This afternoon I will be co-hosting and event in the European Parliament, where we will be presenting the study Islands of Resilience. The study presents a model for evaluating different countries as to their suitability as location for building data centers, for example for offering cloud services.
When: Tuesday 25 September at 14.00 until 15.15
Where: Room PHS 5B001, European Parliament Brussels
Who: Greens/EFA MEPs Indrek Tarand, Judith Sargentini, Christian Engström
The internet-using economy is large and is growing in many EU Member States. In 2010 the internet contributed €467 billion to the overall EU economy and this figure is estimated to double to €853 billionby 2016. So what are good policies for enabling growth, jobs and resilience in the ICT sector?
MEPs of the Greens/EFA Internet Core Group have commissioned a study on a new model and will present it at this event. The model makes it possible to evaluate key risks and enablers in the fields of energy, connectivity and jurisdiction in relation to ICT deployment. The current study uses Iceland as a test case, but the model enables the identification of good policies for ICT innovation and development in any country, both inside and outside of the EU. The study is currently under public review at http://islandsofresilience.eu.
If you are in the European Parliament building in Brussels, and are interested in cloud services and/or freedom of expression on the internet, please join us at 14.00 in PHS 5B001.
The study will be presented by its authors Smári McCarthy and Eleanor Saitta, as well as member of the Icelandic parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir.