Cloudscape Brazil 2017, 5th July - Agenda

With the Communication on the data-driven economy (COM(2014)442 final), the European Council (EC) aims to accelerate the transition towards a single digital market, where cloud computing, big data, cyber security, 5G and Internet of Things are considered key building block technologies. In Brazil, the National Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation (ENCTI) promotes Science, Technology and Innovation as a supporting axis for the economic and social growth of the country. Its Strategic Program for Software and Services in IT, known as project “TI Maior (Major/Bigger IT)”, recognises Cloud Computing and Big Data as two major driving forces for the Brazilian economy, thus aligned with the EC vision. That’s why this year's Cloudscape Brazil is showcasing “Trustworthy cloud & big data services from research to market”, to demonstrate how powerful this market is in the two regions and how productive transatlantic collaboration is key to accelerating innovation.

A dialogue with Europe. A primary goal of this year's Cloudscape Brazil is to ensure a productive exchange with research institutes and businesses that are active in shaping an economy enabled by Big Data and Cloud Computing research in Europe. Representatives from European research projects, funded by the European Commission, will be attending to showcase cutting-edge results and Open Source Software available in the CloudWATCH2 Service Offer catalogue, and which can serve as a reference to build the brand-new EUBrasilCloudFORUM marketplace. The Clusters of European Projects on Cloud will have a unique opportunity to share trends in European markets, how they are meeting demand for the next wave of cloud computing, and also create new collaboration synergies.

The floor to SMEs. European SMEs, will be invited to explain how they ended up in delivering services that are emerging from top-class European research projects. Their lessons learnt will be useful for all those Brazilian start-ups hosted at CATI-certified (the Brazilian Information Technology Committee) accelerators that, since 2016, can apply for funding H2020 and MCTI collaborative and which are also part of this agenda.

Cloudscape Brazil, 5th July

08:30 - 08:45

Cloudscape Brazil & WCN Opening and welcome

  • Priscila Solis - University of Brasilia and EUBrasilCloudFORUM Brazilian coordinator, Brazil

Welcome & perspective from the EC and MCTI

  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, President of Brazilian Computing Society and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil



Maximising the impact of EU-Brazil co-operation in ICT Research

Chair: Wanderson Paim de Jesus, R&D project manager at the Brazilian National Research and Education Network (RNP)

08:45- 09:00
  • Pearse O'Donohue, Acting Director for Future Networks and Head of Unit for Cloud & Software at DG CONNECT, European Commission (via remote connection)
09:00 - 09:15
  • Carlos Oliveira, Chief of the Information Technology Department at the European Delegation to Brasilia
09:15- 09:30
  • Maximiliano Martinhão, SEPIN Secretary, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Brazil


09:30 - 10:30

Session 1: An intercontinental resource pool for trustworthy cloud services and stories of adoption

What services, tools and software components have come from past funded EU-Brazil collaborative research projects so far?

The session is all about showcasing results and assets from joint EU-Brazil research and innovation initiatives. Coordinators and end-users from current projects will not only showcase innovations in cloud computing and big data services, but also zoom in on experiences and new knowledge creation over the past few years to help measure the impact of international co-operation so far. The session also includes discussions on bilateral initiatives between Europe and Brazil and what we might or should see in the years to come.

Panel discussion

Chair: Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, EUBrasilCloudFORUM European Coordinator



10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break & demo area

This is an opportunity for all attendees to present their activities and connect with others engaged in international-intensive discovery. Submit your demo


11:00 - 12:00



Session 2: Towards 2020: common priorities and challenges for the future of EU-Brazil Collaborative research

This session revolves around Cloud & software, the data economy, cyber security, IoT and 5G as key technology building blocks for the digital economy and society. Brazilian and European experts share insights on the challenges and priorities of common interest as forthcoming EU-Brazil collaborative calls approach.

Panel discussion

Chair: Mauricio Carvalho, Open Innovation Program Manager at Porto Digital

  • • Cloud & software for Research in Brazil and in the Europea Union. José Luiz Ribeiro Filho, Director of Services and Solutions of the Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP), Brazil
  • • Research and innovation needs in H2020 in the areas of Data Protection, Security and Privacy in the Cloud: Nicola Franchetto, Senior Associate of ICT Legal Consulting & member of the DPSP European Cluster
  • • Cloud for HPC. Philippe O.A. Navaux, professor at the Universidade Federal of Rio Grande do Sul and Computer Science Area Director of CAPES
  • The European cyber security cPPP strategic research & innovation agenda. Fabio Martinelli, CNR, National Research Council of Italy, representing the NECS project (European Network for Cybersecurity)
  • • Data, privacy & security in the cloud era. Flávio Lenz Cesar, Brazilian Parliament / Central Bank of Brazil


