EGEE’s Business Forum teams up with BEinGRID, Europe’s largest Integrated Project under FP6 for a one-day business track on Wednesday 23 September 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. The three sessions will showcase achievements from a business and technology transfer perspective and define the next steps as we move towards new frontiers in the arena of clouds and grids.
The opening session spotlights the main focus of EGEE’s business activities (http://www.eu-egee.org/index.php?id=120) and the BEinGRID project (http://www.beingrid.eu/) as well as the transition to a sustainable European Grid infrastructure with business and technology transfer firmly in mind. The session also presents Gridipedia and its focus on the business value of service oriented IT, playing a pivotal role in connecting the business and technology communities through dedicated services of interest to both with a direct Return on Investment (RoI) for the user experience through independent, expert analysis.
The second session centres on clouds and service level agreement (SLA) management with examples of an industrial collaboration for the convergence of grids and clouds and an in-depth analysis of these technologies in terms of business findings presented in the BEinGRID book due for release this autumn.
The third and final session looks at technology transfer with a series of case studies on how scientific research has been commercialized in relation to clouds and grids. This session also showcases examples of scientific applications leading to a new start-up, the business benefits of GRIA middleware, as well as the advantages of grid-related technologies for the healthcare sector with particular emphasis on paediatrics and radio therapy.