NEWS: Parliamentary ICT head’s ‘clouded future’ keynote at Cloud Expo Europe

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Miller to share views on cloud for democratic information sharing systems

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – Joan Miller, director of parliamentary ICT at the British Houses of Parliament is set to give a keynote speech at Cloud Expo Europe in London this week.

On Tuesday 2nd February at 9.30am, Joan Miller’s paper entitled ‘A Clouded Future’ will address how the British Parliament is to investigate options and the criteria to be used to assess which ‘version’ of the cloud is the one it will ‘back’.

Miller was appointed to the post in September 2005. With a brief to establish a new Parliamentary ICT organisation, the taxpayer-funded solution is inteneded to support services both at Westminster and in the offices of Members’ of Parliament’s representative constituencies across the nation.

Five years on and as a result, Miller is at the forefront of Parliament’s IT strategy. Said Miller: “We are cognisant that the Cloud represents a huge opportunity for Parliament to drive down IT costs while maintaining efficiency and it is top of our agenda to investigate the right way forwards for Westminster.”

She went on: “As a result I am delighted to be attending and speaking at an event which examines the issues and opportunities that Cloud Computing represents.”

Cloud Expo Europe 2011 takes place between the 2nd and 3rd of February at the Barbican Centre in central London.

The exhibition and conference are free to attend. To registerm visit www.cloudexpoeurope.com/registration

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