Open Standards for ICT Procurement: Saving While Reducing ICT Lock-in

12.06.2015 09:00 - 15:30
Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Oudergem, Brussels

The Scenario

Under Digital Agenda, the European Commission commits itself through Action 23 to provide guidance on the link between ICT Standardisation and Public Procurement in order to help public authorities use standards to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in.

As a matter of fact, using ICT open standards results in:

– Higher savings when procuring ICT

– An increased level of competition among suppliers

– Being compliant with EU Public Procurement directives


The Workshop

If you are involved somehow in ICT procurement and want to know how other organizations similar to yours are successfully dealing with ICT ”lock-in”, you are warmly invited to attend the Open Standards for ICT Procurement: Saving while reducing ICT lock-inworkshop, taking place in Brussels – at DG CONNECT – on June 12th, 2015.

The Workshop will be a great opportunity to meet MSP members, procurement managers, policymakers and ICT suppliers to discuss how to effectively reduce lock-in by using Open Standards.

The main goals of the event are:
– Discuss ways in which Pre-Commercial Procurement can be used as a tool to steer the development of solutions towards concrete public sector needs;
– Share some good and bad practice examples about Innovation Procurement of ICT within EU Public Administrations;
– Gather new ideas to revamp the EC policy for the procurement of ICT products and services on the base of standards
Best practice examples have been carefully selected to match the needs and wants of all potential participants. Have a look at the agenda! In addition, we planned various networking opportunities to allow you to share your opinion with a number of top-tier experts.


Preliminary Agenda*

09.00 Registration of participants and Welcome Coffee
09.30 Introductory greetingsSpeaker: Jörgen Gren , member of VP Ansip’s cabinet
09.45 Overview of Estonian ICT policy coordination, how to keep costs under control and still achieve the results?Speaker: Aet Rahe, Head of ICT Policy Department (State Information Systems Department), Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
10.15 A Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) dependent on Open StandardsSpeaker: Tomas Gustavsson, CEO/CTO, PrimeKey Solutions AB
11.30 The Common Assessment Method for Standards and Specifications (CAMSS): a framework for assessing interoperability standards and specificationsSpeaker: Susanne Wigard, Programme Manager, ISA Unit, EC DG Connect
12.00 Open Source and Open Standards: Harmonizing Sometimes Conflicting Collaboration Models to Prevent Lock-InSpeaker: Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
12.30 Cloud computing Standards and Interoperability: How to avoid lock-in in a cloud environmentSpeaker: Thomas Vinje, Partner, Clifford Chance – Legal Counsel to ECIS
14.15 Quantifying the impacts of PCP procurements in Europe based on evidence from the ICT sectorSpeaker: Sara Bedin, European Independent Expert on Innovation Procurement (PCP and PPI)
14.45 Preliminary results from the ICT Procurement SurveySpeaker: Giovanna Galasso, Senior Manager, PwC Italy – Information Technology and Services

(*)Please note: the agenda might be subject to changes/updates over the next few weeks.

Participation is free and subject to availability: Registration

Organizer: DG Connect European Commission

More info: JoinUp


09:00 - 15:30



Avenue de Beaulieu 25
1160 Oudergem

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