhance public e-services• Private sector - practices that contribute to energy efficiency and reduction of power consumption• Green ICT practices in our personal and professional lives5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 9
  10. 10. Cloud Computing• Cloud Computing - important focus of CEPIS strategy• Advantages of Cloud Computing – cost savings, especially for SMEs• Implications of data protection particularly across borders• European Commission’s public consultation this year – Cloud Computing strategy that is to be launched next year5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 10
  11. 11. CEPIS paper on Cloud Computing• The positive impact on all of our daily lives• Security and privacy implications• The CEPIS working group – loss of control over data – dependence on the Cloud Computing provider• Recommendations to deal with the risks and privacy invasion factors• Huge value that Cloud Computing can provide in the corporate world and beyond5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 11
  12. 12. Bridging Digital Divide – The four Pillars• Appropriate ICT Infrastructure• Accessible and Affordable Internet Access• Generalized Ability to Use IT• Availability of Useful Content 5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 12
  13. 13. Cloud computing and 2nd Digital Divide• Predominant narrowband (red) vs. broadband (blue) access• New Divide – in the use of transactional applications – eGovernment, eCommerce, cloud computing, etc.5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 13
  14. 14. Digital trends 2011• CEPIS is proud to co-host of Digital Trends 2011 with its Greek Member Society HePIS.• Forum – a relevant and significant event• The event to inspire you to realise the importance of two influential topics5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 14
  15. 15. Contact CEPIS Follow CEPIS – E-mail or vasile.baltac@cepis.org5 December 2011 Prof. Vasile Baltac 15
  16. 16. Thank you!Σας ευχαριστούµε!