2012 International Cloud Symposium

Thursday Agenda | Day Two

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Plenary Speakers:

Dawn Leaf
Sr Executive for Cloud Computing

Craig Burton
Distinguished Analyst

  Laurent Liscia
Executive Director
  Ken Ducatel
Head of Unit, Software & Services Cloud
European Commission
 Arrival Coffee













SESSION THREE:  Making Privacy By Design a Reality in Public Sector Deployments

Cloud computing brings with it increased emphasis  on data privacy and data ownership policy issues, principally because the fundamental nature of cloud technologies inherently exposes existing gaps and deficiencies in global privacy policies and regulatory structures. Inconsistent and conflicting international and national laws and regulations and the lack of standardized policy definitions and taxonomies in traditional IT service environments are well established challenges for both the policy community and government and business program managers. As services move to the cloud, addressing these challenges becomes more urgent.

Important government initiatives, such as the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Recommendations for Consumer Privacy, and the Obama administrations Framework for Consumer Privacy in a Networked World illustrate the importance attached to data privacy by government policymakers.  The emphasis on privacy in operational initiatives - such as the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and the expanded use of integrated electronic healthcare systems - is another indicator that privacy and data protection are being treated seriously by governments.

This session will examine three areas related to “privacy by design” in public sector cloud deployments:  the implications of “privacy by design” concepts for cloud computing; new standards that can make enforceable, interoperable privacy-enabled cloud-based services, and considerations of identity and ownership in cloud deployments.

Session Chair:

John Sabo, Chair, IDtrust Member Section


Abbie Barbir, VP, Senior Architect, Global Information Security, Bank of America

Dawn Jutla, Professor, Dept. of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science, Saint Mary’s University

Gershon Janssen, Independent Consultant & TC Representative, OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model and Methodology (PMRM)

Video Speech from Ann Cavoukian, Commissioner, Office of Information & Privacy, Ontario, Canada

Refreshment Break












SESSION FOUR:  Reducing the Burdens on Government & Industry Through Certification & Accreditation

A certification and accreditation system for Public Sector Cloud computing to reduce the burden on industry and government is required.  Testing needs to verify that the specified functions required for any given service are actually in place.  This session will look to identify which non-technical components can be realistically tested and will put forward a framework for certification and accreditation for consideration and incorporation into the work of the new OASIS Technical Committee.

The session will hear from existing users who have already introduced a testing and accreditation system for their Cloud services and also from the providers of Certification and Accreditation services.

Session Chair: 

Jacques Durand, Director R&D, Fujitsu America, Inc.


Colin Wallis, Authentication Standards Manager, Internal Affairs Dept, New Zealand Government & TC Representative, OASIS PACR (Public Administration Cloud Requirements)

Lisa Carnahan, Computer Scientist, Standards Coordination Office, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

Anne Caldas, Senior Director, Procedures & Standards Administration, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Ado Trakic, Enterprise Architect, Marriott International Inc. & Representative of Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA)

Alan Sill, Vice President of Standards, Open Grid Forum & Site Director, Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing, Texas Tech University

Salvatore D'Agostino, CEO, IDmachines LLC & Representative, Kantara Initiative

PLENARY SESSION: Identity in an API Economy

Craig Burton, Distinguished Analyst, KuppingerCole


PLENARY SESSION:  Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe

Ken Ducatel, Head of Unit, Software & Services for Cloud Computing, European Commission












SESSION FIVE:  New Approaches to Evaluate Competing Services and Enforce SLA

A key enabler of cloud contracting and use -- all the way from market research and proposal evaluation, through SLAs and monitoring, to auditing and regulatory enforcement -- is the availability of common vocabularies and operations for different service components.  Open standards are required to make services comparable, portable and interoperable across vendors and architectures. As more organizations consider the shift toward cloud services, industry is working hard to offer new approaches to meet these challenges. During this session, experts will provide progress reports on some of the work underway that is addressing these needs.  They will also provide the perspective of cloud buyers who must be able to evaluate competing services and enforce Service Level Agreement requirements.  Finally, we will hear from a cloud auditor on the challenges associated with undertaking cloud system audits.

Session Chair:

Brendan Peter, Senior Director of Global Government Relations, CA Technologies


Ken Ducatel, Head of Unit, Software & Services Cloud, European Commission

Ken Stavinoha, Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Jeff Perdue, CSMIC Co-Director and Senior Scientist, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

Bhavesh Bhagat, Co-Founder of ConfidentGovernance.com and Chairman, EnCrisp & Representative, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Emerging Technology

Refreshment Break












SESSION SIX:  Vendor Supplied GovClouds

This session will present vendor Clouds that are tailored to government users.  Multiple major vendors have independently launched separate GovCloud versions of their public Clouds.  There are many open GovCloud issues including government regulations, security, standardizations, and interoperability that will be key components of future Public Administration Cloud Requirements.  Attendees will have an opportunity to compare vendor offerings and provide feedback on future requirements.

Session Chair:

Jerry Smith, Office of DoD, Executive Agent for IT Standards, DISA


Matt Miszewski, SVP for Public Sector, Salesforce.com

Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Civilian Business, Microsoft

Mark Ryland, Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Harry Foxwell, Principal Consultant for Cloud Computing, Oracle Public Sector

Andras Szakal, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM U.S. Federal
CLOSING SESSION:  Wrap-up Lightning Round

Session Chairs:

Brendan Peter, Senior Director of Global Government Relations, CA Technologies

John Sabo, Chair, IDTrust Member Section

Jamie Clark, General Counsel, OASIS

Jerry Smith, Office of DoD, Executive Agent for IT Standards, DISA

Jacques Durand, Director R&D, Fujitsu America, Inc.

 5:30 Optional Dinner Outing

ICS participants are on-their-own for dinner; however, everyone is invited to optionally sign-up to attend the no-host dinner scheduled for Thursday, 11 October. Sign-up sheets will be available in the registration area starting on Wednesday.  Dinner reservations will be confirmed around 2:00 PM and may include a few different restaurants (depending on interest). Menu(s) will be available for review as well.  Any additional family members travelling with participants are also invited to join us. Please note this is not a hosted dinner, so each participant (and related family members) will be responsible for covering the costs associated with their dinner.