12:00 - 12:55

Session 3: From Europe to Brazil: Free tools and services for easier cloud adoption - session co-organized with CloudWATCH2

Cloud computing is a key enabler for emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things and Data Science. It is continuously driving the vast spectrum of both current and emerging applications, products, and services. Mobile phones and tablets are now used more than desktops to access Internet as business and habits change. SMEs are adapting to this new reality. Cloud services are providing amazing opportunities for and giving the opportunity for businesses to be agile allowing them to adapt business plans to changing circumstances. This session showcases secure and interoperable services which can improve the lives of SMEs. From services to understand cloud contracts and actually write SLAs to solutions to helping bring together developers and users in a collaborative environment.

Panel discussion

Chair: Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services and CloudWATCH2 & Cyberwatching Coordinator (overview slides).

  • • CloudTeams – Collaborative Software Development Framework based on Trusted, Secure Cloud-based Pool of Users. Clemens Putschli, Fraunhofer FIT and CloudTeams project, Germany
  • • Enterprise multi-cloud powered by Melodic: calculate the best multi-cloud options for an application. Szymon Błaszczyk, 7bulls and Melodic project, Poland
  • • An in-house flexible web-based platform for analysing, managing and publishing social media and audiovisual content. Alexandru Stan, R&D and Innovation Manager at IN2 search interfaces development Ltd, UK
  • • From research to market: USTORE distributed cloud computing platform. Rodrigo Assad, Chief Nerd Officer (CNO) at, Brazil
  • • WisoApp cloud platform for geolocated content management by retail stores. Guilherme J. G. Sousa, Research Coordinator at SInteliCom
  • • Mobb: providing Mobile Commerce ready-to-go apps. Breno Leoni Ebeling, LemoBB
  • European Open Science Cloud as an opportunity for intercontinental collaboration. Ognjen Prnjat, European and Regional e-Infrastructure Manager in the Greek Research and Technology Network


12:55- 13:00

Wrap-up and conclusions

James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland


13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch at Hotel Tryp Higienópolis


14:30 - 16:30

SECOMU (Joint with the CSBC 2017 Conference)


16:30 - 17:00

Networking Coffee Break & demo area

This is an opportunity for all attendees to present their activities and connect with others engaged in international-intensive discovery. Submit your demo


17:00 - 18:30

Pitch session with European and Brazilians SMEs and Startups

The Cloudscape Brazil networking session is the perfect place for maxmising visibility with a European audience and engage with potential partners. Pitch your company's story, services and objectives to a global audience of research analysts, industry representatives, SMEs, start-ups and policy makers from Europe and Brazil and reserve your place in EUBrasilCloudFORUM marketplace. Reserve your place, submit your demo or write us at

Opening Pitch: EU-Brazil Strategic assets: a tour of the EUBrasilCloudFORUM Marketplace. Antônio Augusto Fröhlich, Federal University of Santa Catarina
EUBrasilCloudFORUM marketplace is a practical, online tool for public and private stakeholders interested in promoting collaborative initiatives on cloud computing, finding information on current and past R&I initiatives, getting in touch with stakeholders, access technology assets and new knowledge coming from EU-Brazil collaborative work.

Accepted demos: See all PITCHES HERE

  1. MyMeedia - Alexandru Stan, IN2 - pitch & demo
  2. Mobb - Startup Machine - Breno Leoni Ebeling, Lemobb - pitch & demo
  3. ViewBooster360 - Eduardo Maia, ViewBooster360 - pitch & demo
  4. WiSoApp - Guilherme Sousa, INCAMP, SinteliCom - pitch & demo
  5. EUBra-BIGSEA - Ignacio Blanquer, EUBra-BIGSEA - pitch & demo
  6. Altitude Xperience - Marcelo Bizzi, Altitude Software - pitch & demo
  7. VersaCloud - Roberto Mayer, MBI - pitch & demo
  8. uCloud and uStorage - Rodrigo Assad, USTORE - pitch & demo
  9. Melodic - Szymon Błaszczyk, 7bulls - pitch & demo
  10. NovaGenesis - Victor Hugo Domingues D'Ávila, Inatel - Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações - pitch & demo
  11. ICT Legal Consulting: Nicola Franchetto, Senior Associate of ICT Legal Consulting - pitch & demo


18:30 - 19:30

EUBrasilCloudFORUM working meeting with the Advisory Board

(closed meeting)



Cocktail & Networking Event at Hotel Tryp Higienópolis


8:00 - 18:30

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