CloudForward, October 18-20, 2016, Madrid

Oct 18 2016

Cloud Forward 2016
October 18-20, 2016
Venue: Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain


Cloud Forward 2016 will kick off Tuesday 18th October at 14:00 and will end Thursday 20th October at 12:30.

The AppHub Marketplace

Peter Deussen, AppHub project coordinator is giving a talk about the AppHub Marketplace
Wednesday 19 October 2016, 14:30-16:00, in room: Ramon Gomez 

Abstract: AppHub is a non-profit marketplace aimed at facilitating the dissemination of open source software. It helps European collaborative projects to implement an efficient dissemination and market outreach strategy, it helps SMEs reach a global market, it is the marketplace where business users can discover, deploy and run quality open source software packages for their information systems. AppHub provides open source project software as cloud-ready packages that can be executed by a broad range of cloud service providers. The open source software great shopping mall will also help accelerate open source adoption. It provides a distribution channel to facilitate the connection between EU-supported open source projects and their potential markets. It helps develop efficient community support to EU-supported open source projects and open source SMEs in general.

A parallel event for SMEs

In addition to the scientific programme, CF2016 will host an event dedicated to SMEs to investigate innovative technologies, promote business ideas and foster current game-changers arising on the market. The event, organized by Hola Cloud, AppHub, CloudWATCH2 and SLA-Ready, will be composed of innovation and marketing oriented workshops, dedicated informative and training sessions carried out by experts from the research and the industry sectors, interactive live demonstrations of new services, technologies and R&D results, and face to face meetings amongst projects and SMEs, aimed at the development of new collaborations and R&D ideas. Participation in this event is included in the conference registration fee. Register now at

Participant Questionnaire

You have registered for the SME event that will take place during the Cloud Forward conference at October 18 – 20 in Madrid. We kindly ask you to complete the following short questionnaire that will help us to prepare the event.

Cloud Forward 2016 Questionnaire

The Hola Cloud report

Have a look at the new Hola Cloud technology scouting report to discover the main scientific and technological trends and the most active players in the areas of Software, Services and Cloud Computing. Check out whom you will be able to meet at CF2016 around the topics you are interested in, either for bilateral collaboration or to explore the possibility to participate in future H2020 proposals. Download report at

Check out how to make the best use of Hola Portal, the new completely automated and visual technology scouting engine. Today we search for Cloud Security at

Cloud Forward 2016 Conference

CF2016 ( is a unique future-oriented event with the aim to facilitate an effective and collaborative roadmapping exercise to shape mid-to-long term research in the computing area (beyond 2018, towards 2030). Since computing is meant to be a main driver for future research, economies and societies, discussion for shaping the future of the area becomes crucial. 

SME training session

Peter Deussen, AppHub project coordinator and Fraunhofer Fokus Researcher,  provided a presentation with recent figures about cloud expectations from European SMEs.

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