Massimiliano Claps

Research Director, IDC

Massimiliano (Max) Claps is the research director in European IDC Government Insights team and IDC European lead analyst for the future of transportation. His research will empower technology suppliers and IT executives to embrace disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, edge computing, and IoT, to realize the benefits of strategic initiatives, such as smart cities, mobility as a service and citizen-centric government services. Max Claps has almost 20 years of public sector experience. After starting his career as a management consultant, he joined IDC in 2002 as the lead analyst for the government, healthcare, and education industries in Europe. He then held various analyst and management roles at both Gartner and IDC. In those roles he advised technology suppliers and professionals in the public sector globally. Over the past two years, Max was the global lead for the SAP Future Cities program. Claps holds a degree in international business from Bocconi University in Italy.

Massimiliano is speaking at

Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
November 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Cloud technologies are key enablers to unleash the potential of the European data economy and ensure its industrial competitiveness, providing secure data storage and sharing, as well as empowering applications and solutions ranging from artificial intelligence to simulation, modelling, digital twins and high performance computing. Accordingly, the European Commission presented in the EU Data Strategy an High Impact Project envisioning the creation of a European Cloud Federation supporting the wide deployment of European Data Spaces spanning from core clouds to the edge.

This session will bring on stage different experts from relevant verticals to discuss what are the adoption challenges and requirements for Future Cloud that are core to ensure the success of a European Cloud Federation as enabler for Data Spaces and future services supporting distributed data sharing and processing in the cloud-continuumThe objectives of this session are the following: 

  • Understand, in different verticals, what are adoption challenges toward clouds and more specifically the European Cloud Federation.
  • Emphasize what have been so far good practises that successful adoption of cloud and how these best practices can be adopted to realise the High Impact Project ambition.
  • Elicit requirements that future cloud technologies should satisfy to support distributed data sharing and processing in the cloud-continuum in different verticals.
  • Investigate role of EU policies in facilitating a wider adoption of cloud technologies and increased digital innovation in Europe.
The session will start with an introduction by H-CLOUD proposing current findings on the adoption challenges linked EU Cloud Federation and Future Clouds. The intro will be followed by a light talk on GAIA-X, the leading EU Cloud Federation project. Different actors from a variety of domains will then engage in a panel discussion providing their view on Adoption challenges toward a European Cloud Federation enabling European Data Spaces.

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